MATH 353 (2019) - Home Page

Course Information

  • General course information is available here

  • Lectures are Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 3:10pm in New Kirk 204.

  • The tutorial is Thursday 3:10pm in New Kirk 204.

  • The terms test will be on 17th May, at 3:10pm (instead of the lecture).

  • Assessment is based either on 60% exam, 30% terms test and 10% assignments, or 100% exam, whichever is to the students advantage.

  • Assignments. There will be six assignments. Assignments will become available on the website at least one week before they are due.

  • Assignments will be handed back in the tutorial. Otherwise you can pick up your assignment directly from CO358. The school office maintains website listing the assignments that are ready for collection.

  • Paper Free This is a paperless course. All course materials will be placed on the website in advance of the lecture.

Stephen's Lectures

Week 1: Optimisation of Continuous Functions I
Week 1: Handwritten notes scanned
Week 2: Optimisation of Continuous Functions II
Week 2: Handwritten notes scanned
Week 3: Lecture on optimisation in machine learning
Week 4: Lecture on least-squares optimisation (stop at Conjugate Gradients)
Week 4: Handwritten notes scanned

Dillon's Course Notes

Version 1 Posted 1 April
Version 2 Posted 10 April, corrected errors and typos
Version 3 Posted 12 April, includes simplex method material
Version 4 Posted 12 April, includes new exercise and corrected typos (chocolate awarded)

Dillon's Slides

Monday 1 April Intro to linear programming
Wednesday 3 April Linear programs in standard form; polyhedra
Friday 5 April Convex combinations; vertices of polyhedra
Monday 8 April An algebraic characterisation of vertices
Wednesday 10 April Infeasible and bounded programs
Friday 12 April The Fundamental Theorem

Tutorials

Week 1: No tutorial  
Week 2 Tutorial Solutions
Week 3 Tutorial Solutions
Week 4 Tutorial  
Week 5 Tutorial Solutions

Assignments

Assignment 1 (due 22nd March) Solutions
Assignment 2 (due 5th April) Solutions
Assignment 3 (due 3rd May) (Correction to Question 3: c_1x_2+c_2x_2 should be c_1x_1+c_2x_2  

The purpose of the tutorial and the assignments is to help you learn. Attending tutorials and lectures, and seriously working on assignments is strongly correlated with success in mathematics courses. Ignore this at your peril.

Class representative

Your class rep is Jesse Di Benedetto. Email Jesse at Jesse_Di_Benedetto@bnz.co.nz

University policies and statutes

It is worthwhile becoming familiar with the following information. Other relevant policies can be found at the academic policy website.

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