Comparative Analysis of Numerical Methods for Parameter Determination

We made a comparative analysis of numerical methods for multidimensional optimization. The main parameter is a number of computations of the test function to reach necessary accuracy, as it is computationally “slow”. For complex functions, analytic differentiation by many parameters can cause problems associated with a significant complication of the program and thus slowing its operation. For comparison, we used the methods: “brute force” (or minimization on a regular grid), Monte Carlo, steepest descent, conjugate gradients, Brent’s method (golden section search), parabolic interpolation etc. The Monte-Carlo method was applied to the eclipsing binary system AM Leo.

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Date added: Wed, 9 Oct 13