**Instructor:
**Xinwei Yu (xinweiyu@math.ucla.edu)

**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 (mailto:kree@math.ucla.edu).

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

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

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**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.

- Midterm: Friday, November 4, 2005, 11:00am – 12:00am. (Temporary).
- Final examination: Wednesday December 14, 2005, 8:00am – 11:00am.

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

- The worst homework grade will be dropped.
- In case of missing midterm, 80% will be assigned to final.

**Website:
**The Math 164 web site is

http://www.math.ucla.edu/classes/math/05f/164.1.05f/default.html

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