Techniques including linear program modeling, network optimization, sensitivity analysis, and dynamic programming will be discussed, alongside the solution methodologies for each. An small emphasis is put on programming these models, and subsequently solving them with AMPL. Have an understanding of and appreciation for the role of operations research analysis in industrial, service, and network applications.
Recognize, formulate, and solve linear programs by hand using the Simplex Method and AMPL.
Apply sensitivity analysis to solutions for "what if" management scenarios.
Recognize, formulate, and solve network operations research problems such as the shortest path problem, the minimum spanning tree problem, and the maximal flow problem.
Recognize, formulate, and solve integer programming problems using branch-and-bound techniques.