optimization problems

(1.3 hours to learn)


In an optimization problem, one is interested in minimizing or maximizing a function, possibly subject to equality or inequality constraints. The extrema must occur on the boundary of the set, at points which are not differentiable, or at points where the partial derivatives are zero.


This concept has the prerequisites:

Core resources (read/watch one of the following)


MIT Open Courseware: Multivariable Caclulus (2010)
Video lectures for MIT's introductory multivariable calculus class.
Author: Denis Auroux


Supplemental resources (the following are optional, but you may find them useful)


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