Introduction to Optimization
programming, nonlinear programming, numerical op- mizationalgorithms,variationalproblems,dynamicprogramming,andoptimal control. As a primer in optimization, our aim with this text is no more than to provide a succinct introduction to those worlds, presented in a single resource reference. Thistextcannotanddoesnotpretendtosubstituteintheleastother vii viii Preface moreprofoundtextbooksonthosesub?eldsofoptimization. Readerswithsome experience in optimization seeking a more specialized source in some of those parts will have to look for other references. Real-world applications are also far from this introduction to the subject.