Optimization methods

7.5 credits

This course is an introduction to modelling and solution of

problem where we seek an optimal solution of a function. Optimization problems both with and without constraints is treated and several methods are studied. A particular focus is on linear programming with the simplex method and duality, and futhermore the Karush-Kuhn-Tucker conditions. Large emphasis is on formulation and modelling of real problem.


Växjö is a modern city with more than 80,000 inhabitants. The city has been declared "the Greenest City in Europe" because of its focus on environmentally sound solutions and the environmental programs implemented.

Being a student in Växjö you have easy access to everything – the city centre, the woods and the lakes. The pedestrian path from campus around Lake Växjösjön reaches almost all the way to the city centre and is perfect for jogging or taking long walks.

Campus Växjö is modeled along the lines of an American campus university and is the natural meeting place for students in Växjö. Campus is always bustling with life, and students move between lecture rooms, the University Library and the restaurants, pubs and outdoor recreational areas.