On the Complexity of Optimization over the Standard Simplex

E. de Klerk, D. den Hertog, G.E.E. Elfadul

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We review complexity results for minimizing polynomials over the standard simplex and unit hypercube.In addition, we show that there exists a polynomial time approximation scheme (PTAS) for minimizing Lipschitz continuous functions and functions with uniformly bounded Hessians over the standard simplex.This extends an earlier result by De Klerk, Laurent and Parrilo [A PTAS for the minimization of polynomials of fixed degree over the simplex, Theoretical Computer Science, to appear.]
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationTilburg
PublisherOperations research
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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  • global optimization
  • standard simplex
  • PTAS
  • multivariate Bernstein approximation
  • semidefinite programming


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