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7: Scheduling

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    • 7.1: Introduction
      The problem of scheduling is fairly universal. Contractors need to schedule workers and subcontractors to build a house as quickly as possible. A magazine needs to schedule writers, editors, photographers, typesetters, and others so that an issue can be completed on time.
    • 7.2: Getting Started
    • 7.3: Adding an algorithm
      Up until now, we have been creating schedules by guess-and-check, which works well enough for small schedules, but would not work well with dozens or hundreds of tasks. To create a more procedural approach, we might begin by somehow creating a priority list. Once we have a priority list, we can begin scheduling using that list and the list processing algorithm.
    • 7.4: Choosing a Priority List
      We will explore two algorithms for selecting a priority list: the decreasing time algorithm and the critical path algorithm.
    • 7.5: Exercises


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