Uniform approximation of min/max functions by smooth splines

Guohui Zhao, Zhirui Wang, Haining Mou

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In some optimization problems, min(f1,⋯,fn) usually appears as the objective or in the constraint. These optimization problems are typically non-smooth, and so are beyond the domain of smooth optimization algorithms. In this paper, we construct smooth splines to approximate min(f1,⋯,fn) uniformly so that such optimization problems can be dealt with as smooth ones. © 2011 Elsevier B.V. All rights reserved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)699 - 703
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Computational and Applied Mathematics
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1 Oct 2011
Externally publishedYes


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

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