Optativa ( Investigação Operacional ) - Economia - Sem Ramos - Especialidades

ECTS / Credit Units
Year: 3 / 1º Semestre
Plan: 2015/16
Scientific Area: MAT
Level: L2

Semestral Hour Load

Theorical: 32.00
Theorical-Pratical: 48.00
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Degree having this Course

Degree - Branch Degree Plan Year
Economia - Sem Ramos - Especialidades 2015/16
Gestão - Sem Ramos - Especialidades 2015/16

Teaching Staff

Paulo Sérgio Abreu Freitas
Paulo Sérgio Abreu Freitas

Responsável pelas Pautas
Ensino teórico
Ensino teórico-prático

Course Information

Course Objectivs

O1 To know the basic principles necessary for understanding and formulating of various optimization problems addressed in this course.

O2 To be able to manipulate a generalist software (Excel solver) to calculate optimal solutions of linear programming problems, as well as having the ability to provide recommendations based on such solutions and sensitivity analysis and post-optimization.

O3 To be able to identify problems that may be modeled using networks (graphs) and how to use appropriate methods for solving them.

O4 To have the ability to model a project using networks, how to identify critical activities and time slacks, how to analyze time-cost trade-offs and how to manage resources allocation throughout its execution.

Evaluation Criteria

Classification Type: Quantitative (0-20)
Evaluation Methodology: Lectures, problem solving and discussion sessions and presentation problems. Some problem solving with appropriate software (Excel solver). Enhancing student self-study attitude and research with problem solving outside the classroom. The evaluation consists of two mandatory tests. The final grade is obtained by arithmetic mean of both test results.

Program Resume (get program detail)

Main Bibliography

H. A. Taha (2010). Operations Research: An Introduction. Pearson.
M. S. Bazaraa, J. J. Jarvis, H. D. Sherali (2010). Linear Programming and Network Flows. Wiley.
M. M. Hill, M. M. Santos (2015). Investigação Operacional. Edições Sílabo.
W. L. Winston (2004). Operations Research: Applications and Algorithms. Tomson Brooks/Cole.

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Student Support

Wednesday, 14h30-16h00.

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