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Convergence Rates for the Variable, the Multiplier, and the Pair in SQP Methods
RICE UNIV HOUSTON TX DEPT OF MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES
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This work investigates relationships among the convergence rates for the variable x, for the multiplier lambda and for the pair x, lambda in SQP methods for equality constrained optimization. Key contributions are if the convergence in x, lambda and also in x is q-superlinear, then the convergence in lambda is either q-superlinear or q-sublinear with unbounded q1 factor, and if the convergence in x, lambda is q-superlinear, then the convergence in x is at least two-step q-superlinear. It is noted that a theorem of Fontecilla, Steihaug and Tapia leads to a characterization result which is potentially more useful than the Boggs-Tolle-Wang characterization. Finally, two different conditions that guarantee q-superlinear convergence in x, lambda and x, lambda for an SQP method are derived.
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