Optimization and Approximation

  • Pablo┬áPedregal

Part of the UNITEXT book series (UNITEXT, volume 108)

Also part of the La Matematica per il 3+2 book sub series (UNITEXTMAT, volume 108)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Pablo Pedregal
    Pages 1-7
  3. Mathematical Programming

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Pablo Pedregal
      Pages 11-32
    3. Pablo Pedregal
      Pages 33-62
    4. Pablo Pedregal
      Pages 63-86
  4. Variational Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Pablo Pedregal
      Pages 89-114
  5. Optimal Control

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Pablo Pedregal
      Pages 139-166
  6. Appendix

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 191-191
    2. Pablo Pedregal
      Pages 193-254

About this book


This book provides a basic, initial resource, introducing science and engineering students to the field of optimization. It covers three main areas: mathematical programming, calculus of variations and optimal control, highlighting the ideas and concepts and offering insights into the importance of optimality conditions in each area. It also systematically presents affordable approximation methods. Exercises at various levels have been included to support the learning process.


Linear programming Nonlinear programming Variational problems Optimal control Approximation methods

Authors and affiliations

  • Pablo┬áPedregal
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of Castile-La ManchaCiudad RealSpain

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