Theory of the decision/problem state by Duncan L Dieterly

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  • Problem solving -- Mathematical models,
  • Decision making -- Mathematical models

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StatementDuncan L. Dieterly
SeriesNASA technical memorandum -- 81192
ContributionsUnited States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Air Force Human Resources Laboratory. Technology Office
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Paginationiii, 18 p. :
Number of Pages18
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Open LibraryOL14925663M

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