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The Solutions Manual provide here is intended as an aid to instructors that use the textbook
Principles of Optimal Design: Modeling and Computation, Third Edition by
Panos Y. Papalambros and Douglass J. Wilde, published by Cambridge University Press, New York, 2017.
It has solutions for most of the exercise problems contained in the textbook.
The solutions were composed by graduate students at the University of Michigan based on
material accumulated over several years of instruction. Dr. Jeongwoo Han made the initial compilation,
typing and corrections. Several other members of the Optimal Design Laboratory and students in the course have continued to contribute to this manual. I would like to express my great appreciation to
all these past students for this rather thankless job - often in the middle of their research studies.
In spite of our efforts, some errors may still persist. Also, many problems can be solved
in more than one ways. Instructors or students that discover any needed corrections or omissions,
or have comments to offer, should communicate them to me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Such input is very valuable and will be greatly appreciated.
Panos Y. Papalambros, Ann Arbor, December 2016
The Third Edition Solutions Manual will be available soon after publication of the textbook.
Second Edition Solutions
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