MATH 353 (2020) - Home Page
Welcome to MATH353 Optimisation for 2020.
- 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.
* All lectures are available on Panopto here
, or you can find it via Blackboard. Tutorials are also available there.
* There will be weekly tutorials as for the first half of the course, and the discussion forums are available for questions.
* I will also have some office hours each week on Fridays at 1310. These will be drop-in sessions via Zoom at the normal lecture link; I will start at 1310, and stop whenever there are no more questions. The other lecture time slots will not be used.
* Terms Test 2
The solution is here
. Overall this was fairly well done, especially the first 2 questions.
- 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.
- 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
- General course information is available here
- 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.
Linear Programming Notes
Linear Programming Slides
Assignments should be submitted via Blackboard. The problem sheets are available there, and are given below too.
The purpose of the tutorial and the assignments is to help you learn. Attending tutorials
and lectures, and seriously working on assignments is strongly correlated with
success in mathematics courses. Ignore this at your peril.
University policies and statutes
It is worthwhile becoming familiar with the following information. Other relevant policies can be found at the academic policy