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