A new rank-two variable-metric method is derived using Greenstadt's variational approach [Math. Comp., this issue]. Like the Davidon-Fletcher-Powell (DFP) variable-metric method, the new method preserves the positive-definiteness of the approximating matrix. Together with Greenstadt's method, the new method gives rise to a one-parameter family of variable-metric methods that includes the DFP and rank-one methods as special cases. It is equivalent to Broyden's one-parameter family [Math. Compâ€¦Â CONTINUE READING