INF-MAT3370 – Linear optimization
Schedule, syllabus and examination date
Introduction to linear optimization (linear programming). Basic theory, methods and applications. The simplex algorithm. Duality theory. Linear systems of inequalities. Linear network optimization.
The goal of this course is for students to:
- have knowledge of basic optimization
- be able to formulate and solve practical linear optimization problems (LP)
- know the simplex algorithm and other algorithms for LP
- understand some mathematical aspects of linear optimization
- be familiar with duality and applications in e.g. game theory and optimization in networks (graphs)
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Formal prerequisite knowledge
In addition to fulfilling the Higher Education Entrance Qualification, applicants have to meet the following special admission requirements:
- Mathematics R1 or Mathematics (S1+S2)
The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies. Read more about special admission requirements (in Norwegian).
Recommended previous knowledge
Basic courses in introductory programming, calculus, and linear algebra.
10 credits INF-MAT4370 – Linear optimization (discontinued) and 9 credits MoD 233
2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of problem solving sessions each week. Compulsory programming/problem solving exercises. Rules for mandatory assignments.
4 hour written final examination. The mandtory assignments must be approved prior the exam. General information about the examination.
Examination support material
No examination support material is allowed.
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.
The Course Auditor is Trond Steihaug.
Resit an examination
This subject does not offer new examination in the beginning of the subsequent term for candidates who withdraw during an ordinary examination or fail an ordinary examination. For general information about new examination, see /studier/admin/eksamen/sykdom-utsatt/mn/index.html and /english/studies/admin/examinations/new-exam/index.html
Withdrawal from an examination
It is possible to take the exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.
The subject is regarded equal to INF-MAT4370 - Linear optimization and MoD 233 when practicing exam regulations.
It is strongly recommended to attend the first lecture since it will be given important information.