Optimization Theory

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Part of the Statistics and Computing book series (SCO)

Abstract

This chapter summarizes a handful of basic principles that permit the exact solution of many optimization problems. Misled by the beautiful examples of elementary calculus, students are disappointed when they cannot solve optimization problems analytically. More experienced scholars know that exact solutions are the exception rather than the rule. However, they cherish these exceptions because they form the basis of most iteration schemes in optimization.

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Cholesterol Covariance Lost Fermat Summing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Departments of Biomathematics, Human Genetics, and Statistics David Geffen School of MedicineUniversity of California, Los AngelesLos AngelesUSA

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