A new gradient method via quasi-Cauchy relation which guarantees descent. (English) Zbl 1179.65067

Authors’ abstract: We propose a new monotone algorithm for unconstrained optimization in the frame of J. Barzilai and J. Borwein (BB) method [IMA J. Numer. Anal. 8, 141–148 (1988; Zbl 0638.65055)] and analyze the convergence properties of this new descent method. Motivated by the fact that BB method does not guarantee descent in the objective function at each iteration, but performs better than the steepest descent method, we therefore attempt to find stepsize formula which enables us to approximate the Hessian based on the Quasi-Cauchy equation and possess monotone property in each iteration. Practical insights on the effectiveness of the proposed techniques are given by a numerical comparison with the BB method.


65K05 Numerical mathematical programming methods
90C59 Approximation methods and heuristics in mathematical programming


Zbl 0638.65055
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