New perspective on the theorems of alternative

  • Yu. G. Evtushenko
  • A. I. Golikov
Part of the Applied Optimization book series (APOP, volume 82)


New general theorems of the alternative are presented. The constructive proofs based on the duality theory are given. From these results many well-known theorems of the alternative are obtained by simple substitutions. Computational applications of theorems of the alternative to solving linear systems, LP and NLP problems are given. A linear systems of possibly unsolvable equalities and inequalities are considered. With original linear system an alternative system is associated such that one and only one of these systems is consistent. If the original system is solvable then numerical method for solving this system consists of minimization of the residual of the alternative inconsistent system. From the results of this minimization the normal solution of the original system is determined.


theorems of the alternative duality theory alternative system normal solution inconsistent system steepest descent linear programming 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Yu. G. Evtushenko
    • 1
  • A. I. Golikov
    • 1
  1. 1.Computing Centre of Russian Academy of SciencesMoscowRussia

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