L’obtention de tous les minima et du minimum absolu des fonctions de plusieurs variables: ALIENOR. (French) Zbl 0584.65037

The author presents an algorithm, as well as its computer program called ALIENOR, for determining all relative minima and the absolute minimum of a continuous function \(y=F(x_ 1,x_ 2,...,x_ n)\) of many variables on a given domain. The function F is given through its mathematical expression or by means of a subroutine. The idea behind the algorithm is to transform the problem in many variables to a problem of one variable only using the spirale of Archimedes.
Reviewer: C.A.Botsaris


65K05 Numerical mathematical programming methods
90C30 Nonlinear programming