TR 11-12:20 TTh
General Learning Goals:
Understand the role of quantitative modeling in business and economics. Students will practice problem solving and decision-making skills during in-class discussion. Assessment will occur on both homework assignments and course examinations.
Course Specific Learning Goals:
Upon completion of the course students will have a basic knowledge of and understanding of the following components, concepts and applications.
• · Define and discuss the fundamentals of linear programming model formulation and interpretation.
· Explore the role of mathematical modeling in multi-objective programming, transportation, assignment and dynamic programming.
· Understand the PERT and CPM approach to managing projects and other network models such as the minimal spanning tree and shortest path algorithm.
· Define and discuss the basic concepts involved with waiting line models.
Grades will be determined on the basis of the total points earned on five 100-point exams and the 250 point comprehensive final and any missing or late homework assignments. A calculator may be allowed for the exams and quizzes. The calculator must be a regular hand-held calculator. No other electronic devices are allowed.
Letter grades will be given according to the following scale:
A 675 - 750 points D 450 – 524 points
B 600 - 674 points F below 450 points
C 525 - 599 points
You will assign yourself an ID number for record keeping in this class when you take the first examination. Please record your number for future reference.
I do not return examinations to students. You may look at your examination in my office. Due to the number of students and examinations in my classes, I ask that if you wish to review your examination, you do so within two weeks of taking the examination
Students are expected to attend all class meetings for this course, following the university attendance policy. (See Midwestern State University Undergraduate Catalog, Vol. LXXVII, No. 1, p. 90). Each meeting of the class will run as scheduled. So as not to disturb the class, you are not to walk in and out of the classroom during the class hour except for an emergency. As a courtesy to all concerned, please silence all pagers and telephones when entering the classroom.
(The other policies may include classroom behavior, dropping a course, instructor drop,
grade change, grade appeals, etc)
If a student misses a regularly scheduled exam, the student must immediately notify the instructor of his/her intention to schedule a make-up exam. There is no other recourse available for a missed exam in the class. The exam dates are tentative and subject to change.
Homework Problems - Each is a requirement of the class. You are required to complete 13 of the 18 assignments. Each homework assignment must be turned in on time. All homework is due in two weeks of the completion of lectures ( one week for summer semester) related to the homework topics, with the exception of homework assigned at the end of the semester. Due dates for end-of-semester homework will be announced. A one-point deduction from the semester average will be calculated at the end of the semester for each missing or late homework assignment.
The results of your exams and homework will be posted periodically on a bulletin board. It is the responsibility of the student to assure that homework is being received and proper credit is given. \
With regard to academic honesty, students are referred to the “Student Honor Creed” on p. 23 of Midwestern State University Undergraduate Catalog, Vol. LXXVI, No. 1.
Americans with Disabilities Act:
This class follows the guidelines suggested by the Center for Counseling and Disabilities Services for those students who qualify for disability services. See Midwestern State University Undergraduate Catalog, Vol. LXXVI, No. 1, pp. 26-27.
Syllabus Change Policy:
This syllabus is a guide for the course and is subject to change.
Additional Information: Operations Homework Notes
Homework assignments for this class are located on the Dillard server drive Y. These files may be accessed in the computer labs in room 146 and 306.