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APP MTH 2105 - Optimisation and Operations Research II

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: 3720
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 3.5 hours per week
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 30%, exam 70%
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
3720 Mon 07/08/2017 Thu 31/08/2017 Fri 15/09/2017 Fri 27/10/2017


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23766 LE01 60 23 24 Jul - 11 Sep Monday 1pm - 2pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
28 Jul - 15 Sep Friday 2pm - 3pm Benham, G10, Benham Lecture Theatre
2 Oct - 23 Oct Monday 1pm - 2pm Napier, 208, Lecture Theatre
6 Oct - 27 Oct Friday 2pm - 3pm Benham, G10, Benham Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
22239 PR01 30 15 27 Jul - 14 Sep Thursday 3pm - 4pm Ingkarni Wardli, B23, CAT Suite
5 Oct - 26 Oct Thursday 3pm - 4pm Ingkarni Wardli, B23, CAT Suite
22241 PR02 30 8 27 Jul - 14 Sep Thursday 2pm - 3pm Ingkarni Wardli, B23, CAT Suite
5 Oct - 26 Oct Thursday 2pm - 3pm Ingkarni Wardli, B23, CAT Suite
Related Class: Tutorial
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
23767 TU01 30 20 1 Aug - 1 Aug Tuesday 5pm - 6pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG07, Teaching Room
15 Aug - 15 Aug Tuesday 5pm - 6pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG07, Teaching Room
29 Aug - 29 Aug Tuesday 5pm - 6pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG07, Teaching Room
12 Sep - 12 Sep Tuesday 5pm - 6pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG07, Teaching Room
10 Oct - 10 Oct Tuesday 5pm - 6pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG07, Teaching Room
24 Oct - 24 Oct Tuesday 5pm - 6pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG07, Teaching Room
23774 TU02 30 3 1 Aug - 1 Aug Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG07, Teaching Room
15 Aug - 15 Aug Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG07, Teaching Room
29 Aug - 29 Aug Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG07, Teaching Room
12 Sep - 12 Sep Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG07, Teaching Room
10 Oct - 10 Oct Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG07, Teaching Room
24 Oct - 24 Oct Tuesday 4pm - 5pm Engineering & Mathematics, EMG07, Teaching Room