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Course content

The course is an introduction to linear optimization and related applications. It treats the basic theory and techniques for systems of linear inequalities, linear programming, simplex method, duality, convex sets and polyhedra.

Learning outcome

After completing the course you will know:

  • basic optimization;
  • hot to formulate and solve practical linear optimization problems (LP);
  • simplex algorithm and other methods for LP;
  • mathematical aspects and theory for linear optimization, including duality;
  • various applications, including resource allocation, game theory and optimization on networks.

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.

Prerequisites

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 and S2) + R2

And in addition one of these:

  • Physics (1+2)
  • Chemistry (1+2)
  • Biology (1+2)
  • Information technology (1+2)
  • Geosciences (1+2)
  • Technology and theories of research (1+2)

The special admission requirements may also be covered by equivalent studies from Norwegian upper secondary school or by other equivalent studies (in Norwegian).

Recommended previous knowledge

Basic courses in introductory programming, calculus, and linear algebra: MAT1100 – Calculus, MAT1110 – Calculus and Linear Algebra, MAT1120 – Linear algebra and MAT-INF1100 – Modelling and computations.

Teaching

2 hours of lectures and 2 hours of problem solving sessions each week.

Examination

2 mandatory assignments.

Final written 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

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.

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

Bachelor

Teaching

Every spring

Examination

Every spring

Teaching language

Norwegian (English on request)