INFORMATION for MATH 364
PRINCIPLES of OPTIMIZATION
Dr. Alan Genz
- Time and Place
- Date: 15 weeks, January 11 - April 29, 2016
- Time and Place: 9:10-10:25 AM TuTh, Fulmer 150
- Name: Alan Genz; Email: alangenz AT wsu DOT edu
- Office: Neill 232; Office hours: 10:30-11:45 TuTh, or by appointment.
- Current Text
- Introduction to Mathematical Programming and Game Theory
by P. Thie and G. Keough, Third Edition (Wiley, 2008).
- Text Coverage
- Chapters 1-7.
For more details, see the course
- Chapter 1 Model Building for Linear Optimization
- Chapter 2 Linear Programming Introduction
- Chapter 3 The Simplex Algorithm
- Chapter 4 Duality
- Chapter 5 Sensitivity Analysis
- Chapter 6 Integer Programming
- Chapter 7 Transportation Problem
Homework will be assigned every day and will usually be due on
Tuesdays (see Schedule for details).
Late work is NOT accepted.
Make sure that you start working on the homework as soon as possible.
If you have difficulties, you should contact the instructor.
In order to get credit for the assigned homework problems,
detailed solutions, showing intermediate steps, must be provided by you.
All class work that you submit for grading
should have been completed by you. Reduced credit will be given if
you submit assigned work for grading and there is strong evidence that you
copied another student's work.
- The course grades will be based on weekly textwork assignments 30%
(with lowest textwork score dropped),
two midterm examinations 40%, and a comprehensive final examination 30%.
Please note the following regarding the examinations.
Cheating on exams will not be tolerated; evidence of cheating
will result in a "0" for that exam.
- They are closed-book and closed-notes.
- Midterm Examination 1 - Thursday, February 18, in class, Chapters 1-3;
- Midterm Examination 2 - Thursday, April 5, in class, Chapters 4-5;
- Comprehensive Final Examination - Thursday, May 5, 10:10-12:10, Fulm 150.
The approximate grading scale for Math 364 will be
(0-59)F, (60-65)D, (66-68)D+,
(69-71)C-, (72-75)C, (76-78)C+,
(79-81)B-, (82-85)B, (86-88)B+, (89-91)A-, (92-100)A.
An average score in one of the intervals will result in a grade
at least as high as the associated grade, but
may be determined by curving with lower breakpoints.
You can check your current scores
and estimated grade via the Math Department
MyMath Math Portal,
linked from the main class website (after login, use "Goto" to follow the
Reasonable accommodations are available for students with a documented
disability. If you need a disability accommodation to
fully participate in this class, please visit the Access Center
(Washington Bldg, Room 217, 335-3417).
All accommodations MUST be Access Center approved.
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environment for its faculty, staff, and students.
Please visit safetyplan.wsu.edu and
to access the Campus Safety Plan and emergency information.
Other information about emergencies can be found at the WSU Alert Site
There is a Website for the course materials. All students in the
class are encouraged to use the course information available at