An Introduction to Nonsmooth Analysis

An Introduction to Nonsmooth Analysis
Author: Juan Ferrera
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 164
Release: 2013-11-26
ISBN 10: 0128008253
ISBN 13: 9780128008256
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Nonsmooth Analysis Book Review:

Nonsmooth Analysis is a relatively recent area of mathematical analysis. The literature about this subject consists mainly in research papers and books. The purpose of this book is to provide a handbook for undergraduate and graduate students of mathematics that introduce this interesting area in detail. Includes different kinds of sub and super differentials as well as generalized gradients Includes also the main tools of the theory, as Sum and Chain Rules or Mean Value theorems Content is introduced in an elementary way, developing many examples, allowing the reader to understand a theory which is scattered in many papers and research books

Nonsmooth Analysis

Nonsmooth Analysis
Author: Winfried Schirotzek
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 378
Release: 2007-05-26
ISBN 10: 3540713336
ISBN 13: 9783540713333
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nonsmooth Analysis Book Review:

This book treats various concepts of generalized derivatives and subdifferentials in normed spaces, their geometric counterparts and their application to optimization problems. It starts with the subdifferential of convex analysis, passes to corresponding concepts for locally Lipschitz continuous functions and then presents subdifferentials for general lower semicontinuous functions. All basic tools are presented where they are needed: this concerns separation theorems, variational and extremal principles as well as relevant parts of multifunction theory. Each chapter ends with bibliographic notes and exercises.

Introduction to Nonsmooth Optimization

Introduction to Nonsmooth Optimization
Author: Adil Bagirov,Napsu Karmitsa,Marko M. Mäkelä
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 372
Release: 2014-08-12
ISBN 10: 3319081144
ISBN 13: 9783319081144
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Nonsmooth Optimization Book Review:

This book is the first easy-to-read text on nonsmooth optimization (NSO, not necessarily differentiable optimization). Solving these kinds of problems plays a critical role in many industrial applications and real-world modeling systems, for example in the context of image denoising, optimal control, neural network training, data mining, economics and computational chemistry and physics. The book covers both the theory and the numerical methods used in NSO and provide an overview of different problems arising in the field. It is organized into three parts: 1. convex and nonconvex analysis and the theory of NSO; 2. test problems and practical applications; 3. a guide to NSO software. The book is ideal for anyone teaching or attending NSO courses. As an accessible introduction to the field, it is also well suited as an independent learning guide for practitioners already familiar with the basics of optimization.

An Introduction to Nonlinear Analysis Theory

An Introduction to Nonlinear Analysis  Theory
Author: Zdzislaw Denkowski,Stanislaw Migórski,Nikolaos S. Papageorgiou
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 689
Release: 2013-12-01
ISBN 10: 1441991581
ISBN 13: 9781441991584
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Nonlinear Analysis Theory Book Review:

An Introduction to Nonlinear Analysis: Theory is an overview of some basic, important aspects of Nonlinear Analysis, with an emphasis on those not included in the classical treatment of the field. Today Nonlinear Analysis is a very prolific part of modern mathematical analysis, with fascinating theory and many different applications ranging from mathematical physics and engineering to social sciences and economics. Topics covered in this book include the necessary background material from topology, measure theory and functional analysis (Banach space theory). The text also deals with multivalued analysis and basic features of nonsmooth analysis, providing a solid background for the more applications-oriented material of the book An Introduction to Nonlinear Analysis: Applications by the same authors. The book is self-contained and accessible to the newcomer, complete with numerous examples, exercises and solutions. It is a valuable tool, not only for specialists in the field interested in technical details, but also for scientists entering Nonlinear Analysis in search of promising directions for research.

Regularity Concepts in Nonsmooth Analysis

Regularity Concepts in Nonsmooth Analysis
Author: Messaoud Bounkhel
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 264
Release: 2011-11-12
ISBN 10: 1461410193
ISBN 13: 9781461410195
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Regularity Concepts in Nonsmooth Analysis Book Review:

The results presented in this book are a product of research conducted by the author independently and in collaboration with other researchers in the field. In this light, this work encompasses the most recent collection of various concepts of regularity and nonsmooth analysis into one monograph. The first part of the book attempts to present an accessible and thorough introduction to nonsmooth analysis theory. Main concepts and some useful results are stated and illustrated through examples and exercises. The second part gathers the most prominent and recent results of various regularity concepts of sets, functions, and set-valued mappings in nonsmooth analysis. The third and final section contains six different application, with comments in relation to the existing literature.

Nonsmooth Analysis and Control Theory

Nonsmooth Analysis and Control Theory
Author: Francis H. Clarke,Yuri S. Ledyaev,Ronald J. Stern,Peter R. Wolenski
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 278
Release: 2008-01-10
ISBN 10: 0387226257
ISBN 13: 9780387226255
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nonsmooth Analysis and Control Theory Book Review:

A clear and succinct presentation of the essentials of this subject, together with some of its applications and a generous helping of interesting exercises. Following an introductory chapter with a taste of what is to come, the next three chapters constitute a course in nonsmooth analysis and identify a coherent and comprehensive approach to the subject, leading to an efficient, natural, and powerful body of theory. The whole is rounded off with a self-contained introduction to the theory of control of ordinary differential equations. The authors have incorporated a number of new results which clarify the relationships between the different schools of thought in the subject, with the aim of making nonsmooth analysis accessible to a wider audience. End-of-chapter problems offer scope for deeper understanding.

Nonsmooth Optimization

Nonsmooth Optimization
Author: Marko M Mäkelä,Pekka Neittaanmäki
Publsiher: World Scientific
Total Pages: 268
Release: 1992-05-07
ISBN 10: 9814522414
ISBN 13: 9789814522410
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nonsmooth Optimization Book Review:

This book is a self-contained elementary study for nonsmooth analysis and optimization, and their use in solution of nonsmooth optimal control problems. The first part of the book is concerned with nonsmooth differential calculus containing necessary tools for nonsmooth optimization. The second part is devoted to the methods of nonsmooth optimization and their development. A proximal bundle method for nonsmooth nonconvex optimization subject to nonsmooth constraints is constructed. In the last part nonsmooth optimization is applied to problems arising from optimal control of systems covered by partial differential equations. Several practical problems, like process control and optimal shape design problems are considered. Contents: Part I: Nonsmooth Analysis:IntroductionConvex AnalysisNonsmooth Differential TheoryNonsmooth GeometryNonsmooth Optimization TheoryPart II: Nonsmooth Optimization:IntroductionA Survey of Bundle MethodsProximal Bundle Method for Nonconvex Constrained OptimizationNumerical ExperimentsPart III: Nonsmooth Optimal Control:IntroductionPreliminariesDistributed Parameter Control Problems Optimal Shape Design Boundary Control for Stefan Type Problems Readership: Applied mathematicians, mathematicians, operations researchers, engineers, economists and mathematical physicists. keywords:Nonsmooth Optimization;Nondifferentiable Programming;Bundle Methods;Convex Analysis;Nonconvexity;Subgradients;Tangent and Normal Cones;Optimal Control;Optimal Shape Design;Continuous Casting

Optima and Equilibria

Optima and Equilibria
Author: Jean-Pierre Aubin
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 433
Release: 2013-03-09
ISBN 10: 3662035391
ISBN 13: 9783662035399
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optima and Equilibria Book Review:

Progress in the theory of economic equilibria and in game theory has proceeded hand in hand with that of the mathematical tools used in the field, namely nonlinear analysis and, in particular, convex analysis. Jean-Pierre Aubin, one of the leading specialists in nonlinear analysis and its application to economics, has written a rigorous and concise - yet still elementary and self-contained - textbook providing the mathematical tools needed to study optima and equilibria, as solutions to problems, arising in economics, management sciences, operations research, cooperative and non-cooperative games, fuzzy games etc. It begins with the foundations of optimization theory, and mathematical programming, and in particular convex and nonsmooth analysis. Nonlinear analysis is then presented, first game-theoretically, then in the framework of set valued analysis. These results are then applied to the main classes of economic equilibria. The book contains numerous exercises and problems: the latter allow the reader to venture into areas of nonlinear analysis that lie beyond the scope of the book and of most graduate courses.

Nonsmooth Optimization

Nonsmooth Optimization
Author: Claude Lemarechal,Robert Mifflin
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 194
Release: 2014-05-19
ISBN 10: 1483188760
ISBN 13: 9781483188768
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nonsmooth Optimization Book Review:

Nonsmooth Optimization contains the proceedings of a workshop on non-smooth optimization (NSO) held from March 28 to April 8,1977 in Austria under the auspices of the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis. The papers explore the techniques and theory of NSO and cover topics ranging from systems of inequalities to smooth approximation of non-smooth functions, as well as quadratic programming and line searches. Comprised of nine chapters, this volume begins with a survey of Soviet research on subgradient optimization carried out since 1962, followed by a discussion on rates of convergence in subgradient optimization. The reader is then introduced to the method of subgradient optimization in an abstract setting and the minimal hypotheses required to ensure convergence; NSO and nonlinear programming; and bundle methods in NSO. A feasible descent algorithm for linearly constrained least squares problems is described. The book also considers sufficient minimization of piecewise-linear univariate functions before concluding with a description of the method of parametric decomposition in mathematical programming. This monograph will be of interest to mathematicians and mathematics students.

Optimization and Nonsmooth Analysis

Optimization and Nonsmooth Analysis
Author: Frank H. Clarke
Publsiher: SIAM
Total Pages: 308
Release: 1990-01-01
ISBN 10: 0898712564
ISBN 13: 9780898712568
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optimization and Nonsmooth Analysis Book Review:

Mathematical Reviews said of this book that it was 'destined to become a classical reference.' This book has appeared in Russian translation and has been praised both for its lively exposition and its fundamental contributions. The author first develops a general theory of nonsmooth analysis and geometry which, together with a set of associated techniques, has had a profound effect on several branches of analysis and optimization. Clarke then applies these methods to obtain a powerful, unified approach to the analysis of problems in optimal control and mathematical programming. Examples are drawn from economics, engineering, mathematical physics, and various branches of analysis in this reprint volume.

Optimal Control Via Nonsmooth Analysis

Optimal Control Via Nonsmooth Analysis
Author: Philip Daniel Loewen
Publsiher: American Mathematical Soc.
Total Pages: 153
Release: 1993
ISBN 10: 9780821869963
ISBN 13: 0821869965
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optimal Control Via Nonsmooth Analysis Book Review:

This book provides a complete and unified treatment of deterministic problems of dynamic optimization, from the classical themes of the calculus of variations to the forefront of modern research in optimal control. At the heart of the presentation is nonsmooth analysis, a theory of local approximation developed over the last twenty years to provide useful first-order information about sets and functions lying beyond the reach of classical analysis. The book includes an intuitive and geometrically transparent approach to nonsmooth analysis, serving not only to introduce the basic ideas, but also to illuminate the calculations and derivations in the applied sections dealing with the calculus of variations and optimal control. Written in a lively, engaging style and stocked with numerous figures and practice problems, this book offers an ideal introduction to this vigorous field of current research. It is suitable as a graduate text for a one-semester course in optimal control or as a manual for self-study. Each chapter closes with a list of references to ease the reader's transition from active learner to contributing researcher.

An Introduction to Nonlinear Optimization Theory

An Introduction to Nonlinear Optimization Theory
Author: Marius Durea,Radu Strugariu
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 328
Release: 2014-01-01
ISBN 10: 3110427354
ISBN 13: 9783110427356
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Introduction to Nonlinear Optimization Theory Book Review:

The goal of this book is to present the main ideas and techniques in the field of continuous smooth and nonsmooth optimization. Starting with the case of differentiable data and the classical results on constrained optimization problems, and continuing with the topic of nonsmooth objects involved in optimization theory, the book concentrates on both theoretical and practical aspects of this field. This book prepares those who are engaged in research by giving repeated insights into ideas that are subsequently dealt with and illustrated in detail.

