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Relaxation methods for convex problems.

Samuel Schechter

Relaxation methods for convex problems.

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Published by Stanford University in Stanford .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesTechnical report -- No CS 88.
ContributionsStanford University. School of Humanities and Sciences. Computer Science Department.
The Physical Object
Pagination18 p.
Number of Pages18
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21033178M

where m is a positive integer and {c i} i = 1 m are convex functions defined as key of the CPM is that for the current iterate x k, the CPM firstly constructs a new level set H k through a convex combination of some of {c i} i = 1 m, and then updates the new iterate x k + 1 by using the projection P H simplicity and ease of implementation are two of the advantages of our Cited by: 1. No one working in duality should be without a copy of Convex Analysis and Variational Problems. This book contains different developments of infinite dimensional convex programming in the context of convex analysis, including duality, minmax and Lagrangians, and convexification of nonconvex optimization problems in the calculus of variations (infinite dimension). Convex optimization problem minimize f0(x) subject to fi(x) ≤ 0, i = 1,,m Ax = b f0, f1,, fm are convex functions • feasible set is convex • locally optimal points are globally optimal • tractable, both in theory and practice Convex optimization problems 28File Size: KB.


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