Future Challenges for Variational Analysis

  • Jonathan M. BorweinEmail author
Part of the Springer Optimization and Its Applications book series (SOIA, volume 47)


Modern nonsmooth analysis is now roughly 35years old. In this chapter, I shall attempt to analyse (briefly): where the subject stands today, where it should be going, and what it will take to get there? In summary, the conclusion is that the first-order theory is rather impressive, as are many applications. The second-order theory is by comparison somewhat underdeveloped and wanting of further advance.


Banach Space Nonexpansive Function Lipschitz Function Separable Hilbert Space Convex Case 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.CARMA, University of NewcastleNewcastleAustralia

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