Optimization Letters

, Volume 7, Issue 5, pp 903–911

Necessary and sufficient condition on global optimality without convexity and second order differentiability


    • Faculty of InformaticsUniversity of Debrecen
    • Department of MathematicsTU Berlin
Original Paper

DOI: 10.1007/s11590-012-0465-9

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Burai, P. Optim Lett (2013) 7: 903. doi:10.1007/s11590-012-0465-9


The main goal of this paper is to give a necessary and sufficient condition of global optimality for unconstrained optimization problems, when the objective function is not necessarily convex. We use Gâteaux differentiability of the objective function and its bidual (the latter is known from convex analysis).

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