MATH3220 Operations Research
and Logistics (2011-2012)
Lecture Hours and Venues: Tuesdays 10:35am-12:15pm (with 5-minute break) and
Thursdays 12:35pm-1:15pm both at LT4, LSB
Lecturer Office Hours:
Every Thursday 11:30am-12:15pm, but please send me
or call me first (3943-7970), if possible.
About the Lecturer:
About the Tutors:
Guojian Yin, Haixia Liu, Office: Rm 101, LSB, Tel: 3943-8608, Email:
Tutorial Hours and Venues: H3 and H5 at MMW710.
Dynamic programming, equipment replacement problem, resource allocation
problem, knapsack problem; network flow problems,
shortest path problem; integer programming; queueing theory and
birth-and-death processes; data envelopment analysis; decision analysis
Students taking this course are expected to have
knowledge in linear programming, in particular, the
theory of Simplex Method.
- Operations Research: An Introduction by Hamdy A Taha.
- Introduction to Operations Research by F. S. Hillier
and G. J. Lieberman.
Link to the Lecture notes, assignments etc.
- Chapter 1 -- Dynamic Programming
- Chapter 2 -- Network Flow Problems
- Chapter 3 -- Integer Programming Problem
- Chapter 4 -- Queueing Theory
Tentative Teaching schedule:
Week 1-3: Dynamic Programming
Week 3-6: Network Flow Problems
Week 7-10: Integer Programming
Week 11: Mid-term on March 27 (Tuesday) 10:35am-12:05pm and
lab class on March 29 (Thursday) 12:35pm-1:15pm at Rm 232B, LSB
Week 12: No class on April 3 (Tuesday) and
on April 5 (Thursday)
Week 13-15: Queueing Networks (Supplementary class on
April 23 (Monday) from 10:30am to 1:15pm at LT4, LSB)
- Six to seven homework assignments (once every two weeks): 10 marks
Solutions will be uploaded right after due date.
So no late homeworks will be accepted.
- One programming assignment (in any language you like): 5 marks (to be handed out on March 29)
- One test (March 27 from 10:35am to 12:05pm): 25 marks
- Final examination (centrally-arranged): 60 marks
- If you are found cheating, you will automatically get an F
grade in this course and your act will be
reported to the Department for necessary disciplinary actions.
- To avoid copying of programs, your programs may be spot-checked,
i.e. you will be asked questions regarding the statements
in your program when you hand in your program in person.
- Please don't let others copy your assignments or programs as
we don't have a way to tell who is copying who and you may be
liable to the penalties.