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MATH2070/2970 Optimization and Financial Mathematics

General Information

This page contains information on the Intermediate Unit of Study MATH2070 Optimization and Financial Mathematics and MATH2970 Optimization and Financial Mathematics (advanced). Note that MATH2070 and MATH2970 share the same classes.

This unit is offered in Semester 2.

Lecturer(s): Georg Gottwald

For further information on Intermediate Mathematics and Statistics, refer to the Intermediate Handbook. In particular, see the MATH2070/2970 handbook entry for further information relating to MATH2070 and MATH2970.

You may also view the description of MATH2070 and the description of MATH2970 in the central units of study database.

  • Credit point value: 6CP.
  • Classes per week: Three lectures, one tutorial and one computer laboratory session.

Email enquiries about MATH2070 may be sent to MATH2070@maths.usyd.edu.au.

Students: Please give your name and SID when emailing us. Anonymous emails will not be replied to.

Online Resources

Course Information

  • Course Information
  • Printed Lecture Notes (including tutorial sheets and computer lab sheets) for MATH2070/2970 Optimisation and Financial Mathematics by PW Buchen and DJ Ivers will be available from KopyStop, Shop 3/55 Mountain St, Broadway.

Weekly Consultations (after appointment)

  • Georg Gottwald (Carslaw 625): Tuesdays 2-3PM.

Lectures

Georg Gottwald's handwritten notes here:
Week 1 (Chapter 1, optimizing differentiable functions): Lecture 1, Lecture 2, Lecture 3
Week 2 (Chapter 2, standard linear programs): Lecture 4, Lecture 5, Lecture 6,

Tutorials

Tutorials start in week 2. Solutions:

Work, Health and Safety

Work, Health and Safety information for undergraduates

Timetable

Last revised 05/08/15

MATH2070MondayTuesdayWednesdayThursdayFriday
10am Lecture
157
GA.Gottwald
Tutorial
452
(Wks 2-13)
GA.Gottwald
Lecture
157
GA.Gottwald
 
 
11am Tutorial
451
(Wks 2-13)
DSW.Ng
Tutorial
451
(Wks 2-13)
W.Wu
 
 
 
   
Computer Laboratory
705/706
(Wks 2-13)
GA.Gottwald
 
 
 
noon Tutorial
451
(Wks 2-13)
DSW.Ng
Computer Laboratory
729/730
(Wks 2-13)
J.Ching
Tutorial
452
(Wks 2-13)
W.Wu
 
 
1pm Computer Laboratory
729/730
(Wks 2-13)
W.Wu
Lecture
159
GA.Gottwald
 
 
 
2pm Computer Laboratory
729/730
(Wks 2-13)
W.Wu
Computer Laboratory
729/730
(Wks 2-13)
J.Ching