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BY 4.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter Open Access February 24, 2020

Modifications of the Charged Balls Method

  • Majid Abbasov EMAIL logo and Faramoz Aliev
From the journal Open Computer Science


The Charged Balls Method is based on physical ideas. It allows one to solve problem of finding the minimum distance from a point to a convex closed set with a smooth boundary, finding the minimum distance between two such sets and other problems of computational geometry. This paper proposes several new quick modifications of the method. These modifications are compared with the original Charged Ball Method as well as other optimization methods on a large number of randomly generated model problems.

We consider the problem of orthogonal projection of the origin onto an ellipsoid. The main aim is to illustrate the results of numerical experiments of Charged Balls Method and its modifications in comparison with other classical and special methods for the studied problem.


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Received: 2019-07-09
Accepted: 2019-12-15
Published Online: 2020-02-24

© 2020 Majid Abbasov et al., published by De Gruyter

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