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Advances in Convex Analysis and Global Optimization : Honoring the Memory of C. Caratheodory (1873-1950)

Author: Nicolas Hadjisavvas; Panos M Pardalos
Publisher: Boston, MA : Springer US, 2001.
Series: Nonconvex optimization and its applications, 54.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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There has been much recent progress in global optimization algo­ rithms for nonconvex continuous and discrete problems from both a theoretical and a practical perspective. Convex analysis plays a fun­ damental role in the analysis and development of global optimization algorithms. This is due essentially to the fact that virtually all noncon­ vex optimization problems can be described using differences of convex  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Nicolas Hadjisavvas; Panos M Pardalos
ISBN: 9781461302797 146130279X 9780792369424 0792369424
OCLC Number: 1112958648
Language Note: English.
Notes: Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph.
Description: 1 online resource (XXIV, 597 pages) : online resource
Contents: 1. Inner Approximation of State-constrained Optimal Control Problems --
2. Nonsmooth Problems in Mathematical Diagnostics --
3. Deterministic Global Optimization for Protein Structure Prediction --
4. Some Remarks on Minimum Principles --
5. Transversal Hypergraphs and Families of Polyhedral Cones --
6. SDP Relaxations in Combinatorial Optimization from a Lagrangian Viewpoint --
7. Convex Analysis in the Calculus of Variations --
8. Global Minimization and Parameter Estimation in Computational Biology --
9. Lagrangian Quadratic Bounds in Polynomial Nonconvex and Boolean Models with Superfluous Constraints --
10. Generalized Duality in Variational Analysis --
11. Clustering via D.C. Optimization --
12. Algorithms and Merit Functions for the Principal Eigen-value --
13. Modified Versions of the Cutting Angle Method --
14. Theoretical and Computational Results for a Linear Bilevel Problem --
15. The Lagrangian Search Method --
16. An?--maximum Principle for Generalized Control Systems --
17. D.C. Optimization Approaches via Markov Models for Restoration of Signal (1-D) and (2-D) --
18. New Positive Semidefinite Relaxations for Nonconvex Quadratic Programs --
19. Interval Analysis Applied to Global Minimization --
20. Approximate Analytic Center Quadratic Cut Method for Strongly Monotone Variational Inequalities --
21. Generating Convex Functions --
22. The Method of Moments for Nonconvex Variational Problems --
23. A Pivoting-based Heuristic for the Maximum Clique Problem --
24. An Analytic Center Self Concordant Cut Method for the Convex Feasibility Problem --
25. Strengthened Semidefinite Programming Relaxations for the Max-Cut Problem --
26. Supervised Training Using Global Search Methods --
27. Learning Rate Adaptation in Stochastic Gradient Descent --
28. Improving the Particle Swarm Optimizer by Function "Stretching" --
29. Some Convergence Properties of the Steepest Descent Algorithm Revealed by Renormalisation --
30. Interior--Point Algorithm for Dantzig and Wolfe Decomposition Principle --
31. Stochastic Perturbation Methods for Affine Restrictions --
32. Directed Derivatives of Convex Compact-Valued Mappings --
33. A Perturbed Auxiliary Problem Method for Paramonotone Multivalued Mappings --
34. A Note on Random Variational Inequalities and Simple Random Unilateral Boundary Value Problems --
35. A Comparison Principle and the Lipschitz Continuity for Minimizers --
36. Tunneling and Genetic Algorithms for Global Optimization --
37. Convexity and Monotonicity in Global Optimization.
Series Title: Nonconvex optimization and its applications, 54.
Responsibility: edited by Nicolas Hadjisavvas, Panos M. Pardalos.

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