Accession Number:

AD0779323

Title:

Aids for the Evaluation of the Global Maxima of Continuous Functions.

Descriptive Note:

Themis Optimization research program,

Corporate Author:

TEXAS A AND M UNIV COLLEGE STATION INST OF STATISTICS

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

20.0

Abstract:

In the report the authors develop an algorithm for finding the global maxima f of a function fx within a region R of the n dimensional space. The method is mainly concerned with finding the value of the global maximum f fx and only provides approximate answers for the argument point, x, where the maximum is attained. The present implementation is restricted to situations where fx can be represented as an n variable polynomial and R is the n dimensional hypercube. Generalizations are sketched. The technique is based on a refinement of a classical theorem due to Graeffe. Modified author abstract

Subject Categories:

  • Operations Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE