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Abstract: "Branch-and-bound methods have been used with mixed results for global optimization problems. The asymptotic convergence rate of a theoretical branch-and-bound algorithm for twice-differential unconstrained optimization is examined to shed light on when branch-and-bound methods can be expected to be successful. The Generalized Weber Problem from location theory is considered as a special case, with two different lower-bounding functions examined."