NONLINEAR OPTIMIZATION, EQUATIONS AND LEAST SQUARES2009VT
No of lectures
those who plan to use nonlinear optimization, equations or least squares
The course was last given
Students will get acquaintance with the most effective numerical methods in nonlinear optimization, equations and least squares, many of which have been developed only in recent years. The course responds to the growing interest in optimization in engineering, science, and business by focusing on the methods that are best suited to practical problems.
basic calculus, numerical linear algebra and optimization. Any gap in the background can be closed by students at the beginning of the course by intensive self-study with a help of the lecturer.
Each course topic is covered twice - first by the lecturer, then at the next meeting by a couple of students. Their presentation is followed by discussions.
systems of simultaneous nonlinear equations,
nonlinear least squares.
Jorge Nocedal and Stephen J. Wright Numerical Optimization, Springer, 2nd ed.,
active participation (at least 85% attendance), presentation of the course topics.
This course is given every year since 2000. In 2003 and the subsequent years,
it is recommended by LiTH FoFu-nämnden as "Fakultetsgemensamma
This year, the number of IDA PhD students attending this course is 5 (the total number of the attendees is 16).
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