Course: Operations Research in English

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Course title Operations Research in English
Course code KEM/AOV
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Tutorial
Level of course Bachelor
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 6
Language of instruction English
Status of course unspecified
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Course availability The course is available to visiting students
  • Plevný Miroslav, Doc. Dr. Ing.
  • Lukáš Ladislav, Doc. RNDr. Ing. CSc.
Course content
- Introduction to quantitative methods. - Formulation of the linear programming models. - Application of LP to decision making problems. - Geometric representation of an LP-model and its graphical solution. - The Simplex method. - Sensitivity analysis of LP problems - Economics interpretation of duality and shadow prices. - Transportation problem and other special problems of LP, Integer programming. - Introduction to non-linear programming, gradient methods. - Introduction to network models and project management methods. - Introduction to queuing theory. - Basic inventory models.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Task-based study method, Individual study, Students' self-study, Lecture, Practicum
  • Contact hours - 52 hours per semester
  • Preparation for comprehensive test (10-40) - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for an examination (30-60) - 50 hours per semester
  • Undergraduate study programme term essay (20-40) - 30 hours per semester
professional knowledge
learning outcomes
Student is able to: - Identify and define specific problems of the quantitative analysis. - Identify relevant information, links and relationships needed to solve a given problem. - Build a simple model of a given problem and choose the appropriate method for its solution. - Solve the model using widely available software. - Evaluate and interpret the obtained solutions that are initially specified in terms of practice-oriented problem.
teaching methods
Task-based study method
Students' self-study
Individual study
assessment methods
Combined exam
Skills demonstration during seminar
Recommended literature
  • Anderson, David Ray. An introduction to management science : quantitative approaches to decision making. Mason : Thomson/South-Western, 2008. ISBN 978-0-324-39980-6.
  • PLEVNÝ, M., LUKÁŠ, L. Operační výzkum. 1. vyd. Plzeň : Západočeská univerzita, 2000. ISBN 80-7082-641-X.
  • PLEVNÝ, M., ŽIŽKA, M. Modelování a optimalizace v manažerském rozhodování. 1. vyd. Plzeň : Západočeská univerzita, 2005. ISBN 80-7043-435-X.
  • WISNIEWSKI, M. Metody manažerského rozhodování. 1. vyd. Praha : Grada, 1996. ISBN 80-7169-089-9.

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