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.


Linnaeus University’s campus is located roughly 15 minutes with bicycle from the city centre. Campus is like a small society in its own right, with the university, student accommodation and student life all in one place. Everything happens on campus – here you become part of a creative knowledge environment and an eventful student life.

What will you find when exploring Växjö? There is a great selection of restaurants and cosy cafés. There is a large lake in the city centre, beautiful nature is always nearby. Many students enjoy the combination of the city centre in Växjö and life on campus. This is where your dream of the future begins!