The course grade will be based on homework, a case study, and two exams.

**Homework**

The only way to learn mathematical material is by working problems.

- Homework is due at the beginning of class on the due date (see schedule). No late homework will be accepted.
- You are encouraged to work exercises that are not assigned.
Some can be found in the course notes. More can be found in the textbook
by Winston,
*Operations Research: Applications and Algorithms*, Duxbury Press (1994). Copies are on reserve in the Hunt library. - You should do the homework without consulting other
students. If you need help, you may consult the instructor or a
teaching assistant. For
*nonassigned*exercises, it is a good idea to work them out with other students. - Every attempt will be made to return graded homeworks promptly. Solutions to the homework will be distributed in class after the due date.
- The following rules apply to all homework:
- Use only 11 by 8.5 in. paper.
- Start each problem on a new page.
- Assemble the homework in proper order and staple it together.
- PRINT your name on the top right hand corner.

**Case Study**

The case study has two parts. The first part will require formulating a linear program. The second part requires solving the linear program and analyzing the results for managerial purposes.

**Exams**

- There will be one midterm and one final exam. The precise dates of the exams will be announced by the GSIA administration.
- The questions in the exams will be similar to the homework problems and the problems discussed in class both in form and content. The lectures may occasionally range over peripheral topics, but the content of the exercises is a reliable guide to which topics can appear on the exam.
- All exams will be
**open-notes**. -
Except for
__unforeseen circumstances, makeup exams will not be given. A student is required to inform the instructor as soon as possible in such a case. In case of an unavoidable conflict, it is the student's responsibility to schedule a makeup exam__*before*the exam date after discussing with the instructor.

**Grading Weights**

Midterm exam , homework , case study , final exam .

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