Description of Individual Course Units
 Course Unit Code Course Unit Title Type of Course Unit Year of Study Semester Number of ECTS Credits İST210 INTRODUCTION TO OPERATIONS RESEARCH Compulsory 2 4 4
Level of Course Unit
First Cycle
Objectives of the Course
The aim of this course is to make students inform concerning linear programming which is one of the quantitative decision-making techniques.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Learning Outcomes
 1 To be able to comprehend the fundamentals of optimization 2 To model decision-making problems 3 To figure out the mathematical model and interpret the solution
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
Recommended Optional Programme Components
Course Contents
Fundamental concepts, principles, and theorems about optimization. Decision - making problems and modeling. Introduction to linear programming. Graphical Method, Analytic Method, Simplex Method, and Degeneration. Duality, Dual Simplex Method. Sensitivity Analysis. Matrices Form of Linear Programming.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
 Week Theoretical Practice Laboratory 0 Definition and Principles of Operations Research, Deterministic Models: Introduction to Linear Programming. 1 Decision Making Problems and Modelling. Standard and Canonic Forms of a Model. 2 Decision Model and Solution Approaches: Graphical Method. 3 Decision Model and Solution Approaches: Analytic Method. 4 Decision Model and Solution Approaches: Simplex Method. 5 Implementation Type of Simplex Method: Big M 6 Implementation Type of Simplex Method: Two Phase 7 Mid-Term 8 Duality, Dual Simplex Method and Its Economic Interpretation 9 Stating Simplex Table with Matrices. 10 Sensitivity Analysis: Differentiating Coefficients of Objective Function, Differentiating Coefficients of Right-Hand Side. 11 Sensitivity Analysis: Differentiating Design Matrix, Adding a New Variable into The Problem, Adding a New Constraint into The Problem. 12 Advanced Linear Programming. 13 Advanced Linear Programming. 14 Advanced Linear Programming.
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Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
 Term (or Year) Learning Activities Quantity Weight Midterm Examination 1 100 SUM 100 End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities Quantity Weight Final Sınavı 1 100 SUM 100 Term (or Year) Learning Activities 40 End Of Term (or Year) Learning Activities 60 SUM 100
Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)