Accession Number : AD0713049

Title :   A COMPUTERIZED ALGORITHM FOR SEQUENTIAL SEARCH OF THE GLOBAL MAXIMUM.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Springfield,Ray Lovell

Report Date : SEP 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 104

Abstract : A sequential search procedure for maximization of a single variable multimodal objective function is designed and investigated in this research. Existing sequential procedures require the function to be unimodal. Nonsequential methods, though not restricted in this sense, require a large number of samples. Results show that the proposed sequential method is in this case preferable. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS), OPTIMIZATION), (*SEARCH THEORY, SEQUENTIAL ANALYSIS), APPROXIMATION(MATHEMATICS), NUMERICAL ANALYSIS, COMPUTER PROGRAMS, INTERACTIONS, SAMPLING, ALGORITHMS, THESES

Subject Categories : Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE