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Matlab license updated
See https://elearning.di.unipi.it/mod/forum/discuss.php?d=1230 for information on how to update the license file and continue using Matlab with the university's license in 2017.

Tuesday 9:00  11:00 room L1
Tuesday 16:00  18:00 room H
Wednesday 11:00  13:00 room C
Thursday 11:00  13:00 room C
Instructors
Mauro Passacantando
Room 323, Tel. 050 2212756, email: mauro.passacantando@unipi.it
Federico Poloni
Room 343, Tel. 050 2213143, email: federico.poloni@unipi.it
Office hours (during the course): Monday 14:0016:00Review seminars
Dr. Stefano Massei (SNS) will hold 8 additional exercise sessions containing a review of the course prerequisites (calculus, linear algebra and numerical analysis). They are held on Wednesday at 14:00 in room A1. They are meant to ensure that everyone is familiar with the same background material irrespective of their bachelor studies. These lectures do not contain material included in the exam syllabus, and they can be skipped if you are already familiar with these topics from your past courses.

Detailed lecture reports These reports are updated regularly after the lectures and describe in detail the material that has been covered in each of them. They are the most reliable source to know what has actually been covered in the course.

For the optimization part:
 S. Boyd, L. Vandenberghe, Convex optimization, Cambridge University Press, 2004
 M.S. Bazaraa, H.D. Sherali, C.M. Shetty, Nonlinear programming: theory and algorithms, Wiley & Sons, 2006 (Chapters 16, 89)
 J. Nocedal, S. Wright, Numerical Optimization, Springer Series in Operations Research and Financial Engineering, 2006 (Chapters 13, 5, 12, 16, 17)
 A.R. Conn, K. Scheinberg, L.N. Vicente, Introduction to DerivativeFree Optimization, SIAM series on Optimization, 2009 (Chapters 1, 7)
For the numerical linear algebra part:
 J. Demmel, Applied Numerical Linear Algebra, SIAM press 1996
 L. N. Trefethen, D. Bau, Numerical Linear Algebra, SIAM press 1997 (alternative)



Theory lectures:
The lectures held in Room C will appear online on http://mediateca.unipi.it/category/metodinumericiedottimizzazione2016/60. There is a delay of a few days because of postproduction of the videos by the elearning team.
The handwritten PDF files are uploaded on https://owncloud.dev.unipi.it/index.php/s/LVoYlumOV8cBEpL shortly after each lecture.Lab lectures:
Screencast are available on http://pages.di.unipi.it/fpoloni/files/nmo16/. 
The computer lab activities will be performed using MATLAB. Students of the University of Pisa can install MATLAB free of charge with the university's license. Instructions on http://doc.sid.unipi.it/images/1/17/Istruzioni_Installazione_MatLab_Student.pdf (instructions in Italian only, sorry, but with lots of pictures).
Linear algebra part



Some notes written by prof. Roberto Bevilacqua, former teacher of this course. They contain useful background material on linear algebra as well as some of the new content explained in the first lectures.

The students of the 20102011 edition of NMO produced a set of notes written in LaTeX (in Italian) and released them under a CC license. The program of the course has changed since then, but the notes may still be useful.

Written exam: February 8  Marks
Written exam: April 11  Marks
Written exam: June 13  Marks
Written exam: July 3  Marks
Written exam: July 24  Marks
Written exam: September 11  Marks
Written exam: October 30  Marks
Oral exam: October 31, 15:00, room N1