Textbook cover of Nonlinear Programming: 2nd Edition, by D.P. Bertsekas, Athena Scientific, 2000. (Image courtesy of Dimitri Bertsekas and Athena Scientific.)
This course features a full set of lecture notes
, in addition to other materials used by students in the course. The materials are largely based on the textbook, Nonlinear Programming: 2nd Edition
, written by Professor Dimitri Bertsekas (see the publisher's site
for more information).
6.252J is a course in the department's "Communication, Control, and Signal Processing" concentration. This course provides a unified analytical and computational approach to nonlinear optimization problems. The topics covered in this course include: unconstrained optimization methods, constrained optimization methods, convex analysis, Lagrangian relaxation, nondifferentiable optimization, and applications in integer programming. There is also a comprehensive treatment of optimality conditions, Lagrange multiplier theory, and duality theory. Throughout the course, applications are drawn from control, communications, power systems, and resource allocation problems.
Any number of development tools can be used to compile and run the .fortran files found on this course site. Please refer to the course materials for any specific instructions or recommendations.