## MCEN 4228/5228: Optimal Design
## Textbook ResourcesConvex Optimization, Boyd and Vandenberghe, Cambridge Univ Press, 2004 Linear and Nonlinear Programming by Leunberger and Ye, Springer, 2008 Applied Numerical Computing Course Reader, Vandenberghe, 2011
## Other Resources## Topics Covered(not restricted to this order and may not cover all topics) Least-Squares Least-Norm General Form of Optimization Problems Formulation of Optimization Problems with Focus on Engineering Applications Mechanical Aerospace Electrical Control Statistics Energy Games Operations Research (Industrial)
Geometry of Optimization Problems Linear Programming Numerical Methods Unconstrained Problems Equality Constrained Problems Inequality Constrained Problems
Integer Programming
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