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Archived Curricula Guide 2016–2018
Curricula Guide is archieved. Please refer to current Curricula Guides
SMAT5302 Operations Research with Applications 5 ECTS
Organised by
Applied Mathematics
Person in charge
Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Yury Nikulin
Preceding studies

Learning outcomes

The course will contain selected topics from modern theory of Operations Research.
Along with some advance techniques from linear programming, classical vehicle routing and travelling salesman problems, some modern applications of OR are going to be covered. Suitable for math. students as well as for students specialized in various practical disciplines with good backgrounds in applied optimization.


1. Introduction. OR structure and applications
2. Advance linear programming
3. Knapsack and dynamic programming
4. Vehicle routing models
5 Travelling salesman problem
6. Chinese postman problem
7. Queuing and network models
8. OR in sport
9. OR in medicine
10. OR in scheduling
11. OR in finance

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 28 h 0 h
Exercises 12 h 0 h

Not lectured 2014-2016.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
  • In English
Written exam
  • In English


Numeric 0-5.

Study materials

Kasana, H.S., Kumar K.D.. Introductory Operations Research + handouts+selected papers

Belongs to following study modules

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Implementation details are unavailable.
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