MTH 363     Operations Research

Instructor: Hamid Behmard

Office: MNB 119, phone: 838-8869,  email:

Office Hours: 2:00-3:00 Mon, Tues, Wed; 1:00-2:00 Tue; 3:00-4:00 Wed; other times by appointment.

Text: I will suggest reference textbooks. I will provide the notes for the class.

Who: This class is intended for students who are majored/minored in mathematics/Computer Science.

Goal: We will learn the basics of optimization through operations research. The main tool for solving problems is what is called Simplex Method.

Homework and Programming: You will be assigned homework almost every class day. I will collect your homework weekly. There will also be several computer programs.

Midterm Exams: There will be two in class midterm exams, Midterm I on January 29 and Midterm II on February 26.

Final exam: A comprehensive final exam will be given on Friday, March 22 at 10:00. The final is required for all students.There is no early final exam.

There is no make-up for missed homework, programs or midterms.

Nonacademic electronic devices and tardiness policies: You are not allowed to use any nonacademic electronic devices (Ipod, MP3 players, cell phones, etc.) during the class time. If you bring your cell phone into the class, you MUST turn it off. If you need to have your cell phone on, you need to talk to me prior to class. If you are consistently late to class (3 minutes or more), I will ask you not to attend the class until you resolve your time conflict.

     Hwk & Prog      30%
     Midterms           40% (two at 20% each)
     Final                  30%

Grades will be assigned according to the following scale:
             A   90-100%
             B   80-89%
             C   70-79%
             D   60-69%
             F   30-59%

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