By Saul I. Gass

An Annotated Timeline of Operations examine: a casual background recounts the evolution of Operations study (OR) as a brand new technology - the technological know-how of selection making. bobbing up from the pressing operational problems with international struggle II, the philosophy and technique of OR has permeated the answer of choice difficulties in enterprise, undefined, and executive. The Timeline chronicles the historical past of OR within the kind of self-contained, expository entries. every one access offers a concise clarification of the occasions and folks lower than dialogue, and offers key assets the place extra proper info may be received. moreover, books and papers that experience motivated the advance of OR or helped to teach the 1st generations of OR teachers and practitioners are mentioned in the course of the ebook. beginning in 1564 with seminal principles that shape the precursors of OR, the Timeline lines the foremost principles and occasions of OR via 2004. The Timeline may still curiosity a person interested by OR - researchers, practitioners, lecturers, and, in particular, scholars - who desire to find out how OR got here into being. additional, the scope and expository form of the Timeline may still make it of price to the final reader attracted to the advance of technology and know-how within the final half the 20 th century.

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Hull, A. R. Dobell, SIAM Review, 4, 3, 1962, 230–254; “The test-passing method of random digit selection,” F. Gruenberger, Software Age, June 1970, 15–16; A Million Random Digits with 100,000 Normal Deviates, The RAND Corporation, The Free Press, New York, 1955; Counting for Something: Statistical Principles and Personalities, W. S. Peters, Springer-Verlag, New York, 1987, 140–141; “The transformation of numerical analysis by 34 the computer: An example from the work of John von Neumann,” W. Aspray, pp.

Van Nostrand Company, New York, 1931 (republished by the American Society for Quality Control, 1980); Statistical Method from the Viewpoint of Quality Control, W. A. S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, 1939 (Dover reprint 1986); Statisticians of the Centuries, G. C. Heyde, E. Seneta, editors, Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001; “Quality Control,” F. Alt, K. Jain, pp. 661– 674 in Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, edition, S. I. Gass, C. M. Harris, editors, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 2001 ] 39 1931 The König–Egerváry theorem In every bipartite graph, the maximum cardinality matching and the minimum node cover have the same size.

Romig, The Bell System Technical Journal, 8, 1929,613–631; Quality Control and Industrial Statistics, edition, A. J. Duncan, Richard D. Irwin, Homewood, 1974] 1929 Characterization of planar graphs The Polish mathematician Kazimierz Kuratowski showed that if a graph is non-planar it must contain either the complete graph on 5 nodes or the bipartite graph on 6 nodes as subgraphs. This result was announced to the Polish mathematical society in Warsaw on June 21, 1929. The graph is the subject of the wellknown “water, gas, electricity” (three houses connected to three utilities) problem that was known to be non-planar much earlier.

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