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Applied Mathematical Methods by Bhaskar Dasgupta

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Chapter 21

1 With a unimodal function, having a unique minimum and no other stationary point, bracketing may not be necessary, but still desirable for efficiency.

2 Sometimes, the short-cut term ‘quadratic function’ is loosely employed to mean ‘quadratic function with a positive definite Hessian’, when the intention is clear from the context.

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