Math 62264: Numerical Solution of Nonlinear Systems and Optimization Problems
TIME/PLACE: TTh 11:00am-12:15pm, 276 MSB
TEXT: Numerical Methods for Unconstrained Optimization and Nonlinear Equations, Dennis & Schnabel, SIAM, 1996
- Background: 1-D probs, calculus/analysis, linear algebra, Ch 1-4 (quickly)
- Newton methods: Ch 5-7
- Quasi-Newton methods: Ch 8-9 (brief)
- Nonlinear Least Squares: Ch 10 (brief)
- Conjugate-Gradient methods: supplemental
- Large-Sparse problems: supplemental
will be assigned regularly and collected at the end of each chapter (or
major section); it will be graded and returned; answer keys will be
- 2 (Matlab) numerical experiments during the semester, plus a final numerical project.
GRADES: Mid-Term, Final Project, Homework, Numerical Experiments (25% each).
- Mid-Term Exam: in class,
closed book, closed notes.
- Final Project: individual or small groups, meet/report during regularly scheduled Final Exam period (Tues, May 1, 12:45pm-3:00pm).
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2012 (end of 2nd week). University policy requires all students to be officially
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The last day to withdraw is Mar 18, 2012 (end of 10th week).
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reasonable accommodations to ensure their equal access to course
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accommodations, please contact the instructor at the beginning of the
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policy 3-01.8 deals with the problem of academic dishonesty,
cheating, and plagiarism. None of these will be tolerated in this
class. The sanctions provided in this policy will be used to deal
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PRE-REQUISITES: calculus (52041 or equiv), linear algebra (51021 or equiv), basic numerical methods (52202 or equiv).