# Ma 391: Topics in Optimization

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A study of deterministic methods employed in operations research. Topics include specific cases of linear programming problems as well as integer and nonlinear programming. Prerequisite(s): Ma 150. 3 Credits.

### Spring 2019 Course Information

- Instructor: Melissa Gardenghi
- Course Syllabus

## Homework Assignments:

- 9.1-2, 9.2-2, 9.2-6, 9.2-20, 9.3-2 (b-f), 9.3-9, 9.4-1
- 10.3-2, 10.3-7, 10.4-3, 10.5-6 (a), 10.6-5 (a,b and (c or d)) and solve it using the network simplex
- 12.1-2, 12.1-6, 12.3-4, 12.4-7, 12.5-3, 12.6-3, 12.7-8, 12.8-1, 12.8-8, 12.8-11
- 13.2-5, 13.2-6 (a-c), 13.4-1 (I would use Excel to compute the function values ...), 13.5-1 (a-b), 13.6-3, 13.7-2 (a), 13.9-8, 13.9-15 (use the SUMT procedure and the gradient method)
- 21-1, 21-2, 21-4, 21-5 (20 points) - due (paper copy) by end of day Thursday, April 25
- 23. ... TBD
- Multicriteria Homework

## Tentative Schedule:

- Chapter 12: Jan 9 - 23
- Chapter 13: Jan 25 - February 11
- Bible Conference
- Chapters 9/10: February 18 - March 13
- Case Study 12, 13, or 21 due: February 25
- Chapter 20: March 15 - April 1
- Chapter 23/Multicriteria: April 3 - 24

Chapter 23 - Case Study 9, 10, or 21 due: April 22
- Cumulative Final Exam

## Case Study Files:

** due date for the simulation case study has been extended to end of day, Monday, April 8 - NO LATE submissions will be accepted

- Ch 10 Case Studies
- Ch 12 Case Studies
- Ch 13 Case Studies (you may also need Ch 3 Case Studies)
- Ch 20 Case Studies (you may also need Queueing Simulator, see pg 736 for simulator notation definitions)
- Chapter 21

## Written Assignments:

Summary of Techniques due by end of day, Saturday, April 27 - scanned pdf copies by email is sufficient