Convexity is one of the key concepts of mathematical analysis and has interesting consequences for optimization theory, statistical estimation, inequalities, and applied probability. Despite this fact, students seldom see convexity presented in a coherent fashion. It always seems to take a backseat to more pressing topics. The current chapter is intended as a partial remedy to this pedagogical gap.
KeywordsConvex Function Strict Inequality Affine Function Cholesky Decomposition Geometric Programming
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