Research and Exposition in Mathematics -- Volume 5
Enlarged Picture
Li Weixuan
Optimal Sequential Block Search
218 p., soft cover, ISBN 3-88538-205-9, EUR 10.00, 1984
Sequential block search is a mathematical method to search for the optimal value of a
unimodal function. The only prerequisite for this book is preliminary matrix theory.
"... provides a fascinating glimpse at a direction of a branch of Chinese mathematics ...
should prove quite valuable algorithmically both for parallel computation and as a start on
the time delay problem, which is applicable to serial computation with very expensive function
evaluations". (Z. Oper. Res.)