Accession Number:

ADA270240

Title:

A Teaching Tool for Linear Programming

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

This paper discusses several main concepts in linear programming, the purpose of which is to supplement the textbook teaching of these concepts to further the students understanding. These main concepts include bases, extreme points, the simplex algorithm, and sensitivity analysis. Before any of these concepts are discussed, a necessary review of linear algebra is done. The ideas presented here should give the professor additional knowledge about how to successfully teach the students these concepts. Computer programs are developed in MORML in order to aid in these discussions. MORML is a computer programming language which has the syntax necessary to facilitate these concepts. MORML is a set structured language which allows for the programming of matrices and sets. This structure makes it possible to formulate the programs dealing with linear programming.

Subject Categories:

  • Information Science
  • Operations Research
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE