SWFR ENG 4TE3 / COMP SCI 4TE3 (6TE3)
Office: ITB 127
Office hours: TBA
Suggested textbooksNonlinear Optimization by E. de Klerk, C. Roos, and T. Terlaky
Convex Optimization by S. Boyd and L. Vandenberghe
Slides, assignments, exams, and gradingSlides, assignments, and exams are available via Avenue to Learn .
There will be 3 written assignments, one midterm, and one final exam.
Check Avenue to Learn for handed out date & due date for assignments, and midterm and final exams date.
For the midterm and final, you are allowed one letter size two-sided sheet of handwritten personal notes, you will return this sheet with the exam.
McMaster standard calculator is allowed
Your final grade will be computed as follows: Assignments 30% (3 x 10%), Midterm 30%, Final 40% .
The instructor reserves the right to conduct any deferred exams orally.
for graduate students taking the course as 6TE3,
the final grade will be computed as follow: Assignments 24% (3 x 8%), Midterm 25%, Final 35%, report 16%.
- Informations about MSAF can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar
- Your solution must reach your instructor or the TA by or before the due date.
- Late assignments will be marked with a late penalty of 20% per day.
- You, or your reliable friend must give your work to your TA hand-to-hand or deliver at class to your instructor
- You have to sign your assignment; your signature certifies that the assignment is your work
- You are strongly encouraged to solve the problems alone and in time. If you use information from other sources (books, journals, internet, private communication), you should make references in your assignments.
- Graded assignments and midterm will be returned in the class or can be picked up at the instructor office (ITB 127).
- No responsibility for loss of assignments can be assumed by either the instructor or the TA
- Any complains about grading should be done within two weeks of the return date.
The instructor and university reserve the right to modify elements of the course during the term. The university may change the dates and deadlines for any or all courses in extreme circumstances. If either type of modification becomes necessary, reasonable notice and communication with the students will be given with explanation and the opportunity to comment on changes. It is the responsibility of the student to check their McMaster email and course websites weekly during the term and to note any changes.
DisabilitiesStudents with disabilities can receive accommodations to assist them in the completion of assignments and exams. Please contact the Centre for Student Development for advice and for arranging assistance. Students are also encouraged to talk to the instructor about this issue.
"The Faculty of Engineering is concerned with ensuring an environment that is free of all adverse discrimination. If there is a problem that cannot be resolved by discussion among the persons concerned individuals are reminded that they should contact the Department Chair, the Sexual Harassment Officer or the Human Rights Consultant, as soon as possible."
Students are reminded that they should read and comply with the Statements on Academic Ethics and the Senate Resolutions on Academic Dishonesty as found in the Senate Policy Statements distributed at registration and available in the Senate Office.
"Academic dishonesty is to knowingly act or fail to act in a way that results or could result in unearned academic credit or advantage. This behavior can result in serious consequences, e.g. the grade of zero on an assignment, loss of credit with a notation on the transcript (notation reads: "Grade of F assigned for academic dishonesty") and/or suspension or expulsion from the university.
It is your responsibility to understand what constitutes academic dishonesty. For information on the various types of academic dishonesty please refer to the Academic Integrity Policy, located at http://www.mcmaster.ca/academicintegrity .
The following illustrates only three forms of academic dishonesty:
1. Plagiarism, e.g. the submission of work that is not one's own or for which other credit has been obtained. `
2. Improper collaboration in group work.
3. Copying or using unauthorized aids in tests and examinations. "