Loyola University Chicago

Mathematics and Statistics

MATH 358: Introduction to Optimization

Course Details
Credit Hours: 3
Prerequisites: (MATH 162 or MATH 263A) and (MATH 212 or MATH 266)
Description:  An introduction to linear, nonlinear, and integer optimization, and may include optimizations on graphs, stochastic optimization, etc. Modeling of real-life problems as optimization problems, mathematical analysis of resulting optimization problems, and computational approaches to solving the problems will be covered. Students will learn how to recognize optimization problems, model real-life challenges as optimization problems, perform mathematical analysis of the problems, and solve the problems using the computational tools.