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K. J. , 1994; A. Isidori, Nonlinear Control Systems: An Introduction, 1985; H. K. , 1995; V. M. Popov, Hyperstability of Control Systems, 1973; D. D. ˆSiljak, Nonlinear Systems, 1969; M. W. Spong and M. Vidyasagar, Robot Dynamics and Control, 1989; V. I. Utkin, Sliding Modes in Control and Optimization, 1992. Nonlinear optical devices Devices that use the fact that the polarization in any real medium is a nonlinear function of the optical field strength to implement various useful functions. The nonlinearities themselves can be grouped roughly into second-order and third-order.

Since general nonlinear equations cannot be solved in closed form, iterative methods must be used. Such methods generate a sequence of approximations, or iterates, that will converge to a solution under specified conditions. Newton’s method is one of the best-known methods and is the basis for many of the fastest methods for solving the nonlinear programming problem. If F(x) = 0 is one equation in one unknown, Newton’s method for solving this problem produces the next iterate, x(k+1), from the current iterate, x (k), by formula (5), x (k+1) = x(k) − F x (k) (5) F x(k) where F (x (k)) is the derivative of F with respect to x evaluated at x(k).

G. Nash and A. Sofer, Linear and Nonlinear Programming, 1995; J. Nocedal and S. J. Wright, Numerical Optimization, 1999. Nonmetal The elements are conveniently, but arbitrarily, divided into metals and nonmetals. The nonmetals do not conduct electricity readily, are not ductile, do Non-newtonian fluid not have a complex refractive index, and in general have high ionization potentials. The nonmetals vary widely in physical properties. Hydrogen is a colorless permanent gas; bromine is a dark-red, volatile liquid; and carbon, as diamond, is a solid of great hardness and high refractive index.

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