Algorithms for minimization without derivatives by Richard P. Brent

By Richard P. Brent

Extraordinary textual content for graduate scholars and learn employees proposes advancements to present algorithms, extends their similar mathematical theories, and provides info on new algorithms for approximating neighborhood and worldwide minima. Many numerical examples, in addition to whole research of cost of convergence for many of the algorithms and mistake bounds that permit for the influence of rounding errors.

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