March 7, 2016 Compiled on September 7, 2023 at 2:00pm

These are animations^{1}
showing the search path \(u^k\) on top of a contour plot from diﬀerent starting point \(u^0\) toward a
minimizer \(u^\ast \) for diﬀerent objective functions using diﬀerent algorithms. More animations will be
added.

The animation run once and stop. To re-start the animation, please force reload the HTML page (using shift-reload).

1 First example \(f(u) = (11-u_1-u_2)^2 + (1+u_1+10 u_2-u_1 u_2)^2\)

2 second example, Rosenbrock’s banana function \(f(u) = 100*(u_2-u_1^2)^2 + (1-u_1)^2\)

2 second example, Rosenbrock’s banana function \(f(u) = 100*(u_2-u_1^2)^2 + (1-u_1)^2\)

^{1}Made during taking course ECE 719 optimal systems at University Wisconsin, Madison. Course given by
Professor B Ross Barmish in spring 2016