Operations Research Models and Methods / Methods

Linear Programming

Several different media are used to teach and demonstrate the principles of linear programming algorithms. These materials are meant to supplement a basic presentation of the primal simplex method as presented in an introductory textbook.

Primal Simplex Demonstrations (Download Flash Player)
Click on a title below for a demonstration. You must use the Flash 4 player or later for these demonstrations. Click on the link above to be transferred to the download facility at Macromedia.


The Teach Linear Programming Excel Add-in (Download Excel Add-in)
The Teach LP add-in provides instruction for three different algorithms for solving linear programming. The first two are simplex methods that traverse the boundary of the feasible polytope and the last is an interior point method.



Advanced Text Material (Download Acrobat Reader)
We provide several supplements for linear programming methods saved in a pdf format. You will need the Adobe Acrobat Reader to read the files.

Linear Programming Supplements

  • Dual Simplex
  • Sensitivity Analysis
  • Duality
  • Iterior Point Methods





Operations Research Models and Methods
by Paul A. Jensen and Jon Bard, University of Texas, Copyright by the Authors