**Author**: Ralph Tyrell Rockafellar

**Publisher:** Princeton University Press

**ISBN:**

**Category:** Mathematics

**Page:** 472

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Available for the first time in paperback, R. Tyrrell Rockafellar's classic study presents readers with a coherent branch of nonlinear mathematical analysis that is especially suited to the study of optimization problems. Rockafellar's theory differs from classical analysis in that differentiability assumptions are replaced by convexity assumptions. The topics treated in this volume include: systems of inequalities, the minimum or maximum of a convex function over a convex set, Lagrange multipliers, minimax theorems and duality, as well as basic results about the structure of convex sets and the continuity and differentiability of convex functions and saddle- functions. This book has firmly established a new and vital area not only for pure mathematics but also for applications to economics and engineering. A sound knowledge of linear algebra and introductory real analysis should provide readers with sufficient background for this book. There is also a guide for the reader who may be using the book as an introduction, indicating which parts are essential and which may be skipped on a first reading.

Concave analysis deals mainly with concave and quasi-concave functions, although convex and quasi-convex functions are considered because of their mutual inherent relationship. The aim of Elements of Concave Analysis and Applications is to provide a basic and self?contained introduction to concepts and detailed study of concave and convex functions. It is written in the style of a textbook, designed for courses in mathematical economics, finance, and manufacturing design. The suggested prerequisites are multivariate calculus, ordinary and elementary PDEs, and elementary probability theory.

A mathematically rigorous guide to convex optimization for power systems engineering.

This book provides a self-contained, accessible introduction to the mathematical advances and challenges resulting from the use of semidefinite programming in polynomial optimization. This quickly evolving research area with contributions from the diverse fields of convex geometry, algebraic geometry, and optimization is known as convex algebraic geometry. Each chapter addresses a fundamental aspect of convex algebraic geometry. The book begins with an introduction to nonnegative polynomials and sums of squares and their connections to semidefinite programming and quickly advances to several areas at the forefront of current research. These include (1) semidefinite representability of convex sets, (2) duality theory from the point of view of algebraic geometry, and (3) nontraditional topics such as sums of squares of complex forms and noncommutative sums of squares polynomials. Suitable for a class or seminar, with exercises aimed at teaching the topics to beginners, Semidefinite Optimization and Convex Algebraic Geometry serves as a point of entry into the subject for readers from multiple communities such as engineering, mathematics, and computer science. A guide to the necessary background material is available in the appendix.

This book deals with one of the most novel advances in mathematical modeling for applied scientific technology, including computer graphics, public-key encryption, data visualization, statistical data analysis, symbolic calculation, encryption, error correcting codes, and risk management. It also shows that mathematics can be used to solve problems from nature, e.g., slime mold algorithms. One of the unique features of this book is that it shows readers how to use pure and applied mathematics, especially those mathematical theory/techniques developed in the twentieth century, and developing now, to solve applied problems in several fields of industry. Each chapter includes clues on how to use "mathematics" to solve concrete problems faced in industry as well as practical applications. The target audience is not limited to researchers working in applied mathematics and includes those in engineering, material sciences, economics, and life sciences.

Variational Inequalities and Frictional Contact Problems contains a carefully selected collection of results on elliptic and evolutionary quasi-variational inequalities including existence, uniqueness, regularity, dual formulations, numerical approximations and error estimates ones. By using a wide range of methods and arguments, the results are presented in a constructive way, with clarity and well justified proofs. This approach makes the subjects accessible to mathematicians and applied mathematicians. Moreover, this part of the book can be used as an excellent background for the investigation of more general classes of variational inequalities. The abstract variational inequalities considered in this book cover the variational formulations of many static and quasi-static contact problems. Based on these abstract results, in the last part of the book, certain static and quasi-static frictional contact problems in elasticity are studied in an almost exhaustive way. The readers will find a systematic and unified exposition on classical, variational and dual formulations, existence, uniqueness and regularity results, finite element approximations and related optimal control problems. This part of the book is an update of the Signorini problem with nonlocal Coulomb friction, a problem little studied and with few results in the literature. Also, in the quasi-static case, a control problem governed by a bilateral contact problem is studied. Despite the theoretical nature of the presented results, the book provides a background for the numerical analysis of contact problems. The materials presented are accessible to both graduate/under graduate students and to researchers in applied mathematics, mechanics, and engineering. The obtained results have numerous applications in mechanics, engineering and geophysics. The book contains a good amount of original results which, in this unified form, cannot be found anywhere else.

يتناول هذا المؤلف من جديد ـ بشكل أكثر دقة وتصميماً ـ مادة مُدرَّسة بجامعة بيار وماري كوري على مستوى البكالريوس، وهو يفترض معرفة العناصر الأساسية من الطوبولوجيا العامة والتكامل الحسابي والتفاضلي. يتعرض الجزء الأول من الكتاب (الفصول 1-7) إلى جوانب (مجردة) من التحليل الدالي، أما الجزء الثاني من المادة (الفصول 8-10) فيتعلق بدراسة فضاءات دالية (ملموسة) مستعملة في نظرية المعادلات التفاضلية الجزئية، تبين كيف يمكن لمبرهنات وجود(مجردة) أن تسهم في حل معادلات تفاضلية جزئية. هناك ارتباط وثيق بين هذين الفرعين من التحليل: تاريخياً، تطور التحليل الدالي(المجرد) ليجيب عن أسئلة أثيرت عند حل المعادلات التفاضلية الجزئية، وفي المقابل أدى تطور التحليل الدالي (المجرد) إلى تحفيز كبير لنظرية المعادلات التفاضلية الجزئية. سيكون هذا الكتاب مفيداً لكل من الطلبة المهتمين بالرياضيات البحثية، وكذا أولئك المهتمين بالتوجه نحو الرياضيات التطبيقية. العبيكان للنشر