contains most of the key information for the course.
The course textbook
. (Updated February 20)
We will be exploring many modeling problems
during February in class. Please read one or two problems ahead of what we have completed in class.
Please consider this example
of how to write acceptable homework solutions. Here is a more detailed example
Refresher on partial derivatives
Another refresher on partial derivatives
Addtional practice on finding extrema of functions
How to find eigenvalues
of a matrix.
How to find the determinant
of a matrix.
George Dantzig wrote a nice article
on the early days of the Simplex Method for solving linear programs.
(##) [Due Date] Assignment, due in class unless otherwise specified
(01) [Mon Jan 14] (by 4 PM) Section 2, Exercises 1,2,3,4.
(02) [Tue Jan 22] Section 3, Exercises 3,4,5c,5d,6,8c,8d AND Section 4, Exercises 1,2.
(03) [Tue Jan 29] Section 4, Exercises 4,6d,6f AND Section 5, Exercises 2,3,6,7.
(04) [Tue Feb 05] Section 6, Exercises 2,3 AND Section 7, Exercises 1,2. For some of these exercises, you will need access to Matlab or Octave software. There are many options: (1) personal copy, (2) Math department software, (3) octave-online.net .
(05) [Tue Feb 12] Section 8, Exercises 3-8 AND Section 9, Exercises 1,5.
(06) [Tue Feb 19] Section 11, Exercises 2-5 AND Modeling Problems 4,8.
(07) [Tue Feb 26] Section 11, Exercises 6,8 AND Modeling Problems 5,7.
Tentatively scheduled for the first week of March -- see the course syllabus for additional details.
The date and time are scheduled by the university -- details to follow.