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Unformatted text preview: Readers who want to master the
subject will have to do more than a few of the twenty dozen carefully chosen
exercises.
This book began as notes I typed in the spring of 1997 as I was teaching
ORIE 361 at Cornell for the second time. In Spring 2009, the mathematics
department there introduced its own version of this course, MATH 474. This
started me on the task of preparing the second edition. The plan was to have
this ﬁnished in Spring 2010 after the second time I taught the course, but when
May rolled around completing the book lost out to getting ready to move to
Durham after 25 years in Ithaca. In the Fall of 2011, I taught Duke’s version
of the course, Math 216, to 20 undergrads and 12 graduate students and over
the Christmas break the second edition was completed.
The second edition di↵ers substantially from the ﬁrst, though curiously the
length and the number of problems has remained roughly constant. Throughout
the book there are many new examples and problems, with solutions that use
the TI83 to eliminate the tedious details of solving linear equatio...
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