Practical Optimization Methods

Author: M. Asghar Bhatti
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387986319
Format: PDF
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This practical and intuitive introduction to optimization theory and computational algorithms features a cross-platform CD-ROM containing all the text, examples, "Mathematica 3.0" functions, and Notebooks. This is the first textbook to use "Mathematica" to develop a thorough understanding of optimization algorithms, fully exploiting "Mathematica's" symbolic, numerical, and graphical capabilities. 176 illus.

Practical Optimization Methods

Author: M. Asghar Bhatti
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 1461205018
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This introductory textbook adopts a practical and intuitive approach, rather than emphasizing mathematical rigor. Computationally oriented books in this area generally present algorithms alone, and expect readers to perform computations by hand, and are often written in traditional computer languages, such as Basic, Fortran or Pascal. This book, on the other hand, is the first text to use Mathematica to develop a thorough understanding of optimization algorithms, fully exploiting Mathematica's symbolic, numerical and graphic capabilities.

The Basics of Practical Optimization

Author: Adam B. Levy
Publisher: SIAM
ISBN: 0898717671
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This textbook provides undergraduate students with an introduction to optimization and its uses for relevant and realistic problems. The only prerequisite for readers is a basic understanding of multivariable calculus because additional materials, such as explanations of matrix tools, are provided in a series of Asides both throughout the text at relevant points and in a handy appendix.

Practical Optimization

Author: Andreas Antoniou
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387711066
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Practical Optimization: Algorithms and Engineering Applications is a hands-on treatment of the subject of optimization. A comprehensive set of problems and exercises makes the book suitable for use in one or two semesters of a first-year graduate course or an advanced undergraduate course. Each half of the book contains a full semester’s worth of complementary yet stand-alone material. The practical orientation of the topics chosen and a wealth of useful examples also make the book suitable for practitioners in the field.

Introduction to Optimum Design

Author: Jasbir Arora
Publisher: Academic Press
ISBN: 0128009187
Format: PDF, ePub
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Introduction to Optimum Design, Fourth Edition, carries on the tradition of the most widely used textbook in engineering optimization and optimum design courses. It is intended for use in a first course on engineering design and optimization at the undergraduate or graduate level in engineering departments of all disciplines, with a primary focus on mechanical, aerospace, and civil engineering courses. Through a basic and organized approach, the text describes engineering design optimization in a rigorous, yet simplified manner, illustrates various concepts and procedures with simple examples, and demonstrates their applicability to engineering design problems. Formulation of a design problem as an optimization problem is emphasized and illustrated throughout the text using Excel and MATLAB as learning and teaching aids. This fourth edition has been reorganized, rewritten in parts, and enhanced with new material, making the book even more appealing to instructors regardless of course level. Includes basic concepts of optimality conditions and numerical methods that are described with simple and practical examples, making the material highly teachable and learnable Presents applications of optimization methods for structural, mechanical, aerospace, and industrial engineering problems Provides practical design examples that introduce students to the use of optimization methods early in the book Contains chapter on several advanced optimum design topics that serve the needs of instructors who teach more advanced courses

Optimization Methods in Finance

Author: Gérard Cornuéjols
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107056748
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Full treatment, from model formulation to computational implementation, of optimization techniques that solve central problems in finance.

Optimization Concepts and Applications in Engineering

Author: Ashok D. Belegundu
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521878462
Format: PDF, Kindle
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In this revised and enhanced second edition of Optimization Concepts and Applications in Engineering, the already robust pedagogy has been enhanced with more detailed explanations, an increased number of solved examples and end-of-chapter problems. The source codes are now available free on multiple platforms. It is vitally important to meet or exceed previous quality and reliability standards while at the same time reducing resource consumption. This textbook addresses this critical imperative integrating theory, modeling, the development of numerical methods, and problem solving, thus preparing the student to apply optimization to real-world problems. This text covers a broad variety of optimization problems using: unconstrained, constrained, gradient, and non-gradient techniques; duality concepts; multiobjective optimization; linear, integer, geometric, and dynamic programming with applications; and finite element-based optimization. It is ideal for advanced undergraduate or graduate courses and for practising engineers in all engineering disciplines, as well as in applied mathematics.

Introduction to the Theory of Nonlinear Optimization

Author: Johannes Jahn
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 3540493794
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This book serves as an introductory text to optimization theory in normed spaces and covers all areas of nonlinear optimization. It presents fundamentals with particular emphasis on the application to problems in the calculus of variations, approximation and optimal control theory. The reader is expected to have a basic knowledge of linear functional analysis.

Optimization in Practice with MATLAB

Author: Achille Messac
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107109183
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This textbook is designed for students and industry practitioners for a first course in optimization integrating MATLAB® software.

ENGINEERING OPTIMIZATION METHODS AND APPLICATIONS

Author: A. Ravindran
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9788126509331
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Market_Desc: · Senior and Graduate courses on Engineering Optimization as offered in Industrial, Mechanical and Chemical Engineering departments, Engineers in practice in virtually all engineering fields. Special Features: Engineering Optimization, Second Edition supplies the student and practicing engineer with the tools to understand and use optimization theory. · Surveys all important optimization methods· Covers both classical methods and new techniques that employ fuzzy logic and artificial intelligence· Presentation-proofs of derivations are used only if they serve to explain key steps or properties About The Book: In the most general terms, optimization theory is a body of mathematical results and numerical methods for finding and identifying the best candidate from a collection of alternatives without having to explicitly enumerate and evaluate all possible alternatives. The process of optimization lies at the root of engineering, since the classical function of the engineer is to design new, better, more efficient and less expensive systems as well as to devise plans and procedures for the improved operation of existing systems. Most optimization routines are lengthy and therefore are efficiently applied through the use of the computer, but an understanding of the processes is needed to identify needs and interpret results. This book supplies the student and practicing engineer with the tools to understand and use optimization theory.