Accession Number : AD0696420

Title :   DIRECTIONAL DERIVATIVES IN CLASSICAL OPTIMIZATION.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,

Corporate Author : FLORIDA UNIV GAINESVILLE DEPT OF INDUSTRIAL AND SYSTEMS ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Marban,Jorge A.

Report Date : AUG 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 154

Abstract : The use of directional derivatives in the solution of classical optimization problems was introduced. Directional derivatives provided a technique to approximate a function in a neighborhood of a point along a particular direction. With this approximation a complete and original analysis procedure of constrained optimization problems was developed. The study of classical optimization problems using directional derivatives not only provided a better computational technique for the solution of the problem, but also represented a unification in the theory of optimization. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*OPTIMIZATION, ALGORITHMS), PARTIAL DIFFERENTIAL EQUATIONS, INEQUALITIES, TAYLOR'S SERIES, NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING, VECTOR ANALYSIS

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE