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APP MTH 2105 - Optimisation and Operations Research II

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 2
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:

Every business in the world needs to make complex decisions. These decisions -- what to make, how to do it cheaply, how to schedule production, whether to outsource, how to get their goods to market, and so on -- dramatically affect their profitability. However, in the modern world, the factors affecting choices are too complex to manage by hand. Operations Research (OR) provide the tools needed to make these decisions rigorously and effectively. This first course in OR will present some of the basic tools, concentrating on mathematical modelling and optimisation. But OR is an interdisciplinary topic drawing from game theory, statistics, and computer science as well as applied mathematics, and we will show some of these connections. The course focuses on linear optimisation problems involving both continuous and integer variable, because these are used in a vast range of real situations. It will present techniques for optimisation and the theory behind them, but will also show how to use these techniques on real problems, for example minimising cost, maximising production capacity, or minimising risk. Topics covered are: formulating a linear program; the Simplex Method; duality and complementary slackness; sensitivity analysis; primal-dual approaches; brand-and-bound; and heuristics such as the greedy method and simulated annealing. Examples will be presented from important application areas, such as the emergency services, 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
Semester 2 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