Optimization Methods

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Mathematical optimization deals with the problem of finding (or approximating) a point that gives an optimal (minimal or maximal) value to some function (called the objective function), subject to some additional conditions (called constraints).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of Computer Science
EditorsA. Ralston, E. D. Reilly, Jr.
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherVan Nostrand Reinhold Company
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)0470864125
StatePublished - 1983

Bibliographical note

Also in: Third Edition, 1993, pp. 1003-1005.

A revised version appears in: Encyclopedia of Computer Science, (A. Ralston, E.D. Reilly and D. Hemmendinger, Editors), Nature Publishing Group, London, UK, Fourth Edition, 2000, pp. 1339ñ1341.


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