## Convergence Properties of the Regularized Newton Method for the Unconstrained Nonconvex Optimization

The regularized Newton method (RNM) is one of the efficient solution methods for the unconstrained convex optimization. It is well-known that the RNM has good convergence properties as compared to the steepest descent method and the pure Newton's method. For example, Li, Fukushima, Qi and Yamashita showed that the RNM has a quadratic rate of convergence under the local error bound condition. Recently, Polyak showed that the global complexity bound of the RNM, which is the first iteration k such that -parallel {nabla}f(x{sub k})-parallel {<=}{epsilon}, is O({epsilon}{sup -4}), where f is the objective function and {epsilon} is a given positivemore »