The first lecture will be on Tuesday 4/9 at 15.15 in Pascal. The full schedule for the course can be found here.
For PhD students from other departments (not MV): To register to the
course go to
antagning.se and apply for the course MMG621.
Latest news19/11: The exam review is scheduled for Friday 23/11 at 12.00 in MVL13
01/11: Uploaded exam and exam solutions from 2018-11-01.
26/10: Added notes for Course summary
23/10: IMPORTANT! There is an exercise session on Wednesday 24/10 15-17 in Euler where Edvin Åblad will go through an old exam.
17/10: IMPORTANT! A course summary lecture is schedules for Thursday 25/10 15-17 in KA.
17/10: Added notes for Lecture 14
15/10: Added notes for Lecture 12 and Lecture 13
11/10: IMPORTANT: The exercise on Friday 12/10 has been moved the to Wednesday 17/10 at 15-17 in MVF23 and MVF31. The assignment exercises should, however, be presented on Monday 15/10!
5/10: Added notes for Lecture 10 and Lecture 11
1/10: Added notes for Lecture 8 and Lecture 9
1/10: Uploaded the PM for project part 2 and necessary AMPL-files Belgium.mod, Belgium.dat and Belgium.run.
18/9: Added poll for Computer Exercise 1
11/9: Added notes for Lecture 5, Lecture 6, and Lecture 7
10/9: Added notes for Lecture 3 and Lecture 4
23/8: Added Course PM
23/8: Added notes for Lecture 1 and Lecture 2
23/8: Added exercise schedule.
23/8: Added lecture schedule.
23/8: Updated the course homepage.
Lecturer and course responsible
Business area leader within Machine Learning, Data Science, Optimization
Professor of applied mathematics, Mathematical Sciences
Email: email@example.com, Tel: 772 5329, Room: L2084
Ph.D. student, Mathematical Sciences
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 772 1094, Room: L2033
Ph.D. student, Mathematical Sciences and Fraunhofer-Chalmers Centre
Course literatureAn Introduction to Continuous Optimization, 3rd Edition
N. Andréasson, A. Evgrafov, E. Gustavsson, Z. Ned?lková, M. Patriksson, K.C. Sou, and M. Önnheim
Published by Studentlitteratur 2016 and found in the Cremona book store
LecturesThe program is preliminary. Chapter numbers refer to the course book
||1--2||Course presentation, introduction to optimization, notations, classification|
||3||Convex sets, convex functions, convex problems|
|3||10/9||4||Introduction to optimality conditions|
|4||11/9||11||Unconstrained optimization algorithms|
|8||25/9||7--8||Introduction to linear programming|
|10||2/10||10||Linear programming duality|
|11||8/10||3, 4.4, 6.4||Convex optimization|
|13||15/10||12||Feasible direction methods|
|15||TBD||---||Summary of the course|
ExercisesExercises numbered EX.Y can be found in the exercise sets. Exercises numbered X.Y can be found in the book (3rd Edition).
For a translation of the exercise numbers for the 2nd Edition of the course book, see the previous year, which can be found here
|Exercise||Date||Assignment exercises||Exercises||Teacher exercises|
|1||7/9||---||E1.2, E1.6--E1.9, 1.1, 1.2, 1.4||E1.1, E1.4, 1.3|
|2||10/9||---||3.1--3.3, 3.5, 3.7, 3.8, 3.10, 3.12--3.14, 3.16--3.19||3.4, 3.6, 3.9, 3.11, 3.15|
|3||14/9||E1.3, E1.5, E1.10, E1.11||4.2, 4.3, 4.4, 4.5, 4.12, 4.15, 4.16||4.1, 4.4b, 4.6,|
|4||17/9||---||11.3, 11.6, 11.9, 11.11, 11.13||4.13, 11.5, 11.7, 11.4|
|5||21/9||E2.5, E2.7, E2.8, 11.2||5.1, 5.3--5.10, 5.12, E3.1, E3.2, E3.4, E3.6||5.2, E3.3|
|6||24/9||---||E3.8, 6.1--6.3, 6.5--6.9, 6.11--6.12||5.11, E3.7, 6.4, 6.10|
|7||28/9||E3.5, E3.9, E3.10, E3.11||8.2--8.5, 8.7, E4.1, E4.4||8.1, E4.2|
|8||1/10||---||9.2--9.3, 9.5--9.6, E4.6, E4.8--E4.11||8.6, 9.1, 9.4|
|9||5/10||E4.3, E4.5, E4.7, E4.12||10.1-10.12,10.14-10.17, E5.4, E5.6, E5.8||E5.1, E5.2, 10.13|
|10||8/10||---||E5.10, E5.12, Section 6.4.2 in the course book||E5.9, E5.13|
|11||12/10||E5.3, E5.5, E5.7, E5.11||12.1--12.3, 12.5--12.14||12.4, E6.4|
|12||15/10||---||13.1--13.4, 13.6--13.8||13.3, 13.5|
|13||19/10||E6.1, E6.2, E6.5, E6.6||---||---|
Computer labsStudents are supposed to attend one of the sessions for each computer exercise.
