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APP MTH 2105 - Optimisation and Operations Research II

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: 3820
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3.5 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: MATHS 1012
Assumed Knowledge: Basic computer programming skills such as would be obtained from COMP SCI 1012, 1101, MECH ENG 1100, 1102, 1103, 1104, 1105, C&ENG ENG 1012
Assessment: Ongoing assessment, exam
Syllabus:

Businesses, governments and not-for-profit organisations are faced with complex decisions, for example, what and where to produce, how to do it cost effectively, and how to schedule resources. In the modern world, factors affecting decisions are complex, and decision-making is often too difficult to do by hand. Operations Research (OR) provides the tools needed to make such decisions rigorously and effectively. This course in OR will present some of the basic methods, concentrating on mathematical modelling and optimisation. But, OR is an interdisciplinary topic drawing from game theory, statistics, computer science and applied mathematics; we will show some of these connections. The course focuses on linear optimisation problems involving both continuous and integer variables, because they are used in a wide range of real-world situations. It will present the theory underlying optimisation, and also demonstrate how to apply optimisation techniques on real problems, for example maximising profit, minimising cost, or minimising risk. Topics covered include: linear programming; simplex method; duality and complementary slackness; sensitivity analysis; primal and dual algorithms; algorithm analysis and complexity; integer linear programming; branch-and-bound; heuristic methods; interior point methods; and network analysis. Examples will be presented from important application areas such as energy, telecommunications, transportation and manufacturing.

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
3820 Mon 06/08/2018 Fri 31/08/2018 Fri 14/09/2018 Fri 26/10/2018


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24192 LE01 60 21 23 Jul - 10 Sep Monday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG28, Lecture Theatre
26 Jul - 13 Sep Thursday 3pm - 4pm Benham, G10, Benham Lecture Theatre
1 Oct - 22 Oct Monday 1pm - 2pm Lower Napier, LG28, Lecture Theatre
4 Oct - 25 Oct Thursday 3pm - 4pm Benham, G10, Benham Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22102 PR01 30 9 25 Jul - 12 Sep Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Ingkarni Wardli, B23, CAT Suite
3 Oct - 24 Oct Wednesday 1pm - 2pm Ingkarni Wardli, B23, CAT Suite
22104 PR02 30 12 25 Jul - 12 Sep Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Ingkarni Wardli, B23, CAT Suite
3 Oct - 24 Oct Wednesday 12pm - 1pm Ingkarni Wardli, B23, CAT Suite
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
24193 TU01 30 13 31 Jul - 31 Jul Tuesday 9am - 10am Engineering & Mathematics, EMG07, Teaching Room
14 Aug - 14 Aug Tuesday 9am - 10am Engineering & Mathematics, EMG07, Teaching Room
28 Aug - 28 Aug Tuesday 9am - 10am Engineering & Mathematics, EMG07, Teaching Room
11 Sep - 11 Sep Tuesday 9am - 10am Engineering & Mathematics, EMG07, Teaching Room
9 Oct - 9 Oct Tuesday 9am - 10am Engineering & Mathematics, EMG07, Teaching Room
23 Oct - 23 Oct Tuesday 9am - 10am Engineering & Mathematics, EMG07, Teaching Room
24200 TU02 30 8 1 Aug - 1 Aug Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG06, Teaching Room
15 Aug - 15 Aug Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG06, Teaching Room
29 Aug - 29 Aug Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG06, Teaching Room
12 Sep - 12 Sep Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG06, Teaching Room
10 Oct - 10 Oct Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG06, Teaching Room
24 Oct - 24 Oct Wednesday 4pm - 5pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG06, Teaching Room