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Undergraduate Courses 21-292
Operations Research I

Spring: 9 units

Operations research offers a scientific approach to decision making, most commonly involving the allocation of scarce resources. This course develops some of the fundamental methods used. Linear programming: the simplex method and its linear algebra foundations, duality, post-optimality and sensitivity analysis; the transportation problem; the critical path method; non-linear programming methods. 3 hours lecture, 1 hour recitation. Prerequisites: 21-122 and 21-241.