Operations Research
Faculteit  Science and Engineering 
Jaar  2019/20 
Vakcode  WBIE18003 
Vaknaam  Operations Research 
Niveau(s)  bachelor 
Voertaal  Engels 
Periode  semester I a 
ECTS  5 
Rooster  rooster.rug.nl 
Uitgebreide vaknaam  Operations Research  
Leerdoelen  At the end of the course, the student is able to: 1. Identify the decision variables, objective, and feasibility constraints of a problem from its verbal description. 2. Construct a mathematical formulation of the problem based on the decision variables, objective, and feasibility constraints. 3. Identify the nature of the mathematically formulated problem (linear program, integer linear program, mixed integer linear program). 4. Apply operations research techniques to solve the decision making problem and find an optimal solution. 5. Learn various applications of linear programming including transportation and assignment problem and network optimization models. 

Omschrijving  Operations Research (OR) is a discipline that helps to make better decisions in complex scenarios by the application of a set of analytical tools. OR provides a wide range of problemsolving techniques and methods applied in the pursuit of improved decisionmaking and efficiency. In this course, the students will learn how to translate a descriptive planning problem into a suitable mathematical formulation including objective functions and feasibility constraints. Consequently, they will learn efficient methods to solve a rightly formulated optimization problem. Students will learn how to determine which of the available OR techniques are most appropriate given the nature of the problem, the goals for improvement, and constraints on time and computing power. Applications of OR techniques spread over various fields in engineering and management will be illustrated through numerous examples. This course introduces the students to the following topics: Linear and Integer Linear Programming, Transportation and Assignment problems, and various network optimization settings including the minimum spanning tree, the maximum flow, and the minimum cost flow problem. 

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Onderwijsvorm  Hoorcollege (LC), Practisch werk (PRC), Werkcollege (T)  
Toetsvorm  Schriftelijk tentamen (WE)  
Vaksoort  bachelor  
Coördinator  dr. N. Monshizadeh Naini  
Docent(en)  dr. N. Monshizadeh Naini  
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