and Assignment Problems
Transportation, transshipment and assignment problems are all part of what
larger class of linear programming problems?
What are the defining characteristics of transportat
What are goal programming, analytical hierarchy process, and scoring models?
What are goals, positive deviational variables and negative deviational variables in
Linear Programming (LP):
Model Formulation & Graphical
What are the 4 major components of a
linear programming model? Be able to
Who was George Dantzig and what did he
What are the linear programming
Introduction to Decision Analysis
Models HELP managers gain insight and
understanding, but they CANNOT make decisions.
Decision making often remains a difficult task due to:
uncertainty regarding the future
Linear Programming: Modeling Examples
A metal works manufacturing company produces four products fabricated from sheet metal in a plant that
consists of four operations - stamping, assembly, finishing, and packaging. The processing times per unit for
Aplia experiment on Monday bring laptop if
you can. The experiment is not graded.
There is a prep assignment you should do it
(but its marked as practice so it does not go
toward your homework grade)
It will not take the entire class we w
Quantitative Methods II
Dr. Quinton J. Nottingham
1015 Pamplin Hall
Mondays: 8:30 10a, Wednesdays: 1:35 3p, or by appointment
Introduction to Management Scien
Simple Linear Regression Analysis
Multiple Linear Regression Analysis
What is Regression Analysis?
A statistical technique that describes the
relationship between a dependent
variable and one or more independent
Consider the relati
What are nonlinear programming problems?
What is difficult in nonlinear programming? What are global and local optima?
Be able to compare and contrast the differences between linear and nonlinear
Introduction to Project Management
Projects can be simple (planning a company picnic) or
complex (planning a space shuttle launch).
Successfully completing a project requires:
Project management techniques
knowledge of the tas
What is a network? Be able to give some examples of networks.
Why are networks popular?
What are nodes and branches?
What is the shortest route problem? What are the steps of the shortest route solution
method? Be able to explain each st
What are the three different kinds of integer programming models and how do they differ?
What is a mutually exclusive constraint?
What is a multiple-choice constraint and how is it different from a mutually
Computer Solution and Sensitivity Analysis
What is the simplex method and why is it important?
What is sensitivity analysis and why is it useful?
What is the sensitivity range for an objective coefficient?
What options in Excel
Introduction to Management
What is management science and by what other names is it referred?
Management Science involves the philosophy of what?
What are the steps in the management science approach to problem solving?
Homework Set #2
Due: Thursday, February 3
(First 5 Minutes of Class)
Note: This assignment is from Introduction to Management Science, by B. W.
Taylor III, 10th Edition.
Work the following problems from Chapter 2. You can work in grou