Journal of Optimization Theory and Applications

, Volume 64, Issue 1, pp 217–217 | Cite as

On a proof of a Robbins-Monro algorithm

  • Y. Wardi
Technical Comment


We point out that the main result in Ref. 1 is not new.

Key Words

Stochastic approximations Robbins-Monro algorithms 


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Copyright information

© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Y. Wardi
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Electrical EngineeringGeorgia Institute of TechnologyAtlanta

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