Teaching Suggestion 10.3: Multiple Goals.
Ask students what other goals a company might have beyond maximizing profit. Socially conscious firms need to state as their mission a whole series of objectives. Encourage students to re search an article showing
Teaching Suggestion 10.5: Difficulty of Graphical Goal Programming.
Solving goal programming problems graphically can be a confusing concept relative to graphical
LP. Students often have difficulty with the direction of deviational variables.
Teaching Suggestion 10.4: Deviational Variables Are the Key in Goal Programming.
The concept of deviational variables requires careful explanation to the class. Students are accustomed to the decision variables of X1 and X2. Now they need to concentrate o
Teaching Suggestion 10.1: Topics in This Chapter.
The overall purpose of this chapter is to provide a framework for the topics of integer program ming, nonlinear programming and goal programming. These are fairly advanced topics in a
mathematical sense, a
Teaching Suggestion 10.2: Using the Computer to Solve Mixed-Integer Programming Problems.
Note that the Excel printout in Program 10.2 allows users to specify which variables are integers
and which, by default, can be fractional.