#### 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

##### References

Turban, E. and J.R Meredith (1985): Fundamentals
of Management Science. Business Publications, Inc.