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by Frederick Hillier

10th Edition Online resource
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For over four decades, Introduction to Operations Research by Frederick Hillier has been the classic text on operations research. While building on the classic strengths of the text, the author continues to find new ways to make the text current and relevant to students. One way is by incorporating a wealth of state-of-the-art, user-friendly software and more coverage of business applications than ever before. The hallmark features of this edition include new section and chapters, updated problems, clear and comprehensive coverage of fundamentals, an extensive set of interesting problems and cases, and state-of-the-practice operations research software used in conjunction with examples from the text.

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1 Introduction

2 Overview of the Operations Research Modeling Approach

3 Introduction to Linear Programming

4 Solving Linear Programming Problems: The Simplex Method

5 The Theory of the Simplex Method

6 Duality Theory

7 Linear Programming under Uncertainty

8 Other Algorithms for Linear Programming

9 The Transportation and Assignment Problems

10 Network Optimization Models

11 Dynamic Programming

12 Integer Programming

13 Nonlinear Programming

14 Metaheuristics

15 Game Theory

16 Decision Analysis

17 Queing Theory

18 Inventory Theory

19 Markov Decision Processes

20 Simulation

Appendix 1 Documentation for the OR Courseware

Appendex 2 Convexity

Appendix 3 Classical Optimization Methods

Appendix 4 Matricies and Matrix Operations

Appendix 5 Table for a Normal Distribution

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McGraw-Hill is proud to offer Connect with the tenth edition of Hillier's, Introduction to Operations Research. This innovative and powerful system helps your students learn more efficiently and gives you the ability to assign homework problems simply and easily. Problems are graded automatically, and the results are recorded immediately. Track individual student performance?by question, assignment, or in relation to the class overall with detailed grade reports. ConnectPlus provides students with all the advantages of Connect, plus 24/7 access to an eBook

Hillier's Introduction to Operations Research, tenth edition, includes the power of McGraw-Hill's LearnSmart--a proven adaptive learning system that helps students learn faster, study more efficiently, and retain more knowledge through a series of adaptive questions. This innovative study tool pinpoints concepts the student does not understand and maps out a personalized plan for success

The website provides access to the complete articles describing these applications of operations research for further reading.

New problems have been added that involve reading and commenting on one of the provided articles that describe a dramatic application of operations research.

Further clarified the presentation in numerous spots throughout the book.

The Excel? add-ins have been updated for Excel? 2007.

All companion software available on the website has been updated to the most current version.

Careful updates have been made to the material and references throughout the book to reflect the current state of the art.

The student version of the Analytic Solver Platform for Education. A special arrangement has been made with Frontline Systems to provide students with a free 140-day license for ASPE.

Application vignettes have been added that describe dramatic success stories regarding real applications of operations research to excite students about the relevance of the techniques they are learning.

To purchase an electronic version of this title, visit www.CourseSmart.com (ISBN 9780073515908).


Retained Features

A chapter on metaheuristics; and sections on constraint programming, multiechelon inventory models for supply chain management, spreadsheet modeling, and Crystal Ball simulation software.

Extensive coverage of spreadsheets. The text features a web-only chapter on "The Art of Modeling with Spreadsheets" and textbook sections on "Formulating and Solving Linear Programming Models on a Spreadsheet," "Performing Sensitivity Analysis on a Spreadsheet," "Using Spreadsheets to Perform Sensitivity Analysis on Decision Trees," and "Performing Simulations on Spreadsheets."

A wealth of software options, including: the student version of MPL Modeling System and its solver CPLEX, complete with tutorials and examples from the text; the student version of LINDO and LINGO, complete with relevant examples from the text; our excellent tutorial software; Queueing Simulator; the powerful Crystal Ball package (including its OptQuest and CB Predictor modules) for simulation and forecasting; a variety of Excel? add-ins, spreadsheet formulations and solutions, and templates.

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