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The Complexity of Optimizing over a Simplex, Hypercube or Sphere: A Short Survey

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  • Klerk, E. de

    (Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research)

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We consider the computational complexity of optimizing various classes of continuous functions over a simplex, hypercube or sphere.These relatively simple optimization problems have many applications.We review known approximation results as well as negative (inapproximability) results from the recent literature.

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Paper provided by Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research in its series Discussion Paper with number 2006-85.

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Date of creation: 2006
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:kubcen:200685

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Keywords: computational complexity; global optimization; linear and semidefinite programming; approximation algorithms;

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  1. de Klerk, E. & den Hertog, D. & Elabwabi, G., 2008. "On the complexity of optimization over the standard simplex," European Journal of Operational Research, Elsevier, vol. 191(3), pages 773-785, December.
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  1. Klerk, E. de & Laurent, M., 2010. "Error bounds for some semidefinite programming approaches to polynomial minimization on the hypercube," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-4295255, Tilburg University.
  2. Peter Dickinson & Luuk Gijben, 2014. "On the computational complexity of membership problems for the completely positive cone and its dual," Computational Optimization and Applications, Springer, vol. 57(2), pages 403-415, March.
  3. Immanuel Bomze & Werner Schachinger & Gabriele Uchida, 2012. "Think co(mpletely)positive ! Matrix properties, examples and a clustered bibliography on copositive optimization," Journal of Global Optimization, Springer, vol. 52(3), pages 423-445, March.
  4. Marco Locatelli, 2013. "Approximation algorithm for a class of global optimization problems," Journal of Global Optimization, Springer, vol. 55(1), pages 13-25, January.

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