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Welcome to MATH353 Optimisation for 2020.Announcements
- The final quiz will be available between 4pm Wed 24th June to 4pm Fri 26th June. It will cover only the material for weeks 10 and 11, i.e., constrained non-linear optimisation. You are allowed 1 hour to complete the quiz.
- Terms Test 1 The solutions to Terms Test 1 is available by clicking on this link. The solutions include comments on typical mistakes. All up I was impressed by the standard of your solutions.
- Zoom Lectures and Tutorials The links for these can be found in the Announcement section of the MATH353 Blackboard page.
Contactless Course
- Assignments Assignments will be handed in online via Blackboard. They will still be worth 10% of the marks for the course.
- Quizzes will be used to test the later material in each half of the course. They will also be available on Blackboard, and will allow 30 minutes (first quiz) and 1 hour (second quiz) to complete, under the same rules as the tests. Their dates are:
- 4pm Wed 24th June to 4pm Fri 26th June
Course Information
- General course information is available here
- The course coordinator is Stephen Marsland.
- The course lecturers are Geoff Whittle (first half) and Stephen Marsland (second half).
- The course tutors are Michal Salter-Duke (first half) and Virginia Listanti (second half).
- Lectures are Friday 1:10pm.
- The tutorial is Thursday 1pm.
- Assessment is based on 60% tests tests, 30% quizzes and 10% assignments.
- There will be two terms tests, worth 30% each.
- Assignments. There will be six assignments. Assignments will become available on the website at least one week before they are due.
- Assignments will be submitted and returned electronically.
- Paper Free This is a paperless course. All course materials will be placed on the website in advance of the lecture.
Continuous Optimisation Slides
There are video lectures on the Blackboard site. They are based on the lecture slides below.Week 7 lecture slides | With annotations |
Week 8 slides | With annotations |
Week 9 slides | With annotations |
Weeks 10 & 11 slides | With annotations |
Linear Programming Notes
1. Introduction to Linear Programming |
2. Theory of Linear Programming |
3. The Simplex Algorithm |
4. The Two Phase Method |
5. The Dual Program |
Discrete Optimization |
Linear Programming Slides
These are slide versions of the notes in case you find them easier to read. |
1. Introduction to Linear Programming |
2. Theory of Linear Programming |
3. The Simplex Algorithm |
4. The Two Phase Method |
5. The Dual Program |
Discrete Optimization |
Tutorials
Week 7 tutorial |
Week 8 tutorial |
Week 9 tutorial |
Weeks 10 and 11 tutorial |
Assignments
Assignments should be submitted via Blackboard. The problem sheets are available there, and are given below too.Assignment 1 |
Assignment 2 |
Assignment 3 |
Assignment 4 |
Assignment 5 |
Assignment 6 |
University policies and statutes
It is worthwhile becoming familiar with the following information. Other relevant policies can be found at the academic policy website.- The policy on student conduct.
- The personal course of study statute.
- The academic grievances policy.
- Information on plagiarism, and how to avoid it.
- Information for students with impairments.
- A link to student services
I | Attachment | Action | Size | Date | Who | Comment |
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Lec1.pdf | manage | 475 K | 18 May 2020 - 10:51 | Main.marslast | Week 7 lectures slides | |
Lec2.pdf | manage | 260 K | 18 May 2020 - 10:52 | Main.marslast | Week 8 slides | |
Lec3.pdf | manage | 209 K | 18 May 2020 - 10:52 | Main.marslast | Week 9 slides | |
Lec4.pdf | manage | 1 MB | 11 Jun 2020 - 08:09 | Main.marslast | Weeks 10 & 11 slides | |
Lecture 1_ Unconstrained Optimisation 1.pdf | manage | 4 MB | 18 May 2020 - 15:54 | Main.marslast | Annotated slides 1 | |
Lecture 2_ Unconstrained Optimisation 2.pdf | manage | 2 MB | 18 May 2020 - 15:55 | Main.marslast | Annotated slides 2 | |
Lecture 3_ Least-Squares .pdf | manage | 2 MB | 18 May 2020 - 15:55 | Main.marslast | Annotated slides 3 | |
Lecture 4_ Constrained Optimisation.pdf | manage | 7 MB | 11 Jun 2020 - 08:10 | Main.marslast | Weeks 10 & 11 slides with annotations | |
ass1.pdf | manage | 366 K | 02 Apr 2020 - 13:31 | Main.whittle | ||
ass2.pdf | manage | 401 K | 18 May 2020 - 15:21 | Main.whittle | ||
ass3.pdf | manage | 184 K | 30 Apr 2020 - 08:12 | Main.whittle | ||
assgt4.pdf | manage | 202 K | 18 May 2020 - 11:13 | Main.marslast | Assignment 4 | |
assgt5.pdf | manage | 122 K | 18 May 2020 - 11:13 | Main.marslast | Assignment 5 | |
assgt6.pdf | manage | 128 K | 11 Jun 2020 - 08:05 | Main.marslast | Assignment 6 | |
discrete-opt-nopause.pdf | manage | 317 K | 14 May 2020 - 11:26 | Main.whittle | ||
discrete-opt-notes.pdf | manage | 493 K | 30 Apr 2020 - 08:23 | Main.whittle | ||
discrete-opt.pdf | manage | 328 K | 14 May 2020 - 11:26 | Main.whittle | ||
dual-program.pdf | manage | 387 K | 23 Mar 2020 - 12:53 | Main.whittle | ||
intro-lin-prog.pdf | manage | 299 K | 01 Mar 2020 - 15:05 | Main.whittle | ||
midterm_sol.pdf | manage | 140 K | 18 Jun 2020 - 11:51 | Main.marslast | ||
simplex.pdf | manage | 661 K | 16 Mar 2020 - 14:53 | Main.whittle | ||
slides-dual-program.pdf | manage | 361 K | 23 Mar 2020 - 12:54 | Main.whittle | ||
slides-intro-lin-prog.pdf | manage | 305 K | 01 Mar 2020 - 15:05 | Main.whittle | ||
slides-simplex.pdf | manage | 656 K | 16 Mar 2020 - 14:53 | Main.whittle | ||
slides-theory-lin-prog.pdf | manage | 507 K | 05 Mar 2020 - 16:03 | Main.whittle | ||
slides-two-phase.pdf | manage | 1 MB | 16 Mar 2020 - 14:54 | Main.whittle | ||
test-20.pdf | manage | 215 K | 11 May 2020 - 14:51 | Main.whittle | ||
theory-lin-prog.pdf | manage | 508 K | 05 Mar 2020 - 16:04 | Main.whittle | ||
tutorial10-11.pdf | manage | 115 K | 11 Jun 2020 - 08:06 | Main.marslast | Tutorial 10-11 | |
tutorial7.pdf | manage | 102 K | 18 May 2020 - 11:09 | Main.marslast | Week 7 tutorial | |
tutorial8.pdf | manage | 178 K | 18 May 2020 - 11:09 | Main.marslast | Week 8 tutorial | |
tutorial9.pdf | manage | 135 K | 18 May 2020 - 11:10 | Main.marslast | Week 9 orial | |
two-phase.pdf | manage | 421 K | 16 Mar 2020 - 14:55 | Main.whittle |