Course detail

Operations Research

FAST-BAA006Acad. year: 2023/2024

Models in operations research.
Theory of graphs and networks
Optimization graph algorithms.
Project scheduling.
Linear programming, general, integer problems.
Transportation and assignment.
Queueing analysis.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.


Institute of Mathematics and Descriptive Geometry (MAT)

Entry knowledge

The basics of linear algebra, the basics of probability theory, the basics of statistics, Spreadsheets

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.


After the course, students should understand the basic notions and properties of graphs and networks, linear programming problems and queueing analysis. They should master the basics of calculus and be able to apply their knowledge in the follow-up courses.
Knowledge of basic notions and properties of graphs and networks, linear programming problems and queueing analysis.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

NOVOTNÝ, J. Základy operačního výzkumu. Brno: FAST, 2006.

DEMEL, J. Grafy a jejich aplikace. Academia, 2002, 258 s. ISBN 80-200-0990-6.

BAZARAA, M.S., JARVIS, J.J., SHERALI, H.D. Linear Programming and Network Flows. 4th ed. Hoboken: Wiley, 2010. 768 p. ISBN 978-0-470-46272-0.

Recommended reading

ŠUBRT, T. Ekonomicko-matematické metody. Plzeň: VN Aleš Čeněk, 2011. ISBN: 978-80-7380-345-2.

GROSS, J.,YELLEN, J., ANDERSON, M. Graph Theory and Its Applications. New York: CRC Press, 1998, 592 p. ISBN 978-1-4822-4948-4.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme BPC-SI Bachelor's

    specialization E , 3. year of study, summer semester, compulsory

Type of course unit



26 hours, optionally

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Models in operations research 2. Definition of a graph and its description 3. Eulerian a Hamiltonian graphs 4. Minimum spanning tree, maximal flow in a network, optimal paths in graphs 5. Critical Path Method, Program Evaluation and Review Technique 6. Source analysis 7. Types of linear programming problems 8. Simplex method 9. Integer problems 10. Transportation problems 11. Assignment problems 12. Introduction into the queueing theory 13. Optimization of queueing systems


26 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. EXCEL in operations research. 2. Graphs description. 3. Optimization graph algorithms. 4. Branch and bound method. 5. Tavelling salesman problem. 6. Network analysis methods. 7. Project scheduling. 8. Methods for solving linear programming problems. 9. Production planning. 10. Methods for solving distribution problems. 11. Transportation problem. 12. Integer problems methods. 13. Assignment problem. Seminar evaluation.