## On the worst case performance of the steepest descent algorithm for quadratic functions

\begin{abstract} The existing choices for the step lengths used by the classical steepest descent algorithm for minimizing a convex quadratic function require in the worst case $ \Or(C\log(1/\eps)) $ iterations to achieve a precision $ \eps $, where $ C $ is the Hessian condition number. We show how to construct a sequence of step … Read more