Course Syllabus


Prof. Dr. Y. Ilker TOPCU

Course description and goals

Learning the methodology and various techniques of OR and finding optimal solutions to problems: Linear and Integer Programming (including sensitivity and duality) and Transportation, Transshipment, and Assignment problems.

We will use the computer software packages LINDO and QM as well as Microsoft Excel add-in package Solver to solve these models

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There will be 3 individual assignments:

Midterm exam 1 (30%), Midterm exam 2 (30%), Final exam (40%).

The 1st midterm exam will be held on November 8th.

The 2nd midterm exam will be held on December 13th.

The final exam will be held on December 20th.

The topics covered in the first 5 weeks will be included on the 1st midterm exam and the topics covered after the 6th week will be included on the 2nd midterm exam. All topics covered will be included on the final exam.

Cheating and plagiarism

Do not. Studying together to understand the material is fine, but the work you hand in is to be your own. No cheating will be tolerated: A letter grade of F will be given!


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