ENGS 52: Introduction to Operations Research

Offered

15W: 10A
Santos

16W: 10A
Santos

Prerequisites

MATH 8 and MATH 22 or equivalent

Dist

TAS

Basic concepts of optimization are introduced as aids in systematic decision making in engineering contexts. Deterministic optimization is developed in the form of linear and integer programming and their extensions. Probabilistic models are introduced in terms of Markov chains, queuing and inventory theory, and stochastic simulation. The course emphasizes the application of these methods to the design, planning, and operation of complex industrial and public systems.