APM3A10 / APM03A3 - Applied Mathematics 3A

Optimization and Variational Calculus

 

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Course Information 2017 (Study Guide)

 


Lecturer:
Dr JSC Prentice, B Ring 528A

(consultation: Friday 15h30-17h00 in C Les 304, or in B Ring 528A)

 


Lectures:
Tuesday 08h50-10h25, C Les 309

Wednesday 17h10-18h45, C Les 309 (this lecture will be used ad hoc. Students will be informed appropriately).

Friday 13h50-14h35, C Les 304, Group 1 (surnames: A to Mo)

Friday 14h40-15h25, C Les 304, Group 2 (surnames: Mp to Z)

(The first Friday lecture content is repeated in the second lecture, hence the two separate groups).

 


Tutorials:

Friday 15h30-17h05, C Les 304

Tutorial attendance is not compulsory. Rather, students should attend tutorial sessions so as to consult with tutors. Tutors may take register of students who attend these tutorial sessions. Any change to the tutorial schedule will be announced appropriately.

 

 

Assignments:

Assignments must be submitted on or before the indicated due date.

 

 

Assigned

Due

Solutions

Assignment 1

14/02/2017

24/02/2017

A1 solutions

Assignment 2

17/02/2017

03/02/2017

A2 solutions

Assignment 3

03/02/2017

24/03/2017

A3 solutions

Assignment 4

24/03/2017

21/04/2017

 

Assignment 5

27/03/2017

05/05/2017

 

Assignment 6

27/03/2017

12/05/2017

 

 


Notes:

Notes are available in pdf format on this webpage (see below). These notes will form the basis of the course, including the numerous exercises and solutions contained therein.

 

Introduction

 

Unconstrained Optimization and Figures

 

Neural Networks, Exercises and Figures

 

Constrained Optimization

 

Variational Calculus and Figures

 

 

Assessment schedule:

Logistical information pertaining to tests and examinations appears below.

 

Semester Test 1

Questions and Solutions

 

Supplementary Semester Test 1

Completed.

 

Semester Test 2

Time: 08h50, Tuesday 2 May 2016

Venue: C Les 309

Scope: Hopfield network, Simplex method

Information sheet

 

Supplementary Semester Test 2

Time: 15h30, Friday 12 May 2016

Venue: C Les 304

Scope: Hopfield network, Simplex method

Information sheet

 

June Examination

Time: 08h30, Saturday 3 June 2016

Venue: tba

Scope: tba

 

Supplementary Examination

Time: tba

Venue: tba

Scope: tba