Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science

2013 Edition
| Editors: Saul I. Gass, Michael C. Fu


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4419-1153-7_200554

The process of searching for the best value that can be realized or attained. In mathematical programming, this is the minimum or maximum value of the objective over the feasible region. Optimization without constraints is called unconstrained optimization.


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