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AMS 342, Operations Research II: Stochastic Models

Catalog Description: Methods and techniques for stochastic modeling and optimization, with applications to queueing theory, Markov chains, inventory theory, games, and decisions. AMS  341 and 342 may be taken in either order, though it is recommended that AMS 341 be taken first.

PrerequisiteAMS 210 or MAT 201;  AMS 311 

3 credits

Required Textbook:
"Introduction to Probability Models" by Sheldon Ross, 11th Edition, 2014, Publisher: Elsevier, ISBN: 978-9351072249 (paperback)

Effective Spring 2013, this course will now be offered during the Spring semesters only

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1.  Introduction and Review of Probability Theory –  4 hours
2.  Discrete Time Markov Chains –  7 hours
3.  Continuous Time Markov Chains –  6 hours
4.  Queuing Theory –  8 hours 
5.  Inventory Theory –  6 hours
6.  Reliability Theory – 6 hours 
7.  Examinations and Review – 5 class hours

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