Example NLP2: Nonlinear Programming Example

A nonlinear programming problem (NLP) is an optimization problem where the objective function or some of the constraints are nonlinear. Consider the following problem:

This is an example of an NLP. It is an NLP because of the multiplication of variables in the objective function. The following animation describes the features of this problem, as well as the various ways solvers may try to provide a solution.

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