Prentice Hall Decision Science has a long history of publishing market-defining, leading- edge textbooks. This proud tradition continues with this exciting new edition of Balakrishnan/Render/Stair's Managerial Decision Modeling with Spreadsheets, 2 nd Edition.In this spreadsheet modeling text the authors first discuss the algebraic model so that the student can understand the logic and rationale behind the decision model. The spreadsheet implementation then closely follows the algebraic model for ease of understanding. Balakrishnan, Render and Stair continue to set the standard with: Increased Quantity and Range of End-of-Chapter Exercises and Problems- Many of these exercises and problems include multi-part questions, providing a richer pool of questions from which to select, and making them better suited to a computer-based solution environment. Inclusion of Several New Decision Models- Now includes coverage of new decision models such asmake-buyproblems andallocationproblems (in Linear Programming),min-maxandmax-minproblems (in Network Models),set coveringproblems (in Binary Integer Programming), andadditive decompositionproblems (in Forecasting). Expanded discussions in the following topical areas-Simulation, Regression, LP Formulation, Integer and Nonlinear Programming, and Utility Theory. More information about this text and our entire list can be found on the web at www.prenhall.com/decisionscience . Bookstores: To order this text, please use this isbn 013-226806-X. Please contact your PH Rep for more packaging information or visit us on the web at www.prenhall.com/decisionscience Students: Additional resources to enhance your understanding of the text material may be found on the text website at www.prenhall.com/balakrishnan .Balakrishnan, Nagraj is the author of 'Managerial Decision Modeling With Spreadsheets ', published 2006 under ISBN 9780132268066 and ISBN 013226806X.