
Accession Number : ADA141097
Title : Special Nonlinear Optimization Techniques.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHTPATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING
Personal Author(s) : Ragab,A M
PDF Url : ADA141097
Report Date : Dec 1983
Pagination or Media Count : 101
Abstract : This thesis extends the work of Leighton and Jones which takes functions that satisfy special types of differential equations and determines an interval on which the functions either have zeros or attain bounded values. Theorems for locating zeros are proved for functions of a single variable and functions of several variables with illustrative examples. The applications of matrix equations to constrained optimization problems are described. An algorithm for random search technique for the general optimization problem is presented with a FORTRAN V program and test problems. (Author)
Descriptors : *Nonlinear programming, *Optimization, *Computer applications, Algorithms, Partial differential equations, Variables, Matrices(Mathematics), Fortran, Searching, Theses
Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics
Computer Programming and Software
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE