Approximation Theory and Optimization: Tributes to M. J. D. Powell

Approximation Theory and Optimization: Tributes to M. J. D. Powell

by M. D. Buhmann
     
 

Michael Powell is one of the world's foremost figures in numerical analysis. This volume is derived from invited talks given at a meeting celebrating his 60th birthday and, reflecting Pow ell's own achievements, focuses on innovative work in optimization and in approximation theory. The individual papers have been written by leading authorities and together form a… See more details below

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Michael Powell is one of the world's foremost figures in numerical analysis. This volume is derived from invited talks given at a meeting celebrating his 60th birthday and, reflecting Pow ell's own achievements, focuses on innovative work in optimization and in approximation theory. The individual papers have been written by leading authorities and together form a coherent volume that represents the state of the art in an important discipline within mathematics, with highly relevant applications throughout science and engineering.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521118446
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/20/2009
Pages:
236
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Submitted Talks
M.J.D. Powell's contributions to numerical mathematics1
A brief review of M.J.D. Powell's work in univariate and multivariate approximation theory1
The contributions of Mike Powell to optimization13
M.J.D. Powell's publications19
MJDP-BCS industrial liaison: Applications to defence science31
On the Meir/Sharma/Hall/Meyer analysis of the spline interpolation error47
Asymptotically optimal approximation and numerical solutions of differential equations59
On the convergence of derivative-free methods for unconstrained optimization83
Least squares fitting to univariate data subject to restrictions on the signs of the second differences109
A framework for interpolation and approximation on Riemannian manifolds133
Dense factors of sparse matrices145
Optimization environments and the NEOS Server167
New versions of qd for products of bidiagonals183
On adjusting parameters in homotopy methods for linear programming201

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