Nonlinear programming;: Sequential unconstrained minimization techniques

Abstract : This report gives the most comprehensive and detailed treatment to date of some of the most powerful mathematical programming techniques currently known--sequential unconstrained methods for constrained minimization problems in Euclidean n-space--giving many new results not published elsewhere. It provides a fresh presentation of nonlinear programming theory, a detailed review of other unconstrained methods, and a development of the latest algorithms for unconstrained minimization. (Author)