Learn how to use Solver, a free Excel add-in, to find optimal solutions to problems with multiple constraints.
- [Voiceover] Hi, I'm Curt Frye. Welcome to Solving Optimization and Scheduling Problems in Excel. In this course, I will show you how to use one of the most powerful tools available in Microsoft Excel, the free Solver add-in. I'll start by showing you how to install Solver, how to organize a worksheet for use in Solver, and how to find a solution to an optimization problem. Then I'll move on to examples of specific problem types. Linear mixture problems, non-linear mixture problems, transportation problems, personal scheduling problems and for something a little different, sports scheduling problems.
In the final chapter, I'll show you how to make the most of your results by changing parameters by hand, performing sensitivity analysis and creating scenarios. I'm sure you'll find that your time studying Solving Optimization and Scheduling Problems in Excel will be time well spent. Dive right in.
- Identify where the Solver add-in appears after being installed.
- List the steps to populate a cell with whole dollar amounts.
- Identify the style used to format numbers with a thousands separator.
- Name the error you will receive if you try to solve a nonlinear problem with the simplex LP method.
- Recall the length of the season and the number of games per week in the sports scheduling problem.
- List what the Scenario Manager allows you to do.
Skill Level Intermediate
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1. Working with Solver
2. Solving a Linear Mixture Problem
3. Solving a Nonlinear Mixture Problem
4. Solving a Transportation Problem
5. Solving a Resource Scheduling Optimization Problem
6. Solving a Sports Scheduling Problem
7. Analyzing Your Solver Results
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