Book, Methods of Operations Research


This pioneering textbook on operations research was coauthored by Philip M. Morse (1903-1985), a professor of physics at M.I.T., and quantum chemist George E. Kimball (1906-1967), who also was on the faculty there. During World War II the two men worked for the U.S. Navy on a project relating to the mathematical analysis of Nazi U--boat operations. After the war, they envisioned a more general theory of mathematical analysis of industrial, governmental, and military operations, which is presented here.

This copy of the book is from the personal library of William F. Eberth (1905-1976), who spent fifteen years of his career with the Atomic Energy Commission working in South Africa. The copy is not annotated.

Date Made: 1951

Maker: Morse , Philip M.Kimball, George E.

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: New York, New York City

Subject: Mathematics


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Credit Line: Gift of W. F. Eberth

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: MA.319872.10Accession Number: 1975319872Catalog Number: 319872.10

Object Name: Book

Physical Description: paper (overall material)Measurements: overall: 1.8 cm x 21 cm x 27.3 cm; 23/32 in x 8 9/32 in x 10 3/4 in


Record Id: nmah_904776

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