Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
İST210INTRODUCTION TO OPERATIONS RESEARCHCompulsory244
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
1To be able to comprehend the fundamentals of optimization
2To model decision-making problems
3To 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
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
0Definition and Principles of Operations Research, Deterministic Models: Introduction to Linear Programming.
1Decision Making Problems and Modelling. Standard and Canonic Forms of a Model.
2Decision Model and Solution Approaches: Graphical Method.
3Decision Model and Solution Approaches: Analytic Method.
4Decision Model and Solution Approaches: Simplex Method.
5Implementation Type of Simplex Method: Big M
6Implementation Type of Simplex Method: Two Phase
7Mid-Term
8Duality, Dual Simplex Method and Its Economic Interpretation
9Stating Simplex Table with Matrices.
10Sensitivity Analysis: Differentiating Coefficients of Objective Function, Differentiating Coefficients of Right-Hand Side.
11Sensitivity Analysis: Differentiating Design Matrix, Adding a New Variable into The Problem, Adding a New Constraint into The Problem.
12Advanced Linear Programming.
13Advanced Linear Programming.
14Advanced Linear Programming.
Recommended or Required Reading
1. Yöneylem Araştırması, Hamdy A. Taha, Çev: Ş.Alp Baray-Şakir Esnaf, İstanbul Üni., İşletme Fak., Literatür Yayıncılık, İstanbul, 2000. 2. Yöneylem Araştırması, Ahmet Öztürk, U.Ü. İktisadi ve İdari Bil. Fak., Ekin Kitabevi, Bursa, 2002 3. Yöneylem Araştırması, Aydın Ulucan, Hacettepe Üni., Siyasal Kitabevi, Ankara, 2004 4. Principles of Operations Research, Harvey M. Wagner, 1975 5. Yöneylem Araştırmasında Yararlanılan Karar Yöntemleri, Alptekin Esin, Gazi Üni., Ankara, 2003 6. Operations Management, Roberta S. Russell-Bernard N. Taylor, Amrica, 2003
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
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Language of Instruction
English
Work Placement(s)
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Attending Lectures14342
Tutorial14114
Individual Study for Mid term Examination12525
Individual Study for Final Examination13535
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)120
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