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MATH 418 - Introduction to Operations Research

(3 credits)
Prerequisite: MATH 202 or consent of instructor
Operations research models of various real-life applications will be introduced. Students will learn how to formulate deterministic or probabilistic mathematical models, solve these models with existing algorithms by hand or by computer, and interpret the computer output solutions for these problems. In addition, students will learn the mathematical theory behind these algorithms. Topics may include linear programming and duality, the simplex algorithm and goal programming, sensitivity and post-optimality analyses, decision making under uncertainty, and game theory, as well as shortest route, minimal spanning tree, and maximal flow problems. Offered annually.