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 MULTIPLE CHOICE TEST NEWTON'S  METHOD OPTIMIZATION Pick the most appropriate answer.

Q1. Which of the following is NOT required for using Newton’s method for optimization?

The lower bound for search region.

Twice differentiable optimization function.

The function to be optimized.

A good initial estimate that is reasonably close to the optimal.

Q2. Which of the following statements is INCORRECT?

If the second derivative at xi is negative, then xi  is a maximum.

If the first derivative at  xi is zero, then  xi  is an optimum.

If  xi is a minimum, then the second derivative at xi is positive

The value of the function can be positive or negative as any optima.

Q3. For what value of  x, is the function x2-2x-6minimized?

0

1
5
3

Q4. We need to enclose a field with a fence. We have 500 feet of fencing material with a building on one side of the field where we will not need any fencing. Determine the maximum area of the field that can be enclosed by the fence.

x=125, y=250

x=150, y=200

x=125, y=100

x=200, y=150

Q5A rectangular box with a square base and no top has a volume of 500 cubic inches. Find the length, l of the edge of the square base and height, h  for the box that requires the least amount of material to build. Conduct two iterations using an initial guess of  l=5 in

Base edge length is 10.00 and height is 5.00

Base edge length is 9.17 and height is 6.00

Base edge length is 9.00 and height is 6.17

Base edge length is 10.00 and height is 10.00

Q6. A rectangular box with a square base with no top has a surface area of 108 ft2. Find the dimensions that will maximize the volume. Conduct two iterations using an initial guess of l=3 ft

Base edge length is 4.15 and height is 4.85

Base edge length is 6.15 and height is 2.85

Base edge length is 6.00 and height is 3.00

Base edge length is 3.85 and height is 6.15

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