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Optimization in Practice with MATLAB®
For Engineering Students and Professionals

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  • Date Published: March 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107109186
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  • Optimization in Practice with MATLAB® provides a unique approach to optimization education. It is accessible to both junior and senior undergraduate and graduate students, as well as industry practitioners. It provides a strongly practical perspective that allows the student to be ready to use optimization in the workplace. It covers traditional materials, as well as important topics previously unavailable in optimization books (e.g., Numerical Essentials - for successful optimization). Written with both the reader and the instructor in mind, Optimization in Practice with MATLAB® provides practical applications of real-world problems using MATLAB®, with a suite of practical examples and exercises that help the students link the theoretical, the analytical, and the computational in each chapter. Additionally, supporting MATLAB® m-files are available for download via Lastly, adopting instructors will receive a comprehensive solution manual with solution codes along with lectures in PowerPoint with animations for each chapter, and the text’s unique flexibility enables instructors to structure one- or two-semester courses.

    • The realistic examples differentiate this book from others on the market
    • Offers a wide-ranging collection of examples and exercises, providing a unique platform for linking the theoretical, computational, and practical
    • A MATLAB® chapter and prerequisite math chapter address diverse students' preparation levels
    • A robust ancillary support package includes comprehensive PowerPoint lectures with animations, a comprehensive solutions manual with solution codes, and MATLAB® codes for examples and solutions
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    Customer reviews

    18th Nov 2015 by Salema2

    I think the book is very useful and interesting for students because it provides real examples and problems

    10th Oct 2016 by GGrebenisan

    This book contains much examples and problems proposed for solving by the readers. The book may be used successfully as support by the students and educators, as well. More applications are from the real world, and presented with comprehensibility.

    14th Feb 2017 by Aymeen

    it is really a very helpfull book, It is very interesting to help us understand the optimization

    29th Aug 2018 by BuckHan1

    The book is very useful for engineering applications! I have had a good experience in studying the method in it.

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    Product details

    • Date Published: March 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107109186
    • length: 494 pages
    • dimensions: 260 x 184 x 30 mm
    • weight: 1.06kg
    • contains: 159 b/w illus. 61 tables 191 exercises
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Part I. Helpful Preliminaries:
    1. MATLAB® as a computational tool
    2. Mathematical preliminaries
    Part II. Using Optimization – the Road Map:
    3. Welcome to the fascinating world of optimization
    4. Analysis, design, optimization, and modeling
    5. Introducing linear and nonlinear programming
    Part III. Using Optimization – Practical Essentials:
    6. Multiobjective optimization
    7. Numerical essentials
    8. Global optimization basics
    9. Discrete optimization basics
    10. Practicing optimization – larger examples
    Part IV. Going Deeper: Inside the Codes and Theoretical Aspects:
    11. Linear programming
    12. Nonlinear programming with no constraints
    13. Nonlinear programming with constraints
    Part V. More Advanced Topics in Optimization:
    14. Discrete optimization
    15. Modeling complex systems: surrogate modeling and design space reduction
    16. Design optimization under uncertainty
    17. Methods for Pareto frontier generation/representation
    18. Physical programming for multiobjective optimization
    19. Evolutionary algorithms.

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    Achille Messac, Mississippi State University
    Dr Achille Messac received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from MIT in Aerospace Engineering. Dr Messac is a Fellow of the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) and the American Society of Mechanical Engineers. He has authored or co-authored over 70 journal and 130 conference articles, chaired several international conferences, delivered several keynote addresses, and received the prestigious AIAA Multidisciplinary Design Optimization Award. He has taught or advised undergraduate and graduate students in the areas of design and optimization for over three decades at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, MIT, Syracuse University, Mississippi State and Northeastern University.

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