2013-01-04
**Author**: Erhan Çınlar

**Publisher:** Springer Science & Business Media

**ISBN:** 1461452570

**Category : **Mathematics

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **161

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**Book Description**
This book offers a first course in analysis for scientists and engineers. It can be used at the advanced undergraduate level or as part of the curriculum in a graduate program. The book is built around metric spaces. In the first three chapters, the authors lay the foundational material and cover the all-important “four-C’s”: convergence, completeness, compactness, and continuity. In subsequent chapters, the basic tools of analysis are used to give brief introductions to differential and integral equations, convex analysis, and measure theory. The treatment is modern and aesthetically pleasing. It lays the groundwork for the needs of classical fields as well as the important new fields of optimization and probability theory.

**Author**: Erhan Çınlar

**Publisher:** Springer Science & Business Media

**ISBN:** 1461452570

**Category : **Mathematics

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **161

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**Book Description**
This book offers a first course in analysis for scientists and engineers. It can be used at the advanced undergraduate level or as part of the curriculum in a graduate program. The book is built around metric spaces. In the first three chapters, the authors lay the foundational material and cover the all-important “four-C’s”: convergence, completeness, compactness, and continuity. In subsequent chapters, the basic tools of analysis are used to give brief introductions to differential and integral equations, convex analysis, and measure theory. The treatment is modern and aesthetically pleasing. It lays the groundwork for the needs of classical fields as well as the important new fields of optimization and probability theory.

**Author**: Springer

**Publisher:**
**ISBN:** 9781461452584

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**Languages : **en

**Pages : **172

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**Author**: Jean-Baptiste Hiriart-Urruty

**Publisher:** Springer Science & Business Media

**ISBN:** 3540568506

**Category : **Mathematics

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **418

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**Book Description**
Convex Analysis may be considered as a refinement of standard calculus, with equalities and approximations replaced by inequalities. As such, it can easily be integrated into a graduate study curriculum. Minimization algorithms, more specifically those adapted to non-differentiable functions, provide an immediate application of convex analysis to various fields related to optimization and operations research. These two topics making up the title of the book, reflect the two origins of the authors, who belong respectively to the academic world and to that of applications. Part I can be used as an introductory textbook (as a basis for courses, or for self-study); Part II continues this at a higher technical level and is addressed more to specialists, collecting results that so far have not appeared in books.

**Author**: Boris S. Mordukhovich

**Publisher:** Springer Nature

**ISBN:** 3030947858

**Category : **Mathematics

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **585

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This book presents a unified theory of convex functions, sets, and set-valued mappings in topological vector spaces with its specifications to locally convex, Banach and finite-dimensional settings. These developments and expositions are based on the powerful geometric approach of variational analysis, which resides on set extremality with its characterizations and specifications in the presence of convexity. Using this approach, the text consolidates the device of fundamental facts of generalized differential calculus to obtain novel results for convex sets, functions, and set-valued mappings in finite and infinite dimensions. It also explores topics beyond convexity using the fundamental machinery of convex analysis to develop nonconvex generalized differentiation and its applications. The text utilizes an adaptable framework designed with researchers as well as multiple levels of students in mind. It includes many exercises and figures suited to graduate classes in mathematical sciences that are also accessible to advanced students in economics, engineering, and other applications. In addition, it includes chapters on convex analysis and optimization in finite-dimensional spaces that will be useful to upper undergraduate students, whereas the work as a whole provides an ample resource to mathematicians and applied scientists, particularly experts in convex and variational analysis, optimization, and their applications.

**Author**: Dimitri Bertsekas

**Publisher:** Athena Scientific

**ISBN:** 1886529450

**Category : **Mathematics

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **560

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A uniquely pedagogical, insightful, and rigorous treatment of the analytical/geometrical foundations of optimization. The book provides a comprehensive development of convexity theory, and its rich applications in optimization, including duality, minimax/saddle point theory, Lagrange multipliers, and Lagrangian relaxation/nondifferentiable optimization. It is an excellent supplement to several of our books: Convex Optimization Theory (Athena Scientific, 2009), Convex Optimization Algorithms (Athena Scientific, 2015), Nonlinear Programming (Athena Scientific, 2016), Network Optimization (Athena Scientific, 1998), and Introduction to Linear Optimization (Athena Scientific, 1997). Aside from a thorough account of convex analysis and optimization, the book aims to restructure the theory of the subject, by introducing several novel unifying lines of analysis, including: 1) A unified development of minimax theory and constrained optimization duality as special cases of duality between two simple geometrical problems. 2) A unified development of conditions for existence of solutions of convex optimization problems, conditions for the minimax equality to hold, and conditions for the absence of a duality gap in constrained optimization. 3) A unification of the major constraint qualifications allowing the use of Lagrange multipliers for nonconvex constrained optimization, using the notion of constraint pseudonormality and an enhanced form of the Fritz John necessary optimality conditions. Among its features the book: a) Develops rigorously and comprehensively the theory of convex sets and functions, in the classical tradition of Fenchel and Rockafellar b) Provides a geometric, highly visual treatment of convex and nonconvex optimization problems, including existence of solutions, optimality conditions, Lagrange multipliers, and duality c) Includes an insightful and comprehensive presentation of minimax theory and zero sum games, and its connection with duality d) Describes dual optimization, the associated computational methods, including the novel incremental subgradient methods, and applications in linear, quadratic, and integer programming e) Contains many examples, illustrations, and exercises with complete solutions (about 200 pages) posted at the publisher's web site http://www.athenasc.com/convexity.html

