MATH3215 - Operations Research - 2018/19

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  • Aug 30: Course Information [Download file]
  • Aug 30: There is no tutorial in the first week.
  • Oct 11: Midterm examination is held next Thursday 4:30pm - 6:15pm, at LSB LT4. It will cover all topics in L1 - L7.
  • Nov 30: Final examination will cover all topics in L8 - L15.

General Information


  • Dr. PAN Lily
    • Office: LSB 233
    • Tel: 3943 7956
    • Email:
    • Office Hours: Mon 16:00 - 17:30 (or by appointment)

Teaching Assistant

  • Mr. CHAN Hei Long
    • Office: LSB 222B
    • Tel: 3943 7963
    • Email:

Time and Venue

  • Lecture: Tue 10:30 - 12:15 LSK LT3; Thu 16:30 - 17:15 LSB LT4
  • Tutorial: Thu 17:30 - 18:15 LSB LT4

Course Description

Operations Research (OR) refers to the science of decision making. This course provides a fundamental account of the basic results and techniques of Linear Programming (LP), network optimization and integer programming (IP) in Operations Research. Pre-requisite: MATH1030.


  • The course will mainly follow the lecture notes.


  • Operations Research: An Introduction, by H.F. Taha
  • Introduction to Operations Research, by F.S. Hillier and G.J. Lieberman
  • Linear and Nonlinear Programming, by D.G. Luenberger and Y.Y. Ye
  • Introduction to Linear Optimization, by D. Bertsimas and J.N. Tsitsiklis

Lecture Notes

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Assessment Scheme

Assignment  10%
Programming Assignment  5%
Midterm Exam (Oct 18, Thu, 16:30 - 18:15) 40%
Final Exam 45%

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