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Practical Methods of Optimization

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ISBN-10: 0471915475

ISBN-13: 9780471915478

Edition: 2nd 1987

Authors: R. Fletcher

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Fully describes optimization methods that are currently most valuable in solving real-life problems. Since optimization has applications in almost every branch of science and technology, the text emphasizes their practical aspects in conjunction with the heuristics useful in making them perform more reliably and efficiently. To this end, it presents comparative numerical studies to give readers a feel for possibile applications and to illustrate the problems in assessing evidence. Also provides theoretical background which provides insights into how methods are derived. This edition offers revised coverage of basic theory and standard techniques, with updated discussions of line search methods, Newton and quasi-Newton methods, and conjugate direction methods, as well as a comprehensive treatment of restricted step or trust region methods not commonly found in the literature. Also includes recent developments in hybrid methods for nonlinear least squares; an extended discussion of linear programming, with new methods for stable updating of LU factors; and a completely new section on network programming. Chapters include computer subroutines, worked examples, and study questions.
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Book details

List price: $144.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1987
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 1/21/1988
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 450
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.848
Language: English

Unconstrained Optimization
Structure of Methods
Newton-like Methods
Conjugate Direction Methods
Restricted Step Methods
Sums of Squares and Nonlinear Equations
Constrained Optimization
Linear Programming
The Theory of Constrained Optimization
Quadratic Programming
General Linearly Constrained Optimization
Nonlinear Programming
Other Optimization Problems
Non-Smooth Optimization
References
Subject Index