**MATH 21-257: Models and Methods for Optimization**

**Spring 2009**

Instructor: Weining Kang |

**1. General Information:**

Instructor's Office Hours: Tu 4:00-6:00 p.m. and Th 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Wean Hall 6218.

TAs’ Office Hours:

Pall Melsted: M/W 1:30-2:30 at PPB342

David Offner: M/W 1:30-2:20 at PPB342

Lisa Espig: Tu/W 3:30-4:30 at WEH7207

The direction to PPB342 can be found here

The Syllabus for the course can be download here

**2**. **Homework
Assignments**:

HW1: Section 1.4: 2, 4, 6, 10, 12, 13, 17 Due by 01/22 in recitation. [solutions]

HW2: Section 3.2: 2, 4, 5, 6; Section 3.3: 1, 2, 3 Due by 01/29 in recitation [solutions]

HW3: Section 3.3: 5, 6, 11, 14, 15; Section 3.6: 1, 3, 8 Due by 02/05 in recitation [solutions]

HW4: Section 3.6: 6, 15, 16; Section 3.5: 2, 4, 6, 8, 9 Due by 02/16 in class [solutions]

HW5: Section 3.5: 10, 11, 12; Section 4.2: 1, 2, 4, 8 Due by 02/23 in class [solutions]

HW6: Section 4.2: 11, 12, 16, 17; Section 4.3: 4, 6, 7, 8 Due by 03/02 in class [solutions]

HW7: Section 5.2: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 10 Due by 03/19 in recitation [solutions]

HW8: Section 5.2: 14, 16; Section 5.3: 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 8 Due by 04/02 in recitation [solutions]

HW9: Section 8.2: 2, 3, 5, 6 Due by 04/15 in class [solutions]

HW10: Section 8.3: 2, 6; Section 8.4: 2, 3, 4 Due by 04/22 in class [solutions]

**3**. **Exam
Schedule**:

The first midterm will be in class on 02/11 (the coming Wednesday). It will cover Sections 1.4, 3.2, 3.3, 3.6.

The second midterm will be in class on 03/23 (the coming Wednesday). It will cover Sections 4.2, 4.3.

The third midterm will be in class on 04/24. It will cover Sections 5.2, 5.3, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4.

**4**. **Supplementary
Notes**:

**Latest update: 04/23/2009**