**Author**: Georgii G. Magaril-Ilʹyaev

**Publisher:** American Mathematical Soc.

**ISBN:** 9780821889640

**Category : **Mathematics

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **183

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**Book Description**
This book is an introduction to convex analysis and some of its applications. It starts with basis theory, which is explained within the framework of finite-dimensional spaces. The only prerequisites are basic analysis and simple geometry. The second chapter presents some applications of convex analysis, including problems of linear programming, geometry, and approximation. Special attention is paid to applications of convex analysis to Kolmogorov-type inequalities for derivatives of functions is one variable. Chapter 3 collects some results on geometry and convex analysis in infinite-dimensional spaces. A comprehensive introduction written "for beginners" illustrates the fundamentals of convex analysis in finite-dimensional spaces. The book can be used for an advanced undergraduate or graduate level course on convex analysis and its applications. It is also suitable for independent study of this extremely important area of mathematics.

**Author**: Kazuo Murota

**Publisher:** SIAM

**ISBN:** 9780898718508

**Category : **Mathematics

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **411

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**Book Description**
Discrete Convex Analysis is a novel paradigm for discrete optimization that combines the ideas in continuous optimization (convex analysis) and combinatorial optimization (matroid/submodular function theory) to establish a unified theoretical framework for nonlinear discrete optimization. The study of this theory is expanding with the development of efficient algorithms and applications to a number of diverse disciplines like matrix theory, operations research, and economics. This self-contained book is designed to provide a novel insight into optimization on discrete structures and should reveal unexpected links among different disciplines. It is the first and only English-language monograph on the theory and applications of discrete convex analysis.

**Author**: Dimitri Bertsekas

**Publisher:** Athena Scientific

**ISBN:** 1886529310

**Category : **Mathematics

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **256

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An insightful, concise, and rigorous treatment of the basic theory of convex sets and functions in finite dimensions, and the analytical/geometrical foundations of convex optimization and duality theory. Convexity theory is first developed in a simple accessible manner, using easily visualized proofs. Then the focus shifts to a transparent geometrical line of analysis to develop the fundamental duality between descriptions of convex functions in terms of points, and in terms of hyperplanes. Finally, convexity theory and abstract duality are applied to problems of constrained optimization, Fenchel and conic duality, and game theory to develop the sharpest possible duality results within a highly visual geometric framework. This on-line version of the book, includes an extensive set of theoretical problems with detailed high-quality solutions, which significantly extend the range and value of the book. The book may be used as a text for a theoretical convex optimization course; the author has taught several variants of such a course at MIT and elsewhere over the last ten years. It may also be used as a supplementary source for nonlinear programming classes, and as a theoretical foundation for classes focused on convex optimization models (rather than theory). It is an excellent supplement to several of our books: Convex Optimization Algorithms (Athena Scientific, 2015), Nonlinear Programming (Athena Scientific, 2017), Network Optimization(Athena Scientific, 1998), Introduction to Linear Optimization (Athena Scientific, 1997), and Network Flows and Monotropic Optimization (Athena Scientific, 1998).

**Author**: Jonathan Borwein

**Publisher:** Springer Science & Business Media

**ISBN:** 0387312560

**Category : **Mathematics

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **310

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Optimization is a rich and thriving mathematical discipline, and the underlying theory of current computational optimization techniques grows ever more sophisticated. This book aims to provide a concise, accessible account of convex analysis and its applications and extensions, for a broad audience. Each section concludes with an often extensive set of optional exercises. This new edition adds material on semismooth optimization, as well as several new proofs.

**Author**: Constantin Carathéodory

**Publisher:** Springer Science & Business Media

**ISBN:** 9780792369424

**Category : **Computers

**Languages : **en

**Pages : **594

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There has been much recent progress in global optimization algorithms for nonconvex continuous and discrete problems from both a theoretical and a practical perspective. Convex analysis plays a fundamental role in the analysis and development of global optimization algorithms. This is due to the fact that virtually all nonconvex optimization problems can be described using differences of convex functions and differences of convex sets. A conference on Convex Analysis and Global Optimization was held June 5-9, 2000 at Pythagorian, Samos, Greece. It was in honor of the memory of C. Caratheodory (1873-1950). It was endorsed by the Mathematical Programming Society (MPS) and by the Society for industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAN) Activity Group in Optimization. This volume contains a selection of refereed papers based on invited and contributing talks presented at the conference. The two themes of convexity and global optimization pervade the book. The conference provided a forum for researchers working on different aspects of convexity and global optimization to present their recent discoveries, and to interact with people working on complementary aspects of mathematical programming. Audience: Faculty, graduate students, and researchers in mathematical programming, computer science, and engineering.