Operations Research (OR) refers to the science of decision making. This course provides a survey of fundamental methods of Operations Research and their applications at an introductory level. The emphasis is on applications rather than the details of methodology. By the end of the course, students will be exposed to a wide variety of applications and problems that can be addressed using Operations Research techniques.
Topics: Mathematical models, Introduction to linear and non-linear programming, the simplex method, convexity, Kuhn-Tucker condition. Game theory, decision analysis, network analysis, queuing theory, birth and death processes, network models and algorithms, dynamic models, queuing models and other topics.