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Research and Exposition in Mathematics -- Volume 5

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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.)