ENGR 057. Operations Research
(Cross-listed as ECON 032 )
This course introduces students to mathematical modeling and optimization to solve complex, multivariable problems such as those relating to efficient business and government operations, environmental pollution control, urban planning, and water, energy, and food resources. Introduction to the AMPL computer modeling language is included. A case study project is required for students taking the course as a natural sciences and engineering practicum (ENGR 057). The project is optional for students taking the course as ECON 032 .
Prerequisite: familiarity with matrix methods, especially solution of simultaneous linear equations, i.e., elementary linear algebra; but a full course in linear algebra is not required.
Corequisite: Natural sciences and engineering practicum if taken as ENGR 057.
Natural sciences and engineering practicum.
Eligible for ENVS, CBL
Fall 2018. McGarity.
Catalog chapter: Engineering
Department website: http://www.swarthmore.edu/engineering
Check the Spring 2018 Schedule of Courses