Math 458 syllabus
Operations Research (W)
An introduction to linear programming. The course will include studying the simplex method as well as using computers to solve linear systems of equations. As time permits, topics covered will include sensitivity analysis, duality, integer programming, transportation, assignment, transshipment, and networks. Credit for both MA 458 and MA 567 is not allowed.
Prerequisites: "C" or better in EH 102 or EH 105 and MA 237.
Text: Operations Research, Applications and Algorithms, by Wayne L. Winston,
Thomson Publications, 4th edition
Coverage (1 class is equivalent to one hour 15 minutes)
|Model Building||(Chapter 1)||1 class|
|Basic Linear Algebra||(Chapter 2)||2 classes|
|Linear programming||(Chapter 3)||3 classes|
|Simplex algorithm||(Chapter 4)||5 class|
|Simplex problems||(Chapter 4)||1 class|
|Sensitivity analysis||(Chapter 5)||2 classes|
|Duality||(Chapter 6)||2 classes|
|Duality & sensitivity analysis||(Chapter 6)||1 class|
|Duality problems||(Chapter 6)||1 class|
|Transportation problems||(Chapter 7)||2 classes|
|Assignment & transshipment problems||(Chapter 7)||1 class|
|Network models||(Chapter 8)||4 classes|
|Integer programming||(Chapter 9)||2 classes|
Time allotments are approximate and do not include exams and project presentations.
To equip students to be able to solve real world problems in operations research. The course will emphasize the various ways that exist to solve these problems, and how to communicate the solutions to non-technical people.
Last Updated February 18, 2014