Questions tagged [optimization]

Questions related to mathematical education in the topics of optimization in general, optimal control, discrete optimization.

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Ideas for teaching a bit of linear optimization to advanced undergraduates?

I am interested in ideas what to teach when the task is to teach a bit of (linear) optimization to third year undergraduate mathematics students. More specifically: Assume 'a bit' means I'd have ...
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Good examples of non-convex optimization

I am looking for a function of on an interval with several local optima that appears in some mathematical model and which you can at least imagine that you want to optimize. I am teaching a calculus ...
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How to reinforce mental times tables skills in a senior calculus (optimisation) class?

Like many teachers, I see the students reach for the calculators to solve problems - now graphics calculators are indeed very useful for modelling in topics such as optimisation. However, I notice ...
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Where can I find example of Lagrange multipliers and constrained optimization?

I want give some extra homework about Lagrange multipliers and constrained optimization. I am interested in examples that are complex (for example, those having more than two variables and more than ...