Location: PHYSIC 140
Times: MWF 2:10-3
Office hours: TBA
Textbook: We will use the book by Jorge Nocedal and Stephen J. Wright, "Numerical Optimization", 2nd edition (IMPORTANT), ISBN 0-387-30303-0.
It is available as an e-book for free through the UC Davis Library and SpringerLink, follow this link: Nocedal-Wright, e-book
If you connect from off-campus, you need to use the UC Davis Library VPN to access it.
You can also order a print copy for $24.95 through SpringerLink. (Again, you need to be on campus or connect using the UC Davis Library VPN.)
The traditional hardcover version of the book should be available through the UC Davis bookstore.
We follow a revised syllabus, available here.
Grading: 70% homework, 30% final project or take-home exam
I may replace the take-home exam by an in-class exam if that seems necessary.
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