Fundamentals of Convex Analysis

  • Jean-Baptiste Hiriart-Urruty
  • Claude Lemaréchal

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.


Convex analysis algorithms analysis linear algebra mathematical programming nondifferentiable optimization nonsmooth optimization numerical algorithms optimization

Authors and affiliations

  • Jean-Baptiste Hiriart-Urruty
    • 1
  • Claude Lemaréchal
    • 2
  1. 1.Département de MathématiquesUniversité Paul SabatierToulouseFrance
  2. 2.INRIA, Rhône AlpesZIRSTMontbonnotFrance

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2001
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-42205-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-56468-0
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