Applied Optimization

Practical Mathematical Optimization

An Introduction to Basic Optimization Theory and Classical and New Gradient-Based Algorithms

Authors: Snyman, Jan

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About this Textbook

This book presents basic optimization principles and gradient-based algorithms to a general audience, in a brief and easy-to-read form without neglecting rigour. The work should enable the professional to apply optimization theory and algorithms to his own particular practical field of interest, be it engineering, physics, chemistry, or business economics. Most importantly, for the first time in a relatively brief and introductory work, due attention is paid to the difficulties—such as noise, discontinuities, expense of function evaluations, and the existence of multiple minima—that often unnecessarily inhibit the use of gradient-based methods. In a separate chapter on new gradient-based methods developed by the author and his coworkers, it is shown how these difficulties may be overcome without losing the desirable features of classical gradient-based methods.

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It is intended that this book be used in senior- to graduate-level semester courses in optimization, as offered in mathematics, engineering, computer science, and operations research departments, and also to be useful to practising professionals in the workplace.

Table of contents (2 chapters)

  • Line Search Descent Methods for Unconstrained Minimization

    Pages 33-55

  • New Gradient-Based Trajectory and Approximation Methods

    Pages 97-150

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Practical Mathematical Optimization
Book Subtitle
An Introduction to Basic Optimization Theory and Classical and New Gradient-Based Algorithms
Authors
Series Title
Applied Optimization
Series Volume
97
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-24349-8
DOI
10.1007/b105200
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-24348-1
Softcover ISBN
978-0-387-29824-5
Series ISSN
1384-6485
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 258
Topics