William Karush

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William Karush
Born (1917-03-01)March 1, 1917
Died February 22, 1997(1997-02-22) (aged 79)
Nationality American
Alma mater University of Chicago
Known for Contribution to Karush–Kuhn–Tucker conditions
Scientific career
Fields Mathematics
Institutions California State University at Northridge
Doctoral advisor Magnus Hestenes

William Karush (1 March 1917 – 22 February 1997) was a professor of California State University at Northridge and was a mathematician best known for his contribution to Karush–Kuhn–Tucker conditions. In his master's thesis he was the first to publish these necessary conditions for the inequality-constrained problem,[1] although he became renowned after a seminal conference paper by Harold W. Kuhn and Albert W. Tucker.[2]

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  1. ^ a b W. Karush (1939). "Minima of Functions of Several Variables with Inequalities as Side Constraints". M.Sc. Dissertation. Dept. of Mathematics, Univ. of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois. . Available from http://wwwlib.umi.com/dxweb/details?doc_no=7371591 (for a fee)
  2. ^ Kuhn, H. W.; Tucker, A. W. (1951). "Nonlinear programming". Proceedings of 2nd Berkeley Symposium. Berkeley: University of California Press. pp. 481–492. 

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