Springer Optimization and Its Applications

Nonlinear Optimization with Engineering Applications

Authors: Bartholomew-Biggs, Michael

  • Provides a sound theoretical introduction to optimization
  • Places a practical emphasis on understanding algorithms and how to use them
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About this Textbook

This textbook examines a broad range of problems in science and engineering, describing key numerical methods applied to real life. The case studies presented are in such areas as data fitting, vehicle route planning and optimal control, scheduling and resource allocation, sensitivity calculations and worst-case analysis.

Among the main topics covered:

* one-variable optimization — optimality conditions, direct search and gradient

* unconstrained optimization in n variables — solution methods including Nelder and Mead simplex, steepest descent, Newton, Gauss–Newton, and quasi-Newton techniques, trust regions and conjugate gradients

* constrained optimization in n variables — solution methods including reduced-gradients, penalty and barrier methods, sequential quadratic programming, and interior point techniques

* an introduction to global optimization

* an introduction to automatic differentiation

Chapters are self-contained with exercises provided at the end of most sections. Nonlinear Optimization with Engineering Applications is ideal for self-study and classroom use in engineering courses at the senior undergraduate or graduate level. The book will also appeal to postdocs and advanced researchers interested in the development and use of optimization algorithms.

Also by the author: Nonlinear Optimization with Financial Applications,
ISBN: 978-1-4020-8110-1, (c)2005, Springer.

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From the reviews:

"This book gives on 280 pages a broad overview of nonlinear optimization. … The presented optimization approaches are compared with each other by means of several examples with up to 200 variables. … the introduction of the different techniques is written in a very comprehensible way. … each section contains exercises to verify and deepen the understanding of the material." (Andrea Walther, Zentralblatt MATH, Vol. 1167, 2009)


Table of contents (25 chapters)

  • Linear Equality Constraints

    Bartholomew–Biggs, Michael

    Pages 1-14

  • Larger-Scale Problems

    Bartholomew–Biggs, Michael

    Pages 1-6

  • Inequality Constrained Optimization

    Bartholomew–Biggs, Michael

    Pages 1-14

  • Applications in n Variables

    Bartholomew–Biggs, Michael

    Pages 1-8

  • Penalty Function Methods

    Bartholomew–Biggs, Michael

    Pages 1-14

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eBook $54.99
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Nonlinear Optimization with Engineering Applications
Authors
Series Title
Springer Optimization and Its Applications
Series Volume
19
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag US
eBook ISBN
978-0-387-78723-7
DOI
10.1007/978-0-387-78723-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-387-78722-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4419-4621-8
Series ISSN
1931-6828
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 280
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