The conjugate gradient method is an effective method for large-scale unconstrained optimization problems. Recent research has proposed conjugate gradient methods based on secant conditions to establish fast convergence of the methods. However, these methods do not always generate a descent search direction. In contrast, Y. Narushima, H. Yabe, and J.A. Ford [A three-term conjugate gradient method with sufficient descent property for unconstrained optimization, SIAM J. Optim. 21 (2011), pp. 212–230] proposed a three-term conjugate gradient method which always satisfies the sufficient descent condition. This paper makes use of both ideas to propose descent three-term conjugate gradient methods based on particular secant conditions, and then shows their global convergence properties. Finally, numerical results are given.
- global convergence
- secant condition
- sufficient descent property
- three-term conjugate gradient method
- unconstrained optimization