Dr. YAHDI:     Math452-Analytics (Math Methods for Business Intelligence)  – Spring 2014-   TuTh 11:30-12:45-   in PFA 106

Office: Pfahler 101F-  Phone: 610 409 3294  -  e-mail: myahdi@ursinus.edu

Office hours: TuWTh 9-10am. 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 e-mail 
Webpage: 
webpages.ursinus.edu/myahdi

(At my Webpage you will find Fis homework assignments, syllabus and useful links.)

 

Assigned

Section

Problems / Group Work / hand-outs

Readings / Online links

T-H-Quiz

week 1: 01/20 -   Spring Semester Begins

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 1.1

1.2

1.3

1.4

1.5

chapter1 pages 20-23: #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 23-29) to perform a Breakeven Analysis

 

 Optional: Case  Problem- Scheduling a Golf League (page 23)

-Learning Goals Ch 1

-Read pages 13-19 (including concepts, vocabulary,

Q.M in Action, and examples we did not cover fully in class).

 

-Read sections 2.1-2.3 for Th class

 

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Ch 1

2.1

2.2

2.3

2.4

- Ch1: review

-Chapter2 pages 52-59: #2,4,8,12,13,14,18

 

-Learning Goals Ch 2

-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 52-59: #18,20,24,25,26, 28

 

-Read concepts and do all examples in Sections 2.4-2.6

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3.1

3.2

3.3

3.4

Chapter3: #3,4,5,7,9,11,12,14,15,17

 -Learning Goals Ch 3

-Read concepts and do all examples in Sections 3.1-3.4

- See Appendix3.1 (pages98-99) 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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4.1

4.2

4.3

4.4

Chapter 4 pages 135-147:

#1,2,3,4,7, 8, 10*,11, 12, 14

-Learning Goals Ch 4

Read all examples in chapter 4

See appendix G for some help with the HW

THQ Due by Monday

pages 91-97: #8,13,15

Pages 135-147: #9,20

week 4: 02/10

Tu

Chap 4

4.5

4.6

Chap 4- review

Chapter 4 pages 135-147:

#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 151-156) 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 179-185: #1,2,5,8,10

-Learning Goals Ch5

Read all examples in section 5.1-5.3

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 59-61, 148-150, 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 179-185: #11,12,14,16

-Learning Goals Ch5

Read all examples in section 5.4-5.4

 

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  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 179-185: #3, 7,13,16

Th

Chap 6

6.1

6.2

6.3

Read Q.M. in Action pages 189, 198

Pages223-230: #1,2,3,4,5,6, 10, 13

Appendix 6.1: Forecasting with Excel

-         Learning Goals Ch6

-         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

Pages223-230: #1-10, 12,16,17,20,22,24,28

Appendix 6.1: Forecasting with Excel

 

-         Read all examples in chapter 2

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Cont..

Problem and review session.

THQ due by this Tuesday

2.1:#12(ii), 28

2.2: #12

March 08-16 – Saturday- Sunday: Spring break

week 8 03/17

Tu

7.1

to

7.5

Read Q.M. in Action pages 246 & 279

Chp7: Pages280-294:

#6,7,10,12,13,14,17,22,24,30,31,34,35,38

Learning Goals Ch7

Read all examples in chapter 7

Appendix 7.1: Solving LP with Excel 2010

 

Th

7.6-7.7

8.1-8.3

Chp7: Pages280-294: #42,43,48,50,54

Chp8: #1,2,5,6,10

Learning Goals Ch8

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 8.3-8.6

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

Learning Goals Ch9

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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10.1

10.2

Do all examples in chapter 10

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TEST 2 due this Tuesday March 25 in Class

Sections: 2.1-2.7 & 3.1-3.5

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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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


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