minimization principle

minimization principle

[‚min·ə·mə′zā·shən ‚prin·sə·pəl]
(physics)
A principle requiring that the final state of a system is determined by the attainment of the minimum possible value of a certain quantity.
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Based on the risk minimization principle, there are two main quadratic approaches for choosing an optimal hedging strategy.