In this paper, we propose an auxiliary function method to solve constrained systems of nonlinear equations. By introducing an auxiliary function, an unconstrained (box-constrained) optimization problem is constructed for a given constrained system of nonlinear equations. It is shown that any local minimizer of the constructed unconstrained optimization problem is an approximate solution to the given constrained system when parameters are appropriately chosen, and the precision for approximation can be preset. It is also shown that any accumulation point of the local minimizers of the constructed unconstrained optimization problems with a sequence of parameters tending to zero is a solution to the given constrained system of nonlinear equations.
In this paper, we present a new global optimization method to solve nonlinear systems of equations. We reformulate given system of nonlinear equations as a global optimization problem and then give a new auxiliary function method to solve the reformulated global optimization problem. The new auxiliary function proposed in this paper can be a filled function, a quasifilled function or a strict filled function with appropriately chosen parameters. Several numerical examples are presented to illustrate the effciency of the present approach.