What to expect to learn in this lesson?

  • What is optimization?
  • How to create a "cost function"?
  • How to find the optimum solution using Bracketing Methods?
  • The Golden Section method
  • How to search for the optimum using the Steepest Descent method?
  • Using Newton-Raphson method to find the optimum solution

Setting the Cost Function

Best or Worst

Multiple Objectives

Types of Problems

Nonlinear Programming

Bracketing Techniques

Golden Ratio

Golden Section

Applying Golden Section

Golden Section Algorithm

Steepest Descend

Multiple Variables


Newton vs. Steepest Descend