MA 521 Introduction to Optimization Problems
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290, tel. (219) 481-6382
Ofice hours: MW
10:00-11:00 a.m., 6:30-7:30 p.m. TR 10:15-11:00
Mathematics of nonlinear Programming – by Peressini, Sullivan, and
Course description: MA
521 is an introduction to nonlinear optimization and its applications.
The course starts with classical optimization notions from calculus,
followed by a study of convex functions, and least sqares optimization.
The essence of the course is convex programming, the nonlinear analog
of linear programming.
will be five homeworks (10% each), two tests (15 % each), and a Final -
20%. The garding scale is given below:
A 85 -100; B 75-84; C 60-74; D 50-59;
F below 50.