MATP6600 / DSES6780
Note: there is now an
for this course,
which contains the homework solutions and the course notes.
The direct links below are to pdf files on the math department web server.
on reserve in the library.
Scores on the homeworks and exams to date.
- The final exam will be in class on December 6.
You can bring one 8.5inch by 11inch sheet of handwritten notes.
You can write on both sides.
Here are some old final exams:
Solutions to completed homeworks are available on
Note: the math department webserver is back up,
so the links to the notes should work.
Copies of the notes have been placed on
Optimality conditions for nonlinear programming
Subspaces, affine sets,
convex sets, and cones
Extreme points and rays,
An iteration of the
Dimension and faces
packages on NEOS.
For a more detailed survey of nonlinear programming algorithms,
by Leyffer and Mahajan.
by Boyd and Vandenberghe.
nonlinear programming FAQ, including links to collections of
The NEOS Server
has some nonlinear programming packages available.
introduction to the conjugate gradient method without the agonizing pain,
by Jonathan Shewchuk.
A survey of pattern
search and related methods
of the Mathematical Optimization Society newsletter
discussing smoothing methods.
Slides on the
alternating direction method of multipliers,
by Stephen Boyd.
Here's the underlying
John Mitchell's homepage
Dept of Mathematical Sciences Course Materials