code EA221
credit_hours 3
title Operation Research
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prequisites EA213, EA121
credit hours 3
Description/Outcomes To introduce students to the quantitative approach in Quantitative business problems. The purpose of the course is to acquaint the students with quantitative decision-making tools. These tools, collectively discussed under the title of Operations Research have been largely developed since the World War II.
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objectives The course broadly covers deterministic decision models for planning, decision-making, resource allocation, and control. More specifically these models are discussed in the context of: Linear Programming, Transportation, Transshipment and Assignment, and project management. In particular, the course focuses on thinking structurally about decision problems and applying quantitative techniques in solving them. The course is designed to equip future manager with a conceptual understanding of quantitative decision.
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ref. books
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textbook Wayne L. Winston: “Operations Research Applications and Algorithms”
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Course Content
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1 Introduction to Operations Research
2 Linear Programming: Model Formulation
3 Applications of Linear Programming
4 Applications of Linear Programming (continued)
5 Graphical solution
6 Special cases in Graphical solution
7 7th week exam
8 Simplex Method (Maximization Case)
9 Simplex Method - Big M method ( Minimization Case)
10 Transportation Problem (Northwest Corner Method)
11 Transportation Problem (Least Cost Method)
12 12th week exam/ Assignment Problem (Hungarian Method)
13 Assignment Problem (Hungarian Method) (continued)
14 Project Management (Program Evaluation and Review Technique)
15 Project Management (Critical Path Method)
16 Final exam