What is ... the Kuhn-Tucker theorem?

This page hosts information on Thomas Lehmann's talk "What is ... the Kuhn-Tucker theorem?" at the "What is ...?" seminar. The talk will take place on Friday, April 29, 12:00pm at the BMS Loft at Urania. This talk will help you better understand the talk by John Sullivan, which will start at 2pm.

We will again be ordering delivery pizza. If you would like to order pizza with us, please arrive to the "What is ...?" seminar on time.


The Kuhn-Tucker theorem is the foundation of nonlinear programming. Requiring a constraint qualification, it states necessary conditions for local solutions of nonlinear programs. Even more, these (Karush-)Kuhn-Tucker conditions are the basis of many efficient nonlinear programming algorithms.


The video for Thomas's talk can be found at http://www.vimeo.com/23635683.



Topic revision: r2 - 18 May 2011, MimiTsuruga
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