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Graduate Catalog 2014-15

OPERATIONS RESEARCH (OR)

440-3 DETERMINISTIC MODELS. (Same as IME 415) Linear programming, problem formulation, simplex algorithm, transportation and network problems, duality theory, sensitivity theory. Prerequisite: knowledge of a programming language, MATH 250 or consent of instructor.

441-3 STOCHASTIC MODELS. (Same as IME 461) Probabilistic models, elementary queuing theory with single or multiple servers, Markov processes and models, decision theory. Prerequisite: STAT 380 or 480a.

442-3 SIMULATION. (Same as IME 468) Design of simulation models using a high-level simulation programming language. Applications in production, inventory, queuing, other models. Prerequisite: OR 441 or IME 365, knowledge of a programming language.

495-3 INDEPENDENT STUDY. Research in subjects such as mathematical programming, dynamic programming, simulation, queuing, Markov processes and production topics. May be repeated to a maximum of 9 hours. Prerequisites: written consent of adviser and instructor.

585-3 SIMULATION THEORY. Theory and techniques of simulation: generation of random variables, selection of distributions, output analysis, and variance reduction. Prerequisites: OR 441; STAT 480b.

586-3 SIMULATION MODELING AND LANGUAGES. GPSS simulations: clock mechanisms, data structures, output analysis, sample applications in queuing and production. Prerequisites: OR 585; STAT 480b.

587a,b-3,3 MATHEMATICAL PROGRAMMING. (a) Theory, methods, and applications of linear and network programming; (b) Theory, methods, and applications of integer, dynamic, and nonlinear programming. Prerequisites: (a) OR 440; MATH 321. (b) OR 587a.

590-1 to 3 SEMINAR. Intensive study of selected topics: mathematical programming, dynamic programming, simulation, queuing, stochastic processes, Markov processes, and production. May be repeated to a maximum of 18 hours provided no topic is repeated. Prerequisites: written consent of adviser and instructor.

595-1 to 3 SPECIAL PROJECTS. Independent study in mathematical programming, simulation, queuing, Markov processes, or production. May be used to satisfy research paper requirement for MS degree in mathematics. May be repeated to a maximum of 7 hours. Prerequisite: consent of research adviser.

599-1 to 6 THESIS. Directed research to satisfy thesis requirement. May be repeated to a maximum of 6 hours. Prerequisite: written consent of thesis adviser.

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