Mathematical representations
A mathematical representation is a simplified representation of a situation
for the analysis of relationships among variables where mathematical symbols
are used.
These mathematical representations are usually referred as mathematical
models.
The use of these models in decision making is the main focus of Management
science.
With small differences all of the following expressions refer to a discipline
where mathematical models are the main focus of analysis in management:
1. Management science
2. Decision science
3. Operations research
4. Quantitative analysis
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References
[1] Turban, E. and J.R Meredith (1985): Fundamentals of Management Science.
Business Publications, Inc.