An algorithm for numereical determination of the relative minimum of a function of several variables is demonstrated. The algorithm is based on quadratic interpolation and is suitable especially for functions of a great number of variables.
L. A. Girifalco V. G. Weizer: Application of the Morse potential function to cubic metals
. Phys. Rev. 114 (1959), 687. DOI 10.1103/PhysRev.114.687