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A New Preconditioned Inexact Line-Search Technique for Unconstrained Optimization

Abbas Y. Al-Bayati; Ivan S. Latif

AL-Rafidain Journal of Computer Sciences and Mathematics, 2012, Volume 9, Issue 2, Pages 25-39
DOI: 10.33899/csmj.2012.163698

In this paper, we study the global convergence properties of the new class of preconditioned conjugate gradient descent algorithm, when applied to convex objective non-linear unconstrained optimization functions.
We assume that a new inexact line search rule which is similar to the Armijo line-search rule is used. It's an estimation formula to choose a large step-size at each iteration and use the same formula to find the direction search. A new preconditioned conjugate gradient direction search is used to replace the conjugate gradient descent direction of ZIR-algorithm. Numerical results on twenty five well-know test functions with various dimensions show that the new inexact line-search and the new preconditioned conjugate gradient search directions are efficient for solving unconstrained nonlinear optimization problem in many situations.