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# Introduction to Operations Research

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## Overview

Operations Research (OR) is a discipline that helps to make better decisions in complex scenarios by the application of a set of advanced analytical methods. It couples theories, results and theorems of mathematics, statistics and probability with its own theories and algorithms for problem solving. Applications of OR techniques spread over various fields in engineering, management and public systems.

This course introduces the students to the following topics

• Linear Programming,
• Transportation problems
• Assignment problems.
• Advanced topics on duality.

At the end of this course students will be able to understand, formulate linear programming problems and applications.

## Syllabus

Unit 1: Linear Programming (LP): Terminology and formulations
Unit 2: Graphical and Algebraic solutions to LP
Unit 3: Simplex Algorithm: Algebraic form, Tabular form, Types of LPs, Matrix
method
Unit 4: Duality: Writing the dual of an LP, Primal-Dual relationships
Unit 5: Dual: Basic understanding, significance, interpretation, Dual Simplex algorithm
Unit 6: Transportation Problem
Unit 7: Assignment Problem
Unit 8: Solving LPs using Solver, Sensitivity analysis

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Deepak S
5.0 8 months ago
is taking this course right now, spending 3 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
A simple yet informative introductory course in operations research for interested individuals. Not sure if it is beginner friendly, as I already had some knowledge of concepts in operations research!
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