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