## Lecture 17: Newton's Method (Cont.)

author: Stephen P. Boyd,
Department of Electrical Engineering, Stanford University

published: Aug. 17, 2010, recorded: January 2008, views: 3037

released under terms of: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial (CC-BY-NC)

published: Aug. 17, 2010, recorded: January 2008, views: 3037

released under terms of: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial (CC-BY-NC)

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Well today, we’ll finish up Newton’s method, probably won’t take up much of the day though. But – then, we’ll move on to our absolute last topic, which is Interior Point Methods for Inequality Constraint Problems. So we’re studying methods, Newton’s method, for solving the following problem. You want to minimize f of x, which is smooth, subject to a x = b. So we’re assuming here that a x = b is feasible. I mean, otherwise, the problem is, the whole problem is infeasible; and that we have a starting point x zero that satisfies a x zero = b. So we assume we have a feasible point. ...

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