(**Applied Mathematical Sciences** **Vol.
124**)

**Springer, New York, 1997 VI, 779 pp. 32 figs.
Hardcover $69.95 ISBN 0-387-94971-2**

This book covers algorithms and discretization procedures for the solution
of nonlinear programming, semi-infinite optimization and optimal control
problems. Readers will find of particular interest the exhaustive modern
treatment of optimality conditions and algorithms for min-max problems,
as well as the newly developed theory of consistent approximations and
the treatment of semi-infinite optimization and optimal control problems
in this framework. This book presents the first treatment of optimization
algorithms for optimal control problems with state-trajectory and control
constraints, and fully accounts for all the approximations that one must
make in their solution. It is also the first to make use of the concepts
of epi-convergence and optimality functions in the construction of consistent
approximations to infinite dimensional problems.

**1. Unconstrained optimization**: Optimality Conditions.- Algorithm
Models and Convergence Conditions I.- Gradient Methods.- Newton's Method
.- Methods of Conjugate Directions.- Quasi-Newton Methods.- One Dimensional
Optimization.- Newton's Method for Equations and Inequalities.

**2. Finite Minimax and Constrained Optimization**: Optimality Conditions
for Minimax.- Optimality Conditions for Constrained Optimization.- Algorithm
Models and Convergence Conditions II.- First-Order Minimax Algorithms.-
Newton's Method for Minimax Problems.- Phase I.- Phase II Methods of Centers
- Decomposition of Problems Using Penalty Functions.- An Augmented Lagrangian
Method.- Sequential Quadratic Programming.

**3. Semi-Infinite Optimization**: Optimality Conditions for Semi-Infinite
Minimax.- Optimality Conditions for Constrained Semi-Infinite Optimization.-
Theory of Consistent Approximations.- Semi-Infinite Minimax Algorithms.-
Algorithms for Inequality Constrained Semi-Infinite Optimization.- Algorithms
for Semi-Infinite Optimization with Mixed Constraints.

**4. Optimal Control**: Canonical Forms of Optimal Control Problems.-
Optimality Conditions for Optimal Control.- Algorithms for Unconstrained
Optimal Control.- Minimax Algorithms for Optimal Control.- Algorithms for
Problems with State Constraints: Inequality Constraints.- Algorithms for
Problems with State Constraints: Equality Constraints.- Algorithms for
Problems with State Constraints: Equality and Inequality Constraints.

**5. Mathematical Background**: Results from Functional Analysis.- Convex
Sets and Convex Functions.- Properties of Set-Valued Functions.- Properties
of Max Functions.- Minimax Theorems.- Differential Equations.

**Mathematics, Engineering**

For researchers, graduate students

**Level**: Monograph

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