Introduction to mathematical optimization, engineering economic analysis, and other decision analysis tools used to evaluate and design engineering systems. Application of linear and nonlinear programming, dynamic programming, expert systems, simulation and heuristic methods to engineering systems design problems. Applications discussed include: production plant scheduling, water resources planning, design and analysis, vehicle routing, resource allocation, repair and rehabilitation scheduling and economic analysis of engineering design alternatives. Pratt students may not use this course toward the SS/H degree requirement. Corequisite: Mathematics 216.
Pre/co-requisite: Mathematics 216, 218D-1, or 218D-2