Modified last: December 22. If you would like your final exam and case back, please stop by 1281 to pick them up.
Classroom 1273 Class
times Monday and Wednesday 3:30 
5:00 PM Recitation Friday 11:00 AM Required
Textbooks Intermediate Business
Statistics Analysis of Variance, Regression, and Time
Series, Robert Miller and Dean Wichern, Duxbury Press,
1977 Operations Research:
Applications and Algorithms, Third Edition, Wayne
Winston Duxbury Press, 1994 Recommended
Textbook Introduction to
Stochastic Processes, Erhan Cinlar, PrenticeHall,
1975
Instructor Stephan Kolitz (617) 258 3885 Teaching
Assistants Part I Masroor Hasan (617) 252 1124 Part II Moncef Chaabouni
The schedule given below is the current plan, and as such it can and probably will change during the term. In essence, the course is divided into two parts, with an exam at the end of each part. The second exam is scheduled as a final exam, but will only cover the last half of the course. The exam dates have not been set yet.
There are eight short problem sets assigned out of the textbooks, along with two longer cases. The readings in the schedule are to be done before the class day in which they are listed.




Problem Sets / Cases Due 


Miller 1.11.3 Winston Ch. 1 



review of probability 



Probability spaces, random variables 
Miller 2.12.3 Cinlar 1.1, 1.2 



Distributions, expectation, variance 
Miller 2.4, 2.5 Cinlar 1.2, 1.3, 2.1, 2.2 



Stochastic processes 
Winston 19.119.5, Cinlar 3.1 3.4, 4.1, 4.2, 4.4, 4.5 5.1 



random variables, distributions 



Queues 
Winston 22.1, 22.2, 22.4 



Simulation 
Winston 23.123.4 



Simulation 
Winston 23.5, 23.6, 23.9 



stochastic processes, queues, simulation 



Statistics, estimation 
Miller 3.1, 3.2; Winston 23.7 



statistics, estimation 



Estimation, hypothesis testing 
Miller 3.33.6 



Hypothesis testing 
Miller 3.73.9 



hypothesis testing 



Regression 
Miller 5.15.4 



Regression 
Miller 5.55.11, 5B 



Overview of more advanced models 
Miller 6,7,9 



Overview of more advanced models 



review for exam 



Linear algebra 
Winston Ch. 2 



Linear programs 
Winston Ch. 3 



linear programs 



Linear programs 
Winston Ch. 3, 5 



Duality 
Winston Ch. 5, 6 



linear programs, duality 



Networks 
Winston Ch. 7 



duality, networks 



Networks 
Winston Ch. 8 



Integer programs 
Winston Ch. 9 



networks, integer programs 



Integer programs 
Winston Ch. 9 



Decomposition 
Chapter 10 handout 



Case2 questions 



Decomposition, review 



Heuristics 
Chapter 10 handout 



Heuristics 