Teaching and Advising

by L.N.Vaserstein

Fall of 2012

Math 484, Linear Programming .   

484.002 Linear Programs     T R 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM     219 Hammond Bldg

textbook: Introduction to Linear Programming by L.Vaserstein,  Prentice Hall, 2003. 

title page: ps | pdf ||  copyright page:  ps | pdf ||  contents&preface: ps | pdf ||
student's manual: ps | pdf ||  corrections to the textbook in plain text

See Angel for syllabus. The final grades will be given in the last class. Linear Algebra is a prerequisite.  You have to know :
what is a linear equation,
what it means to solve it,
how to solve any system of linear equations.

This is needed for Linear Programming and will be tested.  No division by 0 is tolerated .


office hours:  9-11a 215 McAllister Bldg

Perpetual homework: read every section of the textbook before the corresponding class  and do all exercises at the end of the section.
 Your solutions to the  exercises  which are not done in the manual (more complicated ones are solved in the manualpdf )
to be submitted into the appropriate Angel dropbox by the given deadlines. Give details, not just an answer (for all tests) . 

If you use notes, books, computers, websites. etc. in your solutions, give proper references.  You do not get full credit even for correct answer if it is not clear how you got it.

No communication devices (including computers) are allowed in tests in class.

If scanning, use white paper and black pen before scanning and check the result before submitting it.

Not all homework will be graded. Some tests could be given on-line.

Do not sent me e-notes with size greater than 1mb. Any email concerning Math 484 should have Math 484 on the Subject line.Your name as registered with PSU should be on the From line or the Subject line.

Bonus points are given for anything good you do for class (e.g., correctring me or students, asking or answering questions in class). 

No points are given for medical of family problems, yeling, crying, bribing, threats, cheating.



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class limit: 40; 32 grades entered on Dec. 15, 2012:   WN, F, F, D, D, C, ….



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