Work in progress. To be updated whenever the opportunity arises.

I take the liberty of compiling a list of questions on Math SE pertaining to theorems, lemmas, examples and exercises from Boyd & Vandenberghe's Convex Optimization. Please consider linking to this list whenever someone posts a new question related to Boyd & Vandenberghe, for it may be a duplicate.

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

Chapter 9

Chapter 10

Chapter 11


To be determined

Some questions do not mention chapter, only page number. In these cases, assigning chapter to each question is more time-consuming.


There should plenty more questions. If you find some, please feel free to add them to this list.

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    $\begingroup$ @amWhy Where's the question here? I do not object to migrating it to Math SE proper. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 6, 2021 at 17:28
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    $\begingroup$ @amWhy I never posted a question of the form "collection of questions". I figured posting it here would do the least harm. I do not particularly care about other books, especially Baby Rudin (which I dislike). If someone compiles a list of questions on Baby Rudin, I do not object to it. I do not know whether Math Meta SE can be indexed by search engines. This list could be used for internal consumption only — say, to find duplicates. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 6, 2021 at 17:43
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    $\begingroup$ @amWhy I am not dismissing your concerns. It's just that I never asked such a question, and am unaware of what the protocol is. I would not object to the creation of a question on Meta for which all answers would be collections of questions on a certain book. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 6, 2021 at 17:56
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    $\begingroup$ "This tag [discussion] is used for questions that ask users to discuss an idea, concept, or problem in an abstract way." So, Rodrigo, are you asking users to discuss an idea, concept, or problem in an abstract way? If not, perhaps you could find a better tag for your question than the "discussion" tag. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 6, 2021 at 22:24
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    $\begingroup$ @GerryMyerson I am open to suggestions. And there's discussion involved. Just take a look at the previous comments. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 6, 2021 at 22:25
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    $\begingroup$ So far as I can tell, Rodrigo, the previous comments are almost entirely about your use of the "discussion" tag. I doubt you were asking users to discuss your use of the discussion tag when you posted your question, and I don't think the intention of the discussion tag was to indicate questions where users would discuss the appropriateness of the discussion tag. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 6, 2021 at 22:29
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    $\begingroup$ @GerryMyerson Should I post another question on Meta asking how these lists of questions should be handled? At least one of these tags is required - 'bug feature-request discussion support' — which one applies? $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 6, 2021 at 22:32
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    $\begingroup$ Regarding the tagging, it seems that the purpose is in the same neighbourhood as List of Generalisations of Common Questions which is tagged discussion and faq-proposal $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 7, 2021 at 3:40
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    $\begingroup$ I'm beginning to think that it might be easier to list all the questions that aren't from Boyd and Vandenberghe. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 9, 2021 at 21:56
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    $\begingroup$ @JyrkiLahtonen What exactly do you expect to achieve by closing this question? I am not expecting an answer. Do you honestly believe I will allow my efforts to go to waste? $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 15, 2021 at 17:06
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    $\begingroup$ @JyrkiLahtonen It could be better than a solution manual, for it could include various solutions to the same problem. Note that I merely aggregated existing content. Anyone could rebuild the list in a couple of hours, if sufficiently motivated. In any case, if deleted, I will consider posting it elsewhere. Note that the book is used by people learning, say, machine learning on their own and who are not taking any course. In that regard, it is quite unlike Baby Rudin. Also, many of the questions listed above were posted by a student who already had access to the solution manual. $\endgroup$ Commented Apr 15, 2021 at 19:51
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    $\begingroup$ Excellent resource, @RodrigodeAzevedo, thank you for your time spent on this! $\endgroup$
    – Sam OT
    Commented Apr 19, 2021 at 13:09
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    $\begingroup$ @JyrkiLahtonen If. I can understand creating a disincentive. However, you have been around for over a decade. How many people actually bothered to do so? I have been around for 5 years and remember none. Why would people perform the same searches over and over again if I can do it once and be done with it? Why waste others' time? Sisyphus is a cautionary tale, not a role model. It's been 6 months and no one has created any list, to the best of my knowledge. $\endgroup$ Commented Oct 27, 2021 at 8:08
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    $\begingroup$ I think [big-list] is an appropriate tag. $\endgroup$
    – soupless
    Commented Nov 4, 2021 at 11:53


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