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Fundamentals of Convex Analysis

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Part of the Grundlehren Text Editions book series (TEXTEDITIONS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Jean-Baptiste Hiriart-Urruty, Claude Lemaréchal
    Pages 1-17
  3. Jean-Baptiste Hiriart-Urruty, Claude Lemaréchal
    Pages 19-72
  4. Jean-Baptiste Hiriart-Urruty, Claude Lemaréchal
    Pages 73-120
  5. Jean-Baptiste Hiriart-Urruty, Claude Lemaréchal
    Pages 121-162
  6. Jean-Baptiste Hiriart-Urruty, Claude Lemaréchal
    Pages 163-208
  7. Jean-Baptiste Hiriart-Urruty, Claude Lemaréchal
    Pages 209-244
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 245-259

About this book


This book is an abridged version of our two-volume opus Convex Analysis and Minimization Algorithms [18], about which we have received very positive feedback from users, readers, lecturers ever since it was published - by Springer-Verlag in 1993. Its pedagogical qualities were particularly appreciated, in the combination with a rather advanced technical material. Now [18] hasa dual but clearly defined nature: - an introduction to the basic concepts in convex analysis, - a study of convex minimization problems (with an emphasis on numerical al- rithms), and insists on their mutual interpenetration. It is our feeling that the above basic introduction is much needed in the scientific community. This is the motivation for the present edition, our intention being to create a tool useful to teach convex anal­ ysis. We have thus extracted from [18] its "backbone" devoted to convex analysis, namely ChapsIII-VI and X. Apart from some local improvements, the present text is mostly a copy of the corresponding chapters. The main difference is that we have deleted material deemed too advanced for an introduction, or too closely attached to numerical algorithms. Further, we have included exercises, whose degree of difficulty is suggested by 0, I or 2 stars *. Finally, the index has been considerably enriched. Just as in [18], each chapter is presented as a "lesson", in the sense of our old masters, treating of a given subject in its entirety.


Continuity and Differentiation questions Convex functions and convex programs in convex geometry Functions of one variable Optimality conditions Numerical methods in optimal control Mathematical programming Convex analysis Optimization

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Département de MathématiquesUniversité Paul SabatierToulouseFrance
  2. 2.INRIA, Rhône AlpesZIRSTMontbonnotFrance

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Fundamentals of Convex Analysis
  • Authors Jean-Baptiste Hiriart-Urruty
    Claude Lemaréchal
  • Series Title Grundlehren Text Editions
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-540-42205-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-56468-0
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages X, 259
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Based on volume 305 and 306 in the series: Grundlehren der mathematischen Wissenschaften, 1993
  • Topics Mathematics, general
    Convex and Discrete Geometry
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