An alternative smoothing method for the high dimensional $\max $ function has been studied. The proposed method is a recursive extension of the two dimensional smoothing functions. In order to analyze the proposed method, a theoretical framework related to smoothing methods has been discussed. Moreover, we support our discussion by considering some application areas. This is followed by a comparison with an alternative well-known smoothing method.
Technical Report SEEM2002-12, Department of Systems Engineering & Engineering Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong