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Area/Catalogue
MATH 2014

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
013170

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
Yes

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Timetable/s

This class has not been
timetabled for year 2020.

Course owner

Course owner
School of Information Technology and Mathematical Sciences

Course aim

To introduce students to concepts and applications of modelling operations research based problems and the techniques of linear and integer programming and networks in their solution.

Course content

Modelling in Operations Research. Linear optimisation models and their solution by software, Solution to LP problems; geometry, simplex, sensitivity, duality. Solution to IP problems; geometry, branch and bound. Network models; transportation; assignment, shortest path.

Textbook(s)

R. J. Vanderbei 2014, Linear Programming: Foundations and Extensions, 4th edition, Springer, New York

Prerequisite(s)

Subject Area & Catalogue Number Course Name
Group 1
MATH 1056 Linear Algebra
Group 2
MATH 1064 Mathematical Methods for Engineers 2

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 3 hours x 13 weeks
Tutorial 1 hour x 13 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Assignment 1500 word equivalent 20% N/A
Project 2000 word equivalent 30% N/A
Examination 1000 word equivalent 50% 3 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
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Course Coordinators

School of Information Technology and Mathematical

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