Deterministic Models in Optimization

The course will introduce fundamental topics in optimization at the undergraduate level. Some specific topics to be covered are: Formulations, Linear Programming, Simplex Method, Duality, Sensitivity Analysis, Transportation, Assignment Problems, Network Optimization Problems, Integer Programs, Nonlinear Optimization, and Game Theory.

Pre-requisites: Mathematical maturity at the level of a junior undergraduate student will be assumed. Prior coursework in Linear Algebra, Calculus and familiarity with Matrices is required.


The following is a tentative list of lectures. Subject to change. Lecture slides will be posted a day before the lecture in Canvas.