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MA372A: Optimization (Winter 2019)

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.


MA201, MA222.


Professor Kathie Cameron (PhD)
Office: LH3041 (Lazaridis Hall)
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 10:30 a.m. - noon. Other times by appointment or chance.
E: kcameron@wlu.ca
T: x2651


Tuesday and Thursday 4 p.m. - 5:20 p.m. in P115 (Peters Building)


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.


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


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.


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

  • Quizzes: 20%
  • Midterm Test (Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2019, 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.