Accession Number : AD0781782

Title :   A Guide to Search Procedures for Unconstrained Function Minimization Problems,

Corporate Author : AEROSPACE CORP EL SEGUNDO CALIF ENGINEERING SCIENCE OPERATIONS

Personal Author(s) : Sorenson,H. W.

Report Date : 21 DEC 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 69

Abstract : The report presents a statement and brief discussion of a number of numerical search procedures that have been proposed for finding the minimum of a nonlinear function of n variables. Both direct search and gradient search methods are presented. (Modified author abstract)

Descriptors :   *Functions(Mathematics), *NONLINEAR PROGRAMMING, Search theory, Matrices(Mathematics), Optimization

Subject Categories : Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE