03/17/05          MATHEMATICS DEPARTMENT, FERRIS STATE UNIVERSITY

            MATH COLLOQUIUM, THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2005,

11:00 AM, STARR 138

 

SPEAKER:     Jonny Oaks, Student,

                      Department of Mathematics, Ferris State University         

 

 

TITLE:           The Popularity of Optimization in the World

 

 

Abstract:

 

Operations Research (OR) is a relatively new field of mathematics that was used by the government during World War II to make use of limited military resources.  Now, there is hardly no big business in the world that doesn’t have an OR department.  This talk will tell about how and why OR became such a popular field of study, and some of the many problems that can be solved using OR.  We will also hear about some of the jobs and resources related to OR.  Many other closely related topics will also be discussed.

 

REFRESHMENTS:  11:00 AM, STARR 138

 

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