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MT3832   Mathematical Programming

Academic year(s): 2017-2018

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF Level 9

Semester: 2

Planned timetable: 12.00 noon Mon (odd weeks), Wed and Fri

The aim of this module is to introduce students to the formulation and solution of various linear programming problems. The subject matter will be illustrated by applying the methods of solution to real examples. The syllabus includes: formulation of linear problems; solution graphically and by simplex algorithm; sensitivity analysis; duality; transportation and transshipment; the assignment problem.

Relationship to other modules

Pre-requisite(s): Before taking this module you should pass MT2501 or ( pass MT1002 and pass MN2002 )

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 2.5 lectures (weeks 1 - 10) and 0.5 tutorial (weeks 2 - 11).

Scheduled learning hours: 30

Guided independent study hours: 120

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%

As defined by QAA
Written examinations : 100%
Practical examinations : 0%
Coursework: 0%

Re-assessment: 2-hour Written Examination = 100%

Personnel

Module teaching staff: Dr M Papathomas, TBC