OR/MATH 441:
Deterministic Operations Research
Write down 3 words or phases you would use
to describe Operations Research.
OR/MATH 441: Deterministic OR
Today:
Introductions
Course expectations
History of Operations Research
Break
Introduction to modeling
OR/MATH 441:
Deterministic Operations Research
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Reminders
Course Objectives
Critical Thinking (e.g., formulate mathematical
models)
Apply Solution Methods (e.g., simplex method)
Use Industry Tools (e.g., MPL)
OR/MATH 441:
Deterministic Operations Research
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Questions
What is the difference between a feasible
solution, a basic solution and a basic feasible
solution?
What is the difference between a basic variable
and a
OR/MATH 441:
Deterministic Operations Research
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What happens when
Objective function coefficients change?
Right hand sides of constraints change?
What is a shadow price?
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Todays Cl
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Deterministic Operations Research
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Before We Start:
Disability Accommodations
If you have a documented learning disability or other
condition that may affect academic performance you
should: 1) make
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Deterministic Operations Research
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Surveys:
Look over the syllabus and think
back to last class.
Last Class
Course logistics
History of systems engineering and OR
Examples of applications
Introduc
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Deterministic Operations Research
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LP Formulations
Surgery Scheduling
Diet Problem
Product Mix
Multi-period problems
Shift Scheduling
Solution of 2-variable LPs
Plot the feasible reg
OR/MATH 441 Deterministic Operations Research
Assignment # 1 Due September 11, 2015
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