2009 / xviii + 149 pages / Softcover / ISBN: 978-0-898716-79-5 / List Price $69.50 / SIAM Member Price $48.65/ Order Code OT114
Keywords: optimization; linear programming; applied mathematics; modeling; numerical methods
This textbook provides undergraduate students with an introduction to optimization and its uses for relevant and realistic problems. The only prerequisite for readers is a basic understanding of multivariable calculus because additional materials, such as explanations of matrix tools, are provided in a series of Asides both throughout the text at relevant points and in a handy appendix.
The Basics of Practical Optimization presents
The author provides four types of learn-by-doing activities through the book:
The accompanying Web site offers the Mathematica notebooks that support the Implementations.
This textbook is appropriate for undergraduate students who have taken a multivariable calculus course.
About the Author
Adam Levy is Professor and Chair of the Department of Mathematics at Bowdoin College. He was recognized in 1997 with the college's Sydney B. Korofsky prize for excellence in undergraduate teaching and has published over two dozen journal articles on optimization.
Instructors can request copies of a full solutions manual to the Exercises and Problems and Mathematica solutions to the modeling examples in Chapter 1 by writing to email@example.com.
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