Ward Whitt's
Undergraduate Course  Fall 2013
IEOR 3106: Introduction to Operations Research:
Stochastic Models





Time and
Place: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:409:55am, Room 833 Mudd (Call number
14845)

One Recitation Section: Sundays, 4:006:00pm in 303 Mudd (No Call number)

(TA's go over homework assignments before they are due on Tuesdays.)

Prerequisite: a first course in probability, such as IEOR 3600, IEOR 3658, STAT 4105 or SIEO 4150

Required Text: Sheldon Ross,
Introduction to Probability Models, tenth edition, Academic Press, New York.
This is a relatively new edition: ISBN Number 9780123756862. It would be OK to use the ninth edition or the eighth edition.
The changes are only very minor. The homeworks will be nearly the same. This book is routinely the textbook for IEOR 3106 and IEOR 4106. Many used copies should be available.

Recommended background text on basic probability: Sheldon Ross,
A First Course in Probability, eighth edition.
(It might be helpful to have another basic probability text available.)



Communicate with the Professor, Office: 801D Schapiro (CEPSR): ww2040@columbia.edu or 8547255

Office Hours: Immediately after class or Tuesdays, 3:00am4:00pm, 801D Schapiro, or by appointment

Teaching Assistants:
 TA's: Octavio Ruiz, 321 Mudd, email: or2200@columbia.edu and
Zhipeng Liu, 321 Mudd, email: zl2337@columbia.edu..
Octavio and/or Zhipeng will be holding office hours in Room 307 Mudd on Mondays at 4:305:30pm. They are also available by appointment.



First Midterm Exam (onethirdterm exam): Chapters 14, Thursday, October 3, in class.
OLD EXAMS.

Second Midterm Exam (twothirdsterm exam): Chapters 56, Thursday, November 7, in class.
OLD EXAMS.

Final Exam: Sunday, December 15, 1pm, 303 Mudd.
Closed book (but formula sheets will be handed out at the exam).
It will be cumulative, beginning with Chapter 4. It will cover Chapters 4, 5, 6, 7 and 10 (only sections assigned).
OLD EXAMS.