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MGS 4140: Fall 2014

Dr. Satish Nargundkar

 

Tentative Schedule: [4:30 – 7:00 PM] Please check this page regularly for updated links (CRN: 82337 – Sparks 304)

Assignments are due by midnight one week after the date assigned

 

Date

Topic

Resources

Assignments

Introduction / Decision Analysis

 8/26

Introduction

Spreadsheet Modeling Basics

Basic Profit Modeling Exercise

Excel Tutorial

Learn Excel by Yourself

 

PDF to Excel Conversion

 

 

Assignment 1

Spreadsheet analysis

9/2

Decision Analysis

Ignorance, Risk, Certainty

Expected Values, Perfect Information

 

 

9/9

Decision Analysis

Decision Trees

Sequential Decisions

Bayes’ Theorem

 

9/16

Take Home – work on Project 1

 

9/23

 

Test 1

 

Project 1 Due 9/30

Optimization

9/30

Introduction to Optimization Modeling

 

10/7

Linear Programming

Optimization Exercises  

Solver solutions to in-class exercises

 

Chapters 3 and 4

Assignment 2:

Optimization Exercises

10/14

LP continued

 

NEW!

Graph solution to Prob. 2

 

Excel Solutions to A2

10/21

Network Models

Transportation Models

Assignment Models

Chapter 5

 

10/28

Test 2

 

Project 2 due 11/04

Case 5.1, Pages 242-243 in textbook is your second project

Simulation

11/4

Introduction to Monte Carlo Simulation

Discrete Variables

Jimmy’s newspaper problem

Excel Solution for Jimmy

 

11/11

Continuous Variables

Trucks at a loading Dock

Excel Solution for Trucks

Assignment 4: Monte Carlo Simulation

11/18

Summary, Review, Other topics

 

12/2

Project Presentations

 

12/16

Final Exam 7:00 – 9:30 PM