MA 521 Introduction to Optimization Problems
S Y L L A B U S
290, tel. (219) 481-6382
Meeting time and place: MW
7:30-8:45 pm; KT 216
Ofice hours: MW
10:00-11:00 am, 6:30-7:30 pm; TR 9:30-10:30 am
and Optimization in Rn–
by Leonard D. Berkovitz
Course description: MA
521 is an introduction to nonlinear optimization and its applications.
The course starts with some topics from real analysis, followed
by a study of convex sets and functions. The essence of the course
is optimization problems and convex programming, the nonlinear analog
of linear programming.
will be five homeworks (12% each), a Midterm and a Final - 20% each. Extra
credit homework for additional 10% will be assigned daily. The garding
scale is given below:
A 85 -100; B 75-84; C 60-74; D 50-59;
F below 50.