This survey is concerned with necessary and sufficient optimality conditions for smooth nonlinear programming problems with inequality and equality constraints. These conditions deal with strict local minimizers of order one and two and with isolated minimizers. In most results, no constraint qualification is required. The optimality conditions are formulated in such a way that the gaps between the necessary and sufficient conditions are small and even vanish completely under mild constraint qualifications.
- Nonlinear programming
- Necessary and sufficient optimality conditions
- Isolated minimizers
- Strong and strict local minimizers