**Author**: Wayne L. Winston

**Publisher:** Duxbury Press

**ISBN:** 9780534405885

**Size**: 48.46 MB

**Format:** PDF, ePub

**Category : **Technology & Engineering

**Languages : **en

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This special two-volume set of Operations Research contains both Introduction to Mathematical Programming and Introduction to Probability Models is available. With seven bonus chapters that appear only in this split-volume edition—plus a special set of two Student’s Suite CD-ROMs (including software not available with the single-volume edition)—the two-volume set is the most comprehensive, complete version of Winston’s best-selling text for the operations research course. Winston’s books owe much of their success to a practical orientation and consistent emphasis on model formulation and model building. They move beyond a mere study of algorithms without sacrificing the rigor that faculty desire.Wayne Winston and Munirpallam Venkataramanan’s Volume One: Introduction to Mathematical Programming introduces students to the art and the science of deterministic modeling in operations research. Focusing on real-world applications and cases that integrate topics from across several chapters, Volume One is a practical introduction to spreadsheet modeling and the leading commercial software applications that accompany the book. Special bonus chapters include “Heuristic Techniques,” “Solving Optimization Problems with the Evolutionary Solver,” and “Neural Networks.”Winston’s Volume Two: Introduction to Probability Models provides a balanced introduction to fundamental concepts of probability modeling, and addresses their applications to financial engineering, computational simulation, and manufacturing. Special bonus chapters include “Spreadsheet Simulation and Optimization with RiskOptimizer®,” “Option Pricing and Real Options,” “Portfolio Risk, Optimization and Hedging,” and “Brownian Motion, Stochastic Calculus, and Optimal Control.”Wayne Winston is a respected author, award-winning teacher, accomplished consultant, and prodigious researcher. His current interest is in showing how spreadsheet models can be used to solve problems in all areas of busin