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NPTEL Syllabus

Optimization - Web course


COURSE OUTLINE
Modelling and Defining Optimization Problems
Solving Linear Programming Problems
Application of Linear Programming Problems
Nonlinear Programming Problems

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Lectures

Mathematics

Topic/s

Review of Basic Linear Algebra, Matrices and Vectors,


Systems of Linear Equations

Coordinators:

Modeling Optimization Problems, Defining the Problem,


Formulating a Mathematical Model

Dr. Debjani Chakraborty


Department of MathematicsIIT
Kharagpur

Classical
optimization
optimization

Prof. A. Goswami
Department of MathematicsIIT
Kharagpur

Multivariable optimization

Formulation of Linear Programming Problems, Standard


Form of Linear Programming Models, Assumptions in Linear
Programming, Examples of Linear Programming Models

techniques:

Single variable

Linear Programming models

Graphical solution to Linear


Graphical sensitivity analysis

Programming Problems,

Solving Linear Programming Problems: The Simplex


Method, Setting up the Simplex Method, The Algebra of the
Simplex Method

The Simplex Method in Tabular Form

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Linear programming using artificial variable - The TwoPhase Method

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Linear programming using artificial variable - The Big-M


Method

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Special cases in simplex applications

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Introduction to Duality theory, Primal-Dual relationship

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Dual simplex method

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Post optimality analysis

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Introduction to Transportation problem

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Solving balanced and unbalanced transportation problem

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Assignment problem

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Hungarian method to solve assignment problem

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The Transhipment problem

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Shortest path problem, linear programming formulation to


Shortest path problem

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Dijkstra's algorithm

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Network problem, Critical path method

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PERT

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linear programming formulation to CPM and PERT

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Travelling sales man problem

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Integer linear programming Branch and bound algorithm

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Integer linear programming Cutting plane algorithm

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Computational consideration in Integer linear programming

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Applications to real life problems

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Nonlinear programming basics

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Elimination methods to solve Nonlinear programming

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Comparison of Elimination methods

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Interpolation methods

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Implementation in multivariate Nonlinear programming


problems

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Unconstrained optimization techniques for Nonlinear


programming

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Direct and indirect search methods to solve Nonlinear


programming problem
Nonlinear programming Constrained optimization
technique
Direct and indirect method for Constrained optimization

References:
Optimization: Theory and applications By S. S. Rao
Operations Research - An Introduction By Hamdy A. Taha
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