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Engineering Applications of the Chow-Yorke Algorithm

Watson, Layne T. (1981) Engineering Applications of the Chow-Yorke Algorithm. Technical Report CS81006-R, Computer Science, Virginia Tech.

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The Chow-Yorke algorithm is a scheme for developing homotopy methods that are globally convergent with probability one. Homotopy maps leading to globally convergent algorithms have been created for Brouwer fixed point problems, certain classes of nonlinear systems of equations, the nonlinear complementarity problem, some nonlinear two-point boundary value problems, and convex optimization problems. The Chow-Yorke algorithm has been successfully applied to a wide range of engineering problems, particularly those for which quasi-Newton and locally convergent iterative techniques are inadequate. Some of those engineering applications are surveyed here.

Item Type:Departmental Technical Report
Subjects:Computer Science > Historical Collection(Till Dec 2001)
ID Code:863
Deposited By:Administrator, Eprints
Deposited On:10 May 2006