Nonlinear Programming

In mathematics, nonlinear programming (NLP) is the process of solving a system of equalities and inequalities, collectively termed constraints, over a set of unknown real variables, along with an objective function to be maximized or minimized, where some of the constraints or the objective function are nonlinear.

Read more about Nonlinear Programming:  Applicability, The General Non-linear Optimization Problem (NLO), Possible Solutions, Methods For Solving The Problem

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