By Ralph Tyrell Rockafellar
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E. vP(_~k +~ , r k) =vf(_~k) + T2k NX(~k)~(-~k) + T2k N(~k)NT(~k)d - =o . The matrix ~k is chosen to be an approximation, at Xk, to the A Hessian of f(~) or to the Hessian of the Lagrangian. ~k is discussed by Biggs (1974, 1975). Subsequent points are computed using -~k+1 =~k + ~ where the scalar ~ is chosen to ensure that the decrease P(~k ' rk) - P(-~k+1' rk) is "sufficient" (see, Ortega and Rheinboldt (1970, p. 479)). 22) where PR is the projection operator projecting vectors onto the feasible set R.
Xk),~ - _Xk> = l }. The second order feasible direction methods described by Polak (1971) may be interpreted as projection methods since they solve quadratic programming subproblems. 3). 1) and Chapter 4. l • l •4 utin~ Bases for MethodsBased on Cornp~ o In ( I . I . 3 4 ) , no was defined as the n-m dimensional subspace of En . 49) in no w i l l be discussed• The motivation behind the algorithms in this section is the unconstrained minimisation of the function projected onto the n-m dimensional subspace defined by the active constraints.
M o} } and the set at ~ w i l l be denoted by S(~). 4) Clearly, one property of the sets S,V,I is that _ _ V(~) n I(~) = V(~) n S(x) : I(~) n S(~) : @ , Vx En . A projection approach to the computation of a feasible point on R w i l l be discussed in this section. ,% are l i n e a r l y independent , a feasible point may be obtained by f i r s t projectingxuinto active at x u. 5) where the columns of N are the normals of the active and violated constraints. Alternatively, the projection might be weighted by a symmetric positive d e f i n i t e matrix, G in which case xf, = x u - G-IN(NTG-IN)-1 (NT~u - _b) .