Nonlinear Optimization (7.5 credits)

This page is created as a student support for the course "Nonlinear optimization", formerly "Optimization, first course" (codes TMA947 for Chalmers and MMG620 for GU). The page contains, or will contain, all documents created in LaTeX, that is, course programs, schedules, computer exercise information, old exams, etcetera, as well as Matlab codes for the two computer exercises.

Parts of the course home page are to be found here, in particular discussion forums, the course evaluation form, and your gateway to submitting project and computer exercise reports.

There is also a limited version of that course home page for those who do not have a PingPong account; it is found here.


Course information

  • PDF-format


    Course material & Errata list

  • An Introduction to Continuous Optimization, by Niclas Andr´┐Żasson, Anton Evgrafov, Michael Patriksson. Check the publishing house, Studentlitteratur, and the errata list. Buy it at Cremona!


    List of exam theorems

  • Theorem list: PDF format


    Downloadable lecture slides

  • Lecture 1 (2 November): PDF format

  • Lecture 2 (2 November) PDF format

  • Lecture 3 (6 November): PDF format

  • Lecture 4 (9 November): PDF format

  • Lecture 5 (13 November): PDF format


    Exercise program

  • Exercise guide for the first three weeks: PDF format

  • Exercise 1 (29 October) PDF format.

  • Exercise 2 (2 November): PDF format

  • Exercise 4 (5 November): PDF format


    Project assignment I: Modelling

  • PM for the first part: PDF format.

    Important note:

    The last two paragraphs of the PM contains very old information. [We do not have access to the original LaTeX document, so we cannot change it; we are however working on a new, original document to replace the present one.] Hence, the information therein on computer accounts and dates for handing in should be disregarded.

    Project assignment II: The optimal plan, with a sensitivity analysis

    The tasks for part 2 of the Mexico assignment may be found here: PDF. The necessary AMPL-files are: mex.mod and mex.dat.

    Help with AMPL

    A short introduction to AMPL is available here: PDF format.


    Previous exams

  • Exam 020311 PS format; correct answers (Swedish) : ps, pdf and dvi

  • Exam 020529 PS format; correct answers (Swedish) : ps, pdf and dvi

  • Exam 020826 PS or PDF format; correct answers (Swedish) : ps, pdf and dvi

  • Exam 030310 PS or PDF format; correct answers (English) : pdf

  • Exam 030528 PS or PDF format; correct answers (English) : pdf

  • Exam 030825 PS or PDF format; correct answers (English) : pdf

  • Exam 040308 PS or PDF format; correct answers (English) : pdf

  • Exam 040602 PS or PDF format; correct answers (English) : pdf

  • Exam 040823 PS or PDF format; correct answers (English) : pdf

  • Exam 050314 PS or PDF format; correct answers (English) : pdf

  • Exam 050402 PS or PDF format; correct answers (English) : pdf

  • Exam 050825 PS or PDF format; correct answers (English) : pdf

  • Exam 060306 PS or PDF format; correct answers (English) : pdf

  • Exam 060831 PS or PDF format; correct answers (English) : pdf

  • Exam 070312 PS or PDF format; correct answers (English) : pdf

  • Exam 070830 PS or PDF format; correct answers (English) : pdf

  • Exam 071217 PS or PDF format; correct answers (English) : pdf

  • Exam 080325 PS or PDF format; correct answers (English) : pdf

  • Exam 080828 PS or PDF format; correct answers (English) : pdf

  • Exam 081215 PS or PDF format; correct answers (English) : pdf

  • Exam 090414 PS or PDF format; correct answers (English) : pdf

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  • Exam 091214 PS or PDF format; correct answers (English) : pdf

  • Exam 100406 PS or PDF format; correct answers (English) : pdf

  • Exam 101213 PDF format; correct answers (English) : pdf

  • Exam 110426 PDF format; correct answers (English) : pdf

  • Exam 111212 PDF format; correct answers (English) : pdf

  • Exam 120410 PDF format; correct answers (English) : pdf

  • Exam 120830 PDF format; correct answers (English) : pdf


    Links

  • Links to more courses in Optimization at Chalmers and University of Gothenburg

  • Simplex method: A simple Java applet for the simplex method

  • Trick: Michael Trick's OR page

  • NEOS: NEOS server page