LINEAR PROGRAMMING AND PROBABILITY

STM3LPP

2020

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Linear Programming and Probability is a subject with many important real word applications. It is suitable for students taking majors in mathematics, statistics, physics or engineering. Linear Programming involves maximising and minimising a linear function subject to a finite number of linear constraints. This subject also gives an introduction to Game Theory, which deals with decision making in a competitive environment; game theory uses ideas from probability theory combined with the tools of linear programming. The subject also details how linear programming can also used to perform special probability computations, such a regression, and selection of probability distributions. 

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorRebecca Chisholm

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites MAT2LAL OR STM2PM

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects MAT3LPG

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Solve linear programming problems graphically.

Activities:
Online reading materials and videos. Collaborative problem solving classes using Practice Sheets.

02. Employ the simplex method moving freely between a problem and its dual.

Activities:
Online reading materials and videos. Collaborative problem solving classes using Practice Sheets

03. Undertake sensitivity analysis on linear programming problems.

Activities:
Online reading materials and videos. Collaborative problem solving classes using Practice Sheets.

04. Calculate regressions using the norm, geometrically and via linear programming.

Activities:
Online reading materials and videos. Collaborative problem solving classes using Practice Sheets.

05. Solve simultaneous two-player zero sum games using linear programming.

Activities:
Online reading materials and videos. Collaborative problem solving classes using Practice Sheets.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorMichael Payne

Class requirements

Directed Reading Week: 31 - 43
One 8.0 hours directed reading per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"The subject will be blended, with a fully comprehensive LMS site, with required weekly materials, "key concept videos", recordings of worked examples, and supplementary support materials available. This material, together with participation in the on-line forum, should constitute 8 hrs per week."

Practical Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The online materials will be integrated with 2 weekly 1 hour face-face classes, focused around weekly Practice Sheets."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Five 300-word written assignments (1500 words total)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 3-hour written Examination (3000 words equivalent)70 01, 02, 03, 04, 05

Melbourne, 2020, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorRebecca Chisholm

Class requirements

Directed Reading Week: 31 - 43
One 8.0 hours directed reading per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via online.
"The subject will be blended, with a fully comprehensive LMS site, with required weekly materials, "key concept videos", recordings of worked examples, and supplementary support materials available. This material, together with participation in the on-line forum, should constitute 8 hrs per week."

Practical Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 hours practical per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The online materials will be integrated with 2 weekly 1 hour face-face classes, focused around weekly Practice Sheets."

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Five 300-word written assignments (1500 words total)30 01, 02, 03, 04, 05
One 3-hour written Examination (3000 words equivalent)70 01, 02, 03, 04, 05