Wolfram Mathematica Tutorial Collection
Unconstrained Optimization
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Unconstrained Optimization
Pages: 71, b&w
ISBN: 978-1-57955-060-8
Year: 2008

Mathematica has a collection of commands that do unconstrained optimization (FindMinimum and FindMaximum) and solve nonlinear equations (FindRoot) and nonlinear fitting problems (FindFit). All these functions work, in general, by doing a search, starting at some initial values and taking steps that decrease (or for FindMaximum, increase) an objective or merit function.

Table of Contents

Introduction | Methods for Local Minimization | Methods for Solving Nonlinear Equations | Step Control | Setting Up Optimization Problems in Mathematica | UnconstrainedProblems Package | References