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A rank two algorithm for unconstrained minimization
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Math. Comp. 26 (1972), 129-143 Request permission


A stable second-order unconstrained minimization algorithm with quadratic termination is given. The algorithm does not require any one-dimensional minimizations. Computational results presented indicate that the performance of this algorithm compares favorably with other well-known unconstrained minimization algorithms.
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  • © Copyright 1972 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 26 (1972), 129-143
  • MSC: Primary 90C30
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  • MathSciNet review: 0302191