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AuthorEberhard, Andrew. author
TitleProgress in Optimization [electronic resource] : Contributions from Australasia / by Andrew Eberhard, Robin Hill, Daniel Ralph, Barney M. Glover
ImprintBoston, MA : Springer US, 1999
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Descript XXII, 302 p. online resource


Although the monograph Progress in Optimization I: Contributions from Ausยญ tralasia grew from the idea of publishing a proceedings of the Fourth Optimizaยญ tion Day, held in July 1997 at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, the focus soon changed to a refereed volume in optimization. The intention is to publish a similar book annually, following each Optimization Day. The idea of having an annual Optimization Day was conceived by Barney Glover; the first of these Optimization Days was held in 1994 at the University of Ballarat. Barney hoped that such a yearly event would bring together the many, but widely dispersed, researchers in Australia who were publishing in optimization and related areas such as control. The first Optimization Day event was followed by similar conferences at The University of New South Wales (1995), The University of Melbourne (1996), the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (1997), and The University of Western Australia (1998). The 1999 conference will return to Ballarat University, being organized by Barney's long-time collaborator Alex Rubinov. In recent years the Optimization Day has been held in conjunction with other locally-held national or international conferences. This has widened the scope of the monograph with contributions not only coming from researchers in Australia and neighboring regions but also from their collaborators in Europe and North America


I Non-Smooth Analysis -- 1 A survey of Clarkeโ{128}{153}s subdifferential and the differentiability of locally Lipschitz functions -- 2 Continuous approximation of nonsmooth mappings -- II Generalized Convexity -- 3 Generalised convexity properties of marginal functions -- 4 Fractional programming with invexity -- 5 Supremal generators of spaces of homogeneous functions -- 6 Higher order convexity and duality in multiobjective programming problems -- III Algorithms for Nonsmooth Programming -- 7 A Survey of some nonsmooth equations and smoothing Newton methods -- 8 Minimization methods for one class of nonsmooth functions and calculation of semi-equilibrium prices -- 9 Potential reduction methods for the nonlinear complementarity problem -- 10 Approximations to the Clarke generalized Jacobians and nonsmooth least-squares minimization -- IV Global Optimization -- 11 A parametric approach to global optimization problems of a special kind -- 12 A Concave composite programming perspective on DC programming -- V Control Methodologies -- 13 A survey of the control parametrization and control parametrization enhancing methods for constrained optimal control problems -- 14 Multivariable controllers with time-domain inequality constraints

Mathematics Functional analysis Algorithms Convex geometry Discrete geometry Mathematical optimization Calculus of variations Mathematics Optimization Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control; Optimization Convex and Discrete Geometry Algorithms Functional Analysis


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