APM3A10 / APM03A3 - Applied Mathematics 3A

Optimization and Variational Calculus

 

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Course Information 2018 (Study Guide)

 


Lecturer:
Dr JSC Prentice, B Ring 528A .

(consultation: Friday 15h10-16h30 in D Les 312, or in B Ring 528A).

 


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

Wednesday 17h10-18h45, D Les 312 (this lecture will be used ad hoc. Students will be informed appropriately).

Friday 13h50-15h00, D Les 312.

 


Tutorials:

Friday 15h10-16h30, D Les 312.

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

07/02/2018

16/02/2018

A1 solutions

Assignment 2

19/02/2018

02/03/2018

A2 solutions

Assignment 3

05/03/2018

20/03/2018

A3 solutions

Assignment 4

22/03/2018

13/04/2018

A4 solutions

Assignment 5

14/04/2018

08/05/2018

 

Assignment 6

14/04/2018

11/05/2018

 

 


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

 

Constrained Optimization

 

Variational Calculus and Figures

 

Neural Networks, Exercises 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

Tuesday 24 April 2018, 08h50, C Les 309, Simplex Method, Lagrange Multipliers.

Information sheet

 

Supplementary Semester Test 2

 

June Examination

 

Supplementary Examination