MA 521 Introduction to Optimization
S Y L L A B U S
KT 290, tel. (260) 481-6382
hours: MTWR 10:15-11:00 a.m. MW 3:30-4:30 p.m.
An Introduction to Optimization by E. K. P. Chong and
S, H. Zak – 3rd Ed.
description: MA 521 is an introductory course in Optimization. I intend to
cover material from Chapters 1-17 and 19-21 (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,
The grading scale is given below:
A 90 -100%;
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