Book: An Introduction to Optimization by E. K. P. Chong
and S, H. Zak 2nd Ed.
Course description: MA 521 is an introductory course in Optimization.
I intend to cover material from Chapters 1-17 and 18-22 (if time allows). The
topics are unconstrained optimization and numerical methods,linear programming and simplex method, and nonlinear
programming. Different numerical methods and applications will be
discussed. As a tool we shall use the Computer Algebra System Maple.
Grading: Homework (60%) will be assigned and
graded weekly. There
will be a Midterm and a Final exam, both 20%.