Methods and Models of Optimization

  • Victor A. Skormin
Part of the Springer Texts in Business and Economics book series (STBE)


Most engineering problems, including planning, control and design, have more than one solution. The theory of optimization provides a mathematical basis for the establishing the acceptability conditions that outline the class of acceptable solutions, for the definition of the criterion that provides the measure of goodness of every individual solution, and the optimization procedure (algorithm) that results in finding the optimal solution, i.e. the solution maximizing the value of the goodness criterion. These three components, the class of acceptable solutions, the criterion of goodness, and the optimization procedure are to be present in any definition of the optimization problem.


Numerical optimization Constrains and penalty functions Gradient and search Dynamic and genetic optimization 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Victor A. Skormin
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  1. 1.T.J. Watson School of EngineeringBinghamton UniversityBinghamtonUSA

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