Course syllabus E15-0154-B - Operations Research - Optimum programming (FEM - SS 2020/2021)

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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty of Economics and Management
Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Operations Research - Optimum programming
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture3 hours weekly (on-site method)
1 hour weekly (on-site method)

International Business with Agrarian Commodities - bachelor (required), 4. semester
International Business with Agrarian Commodities - bachelor (required), 4. semester
International Business with Agrarian Commodities - bachelor (required), 4. semester
Quantitative Methods in Economics - bachelor (required), 4. semester
Level of study: 1.
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods :
Two midterm tests - 50%, homeworks - 10%, final written exam - 40%
Grading scale:
93-100% excellent A(1)
86-92% very good B(1.5)
79-85% good C(2)
72-78% satisfactory D(2.5)
64-71% sufficient E(3)
≤ 63% fail FX(4)
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to formulate decision and economic analysis problems with the use of mathematical models and consequently how to solve and analyze them with the use of selected operations research methods. Further students will be able to apply operations research methods to solve various decision problems and find optimal decision.
Course contents:
The course is focused mainly on mathematical programming and its use in decision-making and analytical work. In the first part of the course an introduction to linear programming is given, the simplex method, duality, and principles of sensitivity analysis is explained. In the following part methods for solving transportation problems are introduced. In the third part the basics of non-linear programming are explained with a particular focus on quadratic programming problem solving. Next part of the course is devoted to basic applications of graph theory. The last part of the course is devoted to the basics of input-output analysis, mainly to calculations derived from the distribution and cost equations.
Recommended or required reading:
Jablonský, J.: Operační výzkum. Kvantitativní modely pro ekonomické rozhodování. Professional Publishing, Praha 2002
Kabát, L., Fandel, P.: Metódy operačnej analýzy, Nitra, ES VŠP Nitra, 1980
Pitel, J.: Ekonomicko - matematické metódy, Bratislava, príroda 1988
Šimková, M.: Optimálne programovanie, SPU Nitra 2001
Taha, H.A.: Operations Research - An Introduction (9th ed.), Prentice-Hall of. India, New Delhi 2010.
Winston, W.L.: Operations Research: Applications and Algorithms. Duxbury Publishing 2003.

Language of instruction:
Slovak, English
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 245

17,6 %12,2 %
15,9 %
17,1 %
24,5 %
12,7 %
Name of lecturer(s):
doc. Ing. Peter Fandel, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Ing. Martina Hanová, PhD. (lecturer)
doc. Ing. Jozef Repiský, CSc. (lecturer)
Last modification:
22. 10. 2019
doc. Ing. Peter Fandel, CSc. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Iveta Kunová on 10/22/2019.

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