Chapter 1 Urban Services Videos and Lecture Notes

Reading Assignment Video Lecture Notes
1.1 Euler Circuits
pages 5 - 8
Section 1.1
Section 1.1
Lecture notes
1.2 Finding Euler Circuits
pages 9 - 13
Section 1.2
Section 1.2
Lecture notes
1.3 Beyond Euler Circuits
pages 13 - 19
Section 1.3
Section 1.3
Lecture notes

Chapter 1 Objectives (Skills)

  • Determine by observation if a graph is connected.
  • Identify vertices and edges of a given graph.
  • Construct the graph of a given street network.
  • Determine by observation the valence of each vertex of a graph.
  • Define an Euler circuit.
  • List the two conditions for the existence of an Euler circuit.
  • Determine whether a graph contains an Euler circuit.
  • If a graph contains an Euler circuit, list one such circuit by identifying the order of vertices in the circuit’s path.
  • If a graph does not contain an Euler circuit, add a minimum number of edges to eulerize the graph.
  • Identify management science problems whose solutions involve Euler circuits.

Quiz 1 Chapter 1 (Sakai-> Tests & Quizzes)

  • The quiz for Chapter 1 will be available from 12:00am May 23 - 11:55pm May 27.
  • The quiz will consist of 10 multiple choice questions.
  • You will have a maximum of two hours to complete the quiz.
  • You will be allow two tries. The computer will accept the best score.
  • Failure to take the quiz by 11:55pm May 27 will be given a zero. No exceptions!

Homework Assignments (Sakai -> Assignments)

  • Chapter 1
    pages 25-29 Problems 4, 8, 14abc, 30, 34, 40
    Due by 11:55 pm Friday May 27.
  • Use the Assignments tool to submit homework.
  • Homework help.
    • Problems 4 and 8. Carefully read the definitions and examples in Section 1.1 before responding to these exercises.
    • Problem 14. Understand the definition of valences (Section 1.2) before answering the parts of this exercise that refer to figures in Section 1.2.
    • Problems 30 and 34. Carefully read Section 1.2 before responding to these exercises. Problem 34, redraw the figures and label the edges, similar to problem 30 labeling.
    • Problem 40. Carefully read Section 1.3 before responding to this exercise. Redraw the graph and label the edges to show the Euler circuit. Count the valence of each vertex.
  • I will NOT accept homework with answers only.

Companion Website

  • Go to the companion website and navigate to the applet exercises.
    • Click on the Euler Circuit applet and follow the directions.
    • Click on the Eulerizing a Graph applet and follow the directions.
  • In the companion website navigate to Video Clips and click on Euler circuits

Chapter worksheets (Sakai -> Assignments)

Each worksheet will have 10 questions (each worth 1 point). The worksheets are designed to help you understand material. The worksheets are downloadable from the Assignment tool within Sakai as a Microsoft Word (or OpenOffice) and also as a pdf file. You can write on the worksheets and upload your answers or (similar to homework submissions) take a digital picture of your handwritten assignment with a camera or smart phone. All worksheet answers must be submitted within Sakai. The due dates for the worksheets are two days before the due date for homework assignments, so that you can get feedback on problems before submitting your homework and doing your quizzes. DO NOT SUBMIT ASSIGNMENTS VIA EMAILS OR FAXES! I will not accept them! Do not ask to submit late worksheets. I will not accept homework without worked out problems. Homework assignments with answers only will be given a zero. You must show the work for credit.

  • Due by 11:55 pm Wednesday May 25.
  • Use the Assignments tool to submit worksheet.

Discussion Topic (Sakai-> Forums)

  • If you were making a recommendation to the mayor of Providence concerning proposed new street-sweeping routes, designed using the theory of this chapter, would you recommend that the changes be adopted or not? List a few pros and cons. Does a grid of two-way streets always have a Eulerian solution? What effect would one way streets have on the problem of street sweeping? What effect would multiple sweeper trucks used have on the problem? Suppose that each night, one sweeper followed a Eulerian circuit on the street grid. Would there always be an Eulerian circuit left to sweep every night until all the sweeping is done?
  • Discussion for Chapter 1 will open at 12:00 am Monday May 23.
  • You are required to participate in the discussion boards.
  • Discussion topic will end at 11:55 pm Friday May 27.
  • See the syllabus on the grading rubric for discussions.

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For All Practical Purposes

The required textbook, "For All Practical Purposes", 9th edition by COMAP, Publisher W.H. Freeman. Do NOT use an older edition. All students must have either a phyiscal copy of the textbook or an ebook.Click on the textbook above to go to the ebook.

For All Practical Purposes Companion Site

The required textbook, The textbook "For All Practical Purposes", 9th edition by COMAP,Publisher W.H. Freeman has a Companion website. The Companion website contains a lot helpful material,e.g. Java Applets, falshcards, practice quizzes. The site can be accessed via the link Companion or click on the picture above to go to the Companion website.