Introduction to Nonlinear and Global Optimization
Nonlinear Optimization is an intriguing area of study where mathematical theory, algorithms and applications converge to calculate the optimal values of continuous functions. Within this subject, Global Optimization aims at finding global optima for difficult problems in which many local optima might exist.
This book provides a compelling introduction to global and non-linear optimization providing interdisciplinary readers with a strong background to continue their studies into these and other related fields. The book offers insight in relevant concepts such as "region of attraction" and "Branch-and-Bound" by elaborating small numerical examples and exercises for the reader to follow.
Can serve as both a graduate and undergraduate text in courses focusing on numerical optimization methodsFocuses on problems relating to "region of attraction" and "branch and bound"Contains several instructional numerical examples and excercises providing the reader with working knowledge of the material