Mathematical Programming

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Local and superlinear convergence of a primal-dual interior point method for nonlinear semidefinite programming

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In this paper, we consider a primal-dual interior point method for solving nonlinear semidefinite programming problems. We propose primal-dual interior point methods based on the unscaled and scaled Newton methods, which correspond to the AHO, HRVW/KSH/M and NT search directions in linear SDP problems. We analyze local behavior of our proposed methods and show their local and superlinear convergence properties.


Nonlinear semidefinite programming Primal-dual interior point method Local and superlinear convergence 

Mathematics Subject Classification (2000)

90C22 90C51 49M15 49M37 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mathematical Systems Inc.TokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Mathematical Information Science, Faculty of ScienceTokyo University of ScienceTokyoJapan

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