Alternative forms edit. optimization countable and uncountable, plural optimizations. The design and operation of a system or process to make it as good as possible in some defined sense. programming The reduction of a program or algorithm to its most efficient form, as during compilation, by removing unused portions of code and improving the speed or resource usage of others.
Calculus I Optimization.
In optimization problems we are looking for the largest value or the smallest value that a function can take. We saw how to solve one kind of optimization problem in the Absolute Extrema section where we found the largest and smallest value that a function would take on an interval.
Optimization Definition of Optimization by Merriam-Webster.
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Mathematical optimization Wikipedia.
This application is called design optimization. One subset is the engineering optimization, and another recent and growing subset of this field is multidisciplinary design optimization, which, while useful in many problems, has in particular been applied to aerospace engineering problems.