Mathematical Programming

, Volume 174, Issue 1–2, pp 391–432 | Cite as

Convergence of inertial dynamics and proximal algorithms governed by maximally monotone operators

  • Hedy AttouchEmail author
  • Juan Peypouquet
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We study the behavior of the trajectories of a second-order differential equation with vanishing damping, governed by the Yosida regularization of a maximally monotone operator with time-varying index, along with a new Regularized Inertial Proximal Algorithm obtained by means of a convenient finite-difference discretization. These systems are the counterpart to accelerated forward–backward algorithms in the context of maximally monotone operators. A proper tuning of the parameters allows us to prove the weak convergence of the trajectories to zeroes of the operator. Moreover, it is possible to estimate the rate at which the speed and acceleration vanish. We also study the effect of perturbations or computational errors that leave the convergence properties unchanged. We also analyze a growth condition under which strong convergence can be guaranteed. A simple example shows the criticality of the assumptions on the Yosida approximation parameter, and allows us to illustrate the behavior of these systems compared with some of their close relatives.


Asymptotic stabilization Large step proximal method Damped inertial dynamics Lyapunov analysis Maximally monotone operators Time-dependent viscosity Vanishing viscosity Yosida regularization 

Mathematics Subject Classification

37N40 46N10 49M30 65K05 65K10 90B50 90C25 



The authors thank P. Redont for his careful and constructive reading of the paper.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut Montpelliérain Alexander Grothendieck, UMR 5149 CNRSUniversité MontpellierMontpellier Cedex 5France
  2. 2.Departamento de MatemáticaUniversidad Técnica Federico Santa MaríaValparaísoChile
  3. 3.Departamento de Ingeniería Matemática & Centro de Modelamiento Matemático (CNRS UMI2807), FCFMUniversidad de ChileSantiagoChile

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