# MA 521 Introduction
to Optimization

## S Y L L A B U S

### Office: KT 290, tel. (260) 481-6382

### Office hours: MW 10:00-11:00 and 4:00-4:30 p.m.; TR 5:30-6:00 p.m.

### Book: * An Introduction to Optimization *by E. K. P. Chong
and S, H. Zak 2nd Ed.

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### 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%.

### The grading scale is given
below:

A 90 -100%;

B 80-89%;

C 70-79%;

D 60-69%