Mathematical Theory of Optimization

Optimization is of central importance in all sciences. Nature inherently seeks optimal solutions. For example, light travels through the "shortest" path and the folded state of a protein corresponds to the structure with the "minimum" potential energy. In combinatorial optimizati...

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Bibliographic Details
Main Authors: Ding-Zhu Du, Pardalos, Panos M. (Author), Weili Wu (Author)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York, NY Springer US 2001, 2001
Edition:1st ed. 2001
Series:Nonconvex Optimization and Its Applications
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Collection: Springer Book Archives -2004 - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • 1 Optimization Problems
  • 2 Linear Programming
  • 3 Blind Man’s Method
  • 4 Hitting Walls
  • 5 Slope and Path Length
  • 6 Average Slope
  • 7 Inexact Active Constraints
  • 8 Efficiency
  • 9 Variable Metric Methods
  • 10 Powell’s Conjecture
  • 11 Minimax
  • 12 Relaxation
  • 13 Semidefinite Programming
  • 14 Interior Point Methods
  • 15 From Local to Global
  • Historical Notes