Sunday, August 8, 2010

Favorite Operations Research books from OR-Exchange

A while ago I posted a question on OR-Exchange about some of the favorite Operations Research books that OR-Exchange members like to reference.  I was rather pleased with the response.  Of course there are great books on the subject of Operations Research.  The best part of OR-Exchange allows for the community to vote up the favorites.  A lot of these books are just plain good to have in your desk drawer or in your work study.  I have to admit that I have not read all of these books.  So this gives me a good excuse to go get them and perhaps offer up some reviews in the future.

So in order of OR-Exchange votes here are the favorite Operations Research books.

1.  Applied Mathematical Programming by Bradley, Hax, Magnanti.

Applied Mathematical Programming

Also available at but if you like it you might want to give it a purchase.

2.  Network Flows:  Theory, Algorithms, and Applications by Ahuja, Magnanti, Orlin

3.  Linear Programming by Chvatal

4.  Model Building in Mathematical Programming by Williams

5.  Introduction to Operations Research by Hillier, Lieberman

6.  50 Years of Integer Programming by Juenger, Liebling, Naddef, Nemhauser, Pulleyblank, Reinelt, Rinaldi, Wolsey

7.  The Traveling Salesman Problem: A Computational Study by Applegate, Bixby, Chvatal, Cook

8.  Tabu Search by Glover, Laguna

 9.  Prisoner's Dilemma by Poundstone

10.  Serious Play by Schrage

11.  The Fifth Discipline by Senge

12.  The Predictioneer's Game by Mesquita

13.  Optimization Algorithms for Networks and Graphs by Evans, Minieka