Several New Line Search Methods and Their Convergence

Abstract

In this paper, we propose several new line search rules for solving unconstrained minimization problems. These new line search rules can extend the accepted scope of step sizes to a wider extent than the corresponding original ones and give an adequate initial step size at each iteration. It is proved that the resulting line search algorithms have global convergence under some mild conditions. It is also proved that the search direction plays an important role in line search methods and that the step size approaches mainly guarantee global convergence in general cases. The convergence rate of these methods is also investigated. Some numerical results show that these new line search algorithms are effective in practical computation.

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Z. Shi, K. Kendricks, Z. Xu and Y. Tang, "Several New Line Search Methods and Their Convergence," American Journal of Operations Research, Vol. 3 No. 5, 2013, pp. 421-430. doi: 10.4236/ajor.2013.35040.

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