# 401-0647-00L Introduction to Mathematical Optimization

Semester | Autumn Semester 2014 |

Lecturers | U.‑U. Haus, R. Zenklusen |

Periodicity | yearly recurring course |

Language of instruction | English |

Abstract | Introduction to basic techniques and problems of mathematical optimization. |

Objective | The goal is to get a good understanding of some of the most important mathematical optimization techniques used to solve linear programs and basic combinatorial optimization problems. |

Content | Topics covered in this course include: - Linear programming (simplex method, duality theory, shadow prices, ...). - Basic combinatorial optimization problems (spanning trees, network flows, knapsack problem, ...). |

Literature | Information about relevant literature will be given in the lecture. |

Prerequisites / Notice | This course is meant for students who did not already attend the course "Mathematical Optimization", which is a more advance lecture covering similar topics and more. |