Functional Analysis Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control

Functional Analysis  Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control
Author: Francis Clarke
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 591
Release: 2013-02-06
ISBN 10: 1447148207
ISBN 13: 9781447148203
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Functional Analysis Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control Book Review:

Functional analysis owes much of its early impetus to problems that arise in the calculus of variations. In turn, the methods developed there have been applied to optimal control, an area that also requires new tools, such as nonsmooth analysis. This self-contained textbook gives a complete course on all these topics. It is written by a leading specialist who is also a noted expositor. This book provides a thorough introduction to functional analysis and includes many novel elements as well as the standard topics. A short course on nonsmooth analysis and geometry completes the first half of the book whilst the second half concerns the calculus of variations and optimal control. The author provides a comprehensive course on these subjects, from their inception through to the present. A notable feature is the inclusion of recent, unifying developments on regularity, multiplier rules, and the Pontryagin maximum principle, which appear here for the first time in a textbook. Other major themes include existence and Hamilton-Jacobi methods. The many substantial examples, and the more than three hundred exercises, treat such topics as viscosity solutions, nonsmooth Lagrangians, the logarithmic Sobolev inequality, periodic trajectories, and systems theory. They also touch lightly upon several fields of application: mechanics, economics, resources, finance, control engineering. Functional Analysis, Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control is intended to support several different courses at the first-year or second-year graduate level, on functional analysis, on the calculus of variations and optimal control, or on some combination. For this reason, it has been organized with customization in mind. The text also has considerable value as a reference. Besides its advanced results in the calculus of variations and optimal control, its polished presentation of certain other topics (for example convex analysis, measurable selections, metric regularity, and nonsmooth analysis) will be appreciated by researchers in these and related fields.

Introduction to Piecewise Differentiable Equations

Introduction to Piecewise Differentiable Equations
Author: Stefan Scholtes
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 133
Release: 2012-08-01
ISBN 10: 1461443407
ISBN 13: 9781461443407
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Introduction to Piecewise Differentiable Equations Book Review:

​​​​​​​ This brief provides an elementary introduction to the theory of piecewise differentiable functions with an emphasis on differentiable equations. In the first chapter, two sample problems are used to motivate the study of this theory. The presentation is then developed using two basic tools for the analysis of piecewise differentiable functions: the Bouligand derivative as the nonsmooth analogue of the classical derivative concept and the theory of piecewise affine functions as the combinatorial tool for the study of this approximation function. In the end, the results are combined to develop inverse and implicit function theorems for piecewise differentiable equations. This Introduction to Piecewise Differentiable Equations will serve graduate students and researchers alike. The reader is assumed to be familiar with basic mathematical analysis and to have some familiarity with polyhedral theory.

An Easy Path to Convex Analysis and Applications

An Easy Path to Convex Analysis and Applications
Author: Boris S. Mordukhovich,Nguyen Mau Nam
Publsiher: Morgan & Claypool Publishers
Total Pages: 218
Release: 2013-12-01
ISBN 10: 1627052380
ISBN 13: 9781627052382
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

An Easy Path to Convex Analysis and Applications Book Review:

Convex optimization has an increasing impact on many areas of mathematics, applied sciences, and practical applications. It is now being taught at many universities and being used by researchers of different fields. As convex analysis is the mathematical f

Applied Nonlinear Functional Analysis

Applied Nonlinear Functional Analysis
Author: Nikolaos S. Papageorgiou,Patrick Winkert
Publsiher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
Total Pages: 622
Release: 2018-08-06
ISBN 10: 3110532980
ISBN 13: 9783110532982
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Applied Nonlinear Functional Analysis Book Review:

The aim of this book is to provide a concise but complete introduction to the main mathematical tools of nonlinear functional analysis, which are also used in the study of concrete problems in economics, engineering, and physics. This volume gathers the mathematical background needed in order to conduct research or to deal with theoretical problems and applications using the tools of nonlinear functional analysis.

Convex Analysis and Nonlinear Optimization

Convex Analysis and Nonlinear Optimization
Author: Jonathan Borwein,Adrian S. Lewis
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2010-05-05
ISBN 10: 0387312560
ISBN 13: 9780387312569
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Convex Analysis and Nonlinear Optimization Book Review:

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.

Lectures on Nonsmooth Differential Geometry

Lectures on Nonsmooth Differential Geometry
Author: Nicola Gigli,Enrico Pasqualetto
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2020-02-10
ISBN 10: 3030386139
ISBN 13: 9783030386139
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lectures on Nonsmooth Differential Geometry Book Review:

This book provides an introduction to some aspects of the flourishing field of nonsmooth geometric analysis. In particular, a quite detailed account of the first-order structure of general metric measure spaces is presented, and the reader is introduced to the second-order calculus on spaces – known as RCD spaces – satisfying a synthetic lower Ricci curvature bound. Examples of the main topics covered include notions of Sobolev space on abstract metric measure spaces; normed modules, which constitute a convenient technical tool for the introduction of a robust differential structure in the nonsmooth setting; first-order differential operators and the corresponding functional spaces; the theory of heat flow and its regularizing properties, within the general framework of “infinitesimally Hilbertian” metric measure spaces; the RCD condition and its effects on the behavior of heat flow; and second-order calculus on RCD spaces. The book is mainly intended for young researchers seeking a comprehensive and fairly self-contained introduction to this active research field. The only prerequisites are a basic knowledge of functional analysis, measure theory, and Riemannian geometry.

Nonsmooth Mechanics and Convex Optimization

Nonsmooth Mechanics and Convex Optimization
Author: Yoshihiro Kanno
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 445
Release: 2011-04-05
ISBN 10: 1420094246
ISBN 13: 9781420094244
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Nonsmooth Mechanics and Convex Optimization Book Review:

"This book concerns matter that is intrinsically difficult: convex optimization, complementarity and duality, nonsmooth analysis, linear and nonlinear programming, etc. The author has skillfully introduced these and many more concepts, and woven them into a seamless whole by retaining an easy and consistent style throughout. The book is not all theory: There are many real-life applications in structural engineering, cable networks, frictional contact problems, and plasticity... I recommend it to any reader who desires a modern, authoritative account of nonsmooth mechanics and convex optimization." — Prof. Graham M.L. Gladwell, Distinguished Professor Emeritus, University of Waterloo, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada "... reads very well—the structure is good, the language and style are clear and fluent, and the material is rendered accessible by a careful presentation that contains many concrete examples. The range of applications, particularly to problems in mechanics, is admirable and a valuable complement to theoretical and computational investigations that are at the forefront of the areas concerned." — Prof. B. Daya Reddy, Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, Director of Centre for Research in Computational and Applied Mechanics, University of Cape Town, South Africa "Many materials and structures (e.g., cable networks, membrane) involved in practical engineering applications have complex responses that cannot be described by smooth constitutive relations. ... The author shows how these difficult problems can be tackled in the framework of convex analysis by arranging the carefully chosen materials in an elegant way. Most of the contents of the book are from the original contributions of the author. They are both mathematically rigorous and readable. This book is a must-read for anyone who intends to get an authoritative and state-of-art description for the analysis of nonsmooth mechanics problems with theory and tools from convex analysis." — Prof. Xu Guo, State Key Laboratory of Structural Analysis for Industrial Equipment, Department of Engineering Mechanics, Dalian University of Technology

Harmonic Analysis Smooth and Non smooth

Harmonic Analysis  Smooth and Non smooth
Author: Palle E.T. Jorgensen
Publsiher: American Mathematical Soc.
Total Pages: 266
Release: 2018-10-30
ISBN 10: 1470448807
ISBN 13: 9781470448806
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Harmonic Analysis Smooth and Non smooth Book Review:

There is a recent and increasing interest in harmonic analysis of non-smooth geometries. Real-world examples where these types of geometry appear include large computer networks, relationships in datasets, and fractal structures such as those found in crystalline substances, light scattering, and other natural phenomena where dynamical systems are present. Notions of harmonic analysis focus on transforms and expansions and involve dual variables. In this book on smooth and non-smooth harmonic analysis, the notion of dual variables will be adapted to fractals. In addition to harmonic analysis via Fourier duality, the author also covers multiresolution wavelet approaches as well as a third tool, namely, L2 spaces derived from appropriate Gaussian processes. The book is based on a series of ten lectures delivered in June 2018 at a CBMS conference held at Iowa State University.