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In this new edition the authors have added new material and included more applications in all the chapters, revising the explanation and presentation of some topics, increasing the number of exercises, and achieving a greater independence of chapters as far as possible. Examples of new material include a complete new chapter on decision analysis; the computer solution of linear programming problems, the use of sensitivity analysis output; the addition of minimal spanning tree; a new section on goal programming - theory, algorithm and applications; the addition of network queues; a discussion of microcomputer based simulation languages and their applications; and the inclusion of second order gradient based optimization techniques.
A. "Ravi" Ravindran, is Professor and Director of the School of Industrial Engineering at the University of Oklahoma, Norman. He received a B.S> degree in electrical engineering from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani (India), and MS and Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering and Operations Research from the University of California are Berkeley.
Don T. Phillips is Professor of Industrial Engineering at Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering from Lamar University in 1965 and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Arkansas in 1968.
James J. Solberg is Professor of Industrial Engineering at Perdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana. He received a B.A. degree from Harvard University in Mathematics in 1964, a M.A. in mathematics and a M.S. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1967, and a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering from the University of Michigan in 1969.