Finer Properties of Monotone Operators

  • Heinz H. Bauschke
  • Patrick L. Combettes
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In this chapter, we deepen our study of monotone operators. The main results are Minty’s theorem, which conveniently characterizes maximal monotonicity, and the Debrunner–Flor theorem, which concerns the existence of a maximally monotone extension with a prescribed domain localization. Another highlight is the fact that the closures of the range and of the domain of a maximally monotone operator are convex, which yields the classical Bunt–Kritikos–Motzkin result on the convexity of Chebyshev sets in Euclidean spaces. Results on local boundedness, surjectivity, and single-valuedness are also presented.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Heinz H. Bauschke
    • 1
  • Patrick L. Combettes
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsUniversity of British ColumbiaKelownaCanada
  2. 2.Department of MathematicsNorth Carolina State UniversityRaleighUSA

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