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Recent advances in numerical methods for nonlinear equations and nonlinear least squares

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  • Nonlinear equations and nonlinear least squares problems have many applications in physics, chemistry, engineering, biology, economics, finance and many other fields. In this paper, we will review some recent results on numerical methods for these two special problems, particularly on Levenberg-Marquardt type methods, quasi-Newton type methods, and trust region algorithms. Discussions on variable projection methods and subspace methods are also given. Some theoretical results about local convergence results of the Levenberg-Marquardt type methods without non-singularity assumption are presented. A few model algorithms based on line searches and trust regions are also given.
    Mathematics Subject Classification: Primary: 65K10; Secondary: 90C05.


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