Math 323. Operations Research. Deterministic Models.
Spring 2019
Instructor: ChiKwong Li
Meeting time and place: TT 11:00  12:20 Morton 202
Office: Jones 128, Tel: 2212042
Email: ckli@math.wm.edu, http://cklixx.people.wm.edu
Office hours: TWR 9:00  10:30 a.m. or by
appointments.
Course description:
The goal of the course is to equip students with the basic techniques in
operations research on deterministic models.
The course will cover the first 10 chapters (Chapter 1  10 of
the following required textbook.

W.L. Winston, Operations Research: Applications and Algorithms.
Fourth Edition. Books/Cole.
Homework
There is a weekly homework set due on every Friday noon starting Jan. 25, 2019.
Homework help sessions will be conducted. (Thursday 4:00 p.m. Jones 131.)
Of course, help is also available at office hours.
LaTex
You have to use LaTex to typset mathematical document,
an excellent skill to acquire.
 For window users,
(a) download the MikTex program from http://miktex.org/download;
(b) then download the Texmaker program from http://www.xm1math.net/texmaker/download.html;
(c) then open the program "texmaker";
(d) copy (or download and then open) the "homework01.tex" file to the texmaker window;
(e) select "LaTex" from the "Quick Build" menu;
(f) click the "=>" arrow on the left of "Quick Buil" to get the pdf output.

For Mac users,
(a) download MacTex from http://tug.org/mactex/;
(b) open the "texshop" program,
(c) copy (or download and then open) the "homework01.tex" file to the texshop window;
(d) change "PlainTex" to "LaTex" at "Typeset" menu;
(e) click "Typeset" icon to get the pdf output.
 You may also use the online editor
Write LaTeX .
 Here is
a list of TeX commands for mathematics symbols.
Challenging problems will be assigned from time to time;
extracredits will be given to successful (or partially successful)
attempts.
Assessment
Quizzes (20 min. each) on Jan 31, Feb. 14, March 21, April 4, 18.
Exams: Midterm Feb. 28 1:20 hrs (11:0012:20)
Final May 7 3 hrs (14:0017:00)
Grades (for homework, quizzes, exams, final grade, etc.):
%: 0  60  65  70  75  80  83  87  90  93  100
F D C C C+ B B B+ A A
Assessment: Homework Quizzes Midterm Final
20% 20% 25% 35%
(Extra credit problems may add up to another 5%)
Classs notes
Material related to the examinations
Homework list.
 Homework 1. Due: Jan. 25 (noon).
Chapter 2. Review problems. Group A. # 1,3,4,11,16,
and an additional problem
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Extra credits. Solve the GTC problem in the note of Chapter 1.
Print a pdf file of your homework solution, and put it in the envelop
on the door of my office marked "Math 323 Homework".
 Homework 2. Due: Feb. 1 (noon).
Chapter 3.1. Review problems. A. # 1,2,3,4.
For problems 1 and 4. Use both graphical method, and also simplex algoritm, to
solve the probem.
Chapter 3.3.
Review problems. A # 1,2,3,4.
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 Homework 3. Due: Feb. 8 (noon).
Section 4.5 # 3, Section 4.6 # 3, Section 4.11 # 1, Section 4.12 # 3, Section 4.14 # 2
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 Homework 4. Due: Feb. 15 (noon).
Chapter 4 Review A # 12; Solve the Diet problem in Section 4.1 by Matlab, and
then solve the problems in Section 6.4 # 16.
pdf file.
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Sample solution.]
 Homework 5. Due: Feb. 22 (noon).
Chapter 4 Review A # 12 using the method described in class, and the
Matlab commands in this
file.
Also, solve problem in p. 346, # 1,2,3,6. Use Matlab if needed.
pdf file.
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Sample solution.]
 Homework 6. Due: March 15 (noon).
Chapter 6 Review Problems A # 10, 13, 14, 15, 19, 22.
pdf file.
Note the typo in Problem 22 as marked in the pdf file.
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 Homework 7. Due: March 22 (noon)
Seciton 7.1. Group A. Problems 13.
Use all three diferent methods (NW corner, min. cost, Vogel's) to find basic feasible solutions
solutions for each of the problems.
For each problem, sart with any one of the basic feasible solutions found and solve
the problem by transportation simplex method.
pdf file.
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Sample solution.]
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 Homework 8. Due: March 29 (noon)
Seciton 7.5. Group A. Problems 1,6. Section 7.6. Group A. Problem 1. Chapter 7. Group A Problems.
10, 11, 18, 19.
pdf file.
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 Homework 9. Due: April 5 (noon)
Seciton 8.2. Group A. Problems 2,3,4,6. Section 8.3. Group A. Problems 1,2.
Section 8.4. Group A. Problem 5.
pdf file.
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Sample solution.]
 Homework 10. Due: April 12 (noon)
Seciton 8.5. Group A. Problems 1,3. Section 8.6. Group A. Problem 2. Section 8.7. Group A. Problem 3.
Chapter 8. Group A. Problem 1.
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 Homework 11. Due: April 19 (noon)
Seciton 9.2. Group A. Problems 14. Section 9.3. Group A. Problem 1,3.
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 Homework 12. (Optional) Due: April 29 (noon)
Seciton 9.5. Group A. Problems 2. Section 9.6. Group A. Problem 1,5. Section 9.7.
Group A. Problem 1.
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