Dr. YAHDI: Math452Analytics (Math Methods for Business Intelligence) – Spring 2014 TuTh 11:3012:45 in PFA 106 
Office: Pfahler 101F Phone: 610 409 3294  email: myahdi@ursinus.edu
Office hours: TuWTh
910am. I don't mind
at all iFyou just stop by, or, to be sure I am
available, make an appointment in person, by phone, or by email
Webpage: webpages.ursinus.edu/myahdi
(At my Webpage you will find Fis homework assignments, syllabus and useful links.)
Assigned 
Section 
Problems / Group Work / handouts 
Readings / Online links 
THQuiz 

Tu 
1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 
chapter1 pages 2023: #4, 7, 8abc, 10, 13,15,17
For the example “Nowlin Plastics” in section 1.4, use Excel and follow the instruction on appendix 1.1 (pages 2329) to perform a Breakeven Analysis
Optional: Case Problem Scheduling a Golf League (page 23) 
Read pages 1319 (including concepts, vocabulary, Q.M in Action, and examples we did not cover fully in class).
Read sections 2.12.3 for Th class 


Th 
Ch 1 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 
 Ch1: review Chapter2 pages 5259: #2,4,8,12,13,14,18

Read and do all examples in chapter 2, in particular Section 2.4 
Quiz Due next Thursday Chap 1: #11, 15 Chap 2: #5, 9, 15,21 

week 2: 01/27 

Tu 
2.4 2.5 2.6 
Chapter2 pages 5259: #18,20,24,25,26, 28 
Read concepts and do all examples in Sections 2.42.6 
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Th 
3.1 3.2 3.3 3.4 
Chapter3: #3,4,5,7,9,11,12,14,15,17 
Read concepts and do all examples in Sections 3.13.4  See Appendix3.1 (pages9899) to compute binomial and Poisson probabilities with Excel. You can also use tables in Appendix A & B (end of the book) or just use the formula and computing device. 

week 3: 02/03 

Tu 
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Class cancelled 
Read 4.1 to 4.4 
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Th 
4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 
Chapter 4 pages 135147: #1,2,3,4,7, 8, 10*,11, 12, 14 
Read all examples in chapter 4 See appendix G for some help with the HW 
THQ Due by Monday pages 9197: #8,13,15 Pages 135147: #9,20 

week 4: 02/10 

Tu 
Chap 4 4.5 4.6 
Chap 4 review Chapter 4 pages 135147: #10, 16, 18,22*, 23,24 
Read all examples in chapter 4 See appendix G for some help with the HW Just FYI: Appendix 4.1 (pages 151156) to develop decision Trees, but it cost $ to get the software. 
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Th 
Review 
Class postponed 



week 5: 02/17 

Tu 
Review 5.1 5.2 5.3 
Review chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 Chapter 5 Utility Chap5 pages 179185: #1,2,5,8,10 
Read all examples in section 5.15.3 
Group Project 1 Due Tuesday Feb 4. Group of about 4 students. Part 1: select any TWO Case Problems from the five in chapters 2, 4 or 5 (pages 5961, 148150, or 186). The selected TWO cannot be in the same chapter. Check general Guide to Projects 

Th 
Chap 5 5.4 5.5 
Review 5.1, 5.2, 5.3 Chapter 5 Utility and Game Theory Chap5 pages 179185: #11,12,14,16 
Read all examples in section 5.45.4 


Fr 
TEST 1
 Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4 
due back Friday Feb 21  You can use a formula sheet as well as the ppt handouts and calculators  

week 6: 02/24 

Tu 
Chap 5 
Cont. Chap5: applications 
review

THQ Due Thursday pages 179185: #3, 7,13,16 

Th 
Chap 6 6.1 6.2 6.3 
Read Q.M. in Action pages 189, 198 Pages223230: #1,2,3,4,5,6, 10, 13 Appendix 6.1: Forecasting with Excel 

Read all examples in 6.1, 6.2, 6.3 


week 7 03/03 

Tu 
Chap6 Cont.. 6.4 6.5 
Read Q.M. in Action pages 189, 198 Pages223230: #110, 12,16,17,20,22,24,28 Appendix 6.1: Forecasting with Excel 

Read all examples in chapter 2 
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Th 
Cont.. 
Problem and review session. 
THQ due by this Tuesday 2.1:#12(ii), 28 2.2: #12 

March 0816 – Saturday Sunday: Spring break 

week 8 03/17 

Tu 
7.1 to 7.5 
Read Q.M. in Action pages 246 & 279 Chp7: Pages280294: #6,7,10,12,13,14,17,22,24,30,31,34,35,38 
Read all examples in chapter 7 Appendix 7.1: Solving LP with Excel 2010 


Th 
7.67.7 8.18.3 
Chp7: Pages280294: #42,43,48,50,54 Chp8: #1,2,5,6,10 
Read all
examples in sections 8.1, 8.2 and 8.3 Appendix 8.1: Sensitivity with Excel 2010 
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week 9: 03/24 

Tu 
8.3 8.4 8.5 8.6 
Chp8: #10,12,13,14,15,16,18,26 
Read all examples in sections 8.38.6 Appendix 8.1: Sensitivity with Excel 2010 
THQ due by this Thursday Chap6: #21,27 Chap 7:#33,49 Chap 8:#7,25 

Th 
Review Chap 9 
Review chap 6,7, 8 Chp9: # presentations of examples 
Read all examples in chapter 9 Appendix 9.1: Excel solution of Hewlitt Corporation 
Group
Project 2 Due Tuesday April 7. Group of
about 3 to 4 students. Select any TWO Case Problems, one
from chapter 6 and one from chapter 9. Type your work using any computer
software. Include table created with Excel. Check general Guide to Projects 

week 10: 03/31 

Tu 
Chp 9 
Presentations 
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Th 
10.1 10.2 
Do all examples in chapter 10 
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TEST 2 due this Tuesday March 25 in Class Sections: 2.12.7 & 3.13.5 

Friday Last Day to Drop Classes with "W" 

week 11: 04/07 

Tu 
10.3 10.4 10.5 
Chap 10: # 1,2,6,11,17,18*,23,29,32* 
Do Appendix 10.1 using Excel for Transportation, Transshipment, and Assignment problems. 
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Th 
Chp 10 
Problem solving session # 1,2,6,11,17,18*,23,29,32* 
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Test 2 due by noon
on Monday April 14 

week 11: 04/14 

Tu 
Chp11 
5.1: #1,3,7,9,15,23,27abcd 5.2:#1,3,7,13,17,21,22,23 
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Th 
Chp 11 Chp 12 
Problem solving 
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week 12: 04/21 

Tu 
Chp 12 
Problem solving 
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Th 
COSA 
No class replaced by last Monday of the semester 
Math/CS Luncheon in PFA106 
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week 13: 04/28 

Tu 
Chp? 
Quiz due Thursday April18 6.1: #20 6.2:#12 6.3:#28,30 

Tu 
Chp? 
Project 4 (handout) 

Test 3 

week 14: 05/5 

M 
Presentations 
Last Thursday class 
Project 4 (due Monday) 

Final Exam on 
