By Saul I. Gass
An Annotated Timeline of Operations examine: a casual History recounts the evolution of Operations learn (OR) as a brand new technology - the technology of determination making. coming up from the pressing operational problems with global battle II, the philosophy and method of OR has permeated the solution of choice difficulties in company, undefined, and govt. The Timeline chronicles the heritage of OR within the type of self-contained, expository entries. each one access provides a concise rationalization of the occasions and folks below dialogue, and offers key resources the place additional suitable details may be bought. moreover, books and papers that experience stimulated the improvement of OR or helped to teach the 1st generations of OR teachers and practitioners are stated in the course of the publication. beginning in 1564 with seminal rules that shape the precursors of OR, the Timeline strains the foremost principles and occasions of OR via 2004.
The Timeline should still curiosity an individual concerned about OR - researchers, practitioners, lecturers, and, in particular, scholars - who desire to find out how OR got here into being. additional, the scope and expository type of the Timeline should still make it of worth to the overall reader attracted to the advance of technological know-how and expertise within the final half the 20 th century.
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2, 1912, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1913; Game Theory, M. D. Davis, Basic Books, New York, 1970; Ernst Zermelo 1871–1953 31 Games, Theory and Applications, L. C. Thomas, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1984; “Game theory,” W. F. Lucas, pp. 317–321 in Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, 2nd edition, S. I. Gass, C. M. Harris, editors, Kluwer Academic Publishers, Boston, 2001] 1913 Inventory Economic Order Quantity (EOQ) The well-known square-root √ formula for the optimal economic order quantity (EOQ), one form of which is EOQ = 2KD/ h, due to Ford W.
R. A. Fisher: The Life of a Scientist, J. Fisher Box, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1978; Encyclopedia of Statistical Sciences, Vol. 2, S. Kotz, N. L. Johnson, editors, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1982; Statisticians of the Centuries, G. C. Heyde, E. Seneta, editors, Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001] 1 Operations research precursors from 1564 to 1873 1564 Liber de Ludo Aleae (The Book on Games of Chance), Girolamo Cardano, pp. 181–243 in Cardano: The Gambling Scholar, Oystein Ore, Dover Publications, New York, 1965 Girolamo Cardano, Milanese physician, mathematician and gambler, is often cited as the first mathematician to study gambling.
Edward Jackson, John Wiley & Sons, New York, 1991] 42 1933 Grundbegriffe der Wahrscheinlichkeitsrechnung, Andrei Kolmogorov, Fasc. 3 of Vol. 2 of Ergebnisse der Mathematik, Berlin; English version, Foundations of the Theory of Probability, Chelsea, New York, 1950 In this celebrated book, Andrei Kolmogorov provided the axiomatic development of probability theory in terms of measure theory. This book became the symbol of modern probability theory, superseding all earlier approaches. An important new development was the treatment of stochastic processes.
An Annotated Timeline of Operations Research: An Informal History by Saul I. Gass