Math 458 syllabus

Operations Research (W)

Course Description:  An introduction to linear programming. The course will include a study of 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:   (MA 215 Minimum Grade of C or MA 237 Minimum Grade of C) and (EH 102 Minimum Grade of C or EH 105 Minimum Grade of C).

Suggested Text:   Operations Research, Applications and Algorithms, by Wayne L. Winston, Thomson Publications, 4th edition.

Coverage: Selected topics from Chapters 1 through 9


Learning outcomes: Upon the successful completion of the course a student will:

Know various ways to solve real world problems in operations research.  
Know to communicate the solutions to non-technical people.