Spring 2022 - MATH 208W D100
Introduction to Operations Research (3)
Class Number: 6527
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Mo 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
We 2:30 PM – 3:20 PM
AQ 5030, Burnaby
Exam Times + Location:
Apr 19, 2022
3:30 PM – 6:30 PM
WMC 2202, Burnaby
1 778 782-7091
Prerequisites:MATH 150 or 151 or 154 or 157, with a minimum grade of C-.
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.
Modelling problems using discrete-event simulations.
Random numbers and distributions. 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.
- Individual Homework Assignments 30%
- Team Homework Assignments 15%
- Essay 5%
- Midterm 10%
- Term Project (including presentation and report) 20%
- Final Exam 20%
Optimization Modeling with Spreadsheets, 3rd Edition
Kenneth R. Baker
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