MATH4023 Mathematical Optimisation
- 6 points
|Semester 2||UWA (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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