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Teach Nonlinear ProgrammingAdd-in |

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Nonlinear Programming has the goal of finding a solution
that optimizes an objective function, possibly subject to constraints
on the decision variables. It is different than linear programming in
that the functions defining the objective or constraints may be nonlinear
functions of the decision variables rather than linear.
This makes the nonlinear programming model much more difficult to express because nonlinear functions can take on a such a wide variety of functional forms. It is also much more difficult to solve nonlinear programming problems. This add-in illustrates direct search methods for solving the unconstrained nonlinear programming problem. The examples for this section are in the Teach NLP demo (teachnlpdem.xls). To solve or change the model you must have the Teach NLP add-in loaded. |

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by Paul A. Jensen and Jon Bard, University of Texas, Copyright
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