Math 164 Lecture 1 Fall 2005



Instructor: Xinwei Yu (


Lecture Time & Location: MWF 11:00am, Math Sciences 6627.


Office: Math Sciences 7360. Office hours: MWF 9:30am 10:30am.


Teaching Assistant: Kree Cole-Mclaughlin (


Discussion section: R 11:00am, Math Sciences 6627.


Office: Math Sciences 2943. Office hours: T 10:00am 12:00am.


Text: Selections from S. Nash and A. Sofer, Linear and Nonlinear Programming. McGraw-Hill, 1996.


Homework: Homework will be assigned in the lectures every Friday and will be collected the next Thursday at the beginning of the discussion section. The homework will sometimes contain programming problems.


Examinations: Closed book.


Grading: 20% homework, 30% midterm and 50% final. my.ucla will be used to enter grades.


Website: The Math 164 web site is


Information concerning examinations etc. will be posted at appropriate times.