640:354 - Linear Optimization
Rutgers University, Fall 2015
Anders Buch (asbuch at math dot rutgers period edu)
TF3, Tuesday and Friday 12:00 - 1:20 PM in ARC-107 (Busch)
Course web site:
Kolman and Beck, Elementary Linear Programming with Applications (2nd ed.)
Notes about Branch and Bound algorithm
Chapters 1-4 in Kolman and Beck, except the Revised Simplex Method
(3.5), Computer Aspects (3.7 and 4.4), and the Big M Method (pages
The following formula sheet will be
available during the final exam. It will be given to you, do not
bring it yourself. The information may be useful to reinforce your
memory, but it may not tell you everything you need to know.
Thursday 3-4 PM and Friday 1:30-2:30 PM in Hill 234.
- Midterm 1, Tuesday October 6 in class, 22%
- Midterm 2, Tuesday November 10 in class, 22%
- Final Exam, Monday December 21, 8-11 AM in ARC-107, 44%
- Weekly Homeworks, 12% total.
Many people have asked what happened in the first class. Here are my
1) Late homework is not accepted.
2) It is fine to discuss the problems with others, but writeups must
be individual. If you have received help for solving a problem, then
cite your source(s).
Homework assignments will appear on the course web site.
Assigned homework sets:
Homework set 1 due September 15 in class.
Homework set 2 due September 29 in class.
Practice problems 3. Do not turn in.
(Solutions to problem sets 1,2,3.)
Homework set 4 due October 20 in class.
Homework set 5 due October 27 in class.
Homework set 6 due November 3 in class.
Practice problems 7. Do not turn in.
Homework set 8 due November 24 in class.
Homework set 9 due December 4 in class.
Practice problems 10. Do not turn in.
(Solutions to problem sets 8,9,10.)