Book Review : An Introduction to Operations Research by Hillier & Lieberman

A classic book for an introduction to the subject. That is clearly evident from the 40+ years that have passed since this book was published first.

All the concepts are explained very lucidly with good examples. This book covers everything from the basics to the non linear programming and at an introductory level the topics on forecasting and decision making.

The CD is a very valuable resource and the OR tutor is really good. Though a lot of other animations and applets are easily available on the net.

The book covers in depth the simplex method and also introduces other topics like application of PERT, game theory etc. A book that can be used for more than a term!

The CD comes with some extra solved problems. But I expected a lot more considering this book exists for decades! Also this book lacks coverage of any of the geometrical interpretations of linear programming.

Overall, a book that can be preserved for life time!

Don't forget to go through the CD and the Student Resources @
http://highered.mcgraw-hill.com/sites/0070600929/student_view0/index.html

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The non linear programming and at an introductory level the topics on forecasting and decision making.resumes

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