By Alexander M. Rubinov

Special instruments are required for analyzing and fixing optimization difficulties. the most instruments within the research of neighborhood optimization are classical calculus and its sleek generalizions which shape nonsmooth research. The gradient and numerous varieties of generalized derivatives let us ac complish a neighborhood approximation of a given functionality in a neighbourhood of a given aspect. this type of approximation is particularly invaluable within the research of neighborhood extrema. in spite of the fact that, neighborhood approximation by myself can't support to resolve many difficulties of world optimization, so there's a transparent have to increase specified international instruments for fixing those difficulties. the best and such a lot famous sector of world and at the same time neighborhood optimization is convex programming. the elemental device within the learn of convex optimization difficulties is the subgradient, which actu best friend performs either a neighborhood and international position. First, a subgradient of a convex functionality f at some degree x incorporates out a neighborhood approximation of f in a neigh bourhood of x. moment, the subgradient allows the development of an affine functionality, which doesn't exceed f over the full house and coincides with f at x. This affine functionality h is termed a help func tion. considering the fact that f(y) ~ h(y) for best friend, the second one position is international. not like a neighborhood approximation, the functionality h can be referred to as an international affine support.

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2 Iff is IPH and there exists a point x E nt++ such that f(x) = +oo, then f(x) = +oo for all x E nt++· Indeed, if x E nt++' then there Elements of monotonic analysis: IPH functions and normal sets exists ,\ +oo. > 0 such that x ;:::: ,\x. Therefore l(x) ;:::: 1(-\x) 21 = -XI(x) = 3 If there exists a point x E JR++ such that l(x) = 0, then l(x) = 0 for all x E JR++· In fact, for each x E JR++ there exists ,\ > 0 such that x ~ ,\x. Hence 0 ~ l(x) ~ -XI(x) = 0. Thus for an IPH function ties: I : JR++ --+ ~ 00 there are three possibili- I maps JR++ into (0, +oo}; (ii) l(x) = +oo for all x E JR++; (i) (iii) l(x) = 0 for all x E JR++· 4 Each IPH function I is continuous on JR++· To see this, assume that I maps JR++ into (0, +oo).

IEI+(l') Thus we have constructed a vector x with the property l(x) > 1 ~ sup l'(x). 14 We say that a subset U of the set Lis pointwise closed if (lkEU(k=1,2, ... ) ==>lEU. )-convex set is pointwise closed. 18 shows that a normal closed-along-rays subset of L is pointwise closed. 5. +. +. +. as a function defined on L. 3. 7) allows us to consider two kinds of sets, namely (L, IR+)-convex subsets of Land (IR+, £)-convex subsets ofiR+. Recall that a set U C L is (L, IR+)-convex if there exists a function f: IR+--+ 1R such that U = supp(/, L).

Thus the following assertion holds. 2 The mapping l tween nt++ and L. PROPOSITION ~---+ (l, ·) is a conic isomorphism be- We can introduce two natural order relations on the set L. ++ (the functional order relation); 2) l1 ~ l2 if hi ~ l2i for all i E I, where h = (ln, 112, ... , hn), l2 (l2b 122, ... , l2n) (the vector order relation). ++), we assume that L is endowed with the functional order relation. ++ and L are isomorphic ordered spaces. 3 Order relations t and~ coincide. Proof: The proof is straightforward.