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operations research
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E Economics, Business and Industry
X Research, Technology and Engineering
The use of analytic methods adopted from mathematics for solving operational problems. Among the common scientific techniques used in operations research are mathematical programming, statistical theory, information theory, game theory, Monte Carlo methods, and queueing theory.
Definition Source
Schwarz, Charles F.; Thor, Edward C.; Elsner, Gary H. 1976. Wildland planning glossary. Gen. Tech. Rep. PSW-13. Berkeley, Calif.: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Forest and Range Experiment Station
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operation research
operational research
Broader Term
administrative management
Related Term
linear programming
mathematical models
investigación operativa
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