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By Charles Audet, Pierre Hansen, Brigitte Jaumard

We current a department and reduce set of rules that yields in finite time, a globally ☼-optimal resolution (with admire to feasibility and optimality) of the nonconvex quadratically restricted quadratic programming challenge. the belief is to estimate all quadratic phrases via successive linearizations inside of a branching tree utilizing Reformulation-Linearization concepts (RLT). to take action, 4 periods of linearizations (cuts), looking on one to 3 parameters, are specific. for every type, we express tips to opt for the easiest member with admire to an exact criterion. The cuts brought at any node of the tree are legitimate within the complete tree, and never in simple terms in the subtree rooted at that node. which will increase the computational pace, the constitution created at any node of the tree is versatile adequate for use at different nodes. Computational effects are stated that come with common try difficulties taken from the literature. a few of these difficulties are solved for the 1st time with an explanation of world optimality.

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Algorithms are referred to as iterative if most of their work is done by cyclic repetition of one main loop. In the context of this book, an iterative optimization algorithm starts with the first step t = 0. The value t ∈ N0 is the index of the iteration currently performed by the algorithm and t + 1 refers to the following step. 1. In some optimization algorithms like genetic algorithms, for instance, iterations are referred to as generations. There often exists a well-defined relation between the number of performed solution candidate evaluations τ and the index of the current iteration t in an optimization process: Many global optimization algorithms generate and evaluate a certain number of individuals per generation.

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The origin of the term fitness has been borrowed biology34 [46, 47] by the evolutionary algorithms community. When the first applications of genetic algorithms were developed, the focus was mainly on single-objective optimization. Back then, they called this single function fitness function and thus, set objective value ≡ fitness value. This point of view is obsolete in principle, yet you will find many contemporary publications that use this notion. This is partly due the fact that in simple problems with only one objective function, the old approach of using the objective values directly as fitness, i.

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