Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2001 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Carl M. Harris

Global maximum(Minimum)

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/1-4020-0611-X_389
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For an optimization problem, the largest (smallest) value that the objective function can achieve over the feasible region. Local maximum (minimum); Maximum (minimum); Nonlinear programming; Quadratic programming.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Robert H. Smith School of BusinessUniversity of MarylandCollege PartUSA
  2. 2.School of Information Technology & EngineeringGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA