# ClassTest2-sample-version-2

```THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW SOUTH WALES
SCHOOL OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
MATH3161/MATH5165–OPTIMIZATION
SAMPLE CLASS TEST 2
Version 2
(1) TIME ALLOWED – 50 Minutes
(2) TOTAL NUMBER OF QUESTIONS – 3
(4) THE QUESTIONS ARE NOT OF EQUAL VALUE
(5) ALL STUDENTS MAY ATTEMPT ALL QUESTIONS. MARKS GAINED
ON ANY QUESTION WILL BE COUNTED.
(6) THIS PAPER MAY BE RETAINED BY THE CANDIDATE
All answers must be written in ink. Except where they are expressly required pencils
may only be used for drawing, sketching or graphical work.
MATH3161/MATH5165–OPTIMIZATION
SAMPLE CLASS TEST 2
Page 2
1. [12 marks] Consider the equality constrained optimization problem
(EP) minimize
2
x∈R
x21 + (x2 − 1)2
− βx21 + x2 = 0,
0
∗
where β ∈ R is a parameter. Let x =
.
0
subject to
i) Show that x∗ is a regular feasible point for (EP).
ii) Verify that for all β the point x∗ is a constrained stationary point for
(EP).
iii) Using the second-order sufficient optimality conditions find the set of
values of β for which x∗ is a strict local minimizer for (EP).
iv)* Is x∗ a strict local minimizer for (EP) for the value β = 21 ? Give reasons
2. [13 marks] Consider the following optimization problem
42
−5x21 + 6x1 x2 + 2x22 − x2 + 1
(P) minimize
2
x∈R
5
subject to
0 ≤ x1 ≤ 1
0 ≤ x2 ≤ x21
1
∗
and let x = 3 .
5
i) Sketch the feasible region Ω of (P).
ii) Is the problem (P) a convex programming problem? Give reasons for
iii) Write the problem (P) in standard form.
iv) Verify that x∗ is a feasible point for (P) and then find the active constraints at x∗ .
v) Show that the point x∗ is a regular point for (P).
vi) Verify that the point x∗ is a constrained stationary point for (P).
vii) Using second-order sufficient conditions, determine whether or not x∗ is
a strict local minimizer for (P).
3. [5 marks] Consider applying the method of steepest descent with exact
line searches to q(x) = 21 xT Gx + dT x + c, where d is a constant n × 1 vector,
G is a positive definite constant n × n symmetric matrix and c is a scalar.
Let x∗ be the minimizer of q(x). Let x(1) be the initial point and x(1) 6= x∗ .
i) Show that the initial search direction is s(1) = G(x∗ − x(1) ).
ii) If the next iterate x(2) = x∗ then show that the step length α(1) is an
eigenvalue of G−1 .
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