## On optimizing the sum of the Rayleigh quotient and the generalized Rayleigh quotient on the unit sphere

Given symmetric matrices $B,D\in R^{n\times n}$ and a symmetric positive definite matrix $W\in R^{n\times n},$ maximizing the sum of the Rayleigh quotient $x^T Dx$ and the generalized Rayleigh quotient $x^T Bx/x^TWx$ on the unit sphere not only is of mathematical interest in its own right, but also finds applications in practice. In this paper, we … Read more