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IB104-12 Mathematical Programming I

Department
Warwick Business School
Level
Undergraduate Level 1
Module leader
Bo Chen
Credit value
12
Module duration
5 weeks
Assessment
100% exam
Study location
University of Warwick main campus, Coventry
Introductory description

At the end of the module students will be able to recognise, formulate and solve practical resource allocation and planning problems. Module members will also be able to identify the limitations of the approaches. This module serves as a prerequisite for further modules in integer and non-linear programming, which are available to students in their second and final years.

Module aims

At the end of the module students will be able to recognise, formulate and solve practical resource allocation and planning problems. Module members will also be able to identify the limitations of the approaches. This module serves as a prerequisite for further modules in integer and non-linear programming, which are available to students in their second and final years.

Outline syllabus

This is an indicative module outline only to give an indication of the sort of topics that may be covered. Actual sessions held may differ.

Introduction to Operational Research
Introduction to Linear Programming
Introduction to basic algorithms for solving linear programming problems
Practical computer work using a Linear Programming computer package
Formulation methods and Interpretation of solutions
Distribution / transportation models
Introduction to Game Theory

Learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

  • Recognise, formulate and solve (using MP software) practical resource allocation and planning problems.
Subject specific skills

Analytically solve linear optimisation problems

Transferable skills

Model a business optimisation problem in a suitable mathematical form and interpret optimal mathematical solutions in the business context.

Study time

Type Required
Lectures 20 sessions of 1 hour (17%)
Seminars 5 sessions of 1 hour (4%)
Private study 95 hours (79%)
Total 120 hours
Private study description

Private Study.

Costs

No further costs have been identified for this module.

You do not need to pass all assessment components to pass the module.

Assessment group B
Weighting Study time
Online Examination 100% 57 hours

Exam

~Platforms - AEP


  • Online examination: No Answerbook required
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Past exam papers for IB104

Post-requisite modules

If you pass this module, you can take:

  • IB3K2-15 Financial Optimisation
  • IB352-15 Applied Optimization Methods
  • IB207-12 Mathematical Programming II

Courses

This module is Optional for:

  • Year 1 of UCSA-GN51 Undergraduate Computer and Business Studies

This module is Option list A for:

  • Year 1 of UCSA-G4G1 Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics
  • Year 1 of UCSA-G4G3 Undergraduate Discrete Mathematics

This module is Option list B for:

  • Year 1 of UMAA-GV18 Undergraduate Mathematics and Philosophy with Intercalated Year