In this course you will learn to use the basic tools of operations research - the quantitative models used in management decision-making. The focus is on developing and understanding the modeling techniques and knowing how to use solution techniques; computer software will be used extensively for implementing solution methods. This course is required for students in the Computational Mathematics, Statistics and Actuarial Mathematics, and Management Information Systems programs, but is available (and should be accessible) to any student with the mathematical sophistication developed in Math 114 (Introduction to Statistics) or a year of calculus.
Significant non-mathematical contents of the course include explicit awareness of learning and problem-solving skills, the development of independent learning skills, and working in project groups. By the end of the course, you should be able to learn faster than you do now. You will be conscious of and able to assess your level of earning skills . We will make regular use of cooperative group learning, discovery learning, applied critical thinking, problem solving, and self assessment.
This page will be occasionally updated to provide access to documents for the course, but most access will be through the Blackboard site (Students enrolled in class Login with own ID & password - others may login as "guest" with password "guest" but will not have access to all feaures)
For dates, course requirements, for the current/most recent semester semester (Fall 2013) see the Current Syllabus
Here is a Current list of assignments
Other pages with resources for the course:
Math Department Honesty Policy
Guidelines for advanced writing proficiency in mathematics
Resources for Information on Mathematical Writing
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