## Convex Analysis and Nonlinear Optimization: Theory and ExamplesOptimization is a rich and thriving mathematical discipline. The theory underlying current computational optimization techniques grows ever more sophisticated. The powerful and elegant language of convex analysis unifies much of this theory. The aim of this book is to provide a concise, accessible account of convex analysis and its applications and extensions, for a broad audience. It can serve as a teaching text, at roughly the level of first year graduate students. While the main body of the text is self-contained, each section concludes with an often extensive set of optional exercises. The new edition adds material on semismooth optimization, as well as several new proofs that will make this book even more self-contained. |

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Just as for sets, geometric and topological ideas also intermingle for the functions we study. Given a set D in E, we call a

**function f**: D → R. continuous ...

A (global) minimizer of a

**function f**: D → R is a point à in D at which f attains its infimum inff = inf f(D) = inf{f(x)|a e D}.

Proposition 1.1.5 For a convex set C C E, a convex

**function f**: C → R. has bounded level sets if ... The theory of the relative interior (Exercises 11, 12, ...

(c) Consider a family of closed convex ... For any set of vectors a', a”, ..., a” in E, prove the

**function f**(x) = max, (a", w) is convex on E. 8.

(c) Suppose the convex

**function f**: C → R has bounded level sets but that (1.1.4) fails. Deduce the existence of a sequence (a") in C with f(a.

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### Contents

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15 | |

Chapter 3 Fenchel Duality
| 33 |

Chapter 4 Convex Analysis
| 65 |

Chapter 5 Special Cases
| 97 |

Chapter 6 Nonsmooth Optimization
| 123 |

Chapter 7 KarushKuhnTucker Theory
| 153 |

Chapter 8 Fixed Points
| 179 |

Chapter 9 More N onsmooth Structure
| 213 |

Infinite Versus Finite Dimensions
| 239 |

Chapter 11 List of Results and Notation
| 253 |

Bibliography | 275 |

Index | 289 |

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Convex Analysis and Nonlinear Optimization: Theory and Examples Jonathan M. Borwein,Adrian S. Lewis No preview available - 2000 |