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# Lecture 1 - Introduction to OR and LP What is OR Short...

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Introduction to OR and LP What is OR? Short History of OR. Introduction to Linear Programming

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What is OR? The OR is concerned with solving complex decision problems (system design, operation management and prediction) System Design, Operationa l Parameters Performance and Behavior Controllable (decision) Variables
History of OR It emerged during the World war II. Its development closely followed the development of the computers and computer science Its approach is to build a mathematical model (a formal problem representation) which can be solved through a mathematical method (algorithms and simulation) by computers.

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Linear Programming (LP) Optimal solution of the linear (LP) model for a problem. The LP model is composed of an objective function and a set of constraints as equalities and inequalities formulated with decision variables, “constants” or parameters of the problem. The LP approach can solve very large-scale
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