MAT-INF4110 - Mathematical Optimization
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.
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
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.
Recommended previous knowledge
- 10 credits overlap with MAT-INF9110 - Mathematical Optimization
- 10 credits overlap with INF-MAT5360 - Mathematical optimization (discontinued)
- 10 credits overlap with INF-MAT9360 - Mathematical Optimization (discontinued)
The information about overlaps is not complete. Contact the Department for more information if necessary.
2 hours of lectures each week.
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.
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 one of the three opportunities to sit the exam.
Special examination arrangements
Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.
The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.