E62/MS&E111 Readings

Course notes

Our course notes cover most of the material from the lectures. When reading these notes, students should focus on understanding problem formulations, concepts, and geometric intuition. For each mathematical result, a student should be able to draw diagrams to illustrate why the result ought to be true. Students are not required to read or write formal mathematical proofs, though, for completeness, proofs are provided in the notes.

Reading schedule

lecture date notes
1 20160927 Chapter 1
2 20160929 Chapter 2, through Section 2.4.1
3 20161004 Section 2.4.2-2.4.3
4 20161006 Sections 3.1.1 and 3.6
5 20161011 Sections 3.1.2, 3.1.3, and 3.4
6 20161013 Sections 3.2 and 3.3
7 20161018 Section 3.5
8 20161020 Chapter 6
9 20161025 Section 5.1
10 20161027 Sections 5.2-5.3
11 20161101 no additional reading
12 20161108 Section 3.8
13 20161110 Section 7.2
14 20161115 Section 7.1
15 20161117 Section 4.1
16 20161129 Section 4.4
17 20161201 Sections 4.2 and 4.3
18 20161206 to be decided