Mathematics 164 Lecture 1 
Summer 2006 

Announcement. I will be out of town the whole third week, 07/10  07/13.
Prof. Richard Wang will do the lectures on 07/10 and 07/11 for me,
Prof. Shibin Dai will do the lectures on 07/12 and 07/13 for me.
There will be only TA's office hours during that week.

Course homepage: www.math.ucla.edu/~xinweiyu/164.1.061/index.html.

Time and Place: MTWR 9:30am – 10:20am, Boelter
5436.

Discussion Session: 1A, TR 10:30am
– 11:20am, Boelter 5436.

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

Office hours: Monday, Wednesday 10:30am –
11:45am in MS 7360.

TA: Flynn Heiss (fheiss@math.ucla.edu)

Office hours: T 12:30pm – 1:30pm, W 11:30am
– 12:30pm in MS 3919.

Textbook: Excerpts from “Linear and Nonlinear
Programming” by S. Nash and A. Sofer.
I will use my own lecture notes, most of which follows the course
outline. I will specify the sections of the textbook you should read
each week on the course homepage.

Exams:

Midterm: Monday July 24, 9:30am – 10:30am, Boelter 5436.

Final: Thursday August 17, 9:30am – 11:30am, Boelter 5436.

Lecture Notes, Homeworks, Exams, and recommended readings in
the textbook

Chapter 1, Sections 2.2, 2.3 (including 2.3.1). Homework
1 (due 07/06).

Sections 2.4, 3.1, 4.1. Homework 2 (due
07/13).

Sections 4.2, 4.3, 4.4. Homework 3 (due
07/20).

Sections 5.2, 6.1. Homework 4 (due 07/27),
Midterm Review, Midterm

Sections 6.2 (including 6.2.1, 6.2.2), 10.2. Homework
5 (due 08/03), Midterm Solution.

Sections 2.7 (including 2.7.1), 10.3, 14.2. Homework
6 (due 08/10).

Sections 14.3, 14.4, 14.5 (equality constraints). Homework 7 (due 08/15), Final Review.

Sections 14.5 (including 14.5.1). Final.
The recommended readings are temporary and is subject to change.

Homeworks will be posted at the beginning of weeks 1 – 7.

The homeworks should be turned in to the TA in the Thursday
discussion session in the following week (So you have about 10
days to finish a homework), except for the last one (Homework 7),
which will be due on Tuesday.

No late homework will be accepted, unless with very good reasons.
Please talk to the instructor before the homework is due if you
have to miss the due date of that homework.

The lowest homework score will be dropped.

The exams will be open notes/textbook. Other books, calculators,
PDAs or laptops are not allowed.

Please remember to bring a picture ID to the exams.

Grading:

my.ucla.edu will be used.

Two schemes will be used.

Homework: 20%; Midterm: 30%; Final: 50%.

Homework: 20%; Final 80%.
The final grade will be the higher one obtained from the two
methods.

As a consequence, no makeup for midterm under any circumstances.

The final will cover all the materials. With about 40% points on
materials before the midterm and 60% on those after.

The grade “incomplete” will only be given in very
special cases, when a student

is doing well in the course, and

cannot take the final for a very serious and documented
reason.

contacts the instructor before the final.