ME 366L Weekly Overview - Week 01

ME 366L Weekly Overview - Week 01 - research techniques are...

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Week One – Introduction to operations research, the problem solving process, terminology, computations using the Excel add-ins Introduction Context: We begin the course by describing the problem solving process. This includes the translation of a situation that needs improvement into a problem statement, and the conversion of the problem statement into a mathematical model. We also introduce terminology that will be used throughout the course and go through the steps needed to set up and solve problems using the Excel add-ins that come with the textbook. Purpose: To provide you with the context in which operations
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Unformatted text preview: research techniques are used and acquaint you with the steps that should be followed to solve a wide variety of resource allocation and systems operations problems. Objectives: At the end of this lesson, you will be able to: 1. Enumerate the steps of the problem solving process. 2. Describe various types of models and the contexts in which they are used. 3. Explain the terms (e.g., optimization, systems analysis) that will be used throughout the course 4. Know how to set up and the Excel add-ins that come with the text....
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