F10MM Optimisation

Dr Dominic BreitDr Roberto Briones

Course co-ordinator(s): Dr Dominic Breit (Edinburgh), Dr Roberto Briones (Malaysia).


Problems in optimisation are the most common applications of mathematics. The main aim of this course is to
present different methods of solving optimisation problems in the three area of linear programming, nonlinear
programming, and classical calculus of variations. In addition to theoretical treatments, there will be some
introduction to numerical methods for optimisation problems.

Detailed Information

Course Description: Link to Official Course Descriptor.

Pre-requisite course(s): F18CD Multivariable Calculus and Real Analysis A & F18CF Linear Algebra .

Location: Edinburgh, Malaysia.

Semester: 1.

Assessment Methods: Due to covid, assessment methods for Academic Year 2021/22 may vary from those noted on the official course descriptor. Please see:
- Maths (F1) Course Weightings 2021/22
- Computer Science (F2) Course Weightings 2021/22
- AMS (F7) Course Weightings 2021/22

SCQF Level: 10.

Credits: 15.