F10MM Optimisation

Dr Dominic Breit

Course co-ordinator(s): Dr Dominic Breit (Edinburgh).


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

Detailed Information

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

Location: Edinburgh.

Semester: 1.

Further information: Syllabus, Number of lectures, Assessment, Learning Outcomes.

SCQF Level: 10.

Credits: 15.