Lecture1 - Advanced Operations Research Techniques IE316...

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Advanced Operations Research Techniques IE316 Lecture1 Dr. Ted Ralphs
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IE316 Lecture 1 1 Reading for This Lecture Operations Research Methods and Models Bertsimas 1.1-1.2, 1.4-1.5, 1.3 (optional)
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IE316 Lecture 1 2 What is a model? mod · el : A schematic description of a system, theory, or phenomenon that accounts for its known or inferred properties and may be used for further study of its characteristics . –American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language Two types of models Concrete Abstract Mathematical models Are abstract models. Describe the mathematical relationships among elements in a system.
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IE316 Lecture 1 3 Systems Modeling In ISE, we are mainly concerned with modeling systems . What is a system? sys · tem : A functionally related group of elements, especially: The human body regarded as a functional physiological unit. An organism as a whole, especially with regard to its vital processes or functions. A group of physiologically or anatomically complementary organs or
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