## Reminder
## Learning Goals of Topic 1- The ability to plot lines in two dimensional Cartesian coordinate system
- Understanding and having the ability to identify solutions of linear equations and inequalities
- The ability to identify solutions to a system of linear inequalities (feasible region)
- Understanding the features of feasible region and its extreme points in terms feasible and infeasible extreme points and their significance in overall scheme of optimization
- Understanding the concept of an objective function and its role in a linear programming (LP) model
- Recognizing the general models of LP
## Study Guide- Watch Topic 1 video (26:53 minutes). Somewhere around minute 9:00 a
reference is made to another video on my channel (
**Line Plot**), pause Topic 1 video and on a new window watch the other video. Upon completion return to the Topic 1 video and resume watching. -
Visit the
Operations Research course on my Web site. On the sliding panel on the
left hand side click on "
**Archive**" and select "Solved Problems". In the solve Problems window click on "**Graphical Method**" to see a number of solved problems. Browse through the problems an get a feel about the type of problems that you may encounter. Try to see whether you can plot the feasible region without the help of any software. Use graph papers and try to be as accurate as you can. - On the same Archive tab, select "
**Topic Archive**" and in the new window browse through past semesters of OR class and see whether you can find topics that are related. You should be looking for topics that come under "Plotting feasible region" and visit some of them. - Try to do one of the assignments in one of the Topic Archive pages. If you have a problem, post your question to the group.
- Select one of the problems of your choice and solve it. Between Friday and Saturday post your solution to the group (only PDF files please). If you have not finished your homework, do not look at posted solutions. On Sunday, a test problem will be posted, pick up the problem and try to do it in the allotted time. Participate in the discussion that would follow a couple of days after the test.
## Assessment- Did you complete the homework correctly within the required time? If not, what were the major reasons.
- While solving homework, did you have redo some work or make corrections to some of the values calculated? If so, would you categorize them as careless mistakes or conceptual mistakes? Do you feel that they might be the type of mistakes other participants make? What advice you can give others to reduce the possibility of those mistakes?
- Did you finish the test within the time identified for the test? If not, how many more minutes it took you to finish the test? Did you finish the test correctly? With passing threshold of 70% did you pass the test? What was the concepts in the test that were not discussed in video tapes, homework, or solved problems? Were they type of concepts that could be deducted from other concepts discussed in Topic 1?
- About the course: Did you have difficulty finding and studying the materials for this course? How can it be improved?
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