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Global Optimization on an Interval

This paper provides expressions for solutions of a one-dimensional global optimization problem using an adjoint variable which represents the available one-sided improvements up to the interval "horizon." Interpreting the problem in terms of optimal stopping or optimal starting, the solution characterization yields two-point boundary problems as in dynamic optimization. Results also include a procedure for computing the adjoint variable, as well as necessary and sufficient global optimality conditions.


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