Applied Mathematics and Optimization

, Volume 18, Issue 1, pp 119–142 | Cite as

On the global minimization of a convex function under general nonconvex constraints

  • Hoang Tuy
  • Nguyen Van Thuong


The problem of globally minimizing a convex function subject to general continuous inequality constraints is investigated. A convergent outer approximation method is proposed which systematically exploits the convexity of the objective function in order to transcend local optimality. Also the question of finding a good starting point by using a local approach is discussed.


Objective Function Approximation Method System Theory Mathematical Method Convex Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hoang Tuy
    • 1
  • Nguyen Van Thuong
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of MathematicsBo Ho, HanoiVietnam

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