Minimization Using Matrix Notation

  • David G. Hull
Part of the Mechanical Engineering Series book series (MES)


After a brief review of matrix algebra and the development of matrix calculus, the conditions to be satisfied by a minimum of a function of n independent variables and a function of n constrained variables are derived in matrix notation.


Quadratic Form Column Vector Scalar Function Optimal Point Matrix Algebra 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2003

Authors and Affiliations

  • David G. Hull
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  1. 1.Aerospace Engineering and Engineering MechanicsThe University of Texas at AustinAustinUSA

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