MATH4023 Mathematical Optimisation

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Mathematics and Statistics [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]
Optimisation is the process of determining the best outcome from a (possibly continuous) set of alternatives and has myriad applications in the real world. Topics may include (1) the fundamental theory that underlies optimisation under constraints; (2) the theory of convexity and its relationship to the Lagrangian and other forms of duality with applications to network and discrete optimisation problems; (3) nonlinear programming—constrained and unconstrained optimisation of continuous functions; (4) optimal control—which is concerned with optimising objectives subject to dynamical systems; (5) the ideas of controllability and reachability; and (6) the Pontryagin Maximum Principle.
Students are able to (1) appropriately apply optimisation techniques to real-world problems and (2) establish and solve the relevant optimisation equations.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) assignments and (2) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Lyle Noakes
Unit rules
MATH2021 Introduction to Applied Mathematics
Contact hours
3 hours per week
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