Global Minimization of Polynomial Functions and 17-th Hilbert Problem

  • Naum Z. Shor
Part of the Nonconvex Optimization and Its Applications book series (NOIA, volume 24)


Consider one of the simplest on formulation problem of nonconvex polynomial programming: find infinum ρ * (A) of
$$K\left( x \right) = \left( {Ax,x} \right)\,on\,the\,cone:x \geqslant 0,x = \left( {{x_1} \ldots ,{x_n}} \right) \in {E^n},$$
where A is an arbitrary symmetric matrix n × n, A = {a ij } i n ,j =1. ρ * (A) may accept only two values: 0 or − ∞. If ρ * (A) = 0, then x* = 0 is the optimal point of the problem (9.1). It is known that class of the problems: “ρ * (A)= 0? ” for arbitrary integer (rational) symmetric matrices A of arbitrary size n × n is NP-complete (see [GJ 79]. Note that for convex K(x) the answer is trivial: ρ * (A) = 0.


Global Minimum Polynomial Function Total Degree Quadratic Problem Global Minimum Point 
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© Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Naum Z. Shor
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  1. 1.V.M. Glushkov Institute of CyberneticsUkrainian National Academy of SciencesKievUkraine

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