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    Virginia Military Institute
  Jan 23, 2018
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue

MA 419 - Intro to Non-Linear Optimization

Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

This course is a continuation of MA-319 to include a review of linear programming using the Simplex algorithm & LINDO software; review of multivariable calculus topics; and a survey of various techniques for optimizing functions that are not in the realm of linear programming.  The Kuhn-Tucker conditions are optimality are discovered.  Techniques including branch & bound for integer programming and search methods for quadratic programming and other non-linear problems are covered. Prerequisite(s): MA 319  and MA 215