Faculteit  Economie en Bedrijfskunde 
Jaar  2017/18 
Vakcode  EBB857A05 
Vaknaam  Operations Research 1 
Voertaal  Engels 
Periode  semester I b 
ECTS  5 
Rooster  rooster 
Uitgebreide vaknaam  Operations Research 1  
Leerdoelen  On completion of this course the student is able to: 1. Translate real world problems into mathematical models. 2. Construct and apply heuristics and relaxations. 3. Use Excel to implement and solve mathematical models and to perform sensitivity analysis. 4. Graphically solve and perform sensitivity analysis for twodimensional linear programs (LPs). 5. Use the simplex method to solve LPs and to apply the concept of shadow prices. 6. Apply the branchandbound method to solve integer linear programs. 7. Linearize constraints with a nonlinear nature. 8. Apply algorithms to solve network theory problems. 9. Distinguish and apply basic inventory and queueing theory models. 10. Interpret model solutions in the original context of the problem. 11. Work and write reports in small teams. 

Omschrijving  The course is about modeling business decision (OR) problems as well as solving them. The course starts with linear programming. Practical problems will be modeled as linear programs (LPs). Small LPs will be solved graphically and with the simplex method; the Excel solver will be used to solve larger problems. Furthermore, sensitivity analysis will be discussed, and LPs are extended to integer linear programs. The course also deals with problems on network theory, queueing theory, and inventory theory. Various models and solution techniques will be discussed. Students have to write two reports based on two assignments. One assignment is about (integer) linear programming, the other one is related to network theory. 

Uren per week  variabel  
Onderwijsvorm  hoor en werkcolleges, opdracht(en), practica  
Toetsvorm  opdracht(en), schriftelijk tentamen, verslag(en)  
Vaksoort  bachelor  
Coördinator  dr. B. de Jonge  
Docent(en)  dr. B. de Jonge  
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Entreevoorwaarden  The course unit assumes prior knowledge acquired from Introduction to Mathematics, BSc Mathematics or Calculus for IEM, BSc Industrial Engineering and Management.  
Opmerkingen  For more information contact the coordinator, b.de.jonge@rug.nl or the secretariat: DUI 631, tel: 0503637020, email: secr.operations.feb@rug.nl  
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