Lady Shaw Bldg 208
Phone extension
3943 - 7987
Lecturer's office hours
Please email me to arrange an appointment.
Teaching Assistant
Tony Siu Wun CHEUNG
Lady Shaw Bldg G06
Phone extension
3943 - 7962
TA's office hours
Please email me to arrange an appointment.

Course Information

Course Outline

This course is designed for the M.Sc. Degree Programme in Mathematics. The course provides an introduction to optimization methods, optimization theory and modeling. Topics will be selected from constrained and unconstrained optimization, decent methods, Newton-type methods, calculus of variations, linear and non-linear programming, applications to "real life" problems and modeling.

Text and References


This is available at the CUHK library.

The text/reference should not be treated as a substitute for the lectures. The lectures may present the material covered in the text in a different manner, or deviate from it entirely. You should take your own notes in class.

Academic Offenses

The Chinese University of Hong Kong places very high importance on honesty in academic work submitted by students, and adopts a policy of zero tolerance on cheating and plagiarism. Any related offence will lead to disciplinary action including termination of studies at the University. For information on categories of offenses and types of penalties, students should consult the following link: , or doc.


Your final letter-grade will be determined by your point Ranking viz. your final score (out of 100 points). The total score for your course grades is distributed as follows:

10% (Each 2.5%)
20% (Each 10%)


There will be four graded homework assignments.

Please note that you MUST do the whole homework entirely by yourself. In case of difficulty, you may consult the instructor and the tutors during their office hours. Any answers that show evidence of having been done with others will receive a score of zero; stronger action may also be taken (visit ). Don’t copy the work of others! Be neat, concise and well-organized.

Late homework answers will NOT be graded, and will receive a score of zero.

Please click the links below to download the homework.

Examination Schedule

Schedules of quizzes, mid-term test and final examination are:

Important dates to remember \(\cdots\)

Quiz 1

Date & Time: September 27, from 8:40 pm - 9:10 pm
Room: Wu Ho Man Yuen Bldg 507

Quiz 2

Date & Time: November 15, from 8:40 pm - 9:10 pm
Room: Wu Ho Man Yuen Bldg 507
Date & Time: October 25, from 8:10 pm - 9:10 pm
Room: Wu Ho Man Yuen Bldg 507
Date & Time: December 6, from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Room: Wu Ho Man Yuen Bldg 507

Lecture Notes

Once you have enrolled your course, we will send you a username and password to access your online learning resources.

Please click the link below to download the lecture notes.

Jeff Chak-Fu WONG, Department of Mathematics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shatin, Hong Kong.