## Optimization in Action: Proceedings of the Conference on Optimization in Action Held at the University of Bristol in January 1975A survey of methods for minimizing sums of squares of nonlinear; Smoothed non-functional interpretations of statistical and experimental data; Parameterization of nonlinear least square fitting problems; Use of optimization techniques in optical filter design; An application of optimization techniques to the design of an optical filter; Least squares fitting of mcconologue arcs; A view of unconstrained optimization; Optimization of frequency selective electrical networks; The choice of design parameters for overhead line vibration dampers. |

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### Contents

Smoothed NonFunctional Interpretations | 27 |

Parameterization of Nonlinear Least | 48 |

An Application of Optimization Techniques | 82 |

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