This course is designed to give a general introduction to the methods and techniques of Operations Research, including: formulation of optimization problems, linear programming, sensitivity analysis, dynamic programming, and critical path method.
There will be three one-hour lectures per week and a weekly tutorial.
There will be weekly assignments which will count for 10% of the overall mark.
The result of a three hour examination in June will count for 90% of the total mark.
The official prerequisite for this subject is: 620-112, or 620-122, or 620-142, or 620-200, or 620-211. Students who do not comply with this requirement should contact the lecturer immediately.
The main reference material will be the Lecture Notes.
See the Table of Contents of the Lecture Notes and the Foreword sections of the Lecture Notes.
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For your convenience, information about the course and related material is available on the World Wide Web. The address is www.ms.unimelb.edu.au/~moshe/620-261/ and the facility will be operational on Monday, February 28, 2005. Instructions for using this facility will be given in the first class.
The first class will be held on Monday, February 28, 2005. Try to attend this class, as a number of important organisational matters will be discussed and decided upon.
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