Instructor

Name: Dr. Scott Clary

Email: sclary@fit.edu

Phone: (407) 356-4023

Fax: (413) 473-3923

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Objective

This course will leverage concepts covered in other operations research and mathematics courses to address "real world" type problems through case study.  Students will be required to use a multi-step process for building an operations research model to develop optimal solutions for problems and then present the results and answer questions related to the results.

Depending on the size of the class, students may work as teams on case studies.

Required Textbook

Operations Research:  An Introduction, 10th Edition

By Hamdy A. Taha, 2017, Pearson - ISBN 9780134444017 (Hard Copy) or ISBN 9780137526567 (eText)

OR

OPERATIONS RESEARCH: Applications and Algorithms, 4th Edition

By Wayne L. Winston, 2004, Wadsworth, Inc. - ISBN 0-534-38058-1 (with LINDO software)

Classic Operations Research Textbook now out of print, but still available (please don't pay more than $40 for it)

Materials

Software:

Student Version of LINDO as part of Solver Suite can be purchased for $25 directly from LINDO Systems, Inc. at:

http://www.lindo.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=155&Itemid=73

http://www.lindo.com

Prerequisites

MTH 5225 or ORP 5001 and ORP 5002.

Grading

Your course grade will be determined by your level of participation and the weighted average of the three case study submissions using the following scale:

Percentage Letter Grade:

90 - 100 A

80 - 89 B

70 - 79 C

60 - 69 D

Below 60 F

Weight Item:

Three Case Studies, each worth one-third of your Final Grade.  

Exams

None.

Location

Cyberspace - using the Canvas course delivery system.

Chat

None - discussion board and e-mail will be the primary method of class interaction.

Schedule

We will see how it goes. My goal is to have you learn the material, not to meet a schedule, and I reserve the right to make adjustments as necessary.

Week 01 - 04: Case Study 01

Week 05 - 08: Case Study 07

Week 08 - 11: Case Study 03

Projects

Each of the three Case Studies shall serve as projects.

Readings

As required to support resolution of Case Study problems and associated questions.

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Other Items

Academic Honesty Definitions & Procedures:  Located in the student handbook at

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Title IX Statement:  The university’s Title IX policy is available at https://www.fit.edu/policies/title-ix/

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Dennis Kwarteng, Title IX Coordinator
Phone: 321-309-3068
e-mail: dkwarteng@fit.edu
Office: John E. Miller Office Bldg (401QAD), Room: 137
Please note that as your professor, I am required to report any incidents to the Title IX Coordinator. 

If you wish to speak to an employee who does not have this reporting responsibility, please contact the Student Counseling Center at 321-674-8050.

Academic Accommodations:  Florida Tech is committed to equal opportunity for persons w/disabilities in the participation of activities operated/sponsored by the university. Therefore, students w/documented disabilities are entitled to reasonable educational accommodations. The Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR) supports students by assisting w/accommodations, providing recommended interventions, and engaging in case management services.  It is the student’s responsibility to make a request to OAR before any accommodations can be approved/implemented.  Also, students w/approved accommodations are encouraged to speak w/the course instructor to discuss any arrangements and/or concerns relating to their accommodations for the class. 

Office of Accessibility Resources (OAR):

Phone: 321-674-8285
Email: accessibilityresources@fit.edu
Website: https://www.fit.edu/accessibility-resources

Recording Disclosure (Privacy Waiver): This course may be recorded for use by students and/or faculty. Enrolled students are subject to having their images and voices recorded during the classroom presentations, remote access learning, online course discussions, and remote office hours/meetings. Course participants should have no expectation of privacy regarding their participation in this class.  Recordings may not be reproduced, shared with those not registered in the courses, or uploaded to other online environments.  All recordings will be deleted at the conclusion of the academic term.