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## Content and learning outcomes

### Course contents

• Examples of applications of optimization and modelling training.
• Basic concepts and theory for optimization, in particular theory for convex problems.
• Linear algebra in Rn, in particular bases for the four fundamental subspaces corresponding to a given matrix, and LDLT-factorization of a symmetric positive semidefinite matrix.
• Linear optimization, including duality theory.
• Optimization of flows in networks.
• Quadratic optimization with linear equality constraints.
• Linear least squares problems, in particular minimum norm solutions.
• Unconstrained nonlinear optimization, in particular nonlinear least squares problems.
• Optimality conditions for constrained nonlinear optimization, in particular for convex problems.
• Lagrangian relaxation.

### Intended learning outcomes

After completing the course students should for a passing grade be able to

• Apply basic theory, concepts and methods, within the parts of optimization theory described by the course content, to solve problems
• Formulate simplified application problems as optimization problems and solve using software.
• Read and understand mathematical texts about for example,  linear algebra, calculus and optimization and their applications, communicate mathematical reasoning and calculations in this area, orally and in writing in such a way that they are easy to follow.

For higher grades the student should also be able to

• Explain, combine and analyze basic theory, concepts and methods within the parts of optimization theory described by the course content.

### Course Disposition

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## Literature and preparations

### Specific prerequisites

Completed course in Linear Algebra, SF1624, SF1672 or SF1675.
Completed course in Multivariable Calculus, SF1626 or SF1674.

Completed course SF1668  Mathematical and numerical methods I or a course in Numerical methods corresponding to SF1668, SF1511, SF1519, SF1546 or SF1547.

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## Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

### Examination

• HEM1 - Assignments, 1,5 hp, betygsskala: P, F
• TEN1 - Examination, 4,5 hp, betygsskala: A, B, C, D, E, FX, F

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### Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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### Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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### Ethical approach

• All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
• In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
• In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

## Further information

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### Main field of study

Mathematics, Technology

First cycle