Average Slope

  • Ding-Zhu Du
  • Panos M. Pardalos
  • Weili Wu
Part of the Nonconvex Optimization and Its Applications book series (NOIA, volume 56)

Abstract

Consider a path going up on a mountain. The average slope is the ratio of the height increment over the length of the projection of the path onto the level plane. In this chapter, we study the properties of the average slope and develop some tools based on these properties.

Keywords

Line Search Global Convergence Average Slope Convergent Subsequence Infinite Sequence 
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Copyright information

© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 2001

Authors and Affiliations

  • Ding-Zhu Du
    • 1
  • Panos M. Pardalos
    • 2
  • Weili Wu
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.Center for Applied Optimization, ISE DepartmentUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA

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