The goal of this course is to cover methods for solution and optimization for engineering systems described by nonlinear algebraic and/or differential equations. The course will deal with solution strategies and nonlinear programming methods, and some properties of Differential/Algebraic systems. Applications will concentrate on process engineering as well as mechanical and nonlinear control systems. Course assignments will involve a modest amount of programming and use of MATLAB, GAMS, NETLIB and other software.
This material will be useful for clarifying some material in the lectures.
Office: DH 1101
TA: David Thierry
Office: DH 3106