By Saul I. Gass

**An Annotated Timeline of Operations learn: an off-the-cuff History** recounts the evolution of Operations examine (OR) as a brand new technological know-how - the technology of determination making. bobbing up from the pressing operational problems with international battle II, the philosophy and technique of OR has permeated the answer of choice difficulties in enterprise, undefined, and govt. The Timeline chronicles the heritage of OR within the kind of self-contained, expository entries. every one access offers a concise clarification of the occasions and folks below dialogue, and gives key resources the place additional proper details may be got. furthermore, books and papers that experience inspired the advance of OR or helped to coach the 1st generations of OR teachers and practitioners are brought up during the e-book. beginning in 1564 with seminal rules that shape the precursors of OR, the Timeline lines the foremost rules and occasions of OR via 2004.

The Timeline should still curiosity a person thinking about OR - researchers, practitioners, teachers, and, in particular, scholars - who desire to find out how OR got here into being. additional, the scope and expository sort of the Timeline should still make it of worth to the overall reader drawn to the improvement of technology and expertise within the final 1/2 the 20 th century.

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The full recognition of his work had to wait till the 1970s, when the theory of options trading gained currency. [Statisticians of the Centuries, G. C. Heyde, E. Seneta, editors, Springer-Verlag, New York, 2001] 1900 Early result on total unimodularity Matrix A is totally unimodular if each subdeterminant of A has a value of 0, 1, or −1. Henri Poincaré was the ﬁrst to state that a matrix A with all entries aij equal to 0, +1, or −1 is totally unimodular if A has exactly one +1 and exactly one −1 in each column (and zeros otherwise).