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MA372A: Optimization (Winter 2018)

Calendar Description

Linear programming algorithms, duality theory and post-optimum sensitivity analysis. Integer programming. Deterministic and stochastic dynamic programming. Kuhn-Tucker conditions for optimality. Quadratic programming. Non-linear programming. Network optimization. Modeling and applications.

Prerequisites

MA201, MA222.

Instructor

Professor Kathie Cameron (PhD)
Office: LH3041 (Lazaridis Hall)
Office Hours: Tuesday 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m., Thursday 9:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m. Other times by appointment or chance.
Email: kcameron@wlu.ca
Telephone: x2651

Lectures

Tuesday and Thursday 11:30 a.m. - 12:50 p.m. in BA209

Textbook

On reserve in the library and I have copies you may borrow for a few days. Other editions may also be used.

  • Hamdy A. Taha, Operations Research, An Introduction, 9th Edition, Prentice Hall, 2011.
  • F. Hillier and G. Lieberman, Introduction to Operations Research, 8th Edition, McGraw Hill, 2005.

Calculators

Students may only use the approved calculator, Casio FX-300MS Plus required on lab assignments, quizzes, tests, exams, and the final examination. It is available for purchase at the campus bookstore. No other calculator is allowed.

MyLearningSpace

Materials related to this course and the full course outline will be posted on the MA372 MyLearningSpace website. You are responsible for checking here on a regular basis for important announcements.

Evaluation

A final mark out of 100 will be calculated as follows:

  • Quizzes: 20%
  • Midterm Test (Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, in class): 30%
  • Final Exam (2.5 hours, exact date, time and location to be announced): 50%

The final mark will be reported as a letter grade in accordance with the conversion table of the current undergraduate calendar.

This document is a summary of the course outline for MA372 and is provided for the convenience of students.