Accession Number : AD0715660

Title :   A Comparison of Techniques to Determine the Mode of a Unimodal Function.

Descriptive Note : Technical rept .,

Corporate Author : CULLEN COLL OF ENGINEERING HOUSTON TEX

Personal Author(s) : Tarbert,Denton ; Dawkins,George S.

Report Date : OCT 1970

Pagination or Media Count : 27

Abstract : The search for an optimal solution of many problems often makes it necessary to determine the extremum of a unimodal function. The paper presents a numerical technique for finding the zeroes of the slope function and then, with execution time as a criterion, evaluates the technique against three of the more widely used techniques, the cubic and quadratic curve fitting methods and the secant method. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FUNCTIONS(MATHEMATICS), OPTIMIZATION), (*CURVE FITTING, SEARCH THEORY), MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), INTERPOLATION, POLYNOMIALS, ITERATIONS, CONVERGENCE

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE