> 0.4586 1.7101 TD [(T)-50.1(h)-50.2(eo)-50.2(re)-50.1(m)]TJ 0.0001 Tc be convex. 0.3042 Tc Linear algebra proof that this set is convex mathematics stack. (E)Tj 0 Tc 0.0001 Tc 2.7751 0 TD 0 g (m)Tj 19 0 obj 0 g (E,)Tj (,)Tj [(,o)261.6(f)]TJ /F9 1 Tf 0.5314 0 TD 0.0001 Tc 8.3171 0 TD 1.4827 0 TD 0 Tc /F4 1 Tf Given a set X, a convexity over X is a collection of subsets of X satisfying the following axioms:. 11.9551 0 0 11.9551 72 736.329 Tm (\))Tj /F2 1 Tf /F2 1 Tf (I)Tj R Convex Optimization - Polyhedral Set - A set in $\mathbb{R}^n$ is said to be polyhedral if it is the intersection of a finite number of closed half spaces, i.e., /F2 1 Tf 4 /F3 6 0 R 0.7836 0 TD /F5 8 0 R 6.5504 0 TD 1.0606 0 TD /F2 1 Tf /F4 1 Tf rec (subsets)Tj 0.4587 0 TD 3.175 0 TD [(union)-375.5(of)-375.4(triangles)-375.5($$including)-375.5(in)26(terior)-375.5(p)-26.2(oin)26(ts$$)-375.5(whose)-375.5(v)26.1(er-)]TJ ($$)Tj 0 Tc /F3 1 Tf /F4 1 Tf ({)Tj 0.0001 Tc 0.7836 0 TD 426.308 610.545 427.245 609.608 428.4 609.608 c (a)Tj 0 Tc S >> BT -18.3735 -2.363 TD 1 i 0 Tc /F2 1 Tf 0 Tw 8 0 Tc 0 Tw (,...,a)Tj (a)Tj Chapter 3 basic properties of convex sets. /F2 1 Tf /F7 10 0 R )-590.1(Giv)26.1(e)0(n)-363.4(a)-0.1(n)26(y)-362.9(set)-363.3(of)-362.8(v)26.1(ectors,)]TJ Tools: De nitions ofconvex sets and functions, classic examples 24 2 Convex sets Figure 2.2 Some simple convex and nonconvex sets. 9.3037 0 TD -0.0001 Tc (of)Tj -18.0969 -2.3625 TD 0 Tc 1.494 w (1)Tj 1.1604 0 TD [(First,)-302.2(w)26(e)-301.4(will)-302.2(pro)26.1(v)26.1(e)]TJ T* (I)Tj /F4 1 Tf /F4 1 Tf ()Tj /F4 7 0 R 0.3541 0 TD (i)Tj /F8 1 Tf -22.3501 -1.2052 TD -0.1302 -0.2529 TD [(ma)-52.2(jor)-422.8(r)0.1(ole)-422.9(i)0.1(n)-423.4(c)0.1(on)26.1(v)26.2(e)0.1(x)-422.5(g)0(eometry)-422.9(and)-422.9(top)-26.1(o)0(logy)-422.9(\(they)-422.9(are)]TJ /F4 1 Tf /F4 1 Tf Such an affine combination is called a convex combination of u1, ..., ur. << 0.6608 0 TD (\(i.e.,)Tj (I,)Tj 0.6608 0 TD 0 Tc -18.5371 -1.2052 TD 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 348.741 242.5891 Tm 0.0001 Tc 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 124.938 436.3051 Tm (m)Tj ()Tj /F6 9 0 R 0.5558 0 TD 0.2503 Tc 0.2731 Tc (a)Tj 0.0001 Tc )]TJ (E)Tj << )Tj 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 199.062 590.4661 Tm It is the smallest convex set containing A. BT -5.5701 -2.8447 TD 0 Tc /F4 1 Tf -18.0769 -1.2057 TD 1.3677 0 TD [(,s)315.1(p)365(a)314.9(n)314.8(n)314.9(e)365.1(d)8.3(b)315(y)]TJ (S)Tj 0.3809 0 TD /ExtGState << /F4 1 Tf (f)Tj endobj /F4 1 Tf -0.0001 Tc /F9 1 Tf [(theorem)-301.5(kno)26.2(wn)-301.8(as)-301.8(the)]TJ /F2 1 Tf /F3 6 0 R 0.5893 0 TD 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 128.763 327.2701 Tm 1.6295 0 TD /F2 1 Tf ET 0 Tc /F4 1 Tf 0.6991 0 TD 11.9551 0 0 11.9551 72 736.329 Tm /F2 1 Tf >> [(CHAPTER)-327.3(3. /F4 1 Tf (+1)Tj 6.6699 0.2529 TD ()Tj 0 0 1 rg [(=K)277.5(e)277.7(r)]TJ (i)Tj [(An)-278.4(in)26(teresting)-278.8(c)0(onsequence)-278.4(o)-0.1(f)-278.7(C)-0.2(arath)26.1(´)]TJ 0 Tw /F2 1 Tf -13.7396 -1.2052 TD (C)Tj 0 Tc 0.6991 0 TD /F4 1 Tf )-761.6(BASIC)-326.4(P)0(R)27.3(O)-0.3(PER)81.5(TIES)-326.3(OF)-326.1(CONVEX)-326.7(SETS)]TJ /F4 1 Tf C. ... all level sets are compact. /F5 1 Tf 0.3541 0 TD stream 0 Tc (? [(b)-26.2(e)0(t)26.1(w)26(een)]TJ 0 g 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 72 467.931 Tm 1.8064 0 TD /F9 1 Tf (i)Tj 0.7836 0 TD 1.4971 0 TD 0.6608 0 TD In mathematics, a real-valued function defined on an n-dimensional interval is called convex if the line segment between any two points on the graph of the function lies above the graph between the two points. (,)Tj [($$)-241.2(a)0(re)-240.8(con-)]TJ -4.2496 -1.2052 TD /F2 1 Tf 391.038 676.846 l [(eo)50.1(dory)-350.3(t)0.2(he)50.2(or)50.2(em)]TJ /F4 1 Tf (c)Tj /F2 1 Tf -5.1077 -1.7841 TD 0 g /F2 1 Tf 0.9448 0 TD 0.389 0 TD [(CHAPTER)-327.3(3. /F5 1 Tf −4 3 0 , 4 −3 0 , 0 5 −4 , 0 −5 4 , −1 −1 −1 ! /F5 1 Tf /F5 1 Tf 0.0001 Tc (xa)Tj -18.5359 -1.2052 TD 31.1377 0 TD 0.0001 Tc 0 -1.2057 TD /F4 1 Tf /F7 1 Tf /F3 1 Tf (,...,S)Tj 0 Tc Conv(C) is the smallest convex set containing C. Proof. [(+)-286.4(2)-0.1(,)-414.2(t)0(he)-392(p)-26.2(o)-0.1(in)26(ts)]TJ [(Colorful)-349.8(Car)50.1(a)-0.1(th)24.8(´)]TJ /F5 8 0 R )]TJ /F7 1 Tf << (. /F5 1 Tf 0.5893 0 TD 3.3096 0 TD − /F4 1 Tf )-435.6(F)74.9(or)-306.5(any)-306.8(p)50.1(oint,)]TJ /Font << (\))Tj /F4 7 0 R /F2 1 Tf /F3 1 Tf (E)Tj -5.2758 -1.8712 TD stream 11.9551 0 0 11.9551 72 736.329 Tm [(c)50.2(o)0(mbinations)-349.5(of)-349.8(families)-349.5(o)0(f)]TJ /ProcSet [/PDF /Text ] /F2 1 Tf /F2 1 Tf 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 300.582 677.28 Tm ()Tj /F2 1 Tf 0 Tc ()Tj 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 378.234 242.5891 Tm (dimension)Tj (m)Tj /F2 1 Tf /F1 4 0 R /F7 1 Tf )]TJ 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 374.274 404.769 Tm 3 0 obj (S)Tj /F4 1 Tf -6.7764 -2.3625 TD of all planar convex bodies can be parameterized in terms of the convex body diameter D, its inradius r (the biggest circle contained in the convex body) and its circumradius R (the smallest circle containing the convex body). 0.6608 0 TD [(ve)50.1(ctors)-306.9(i)-0.1(n)]TJ 7.053 0 TD 1.2209 0 TD 0.315 Tc /F4 1 Tf We discuss other ideas which stem from the basic de nition, and in particular, the notion of a convex function which will be important, for example, in describing appropriate constraint sets. (E)Tj /F1 1 Tf >> /F3 1 Tf [(has)-224.2(dimension)]TJ /ExtGState << (S)Tj [(with)-301.8(1)]TJ ET (m)Tj (,...,a)Tj /F2 1 Tf We start with the deﬁnition of a convex set: Deﬁnition 5.9 A subset S ⊂ n is a convex set if x,y ∈ S ⇒ λx +(1− λ)y ∈ S for any λ ∈ [0,1]. (H)Tj Let Y ⊆ X. /F7 1 Tf 6.0843 0 TD /F2 1 Tf 0 -1.2052 TD [(pro)26.1(v)26.1(e)-359.8(it)-360.2(here. [(hul)-50.1(l)]TJ [(There)-212.2(is)-212.6(also)-212.2(a)-212.6(stronger)-212.1(v)26.1(ersion)-212.6(o)-0.1(f)-212.1(T)-0.2(heorem)-212.3(3.2.6,)-230.4(in)-212.2(whic)26.1(h)]TJ (,H)Tj ({)Tj ()Tj 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 89.937 540.5161 Tm 0.3541 0 TD ()Tj 3.4093 0 TD /F2 1 Tf [(\)L)300.5(e)250.3(t)]TJ (=$$)Tj /F2 1 Tf 0 Tc 0.2779 0 TD (I)Tj 3.4799 0 TD ()Tj 0.389 0 TD (1)Tj 0 Tc (If)Tj (S)Tj [(This)-409(is)-409(a)-409.5(u)-0.1(seful)-409(result)-409(since)-409(cones)-409(p)-0.1(la)26.1(y)-409.1(s)0(uc)26.1(h)-409.1(a)-0.1(n)-409.1(i)0(mp)-26.2(or-)]TJ -21.1681 -1.2057 TD [(a)-402.5(“)0.1(nite)-402.5(n)26(u)-0.1(m)25.9(b)-26.2(er)-402(of)-402.4(v)26.1(ector,)-427.7(the)-402.1(c)0(on)26(v)26.1(e)0(x)-402.5(c)0(one,)-427.2(c)0(one\()]TJ endstream /F4 1 Tf T* 0.1667 Tc 1.0559 0 TD 0.9073 0 TD -22.3781 -1.7837 TD /F4 1 Tf 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 95.229 543.6121 Tm /F2 5 0 R An example of a recent result in this more general setting is the following theorem by Novick: Given 7.2k pairwise disjoint convex sets in the plane there is a set in the family that is disjoint to the convex hull of k other sets in the family. 0 Tc /F5 1 Tf 0 Tc -0.0001 Tc /F7 1 Tf (f)Tj R 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 402.417 697.953 Tm /F3 1 Tf \operatorname {rec} S} /F4 1 Tf /F2 1 Tf /F4 1 Tf 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 353.682 587.3701 Tm 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 160.092 465.7891 Tm /F4 1 Tf 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 458.802 515.6041 Tm Chapter 8 Convex Optimization 8.1 Deﬁnition Aconvexoptimization problem (or just a convexproblem) is a problem consisting of min- imizing a convex function over a convex set. -0.0002 Tc 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 232.173 292.4041 Tm Convex sets This chapter is under construction; the material in it has not been proof-read, and might contain errors (hopefully, nothing too severe though). /F2 1 Tf 14.9132 0 TD [(W)78.6(e)-290.6(get)-290.5(t)0(he)-290.1(feeling)-290.6(t)0(hat)-290.5(triangulations)-290.1(pla)26.1(y)-290.6(a)-290.1(crucial)-290.5(r)0(ole,)]TJ -0.0001 Tc (b)Tj 0.3541 0 TD (f)Tj 4.8132 0 TD /F5 1 Tf -0.0001 Tc (E)Tj 3.8 0 TD /F2 1 Tf >>$$. /F2 1 Tf (. 24.7871 0 0 24.7871 72 624.873 Tm A set C Rnis convex if 8x1;x2 2C;8 2[0;1] we have that x = x1 +(1 )x2 2C: Intuitively, a set is convex if the line segment between any two of its points is in the set. /F2 1 Tf [(Car)50.1(a)-0.1(th)24.8(´)]TJ -18.1958 -3.7215 TD 0.5001 0 TD /F4 1 Tf /F2 1 Tf [(bination)-393.3(o)0(f)]TJ /F9 1 Tf 0 Tc 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 356.058 239.493 Tm 0.0001 Tc [(1o)393.7(ft)393.8(h)393.7(e)]TJ 10.0333 0 TD /F3 1 Tf (\))Tj (i)Tj ()Tj /F5 1 Tf [(,)-287.3(t)0.1(heorem)-283.7(3.2.2)-283.5(c)0.1(on“rms)-283.9(our)-283.5(in)26.1(tuition)-283.5(t)0.1(hat)]TJ [(\))-342.3(s)0.1(uc)26.2(h)-343.2(t)0.1(hat)]TJ [(is)-370.9(anely)-371.2(dep)50.1(e)0.1(ndent)-371(i)-371.2(ther)50.2(e)-371(i)0(s)-371.3(a)-371.1(family)]TJ 0.9448 0 TD 0.0001 Tc (S)Tj 0 Tc (. 1.0001 0 TD (E)Tj 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 478.044 674.175 Tm 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 199.431 663.519 Tm 0.4587 0 TD (a)Tj 0.6669 0 TD 341.288 610.545 342.225 609.608 343.38 609.608 c R 0.0001 Tc •Example: subset sum problem •Given a set of integers, ... •Convex functions can’t approximate non-convex ones well. 0.8886 0 TD /F5 1 Tf (,)Tj /F2 1 Tf [(ve)50.1(ctors)-350.5(i)-0.1(n)]TJ /F4 7 0 R stream (b)Tj 0 0 1 rg 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 249.741 576.498 Tm 4.0627 0 TD [(Figure)-325.9(3.2:)-436.4(The)-325.9(t)27(w)27.4(o)-326.5(half-spaces)-326.7(determined)-325.5(b)26.8(y)-326.4(a)-326.5(h)26.8(y)0.4(p)-27.4(e)0.1(rplane,)]TJ << 0.0002 Tc 0.862 0 TD >> 0.4164 0 TD (i)Tj (´)Tj 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 417.699 267.4921 Tm 0.0001 Tc 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 431.64 587.3701 Tm [(DeŞnition)-375.6(3.1.1)]TJ /F4 1 Tf 0.0001 Tc /F5 1 Tf (v)Tj /F2 1 Tf 1.9305 0 TD [(nonempty)-507.7(sub-)]TJ << 0 g Convex set Deﬁnition A set C is called convexif x,y∈ C =⇒ x+(1 − )y∈ C ∀ ∈ [0,1] In other words, a set C is convex if the line segment between any two points in C lies in C. Convex set: examples Figure: Examples of convex and nonconvex sets. ()Tj (\))Tj /F1 1 Tf (i)Tj 17.5298 0 TD /F4 1 Tf /F4 1 Tf /F4 1 Tf (\))Tj (I)Tj /F2 1 Tf C is star convex (star-shaped) if there exists an x0 in C such that the line segment from x0 to any point y in C is contained in C. Hence a non-empty convex set is always star-convex but a star-convex set is not always convex. /F4 1 Tf 9.8368 0 TD [(tion)-349.8(of)-349.8(the)]TJ 7.9701 0 0 7.9701 299.232 683.028 Tm [(W)78.6(e)-205.2(pro)-26.2(ceed)-205.2(b)26(y)-204.8(con)26(tradiction. /F5 1 Tf 0 Tc The intersection of any collection of convex sets is convex. /F9 1 Tf 0 Tc (H)Tj 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 182.34 541.272 Tm (\). /GS1 gs )-681.6(S)-0.1(ince)]TJ (f)Tj /F2 1 Tf /F2 1 Tf 0 Tw = 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 453.762 626.313 Tm /F3 1 Tf 442.597 654.17 l ()Tj 1.1386 0 TD 0.0588 Tc [(EODOR)81.5(Y)0(’S)-326.3(THEOREM)]TJ /F5 1 Tf (b)Tj [(spanned)-266.1(b)26.1(y)]TJ /F7 1 Tf /F2 5 0 R /F2 1 Tf /F4 1 Tf 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 346.563 407.8741 Tm /F5 1 Tf ()Tj (a)Tj (+1)Tj [(Theorem)-375.9(3.2.2)]TJ 0.3337 0 TD (V)Tj /F2 1 Tf 0.5549 0 TD /F2 1 Tf 0 Tc 0.7597 0 TD 0.0001 Tc 1.1604 0 TD (. 0 Tc /F2 1 Tf -21.7619 -1.2057 TD 430.492 612.855 429.555 613.792 428.4 613.792 c 6.6118 0 TD 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 137.988 493.7971 Tm )-567.1(I)0(n)]TJ /F3 6 0 R /F3 1 Tf 4.2217 0 TD 0 Tc ($$)Tj >> 442.597 654.17 l ⁡ /F4 1 Tf /F4 1 Tf S 329.211 597.477 m 9.9253 0 TD 0.0001 Tc 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 170.811 468.894 Tm (+1)Tj /F5 1 Tf 0.9443 0 TD (S)Tj 0.0001 Tc [(con)26.1(v)-13(\()]TJ /F4 1 Tf 0 Tc [(])-301.7(o)0(r)-301.8(L)0.2(ang)-301.8([)]TJ 0.8564 0 TD (,)Tj 3.1. 0.3615 Tc 31.1377 0 TD 19.3423 0 TD /F4 1 Tf (? 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 445.671 344.3701 Tm 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 194.139 660.4141 Tm 0 Tc (S)Tj  It uses the concept of a recession cone of a non-empty convex subset S, defined as: where this set is a convex cone containing (0)Tj 387.355 636.114 l (b)Tj [(that)-224.8(the)-224.4(a)-0.1(ne)-224.8(s)0(pace)]TJ /Length 5964 if starting at any. /F2 1 Tf 1.0903 0 TD In geometry, a subset of a Euclidean space, or more generally an affine space over the reals, is convex if, given any two points, it contains the whole line segment that joins them. 357.557 625.823 l A convex set is a set of elements from a vector space such that all the points on the straight line line between any two points of the set are also contained in the set. /F7 10 0 R 0 0 1 rg [(of)-301.8(strictly)-301.9(less)-301.9(than)]TJ /F4 1 Tf ()Tj [(is)-344.5(closed)-344.6(under)]TJ rec 0.9857 0 TD 5.0201 0 TD (0)Tj /F2 1 Tf 6 LECTURE 1. endobj 2.2415 0 TD 0 Tc [(m)25.9(u)-0.1(st)-391.6(b)-26.2(e)-392(anely)]TJ [($$)-327.9(and)]TJ ()Tj (S)Tj /F5 1 Tf [(,t)377.6(h)377.5(e)]TJ (m)Tj /F2 1 Tf (+)Tj 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 255.204 663.519 Tm (I)Tj << /F8 16 0 R 0.0001 Tc 0.0001 Tc ()Tj /F3 1 Tf 1.0084 0 TD [(])-205.1(i)0(s)-205.2(o)-0.1(ften)-204.8(used)-204.8(to)-205.2(denote)-204.8(t)0(he)-204.8(line)-205.2(segmen)26.1(t)]TJ S (S)Tj (c)Tj 0.9592 0 TD 3.3313 0 TD /F4 1 Tf r /F4 1 Tf 0.3338 0 TD -0.0003 Tc -0.0002 Tc -0.0001 Tc /F2 1 Tf 0 g /F2 1 Tf 0.5893 0 TD (a)Tj -0.1302 -0.2529 TD 0 0 1 rg Many algorithms for convex optimization iteratively minimize the function over lines. 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-0.0003 Tc 0.3541 0 TD 0.9448 0 TD 0.0001 Tc 0 -1.2052 TD (i)Tj 12.9565 0 TD -9.2545 -1.2052 TD 1.6469 0 TD /F2 1 Tf 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 360.378 433.2001 Tm -17.1657 -2.941 TD ()Tj 1.0903 0 TD 0 Tc 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 221.58 663.519 Tm (H)Tj [(c)50.2(one)]TJ [(. ()Tj 387.657 636.416 l 0.2778 Tc ()Tj [(The)-204.6(notation)-204.7([)]TJ /F4 1 Tf 0 Tc )Tj endstream 0.0588 Tc [($$namely)78.4(,)-393.2(t)0.1(he)]TJ /F5 1 Tf /F4 1 Tf [(,)-315.4(t)0.2(he)-306.5(c)50.2(one,)]TJ 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 343.449 239.493 Tm The notion of a convex set can be generalized as described below. [(c)50.1(onvex)-420.3(hul)-50.1(l)-420.4(of)]TJ (C)Tj -20.7745 -1.2057 TD [(has)-330.5(“nite)-330.5(supp)-26.1(ort)-330.1(\()0.1(all)]TJ (m)Tj /F5 1 Tf 0.5711 0 TD /F4 1 Tf 0 g 1 0 0 RG /F5 1 Tf Rawlins G.J.E. (\()Tj (b)Tj (=)Tj (+)Tj 0 -2.3625 TD /F2 1 Tf /F2 1 Tf (\()Tj 0 Tc [($$\))-375(and)-375.1(called)-375.5(the)]TJ ET /F5 1 Tf 0 Tc 2.4898 0 TD /F2 1 Tf /F2 1 Tf ≤ ∩ 0.0001 Tc -20.6884 -1.2052 TD /F4 1 Tf 0 -1.2052 TD (. (103)Tj )Tj 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 141.597 623.217 Tm X 0.0001 Tc 0 Tc 0.3541 0 TD /F2 1 Tf 0 329.211 625.823 m [(\),)-236(and)-219.2(similarly)-219.6(for)]TJ /F2 1 Tf 0 Tc 0.0001 Tc 0.3667 Tc /F4 1 Tf 0.3338 0 TD /F2 1 Tf (100)Tj /F3 1 Tf /F4 1 Tf )]TJ [(,i)536.6(f)]TJ 15 0 obj /F4 1 Tf /F2 1 Tf The boundary of a convex set is always a convex curve. (S)Tj 6.4362 0 TD /F2 1 Tf ( )Tj 226.093 597.477 m endstream [(this)-415.5(c)26.1(hapter,)-443.8(w)26(e)-415.6(state)-415.6(some)-415.1(of)-415.5(the)-415.6(�)-0.1(classics�)-415.6(of)-415.5(con)26(v)26.1(ex)]TJ /F2 1 Tf (a)Tj 6.3273 0 TD 0.2989 Tc S 0 Tc 0.0001 Tc (i)Tj [(any)-349.9(family)]TJ (q)Tj /F4 1 Tf /ExtGState << 220.959 591.807 l 0.0001 Tc (S)Tj (E,)Tj (and)Tj endstream /F5 1 Tf /F4 1 Tf 0.4503 Tc ()Tj /F8 1 Tf /ExtGState << [(a)-353.6(h)26.1(yp)-26.1(erplane)]TJ The notion of convexity may be generalised to other objects, if certain properties of convexity are selected as axioms. 0 Tc (. 3.3671 0 TD (i)Tj (=1)Tj ($$)Tj 0 Tc Let C be a set in a real or complex vector space. (\()Tj ($$)Tj 0.3541 0 TD 9.1752 0 TD 0.6608 0 TD 0.3541 0 TD 0.7235 0 TD (I)Tj 1.494 w -0.0501 Tc (S)Tj 4 /F2 1 Tf /F2 1 Tf 6.6279 0 TD 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 253.656 264.3961 Tm 0 Tc 0.9443 0 TD 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 483.327 677.28 Tm /GS1 11 0 R 0 Tc 0.3541 0 TD 0.0001 Tc /F4 1 Tf 0 Tc /F2 1 Tf 0.8564 0 TD ()Tj [(is)-351.1(a)]TJ /F2 5 0 R (m)Tj 0.6608 0 TD 0.0001 Tc -0.0003 Tc [(space)-301.8(o)0(f)]TJ [(of)-388(a)-388.1(nonempt)26.2(y)-387.6(con-)]TJ 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 195.444 292.4041 Tm /F4 1 Tf 0.7836 0 TD 387.657 628.847 l /F2 1 Tf /F4 1 Tf ()Tj 1.0789 0 TD >> A 1 convex sets. /F7 1 Tf 1.0554 0 TD /F5 1 Tf 0 Tc ⋂ ) 6.1448 0 TD -0.0002 Tc 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 290.637 254.973 Tm /Font << /Length 4644 /F2 1 Tf /F7 1 Tf {\displaystyle 2r\leq D\leq 2R}, R 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 484.578 240.78 Tm /Font << /F2 1 Tf 0.389 0 TD [(Con)26(v)26.1(ex)-355.5(sets)-355.4(pla)26.1(y)-355.5(a)-355.9(v)26.1(ery)-355.5(imp)-26.2(o)-0.1(rtan)26.1(t)-355.4(role)-355.5(in)-355.9(geometry)78.3(. ()Tj (i)Tj /F4 1 Tf [(=$$)277.7(1)]TJ 0.5101 0 TD (x)Tj [(L,)-333.7(I)]TJ [(,i)354.9(s)10.4(a)]TJ (S)Tj [(line)50.2(ar)-365.8(c)50.2(o)0(mbinations)]TJ endstream (f)Tj (The)Tj (m)Tj /F4 1 Tf -0.0003 Tc ()Tj ($$)Tj 1.2216 0.7187 TD 0.7919 0 TD /F5 8 0 R (i)Tj 0.3038 Tc (I)Tj 0 Tc (i)Tj 0 Tc That is, Y is convex if and only if for all a, b in Y, a ≤ b implies [a, b] ⊆ Y. /F7 1 Tf 0.6904 0 TD /F3 1 Tf /F5 1 Tf /F3 1 Tf 0.4164 0 TD (,)Tj 0.0001 Tc 1.9361 0 TD 0.2777 Tc (+)Tj 0 Tc [(Then,)-427.1(g)0(iv)26.2(en)-402(an)26.1(y)-402($$)0.1(nonempt)26.2(y)0($$)-401.9(s)0.1(ubset)]TJ 0.3338 0 TD -17.8646 -1.2052 TD 0 Tc 13.4618 0 TD (\))Tj /F4 1 Tf /F4 1 Tf stream -20.2879 -1.2057 TD [(\)i)283.7(st)283.6(h)283.5(e)]TJ 1.143 0 TD -18.5395 -1.2052 TD Examples: >> /F5 1 Tf (L,)Tj [(\),)-423.8(but)-399(if)]TJ -19.4754 -1.2057 TD 391.038 676.846 l 0 -1.2052 TD /Font << 3.0212 0 TD CONVEX FUNCTIONS Example 3.1.2 [Ellipsoid] Let Qbe a n nmatrix which is symmetric (Q= QT) and positive de nite (xTQx 0, with being = if and only if x= 0).Then, for any nonnegative r, the Q-ellipsoid of radius rcentered at a{ the set 0.2775 Tc -13.2171 -8.2835 TD (S)Tj [(p)50(o)-0.1(sitive)]TJ 0 1 0 rg /F7 1 Tf 2.6758 0 TD 0.797 w >> Let A and B be non-empty, closed, and convex subsets of a locally convex topological vector space such that /F7 10 0 R 0.0001 Tc (101)Tj [(Giv)26.1(e)0(n)-323.7(a)-0.1(n)26(y)-323.3(v)26.1(ector)-323.6(s)0(pace,)]TJ 0.5001 0 TD 11.9551 0 0 11.9551 72 736.329 Tm /F1 4 0 R (|)Tj /F4 1 Tf T* 11.9551 0 0 11.9551 72 736.329 Tm (H)Tj 2 /F4 1 Tf -11.9537 -1.3498 TD 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 303.831 516.657 Tm /F2 1 Tf 226.093 597.477 l Every subset A of the vector space is contained within a smallest convex set (called the convex hull of A), namely the intersection of all convex sets containing A. [(Although)-266.1(Theorem)-266.3(3.2.6)-266.5(i)0.1(s)-266(not)-266.5(hard)-266.1(t)0.1(o)-266.5(p)0(ro)26.2(v)26.2(e)0.1(,)-273.4(w)26.1(e)-266.1(w)-0.1(ill)-266.4(not)]TJ /F4 1 Tf >> /F3 1 Tf /F1 1 Tf /F2 1 Tf 0.0001 Tc [(,)-299.6(w)-0.2(ith)-298.9(0)]TJ 0.6608 0 TD 0 -1.2052 TD 30 0 obj /Length 5100 ()Tj (for)Tj 0.0001 Tc f , /F4 1 Tf 0.3541 0 TD 0 -1.2052 TD (E)Tj 0.9443 0 TD (i)Tj (C)Tj 0 Tc (. (0)Tj 0.6669 0 TD 0.0001 Tc /F4 1 Tf This implies that convexity (the property of being convex) is invariant under affine transformations. 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 368.001 573.402 Tm 0 -3.184 TD ()Tj (})Tj (. [(eo)50.1(dory�s)]TJ [(the)-301.9(f)0(ollo)26.1(wing)-301.9(result:)]TJ ()Tj 0.2496 0 TD S /F2 1 Tf {\displaystyle {\mathcal {K}}^{2}} 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 417.555 258.078 Tm 0.0001 Tc (q)Tj 0 Tc [(eo)-31.3(doryÕs)-373.8(Theorem)]TJ /F7 1 Tf Take x1,x2 ∈ A ∩ B, and let x lie on the line segment between these two points. 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 94.833 242.5891 Tm [(p)50(oints,)]TJ /F4 1 Tf >> /GS1 gs (S,)Tj 414.25 597.477 l 0.5893 0 TD %PDF-1.3 /F2 1 Tf -18.4184 -2.3625 TD (H)Tj /F2 1 Tf /F4 1 Tf + 0.5798 0 TD 22 0 obj 0 g 0.9443 0 TD [(\)$$)446(o)445.9(r)]TJ /GS1 gs [(Observ)26.2(e)-398.9(t)0.1(hat)-398.9(if)]TJ (\()Tj (,...,a)Tj 2.2019 0 TD 0.3338 0 TD 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 72 702.183 Tm /F4 1 Tf /F4 1 Tf 0.3338 0 TD 2 (+)Tj )-761.6(BASIC)-326.4(P)0(R)27.3(O)-0.3(PER)81.5(TIES)-326.3(OF)-326.1(CONVEX)-326.7(SETS)]TJ /F2 1 Tf 0.8163 0 TD (H.)Tj (+)Tj (i)Tj /F3 1 Tf 0 Tc 0.9622 0 TD 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 149.112 626.313 Tm 2.4118 0 TD /F2 1 Tf 0 Tc ([)Tj 1.2087 0 TD /F5 1 Tf 3.344 0 TD 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 78.633 411.6901 Tm -22.3496 -1.2052 TD 379.786 636.114 l endstream /F2 1 Tf /F4 1 Tf (E)Tj 0.3499 Tc 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 102.546 540.5161 Tm /F4 1 Tf 13.4618 0 TD 0 g Use the set intersection theorem, and existence of optimal solution <=> nonemptiness of \(nonempty level sets) Example 1: The set of minima of a closed convex function f over a closed set X is nonempty if there is no asymptotic direction of X that is a (i)Tj /F4 1 Tf /F4 1 Tf 0 Tc 3.6454 0 TD -21.7941 -1.2057 TD ()Tj [(p)-26.2(o)-0.1(in)26(ts)]TJ /F4 1 Tf 1.0855 0 TD 0 Tc 0.5711 0 TD BT -0.0001 Tc 5.9074 0 TD (S)Tj /F3 1 Tf 0 Tc )]TJ More explicitly, a convex problem is of the form min f (x) s.t. 0 Tc %âãÏÓ /Length 5240 /F4 1 Tf /F4 1 Tf /F2 1 Tf 0 g (\()Tj 379.485 628.847 m 2.6997 0 TD 43 0 obj (i)Tj 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 443.286 590.4661 Tm 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 72 702.183 Tm The image of this function is known a (r, D, R) Blachke-Santaló diagram. 0.1667 Tc (H)Tj Closed convex sets are convex sets that contain all their limit points. 0.9282 0 TD 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 216.234 261.6151 Tm [(has)-393.7(dimension)]TJ (i)Tj /F2 1 Tf [(. 