Spring 2018 - MATH 208W D100
Introduction to Operations Research (3)
Class Number: 3068
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
SUR 2710, Surrey
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
SUR 2710, Surrey
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 16, 2018
8:30 AM – 11:30 AM
SUR 5360, Surrey
Prerequisites:MATH 150 or 151 or 154 or 157.
Introduction to methods of operations research: linear and nonlinear programming, simulation, and heuristic methods. Applications to transportation, assignment, scheduling, and game theory. Exposure to mathematical models of industry and technology. Emphasis on computation for analysis and simulation. Students with credit for MATH 208 may not take this course for further credit. Writing/Quantitative.
Modelling problems with many variables as linear programs.
Using spreadsheet applications to solve these models. Network flow models.
Sensitivity analysis. Integer and non-linear models.
Applications may include resource allocation, shipping and financial planning.
Stochastic models. Generating random numbers and distributions.
Basic simulation. Queueing theory.
Students will learn mathematical typesetting using LaTeX, and spreadsheets using Excel.
A feature of the course will be a team project, in which students analyze a substantial
mathematical problem and present their results in writing and in a formal presentation.
- Homework/Classroom Assignments 40%
- Midterm 15%
- Term Project (including presentation and report) 20%
- Final Exam 25%
Optimization Modelling with Spreadsheets
Kenneth R. Baker
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