Interactive Operations Research with Maple
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Springer OR Forum
This .zip file <ParlarSupplementsSpringerORForum.zip> contains all the Maple worksheets and their related .pdf files. These are discussed in the paper by Mahmut Parlar submitted to the special issue of Springer OR Forum on the topic MODEL DEVELOPMENT FOR THE CLASSROOM.
In 2000 I completed a book entitled Interactive Operations Research
with Maple: Methods and Models (ISBN 0817641653 / US $59.95) that
is published by Birkhauser, Boston (July 2000). This book demonstrates
the use of the computer algebra system Maple
in solving challenging problems in operations research.
The book has 10 chapters. These are listed below and a sample chapter
(Dynamic Programming) can be downloaded as an Adobe Acrobat (.pdf) file.
A Solutions Manual will be provided to instructors who adopt
the book for their course.

Chapter 1: Introduction to Operations Research

Chapter 2: A Quick Tour of Maple

This chapter presents examples of Maple's capabilities to perform symbolic
manipulations, numerical analysis and to plot two and threedimensional
graphs.

Chapter 3: Maple and Mathematical Foundations
of Operations Research

In this chapter algebra, calculus, linear algebra, differential equations,
transform methods and probability methods are reviewed with examples relevant
in OR applications.

Chapter 4: Linear
Programming

This chapter discusses the graphical solution, the simplex method, sensitivity
analysis and duality, and integer linear programming.

Chapter 5: Nonlinear Programming

This chapter describes the convexity of sets and functions, unconstrained
optimization, inequality and equality constrained optimization, and Lagrangian
duality.

Chapter 6:
Dynamic
Programming (382K)

This chapter covers the stagecoach problem, models with a linear system
and quadratic cost, continuoustime dynamic programming, a constrained
work force planning model, a gambling model with myopic optimal policy,
and optimal stopping problems.

Chapter 7: Stochastic
Processes

This chapter covers the exponential distribution and Poisson process, renewal
theory, Markov chains, and continuoustime Markov chains.

Chapter 8: Inventory
Models

This chapter covers classification of inventory models, costs associated
with inventory models, deterministic inventory models and probabilistic
inventory models.

Chapter 9: Queueing
Systems

Here the topics are Markovian queueing systems, transient solutions, queueing
networks and optimization of queueing systems.

Chapter 10: Simulation

The final chapter describes the generation of pseudorandom numbers and
random variates, Monte Carlo simulation, dynamic simulation models and
optimization by random search.
Typos
After the book was sent to the printer, I discovered a few minor typos
(mostly in the exercises). You can view them in the following Adobe Acrobat
(.pdf) files.
 20000619:
Typos000619.pdf
 20010729: Typos010729.pdf
 20171127: There is a minor typo on page 364. The upper limit of the integral should be 15, not 10. With this correction, the optimal solution changes. Here's the corrected file (pdf): BaseStock6Corrected (Thanks to Shuai Zhang!)
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