Special Topics in Operations Research 
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Teaching Staff in Charge 
Prof. DUCA Dorel, Ph.D., dducamath.ubbcluj.ro Prof. KASSAY Gabor, Ph.D., kassaymath.ubbcluj.ro 
Aims 
Presentation of the main results and algorithms concerning transportation problem, network flows, dynamic optimization, vectorial optimization and theory of games. 
Content 
The transportation problem: definition, examples. Alorithms for solving the transportation problem. Convergence of the algorithm. Applications.
Network flows: basic notions of the graph theory. The theorems of Ford, FordFulkerson and Konig. Dimamical optimization: basic concepts; Bellman's algorithm for solving dinamical optimization problems. Game theory: matrix games, John von Neumann's minimax theorem. Methods for solving matrix games. 
References 
1. BACIU A., PASCU A., PUSCAS E.: Aplicatii ale cercetarii operationale. Bucuresti, Editura Militara, 1988.
2. W.W. BRECKNER: Cercetare operationala, Univ. BabesBolyai Cluj Napoca, 1980. 3. GALPERIN G. A.: Nonscalarized Multiobjective Global Optimization. J.O.T.A., 75 (1992), 1, 6985. 
Assessment 
The activity during the seminars (20% of the final grade), and an oral exam at the end of the semester (80% of the final grade).

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