Fall 2019 - APMA 923 G100

Numerical Methods in Continuous Optimization (4)

Class Number: 4139

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    We 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    AQ 5016, Burnaby

    Fr 12:30 PM – 2:20 PM
    AQ 5016, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

Theory and algorithms of non-linear programming with an emphasis on modern computational considerations. Topics may include: optimality conditions for unconstrained and constrained optimization, gradient methods, conjugate direction methods, Newton method, quasi-Newton methods, penalty and barrier methods, augmented Langrangian methods and interior point methods.

Grading

  • Project 20%
  • Homework (6 in total, equal weighting) 30%
  • Final Exam 50%

Materials

REQUIRED READING:

Introduction to Nonlinear Optimization: Theory, Algorithms, and Applications with MATLAB by Amir Beck (1st edition, SIAM)
Available at the SFU Burnaby library reserves counter and online at SIAM ($66.50 member price).
ISBN: 978-1-61197-364-8

RECOMMENDED READING:

Numerical Optimization by Nocedal & Wright (2nd edition, Springer)  This text is available for download at the SFU library.
ISBN: 0-387-40065-6

First-Order Methods in Optimization by Amir Beck (1st edition, SIAM)
Available online at SIAM ($67.90 member price).
ISBN: 978-1-61197-498-0

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