Week 8 - Operations Research
Click on the title of each topic below to be
linked to an article about that topic. Each student is responsible for
reading every article.
Frederick Taylor introduced one of the first serious attempt at
applying mathematical modeling to management. Scientific management or
Taylorism was one of the first precursors of Operations
A good introduction to OR
Make sure to read the entire article.
(Recovered from wayback machine)
Deming moved statistical analysis from its early days to modern
statistical quality control.
An easy introduction to the concept of backtracking.
Overly short introduction to hill climbing algorithms.
Read at least the first topic linked from this top level page:
Two more are also relevant