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Logistical and Transportation Planning Methods

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MIT Course Number

1.203J / 6.281J / 15.073J / 16.76J / ESD.216J

As Taught In

Fall 2004



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Course Description

The class will cover quantitative techniques of Operations Research with emphasis on applications in transportation systems analysis (urban, air, ocean, highway, pick-up and delivery systems) and in the planning and design of logistically oriented urban service systems (e.g., fire and police departments, emergency medical services, emergency repair services). It presents a unified study of functions of random variables, geometrical probability, multi-server queueing theory, spatial location theory, network analysis and graph theory, and relevant methods of simulation. There will be discussion focused on the difficulty of implementation, among other topics.

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Larson, Richard, Amedeo Odoni, and Arnold Barnett. 1.203J Logistical and Transportation Planning Methods, Fall 2004. (MIT OpenCourseWare: Massachusetts Institute of Technology), (Accessed). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA

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