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I'm trying to find around the web some real world examples of non linear optimization problems. I currently need examples of:

  • Non restringed optimziation ( $\max$/$\min$ $f(x)$ for $x\in\mathbb{R}^{n}$ or with $x_{i}>0$)
  • Lineary restringed optimization
  • Quadratic optimization
  • Convex optimization
  • Separable optimization
  • Non-convex optimization
  • Geometric optimization
  • Fraccional optimization
  • complementary optimizacion

Also, any real-world example of optimization problem would be very much apreciated.

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Is this homework? – Jonathan Christensen Dec 19 '12 at 18:52
Is for the introduction of a work, yeah. – José D. Dec 19 '12 at 19:25
So you want us to just do your research for you? – Jonathan Christensen Dec 19 '12 at 19:29
No, I just wanted to know where can i search. First answer is being quite helpfull :) – José D. Dec 19 '12 at 19:45
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You might look at some of the case studies at or browse the Optimization Online archive at

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You can find a wealth of examples in the book Convex Optimization by Boyd and Vandenberghe.

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