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Undergraduate Courses 21-257
Models and Methods for Optimization

Fall or Spring: 9 units

Introduces basic methods of operations research and is intended primarily for Business Administration and Economics majors. Review of linear systems; linear programming, including the simplex algorithm, duality, and sensitivity analysis; the transportation problem; other structured optimization problems. 3 hours lecture, 1 hour recitation. Prerequisite: 21-256 or permission of instructor.