Poll for Computer Exercise 1
|1||20/9||Steepest descent, Newton's method, Levenberg-Marquardt|
|1||27/9||Steepest descent, Newton's method, Levenberg-Marquardt|
|AMPL||4/10||Students test AMPL and can ask
teachers for help
|2||11/10||Penalty methods, KKT conditions|
|2||18/10||Penalty methods, KKT conditions|
Computer labsComputer exercise 1:
Computer exercise 2:
Assignments exercisesIn order to get bonus points for the exam, a number of assignment exercises should be solved. These are to be prepared by the students for the exercise session in order to obtain a mark (one of the students who has prepared the assignment exercise will be chosen to demonstrate it on the blackboard). The assignment exercises for each exercise session can be found in the program above.
There will be in total 24 assignment exercises.
- 20 marks implies 2 bonus points on the exam
- 12 marks implies 1 bonus point on the exam
Note 1: If you mark an assignment exercise and are chosen to demonstrate it on the blackboard and have not prepared it, you will lose all of your marks.
Note 2: The bonus points obtained through the assignment exercises are valid one year.
ProjectProject part 1:
The aim of this part is to introduce you to mathematical modelling. The Deadline for handing in the report is 26/9 and it should be done through PingPong.
Project part 1, PM
Project part 2:
The aim of this part is to introduce you to AMPL. Deadline for handing in the report is 10/10 and it should be done through PingPong.
Project part 2, PM
The necessary AMPL-files are: Belgium.mod, Belgium.dat, and Belgium.run
An introduction to AMPL can be found here.
The model assignment is handed in through PingPong in pdf format only!
In order to hand in, go to ''Project groups'' in PingPong and create a group called ''name1_name2'' (or ''name1'', if only one group member). Read - and follow! - the instructions on what to include in the report before you hand it in.
No more than two persons per group; the report must include on the first page the names of each group member, and the e-mail address of at least one group member.
Prefarably Latex but other wordformatting tools are also ok (such as word, etc) as long as the report is readable as pdf.
Student representativesThe student representatives for the course are:
Marios Aspris (email@example.com)
Karl-Rehan Chiu Falck (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Nina Malmqvist (email@example.com)
Benjamin Midtvedt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Jens Nilsson (email@example.com)
A written exam worth 6.0 credits will be held the 1/11 at 14.00--19.00. The maximum points on the exam is 21 and the limits are as follows.
Chalmers: 3: 10, 4: 14, 5: 18
GU: G: 10, VG: 16
Passed on one question requires 2 points of 3. To pass requires 10 points and three passed questions.
The two computer exercises are mandatory.
The assignment exercises can give up to 2 bonus points for the exam. The bonus points are valid one year after the points are collected.
A passed project will give 1.5 credits.
In Chalmers Student Portal you can read about when exams are given and what rules apply on exams at Chalmers. In addition to that, there is a schedule when exams are given for courses at University of Gothenburg.
Before the exam, it is important that you sign up for the examination.
If you study at Chalmers, you will do this by the
Chalmers Student Portal, and if you study at University of
Gothenburg, you sign up via GU's
At the exam, you should be able to show valid identification.
After the exam has been graded, you can see your results in Ladok by logging on to your Student portal.
At the annual (regular) examination:
When it is practical, a separate review is arranged. The date of the review will be announced here on the course homepage. Anyone who can not participate in the review may thereafter retrieve and review their exam at the Mathematical Sciences Student office. Check that you have the right grades and score. Any complaints about the marking must be submitted in writing at the office, where there is a form to fill out.
Exams are reviewed and retrieved at the Mathematical Sciences Student office. Check that you have the right grades and score. Any complaints about the marking must be submitted in writing at the office, where there is a form to fill out.
List of theorems (3rd Edition of the book)
List of theorems (2nd Edition of the book)
Errors in the course book (3rd Edition of the book)
Index (3rd Edition of the book)
Exercise set 1
Exercise set 2
Exercise set 3
Exercise set 4
Exercise set 5
Exercise set 6
Computer exercise 1, PM
Computer exercise 1, files
Computer exercise 2, PM
Computer exercise 2, files
Project part 1, PM
Introduction to AMPL
Project part 2, PM