Preprint A16/2001
A practical optimality condition without constraint qualifications for nonlinear programming
Benar Fux Svaiter | Martínez, José Mario
Keywords: optimality conditions | Karush-Kuhn-Tucker | minimization algorithms | constrained optimization
A new optimality condition for minimization with general constraints is introduced. Unlike the KKT conditions, this condition is satisfied by local minimizers of nonlinear programming problems, independently of constraint qualifications. The new condition implies, and is strictly stronger than, Fritz-John optimality conditions. Sufficiency for convex programming is proved.