MAA315 Operations Research
Optimization, a subfield of operations research, is part of applied mathematics, i.e. mathematics dealing with mathematical models and algorithms to solve practical problems in the areas of computer science, economics, engineering, physics, chemistry, biology etc. The types of problems treated in the course are linear, nonlinear and discrete optimization problems. The course shall give a broad orientation of the field of optimization, with emphasis on basic theory and methods for continuous and discrete optimization problems in finite dimension, and it also gives some insight into its use for analyzing practical optimization problems.