Monday, February 9, 2009

Applied Management Science: Modeling, Spreadsheet Analysis, and Communication for Decision Making by Lawrence, John A. / Pasternack, Barry A. @ Rm100

ISBN: 0471391905
Publisher: Wiley - 2002-01-04 2nd Edition
649 Pages

Book Information:
Applied Management Science: A Computer-Integrated Approach f
This is a nobel effort. to try to do a very hard thing. The author however is very hard to follow and at times the explanations drifts into incoherance. Also, I think the author may be too brilliant to write for the average student. He might be better served by having a grad student or military trained person break down the book into coherant steps. This book has some gems of useful info, trapped in some bad explainations. The next version of this may be a truly great textbook. My advice to the author is to simplify and go step by step. Delete text and runon paragraphs where possible. If you take a class based on this book, insist on a lab and a helpful grad student.

Bad Text By Department Chair
I was a student at Cal State Fullerton, where these professors teach. This is the worst textbook I have ever read. The text is poorly written. The book doesn't read well and has many typos. I would have expected more from the Management Science Department Chair.

nice book
It is very nice text book. That what i can say.

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