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Course content

The course treats selected topics in convexity, optimization and matrix theory. Possible topics include: combinatorial optimization, combinatorial matrix theory, convex analysis, and convex optimization. Usually the version with combinatorial optimization and matrix theory, convexity and polyhedral theory, and also an introduction to polyhedral combinatorics.

Learning outcome

The goal of this course is for students to:

  • have knowledge of basic convex analysis and combinatorial optimization
  • understand the basic theory of polyhedra and polytopes
  • know basic theory combinatorial matrix theory and network flows
  • be able to develop algorithms, exact and approximate for some types of combinatorial optimization

Admission

Students who are admitted to study programmes at UiO must each semester register which courses and exams they wish to sign up for in Studentweb.

If you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures.

Overlapping courses

The information about overlaps is not complete. Contact the Department for more information if necessary.

Teaching

2 hours of lectures each week.

Examination

Final oral or written examination (depending on the number of students). What form the exam will take will be announced by the teaching staff within October 15th for the autumn semester and March 15th for the spring semester. 1 mandatory assignment must be accepted prior to the exam. General information about the examination.

Examination support material

No examination support material is allowed.

Language of examination

Subjects taught in English will only offer the exam paper in English.

You may write your examination paper in Norwegian, Swedish, Danish or English.

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Students who can document a valid reason for absence from the regular examination are offered a postponed examination at the beginning of the next semester.

Re-scheduled examinations are not offered to students who withdraw during, or did not pass the original examination.

Withdrawal from an examination

If you wish to withdraw from the exam you must do so in Studentweb at least two weeks prior to the deadline. Failure to do so will be counted as an examination attempt.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Evaluation

The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Facts about this course

Credits

10

Level

Master

Teaching

Autumn 2016

Autumn 2014

Autumn 2013

The course will be given with fewer lectures than normal in the Autumn 2014.

Autumn. Taught according to demand and resources. If you want to attend the course, please send an e-mail to studieinfo@math.uio.no.

Examination

Autumn 2016

Autumn 2014

Autumn 2013

According to demand and resources.

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)