Offered to students admitted to Year 1 in  ALL 

Major/Minor  ALL 
Course Type  
Offer in 2018  2019  Y N 
Course Code  MATH3901 
Date  2019/05/26 04:02 
Enquiry for Course Details 
MATH3901 Operations research I (6 credits)  Academic Year  2018  

Offering Department  Mathematics  Quota    
Course Coordinator  Dr Z Qu, Mathematics < zhengqu@maths.hku.hk >  
Teachers Involved  (Dr Z Qu,Mathematics)  
Course Objectives  The objective is to provide a fundamental account of the basic results and techniques of Linear Programming (LP) and its related topics in operations research. There is an equal emphasis on all three aspects of understanding, algorithms and applications. The course serves, together with a course on network models, as essential concept and background for more advanced studies in operations research.  
Course Contents & Topics 
 Linear Programming  Duality Theory  Sensitivity Analysis and Parametric Linear Programming  Network Flow Problems  Matrix Games 

Course Learning Outcomes 
On successful completion of this course, students should be able to:


Prerequisites (and Corequisites and Impermissible combinations) 
Pass in MATH2014 or MATH2101 or MATH2102  
Course Status with Related Major/Minor /Professional Core 
2018 Major in Decision Analytics
(
Disciplinary Elective
)
2018 Major in Mathematics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2018 Minor in Mathematics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2018 Minor in Operations Research & Mathematical Programming ( Core/Compulsory ) 2017 Major in Decision Analytics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2017 Major in Mathematics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2017 Major in Mathematics/Physics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2017 Minor in Mathematics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2017 Minor in Operations Research & Mathematical Programming ( Core/Compulsory ) 2016 Major in Decision Analytics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2016 Major in Mathematics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2016 Major in Mathematics/Physics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2016 Minor in Mathematics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2016 Minor in Operations Research & Mathematical Programming ( Core/Compulsory ) 2015 Major in Decision Analytics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2015 Major in Mathematics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2015 Major in Mathematics/Physics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2015 Minor in Mathematics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2015 Minor in Operations Research & Mathematical Programming ( Core/Compulsory ) 2014 Major in Decision Analytics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2014 Major in Mathematics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2014 Major in Mathematics/Physics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2014 Minor in Mathematics ( Disciplinary Elective ) 2014 Minor in Operations Research & Mathematical Programming ( Core/Compulsory ) 

Course to PLO Mapping 
2018 Major in Decision Analytics < PLO 1,3,4 >
2018 Major in Mathematics < PLO 1,2,3 > 2017 Major in Decision Analytics < PLO 1,3,4 > 2017 Major in Mathematics < PLO 1,2,3 > 2017 Major in Mathematics/Physics < PLO 1,2,3 > 2016 Major in Decision Analytics < PLO 1,3,4 > 2016 Major in Mathematics < PLO 1,2,3 > 2016 Major in Mathematics/Physics < PLO 1,2,3 > 2015 Major in Decision Analytics < PLO 1,3,4 > 2015 Major in Mathematics < PLO 1,2,3 > 2015 Major in Mathematics/Physics < PLO 1,2,3 > 2014 Major in Decision Analytics < PLO 1,3,4 > 2014 Major in Mathematics < PLO 1,2,3 > 2014 Major in Mathematics/Physics < PLO 1,2,3 > 

Offer in 2018  2019  Y 1st sem  Examination  Dec  
Offer in 2019  2020  Y  
Course Grade  A+ to F  
Grade Descriptors 


Course Type  Lecturebased course  
Course Teaching & Learning Activities 


Assessment Methods and Weighting 


Required/recommended reading and online materials 
J.P. Ignizio and T.M. Cavalier: Linear Programming (PrenticeHall International, 1994) J.P. Ignizio: Goal Programming and Extensions (Lexington Books, 1976) H.A. Taha: Operations Research (PrenticeHall International, 7/e 2003) P.R. Thie: An Introduction to Linear Programming and Game Theory (Wiley 2/e 1988) W.L. Winston: Introduction to Mathematical Programming (Duxbury 4/e 2003) 

Course Website  http://moodle.hku.hk/  
Additional Course Information 
Tutorial timetable: http://hkumath.hku.hk/~math/Timetable/timetable1819_S1.pdf 
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