Prof. Richard C. Larson
Prof. Amedeo R. Odoni
Prof. Arnold Barnett
1.203J / 6.281J / 15.073J / 16.76J / ESD.216J
This course features a link to the online textbook in the syllabus.
The class will cover quantitative techniques of Operations Research with emphasis on applications in transportation systems analysis (urban, air, ocean, highway, pick-up and delivery systems) and in the planning and design of logistically oriented urban service systems (e.g., fire and police departments, emergency medical services, emergency repair services). It presents a unified study of functions of random variables, geometrical probability, multi-server queueing theory, spatial location theory, network analysis and graph theory, and relevant methods of simulation. There will be discussion focused on the difficulty of implementation, among other topics.
Larson, Richard, Amedeo Odoni, and Arnold Barnett. 1.203J Logistical and Transportation Planning Methods, Fall 2006. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), http://ocw.mit.edu/courses/civil-and-environmental-engineering/1-203j-logistical-and-transportation-planning-methods-fall-2006 (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA