The aim of the paper is to present sequential methods for a pseudoconvex optimization problem whose objective function is the sum of a linear and a linear fractional function and the feasible region is a polyhedron, not necessarily compact. Since the sum of a linear and a linear fractional function is not in general pseudoconvex, we first derive conditions characterizing its pseudoconvexity on the nonnegative orthant. We prove that the sum of a linear and a linear fractional function is pseudoconvex if and only if it assumes particular canonical forms. Then, theoretical properties regarding the existence of a minimum point and its location are established, together with necessary and sufficient conditions for the infimum to be finite. The obtained results allow us to suggest simplex- like sequential methods for solving optimization problems having as objective function the proposed canonical forms.
|Autori:||Martein, Laura; Carosi, Laura|
|Titolo:||The Sum of a Linear and a Linear Fractional Function: Pseudoconvexity on the Nonnegative Orthant and Solution Methods|
|Anno del prodotto:||2012|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|