ENGM 184: Introduction to Optimization Methods

Offered

14F: 10A
Baker

Textbooks:  
Optimization Modeling with Spreadsheets, K. Baker, 2nd Edition, John Wiley & Sons.

15F: 10A
Baker

Prerequisites

None

Cannot be used to satisfy any A.B. degree requirements

An introduction to various methods of optimization and their use in problem solving. Students will learn to formulate and analyze optimization problems and apply optimization techniques in addition to learning the basic mathematical principles on which these techniques are based. Topic coverage includes linear, nonlinear, and dynamic programming, and combinatorial optimization.