Course Code CO 250
Course Title Introduction to Optimization
Online Offers
  • Winter 2022 (tentative) (Instructor: TBA)
  • Fall 2021 (tentative) (Instructor: Levent Tuncel)
Course Location Online
Credit Weight 0.5
Course Description

A broad introduction to the field of optimization, discussing applications, and solution techniques. Mathematical models for real life applications; algorithms; aspects of computational complexity; geometry; linear programming duality, focusing on the development of algorithms. [Offered: F,W,S]

Typical terms may not reflect online offerings.

Course Work and Exam Spring 2021 course outline (note 2)
Requisites
  • Prerequisite: One of (MATH 106, MATH 114, MATH 115 with a grade of at least 70%) or MATH 136 or MATH 146; cumulative overall average of at least 60%.
  • Antirequisite: CO 227, 255
Materials
  • Software: Some course components are not supported in Microsoft Edge.
System Requirements
  • A computer with Internet access is required for all online and multimodal courses. Please see the System Requirements.
Taught in English
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