Introduction to Optimization
S Y L L A B U S
Office: KT 290, tel. (260) 481-6382
Office hours: TR 10:00-10:30 and 5:00-6:00 p.m.
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 19-22 (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
A 90 -100%;