ENME 741
Operations Research Models in Engineering
Approximate Schedule and Homeworks
FALL 2024
Note:
Linear algebra review will be done by the students independently of the lectures, materials to be given out
Lecture number format: module.lecture #
Module 1: Mostly devoted to linear programming problems, basic concepts, some more advanced modeling
Module 2: Nonlinear programming problems (integer linear, nonlinear programs, game theory)
Weeks 
Week starting 
Lecture subjecct (recorded video)/class time discussion  Homeworks 
1 
Aug. 27  Module 1 : Lecture 1.1 Read Chapter 3, 3.13.3, a lot of this will be convered in the first lectures, skim 3.43.12 for interesting LP applications (some will be covered later) LP, Duality, Sensitivity Analysis

Homework #1 assigned 
2 
Sept. 3  Module 1 : Lecture 1.2 Read Chapter 3, 3.13.3, a lot of this will be convered in the first lectures, skim 3.43.12 for interesting LP applications (some will be covered later) LP, Duality, Sensitivity Analysis 
Homework #2 assigned, homework #1 due 
3 
Sept. 10  Module 1 : Lecture 1.3 start of Network Models (General) 

4 
Sept. 17  Module 1 : Lecture 1.4 
Homework #4 assigned, homework #3 due 
5 
Sept. 24  Module 1 : Lecture 1.5

Homework #5 assigned, homework #4 due 
6  Oct. 1  Module 2 : Lecture 2.1

Homework #6 assigned, homework #5 due 
7 
Oct. 8  Module 2 : Lecture 2.2 Integer Programming, Branch and Bound method for solving integer programs Nonlinear Programming Fundamentals 
Homework #7 assigned, homework #6 due 
8  Oct. 15  Module 2 : Lecture 2.3

Homework #8 assigned, homework #7 due 
9 
Oct. 22  Module 2 : Lecture 2.4 [Sections 14.114.6+Gabriel et al. (2013)], natural gas and power networks with engineering considerations (Gabriel et al. Appendices + handouts)] Nonlinear Programming Fundamentals Guest lecture 
Homework #9 assigned, homework #8 due 
10 
Oct. 29  Exam #1: during class time 

11 
Nov. 5  Module 2 : Lecture 2.5 [Sections 14.114.6+Gabriel et al. (2013)], natural gas and power networks with engineering considerations (Gabriel et al. Appendices + handouts)] 
work on projects homework #9 due 
12 
Nov. 12  Module 2 : Lecture 2.6 [Sections 14.114.6+Gabriel et al. (2013)], natural gas and power networks with engineering considerations (Gabriel et al. Appendices + handouts)]

work on projects

13 
Nov. 19  Module 2: Lecture 2.7 Market Equilibria and Optimization [Sections 14.114.6+Gabriel et al. (2013)], natural gas and power networks with engineering considerations (Gabriel et al. Appendices + handouts)]

work on projects

14 
Nov. 26  Open class for discussion on projects 
work on projects 
15  Dec. 3

Project Presentations (students)

project presentations (in class)+ project reports due 
Exam #2: during time assigned by the registar 
Class Text
Operations Research Applications and Algorithms, W.L. Winston (4th edition)