Computational Optimization and Applications

, Volume 59, Issue 1–2, pp 321–351 | Cite as

A regularized Newton method without line search for unconstrained optimization



In this paper, we propose a regularized Newton method without line search. The proposed method controls a regularization parameter instead of a step size in order to guarantee the global convergence. We show that the proposed algorithm has the following convergence properties. (a) The proposed algorithm has global convergence under appropriate conditions. (b) It has superlinear rate of convergence under the local error bound condition. (c) An upper bound of the number of iterations required to obtain an approximate solution \(x\) satisfying \(\Vert \nabla f(x) \Vert \le \varepsilon \) is \(O(\varepsilon ^{-2})\), where \(f\) is the objective function and \(\varepsilon \) is a given positive constant.


Regularized Newton method Global complexity bound   Global convergence Superlinear convergence 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Advanced Technology R&D CenterMitsubishi Electric CorporationHyogoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Applied Mathematics and Physics, Graduate School of InformaticsKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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