MATH3215 - Operations Research - 2019/20

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  • Jan 5: Course information
  • Jan 5: There is no tutorial in the first week.
  • Feb 10: Announcement on the special course arrangement
  • 1. Online lecture and tutorial sessions will be conducted, during the same timeslots as they have been scheduled, by using ZOOM from Feb 17 until further notice.
  • 2. Due to the current special circumstances, homework will be submitted by uploading the scanned copy to Blackboard. More information about how to submit your HW will be announced via email later.
  • 3. The midterm will be postponed to a later date when normal face-to-face teaching can be resumed (probably in late of March). For the worst case, it could also be an “online exam”. An announcement will be made later.
  • 4. Please check your email and the course website regularly for updated information.
  • Mar 23: Midterm examination will be held on Apr 10, 2020, 12:00 noon to Apr 11, 2020, 12:00 noon. It is a take-home open-book examination, covers all materials in L1 - L6.
  • Apr 6: Midterm exercise
  • Apr 6: Midterm exercise solution
  • May 6: Final examination will be held on May 17, 2020, 12:00 noon to May 18, 2020, 12:00 noon. It is a take-home open-book examination, covers all materials in L1 - L9.
  • May 6: Final exam revision exercise
  • May 6: Final exam revision exercise solution

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: Mon 10:30 - 12:15 LSB LT4; Thu 14:30 - 15:15 LSB LT3
  • Tutorial: Thu 15:30 - 16:15 LSB LT3

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.


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Assessment Scheme

Assignment 10%
Programming Assignment 5%
Midterm Exam (Apr 10, Fri, 12:00 noon - Apr 11, Sat, 12:00 noon) 40%
Final Exam (May 17, Sun, 12:00 noon - May 18, Mon, 12:00 noon) 45%

Honesty in Academic Work

The Chinese University of Hong Kong places very high importance on honesty in academic work submitted by students, and adopts a policy of zero tolerance on cheating and plagiarism. Any related offence will lead to disciplinary action including termination of studies at the University. Although cases of cheating or plagiarism are rare at the University, everyone should make himself / herself familiar with the content of the following website:

and thereby help avoid any practice that would not be acceptable.

Assessment Policy

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