Math 364 - Principles of Optimization
Course Description
Optimization is used to model and solve problems from business,
engineering, sciences, sports, and several other areas. This
course will give an introduction to linear optimization and to
integer linear optimization. Emphasis will be given to model
formulation, basic theory behind solution techniques and
algorithms, and to the use of modeling software. Topics covered
will include linear programming formulations, the simplex
algorithm, duality, and integer programming formulations. A
modeling software (such as AMPL) will be introduced.
Students will learn how to create models using this tool and to
interpret the solutions. The targeted audience is junior or
senior undergraduate students. A basic background in linear
algebra (Math
220) will be required to follow the contents of the course.
Announcements
Wed, Jan 18: | Homework 1 is now due by 3 PM on Friday, Jan 20. |
Wed, Jan 25: | The class has been moved to VLIB 260 (the room next door). |
Wed, Mar 1: | Thursday (Mar 2) class will meet in VECS 122. |
Wed, Apr 19: | Thursday (Apr 20) class will meet in VECS 125. |