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Personal Computer Aided Decision Analysis.
AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
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The increasing complexity of todays business and military decisions demand informed decision making at all levels of management. Such decision making must be fully supported by timely and accurate analysis. Computers are well-suited for such analysis. Unfortunately, the large mainframe computers are not flexible or responsive enough for use by most managers in a timely manner. The growing popularity, presence, and capability of microcomputers represents a new opportunity for operations research. These small, low-cost machines can provide much of the computer support needed for decision making by managers and analysts provided that the necessary software tools are developed. This thesis was undertaken to provide a user-oriented decision analysis tool which exploits the advantages of personal computers. Of the many useful quantitative techniques available, the weighting and constraint techniques of multi-objective decision analysis were selected and implemented. Originator-supplied keywords include Multiobjective linear programming, Microcomputers, Linear programming, Optimization, and Personal computers.
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