Chapter 24. Optimization and Matrix Approximation

  1. George A. F. Seber

Published Online: 8 JUN 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470226797.ch24

A Matrix Handbook for Statisticians

A Matrix Handbook for Statisticians

How to Cite

Seber, G. A. F. (2007) Optimization and Matrix Approximation, in A Matrix Handbook for Statisticians, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470226797.ch24

Author Information

  1. Department of Statistics University of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 JUN 2007
  2. Published Print: 7 NOV 2007

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471748694

Online ISBN: 9780470226797



  • optimization;
  • matrix approximation;
  • stationary values;
  • convex functions;
  • concave functions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Stationary Values

  • Using Convex and Concave Functions

  • Two General Methods

  • Optimizing a Function of a Matrix

  • Optimal Designs