September 29, 2014

Several example problems of applied optimization.

Questions answered by this video:

Where can I find some examples of applied optimization problems?

How do you maximize the area of a rectangle bounded by a parabola in the first quadrant?

What is an objective function?

What is a constraint?

How do you find the point on a graph that is closest to the origin?

How do you minimize the surface area of a box?

How do you minimize the surface area of a can (or right circular cylinder)?

How can you find the dimensions of a cone with minimum volume that can contain a sphere with radius R?

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