PRACTICAL OPTIMIZATION: Algorithms and Engineering Applications


  • Presents a unified, detailed, and easy to read treatment of unconstrained and constrained optimization.
  • Adopts a practical treatment of optimization which is accessible to a broad audience from college students to scientists and industry professionals.
  • Class-tested over many years.
  • Includes numerous thoroughly tested algorithms in step-by-step pseudo-code format, which are easy to implement in MATLAB or any other computer language.
  • Includes two chapters that deal exclusively with real-life applications in the areas of pattern recognition, control systems, robotics, communication systems, and the design of digital filter design.
  • Includes recent optimization methods of emerging interest such as semidefinite and second-order cone programming.
  • Deals with the relevant parts of linear algebra for easy reference.
  • Provides a complete teaching package with MATLAB exercises and online solutions of the end-of-chapter problems - see Support Materials.

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