Mathematical Programming (4th
ed.) , by Wayne L. Winston & M.
Duxbury Press, CA (2004).
An Introduction (7th
ed.), by Hamdy A. Taha,
New York (2003).
(8th ed.), by Frederick S. Hillier and
Gerald J. Lieberman,
McGraw Hill, New York (2005).
- This is an
course in operations
research (OR). The objective is to introduce
the student to the OR
and to a number of different areas within OR.
The primary emphasis will
be on linear programming and its applications,
covering modeling, the
method, post-optimality analysis, and the
transportation and assignment
problems. In addition, we will spend time on
the general methodology of
operations research and on mathematical model
building. Other areas
as network flows, PERT/CPM, integer
programming and goal
will also be covered, with the amount of
emphasis depending on the time
available. Students are expected to do a
significant amount of
on their own, and to keep up with the
lectures. A PC-based
package will be used - students may use LINDO (which comes
with the textbook), add-ins to spreadsheet
packages (such as the SOLVER
add-in that comes with MS-XCEL),
or any other system of their choice.