Global Minimum

A global minimum, also known as an absolute minimum, is the smallest overall value of a set, function, etc., over its entire range. It is impossible to construct an algorithm that will find a global minimum for an arbitrary function.

See also

Global Maximum, Kuhn-Tucker Theorem, Local Minimum, Minimum

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