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IE 500-01: Mathematics of Operations Research Fall 2010

Instructor: E. Alper Yldrm, EA 311, Ext. 3442 (290 34 42 from outside of Bilkent), yildirim@bilkent.edu.tr Time & Place: Tuesday, 9:4010:30 and Thursday, 10:4012:30, EB102. Recitation: Tuesday, 8:409:30, EB102. Teaching Assistant: Esra Koca, ekoca@bilkent.edu.tr, EA 325, Ext. 1438. Oce hours: EAY: By appointment, EK: TBA. Prerequisites: There are no formal prerequisites for this course. However, students will be expected to have some basic background in calculus. Recommended Textbook: We will not have a formal textbook in this course. However, we will loosely follow the following textbooks: Principles of Mathematical Analysis, Walter Rudin. Mathematical Methods of Engineering Analysis, Erhan Cnlar and Robert J. Vanderbei. (This book is freely available online and can be downloaded in pdf format at http://www.princeton.edu/~rvdb/506book/book.pdf) Principles of Mathematics in Operations Research, Levent Kandiller. Springer, 2007. Real Analysis with Economic Applications, Efe A. Ok. Princeton University Press, 2006. (Chapter 1 is freely available online and can be downloaded at http://press.princeton.edu/chapters/s8274.pdf) Course Objectives: The main objective of this course is to equip beginning graduate students with a level of mathematical sophistication that would be necessary to follow the latter courses in the program. The main focus will be on establishing formal mathematical reasoning. The course will cover methods of proof, which will expose students to dierent types of proof techniques (including wrong approaches). In addition, several basic mathematical concepts will be introduced in dierent levels of detail. Homeworks: Homework will be assigned biweekly (approximately), and will be due in class on the due date. Homework Policy: No late homework will be accepted unless prior arrangements are made with the instructor. You are allowed to discuss questions with other students and with the instructor, however, every student is supposed to write up her/his own solutions. Since this is a graduate level class, a lot of emphasis will be placed on your reasoning. Please be sure to explain your reasoning well. Please write legibly and remember to staple. Exams: There will be an in-class midterm on Wednesday, November 10 at 17:40 in EB 101 and EB 102 and an in-class comprehensive nal exam during the nal exam period. Both tests will be open notes and closed books. Make-up Policy: A make-up examination will only be given under highly unusual circumstances (such as serious health or family problems). The student should contact the instructor as early as possible and provide the instructor with proper documentation (such as a medical note certied by Bilkent Universitys Health Center). The (comprehensive) make-up exam will be given during or right after the nal exam period. Grades: Your overall score will be computed based on 15% homework, 40% midterm, and 45% nal exam. Important Note: Please make sure that you have a STARS password and a valid e-mail in the STARS system. All of our communications including homework announcements and distribution of solution sets will be conducted through the STARS system. Tentative Course Outline: Introduction to Methods of Proof Sets and Functions Metric Spaces Functions on Metric Spaces Fundamentals of Linear Algebra Dierential and Integral Equations (time permitting)

USEFUL REFERENCES
Here are some other useful references available at Bilkent University Library along with their call numbers: Principles of mathematical analysis, W Rudin, QA300.R8 1986 (on reserve) Real analysis with economic applications, Efe A. Ok, HB135.O45 2007 (on reserve) Principles of mathematics in operations research, Levent Kandiller, T57.6 .K267 2007 (on reserve) Real analysis, H. L. Royden, QA331.5.R888 1988 Real and complex analysis, W. Rudin, QA300.R82 1987 Basic real analysis, Anthony W. Knapp, QA300.K56 2005 Advanced real analysis, Anthony W. Knapp, QA300.K559 2005 Basic real analysis, Houshang H. Sohrab, QA300.S83 2003 A concrete introduction to real analysis, Robert Carlson, QA300.C315 2006 Real analysis: Modern techniques and their applications, G. B. Folland, QA300.F67 1999 Real analysis, John M. Howie, QA300.H694 2006 Real mathematical analysis, C. C. Pugh, QA300.P994 2002 Problems in mathematical analysis. Real numbers, sequences and series, W. J. Kaczor, QA300.K32513 2000 Real analysis, N. L. Carothers, QA300.C32 2000 Real analysis: A rst course, R. A. Gordon, QA300.G593 1996 Introduction to real analysis, M. Stoll, QA300.S887 1997 Elements of real analysis, H. S. Gaskill, QA300.G288 1998 Foundations of real and abstract analysis, D. S. Bridges, QA300.B69 1998 Limits: A new approach to real analysis, A. F. Beardon, QA300.B416 1997 The elements of real analysis, R. G. Bartle, QA37.B29 1964 Real analysis, A. M. Bruckner, QA300.B74 1997 Advanced analysis on the real line, R. Kannan, QA300.K35 1996 Modern real and complex analysis, B. R. Gelbaum, QA300.G42 1995 A radical approach to real analysis, D. M. Bressoud, QA300.B685 1994 A rst course in real analysis, S. K. Berberian, QA300.B457 1994 An introduction to real analysis, B. Randol, QA331.R33 1969 Introduction to the methods of real analysis, M. Sion, QA331.5.S54 1968