Instructor: Li Wang
Office: SEO 726
Phone: (312) 996-3041 (main office)
Lectures: MWF 2:00-3:00pm
Location: 208 TH
Office hours: MWF 10:00-11:00am
Final Exam: Dec 7 1:00pm-3:00pm 208 TH
Mathematical Optimization is to solve a problem that consists of maximizing or minimizing a real function by choosing input values (variables) from a set, which is defined by finitely or infinitely inequalities. Optimization theory and numerical technique are very important for a wide range of applied science, including computer science, operations research, optimal control and so on. A lot of practical problems are formulated as an optimization problem, and numerical optimization methods are used to solve them globally or locally.
Here is the tentative course outline.
Calculus, Linear Algebra
Homework will be assigned weekly by announcement. No late homework will be accepted for any reasons. The lowest homework score will be dropped.
Homework 1: due Aug 31
Homework 2: due Sep 9
Homework 3: due Sep 16
Homework 4: due Sep 23
Homework 5: due Sep 30
Homework 6: due Oct 7
Homework 7: due Oct 14
Homework 8: due Oct 28
Homework 9: due Nov 4
Homework 10: due Nov 11
Homework 11: due Nov 18
Homework 12: due Nov 30
There will be no make-up exams for this course.
The final course grade will be based on homework assignments, midterm and final exams. 30% Homework, 20% Midterm Exam , 50% Final Exam
Students with disabilities who require accommodations for access and participation in this course must be registered with the Office of Disability Services (ODS).