Accession Number : ADA141097

Title :   Special Nonlinear Optimization Techniques.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON 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