ERIC Number: ED218078
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
A Linear Programming Model for Scheduling Prison Guards. Applications of Linear Programming to Operations Research. Modules and Monographs in Undergraduate Mathematics and Its Applications Project. UMAP Module 272.
Maynard, James M.
A work-scheduling model for Corrections Officers at State Correctional Institutions is described. This is a real-life model that was developed to deal with a problem of unacceptably large expenditures for overtime work by state prison guards. The problem involves more than 200 constraints and more than 800 variables. It is felt the model can be described and understood without specialized knowledge in any particular field of study. Sections cover: 1) History of the Problem; 2) General Discussion of the Work-Scheduling Model; 3) Mathematical Description of the Model; and 4) Comparison of Results from the Model with Past Data from Two Prisons. The module also contains Concluding Remarks, References, Acknowledgements, and a Final Exam. (MP)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Education Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA.