Victoria University of Wellington
Wellington, New Zealand
Area of Study
Taught In English
MATH 142, 151; 15 pts from (MATH 243, 244, 251, 261); 15 further 200-level MATH or OPRE pts
Course Level Recommendations
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Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
A course in the theory, algorithms and applications of optimisation, including the use of a computer package to formulate, solve and interpret optimisation problems.
This is an initial outline of the contents of the course with the corresponding sections of the textbooks of Rardin (R) and Hillier and Lieberman (HL); see below for more information. Note that the list of topics and the allocated weeks are tentative and subject to change.
- Unconstrained Nonlinear Optimization
- Linear Optimization, Duality Theory
- Constrained Nonlinear Optimization
- Dynamic Programming and Discrete Optimization
Course learning objectives
Students who pass this course will be able to:
- Apply an appropriate algorithm or numerical method for solving a given problem.
- Discuss the relative advantages and limitations of various algorithms and numerical methods.
- Understand the derivation of the theoretical foundations for optimality.
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
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Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.
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