Discrete Science and Knowledge Form

  • Masayuki Matsui
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 202)


This chapter introduces two knowledge forms, namely Matsui’s form and Chameleon’s criteria in the discrete world, and lays the basis for the physics and economics of management. The former is Matsui’s (1977) equation (W = ZL) and its circumference in the cyclic view. This form includes the generalized EOQ formula in 1913, Little’s formula in 1961, and Ohm’s law in physics. The latter is Muda’s form, which represents new criteria for the economic efficiency vs. ‘muda’ (loss) problem and control in the limited-cycle view. These relative criteria control are applicable to the standard vs. allowance time in time study as well as to inventory control, marginal profit and financial problems in enterprises.


Arrival Rate Marginal Profit Invisible Hand Inventory Case Progressive Curve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Masayuki Matsui
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  1. 1.The University of Electro-CommunicationsChofuJapan
  2. 2.Department of Industrial Engineering and Management Faculty of EngineeringKanagawa UniversityYokohamaJapan

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