Undergraduate Catalog 2014-2015
MTH 370 Operations Research
4 hours; 4 credits
An introduction to Operations Research, an interdisciplinary branch of applied mathematics which is widely used for complex decision making. The course will develop mathematical models for optimization problems, emphasizing Linear Programming (LP), and including other basic models, such as Integer Programming (IP) and Network Flow. Solution of LP problems using the Simplex method will be studied, along with methods of other models. Students will solve problems using software packages. Additional topics may include LP duality and sensitivity analysis, IP methods such as Branch-and-Bound, transportation models, shortest-path and maximum flow problems, or critical-path analysis.
Prerequisites: MTH 338
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