Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
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This subject is not offered in 2012.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 36 hours comprising one 2-hour lecture per week and one 1-hour practice class per week. |
Total Time Commitment:
3 contacts and 7 hours private study per week.
The following subject, or equivalent:
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An introductory-level subject in operations research equivalent to
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For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements for this entry.
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Assoc Prof Sanming Zhou
Many practical problems in management, operations research, telecommunication and computer networking can be modelled as optimisation problems on networks. Here the underlying structure is a graph. This subject is an introduction to optimisation problems on networks with a focus on theoretical results and efficient algorithms. It covers classical problems that can be solved in polynomial time, such as shortest paths, maximum matchings, maximum flows, and minimum cost flows. Other topics include complexity and NP-completeness, matroids and greedy algorithms, approximation algorithms, multicommodity flows, and network design. This course is beneficial for all students of discrete mathematics, operations research, and computer science.
After completing this subject, students should:
Up to 50 pages of written assignments (40%: two assignments worth 20% each, due mid and late in semester), a 3-hour written examination (60%, in the examination period).
Lecture notes prepared by Dr Sanming Zhou, and the textbook by B. Korte and J. Vygen, Combinatorial Optimiation: Theory and Algorithms. 2nd Edition, Springer, Berlin, 2002
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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In addition to learning specific skills that will assist students in their future careers in science, they will have the opportunity to develop generic skills that will assist them in any future career path. These include:
Master of Operations Research and Management Science |
Master of Science (Mathematics and Statistics)
Mathematics and Statistics |
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