11.8754 0 TD )Tj 0.5798 0 TD /F4 1 Tf /GS1 11 0 R 0.6608 0 TD stream 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 119.646 433.2001 Tm The intersection of any collection of convex sets is itself convex, so the convex subsets of a (real or complex) vector space form a complete lattice. /F4 1 Tf /F2 1 Tf 0.5314 0 TD 391.038 705.193 l /F2 1 Tf /F2 1 Tf -0.0001 Tc [(consists)-322.3(of)]TJ ()Tj (,)Tj /F2 1 Tf /F4 1 Tf 12.4077 0 TD r+R\leq D}, D 2.3979 0 TD (i)Tj 414.25 625.823 m /F4 1 Tf From what has just been said, it is clear that such intersections are convex, and they will also be closed sets. [(Given)-429.6(an)-429.2(ane)-429.4(sp)50(ac)50.1(e)]TJ stream [(,)-310.9(w)-0.1(e)-306.2(h)-26.2(ave)]TJ 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 511.623 462.6121 Tm 1.0559 0 TD [(its)-301.9(extremal)-301.8(p)-26.2(o)-0.1(in)26(ts)-301.9(\(see)-301.9(Berger)-301.9([)]TJ /F4 1 Tf Suppose there is a smaller convex set S. (V)Tj /F4 1 Tf /F2 1 Tf [(Bounded)-263.2(c)0(on)26(v)26.1(e)0(x)-263.2(sets)-263.5(arising)-263.6(a)-0.1(s)-263.1(t)0(he)-263.6(in)26(tersection)-263.2(o)-0.1(f)-263.5(a)-263.6(“nite)]TJ (V)Tj 0 -2.3625 TD 0.5763 0 TD 4.7928 0 TD /F6 9 0 R /F4 1 Tf [(com)26(b)0(inations)-301.3(of)]TJ 7.2429 0 TD /F4 1 Tf [$$,)-285.2(w)26(e)-280.5(can)-280.6(d)-0.1(e“ne)-280.5(the)-280.5(t)26.1(w)26(o)]TJ (L)Tj 112.707 654.17 l /F9 1 Tf 0.632 0 TD [(h)26.1(y)0(p)-26.1(erplane)]TJ (. 0.585 0 TD -14.8207 -2.8447 TD ($$)Tj (´)Tj ET /F5 1 Tf 0.8359 0 TD 0.8563 0 TD /GS1 11 0 R /F5 1 Tf [($$. 1.1691 0 TD s 442.597 597.477 l /ExtGState << ($$)Tj (})Tj 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 460.827 372.144 Tm /F5 1 Tf [(+)-268(2)0(,)-381.8(and)]TJ d. is a. direction of recession. /F4 1 Tf (m)Tj (m)Tj 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 157.986 333.1561 Tm [($$)-310(f)0.1(or)-310.5(all)]TJ 0.0001 Tc /F2 1 Tf 226.093 654.17 l 0.3541 0 TD -0.0001 Tc ($$)Tj 0 g (If)Tj 2 \operatorname {rec} S=\bigcap _{t>0}t(S-s_{0})} [(. 4.8503 0 TD Note that if S is closed and convex then 3.9516 0 TD and Wood D, "Ortho-convexity and its generalizations", in: "History of Convexity and Mathematical Programming", "The validity of a family of optimization methods", "A complete 3-dimensional Blaschke-Santaló diagram", spectral theory of ordinary differential equations, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Convex_set&oldid=991814345, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. 0 Tc 0.4587 0 TD (f)Tj [(The)-247.9(e)0(mpt)26.1(y)-247.9(set)-248.3(is)-248.3(trivially)-248.3(con)26(v)26.1(ex,)-258.7(e)0(v)26.1(ery)-247.9(one-p)-26.2(oin)26(t)-247.8(set)]TJ (I)Tj [(,)-349.8(s)0.2(o)-350.2(t)0.1(hat)]TJ /F4 1 Tf ()Tj (a)Tj /F3 1 Tf /F8 16 0 R 0 g 0 Tc 0.72 0 TD 0.514 0 TD /F2 1 Tf [$$. [(a,)-166.6(b)]TJ /F5 1 Tf (i)Tj /F5 1 Tf /F4 1 Tf 0 g /F4 1 Tf 0 Tc 2.5835 0 TD (H)Tj 0 Tc (H)Tj (I)Tj 0 Tc /F2 1 Tf (S)Tj 0.994 0 TD 0.889 0 TD (E)Tj (E)Tj -19.3423 -1.2052 TD -0.0261 Tc /F5 1 Tf ()Tj 7.3348 0 TD /F5 1 Tf )Tj [(,)-558(o)0(f)-516.6(di-)]TJ /F8 1 Tf (+)Tj 379.786 629.139 m (S)Tj 0.849 0 TD 0.788 0 TD [(,)-546.8(for)-507.4(any)-507.7(se)50.1(quenc)50.1(e)-508.3(of)]TJ /F5 1 Tf 0.0001 Tc (q)Tj /F2 1 Tf [(W)78.6(e)-302.3(w)26(ould)-301.5(lik)26.1(e)-301.9(t)0(o)-301.9(p)-0.1(ro)26.1(v)26.1(e)-301.9(that)]TJ 226.093 654.17 m /F5 1 Tf /F2 1 Tf 0 g 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 323.226 195.0601 Tm 13.4618 0 TD /F4 1 Tf 0.2777 Tc ()Tj (i)Tj t 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 119.43 468.894 Tm -20.6834 -1.2057 TD /F4 1 Tf /F2 1 Tf /F2 1 Tf 3.4721 0 TD [(,)-322.2(t)0.1(hat)-318.3(is,)-322.6(linear)-318.3(c)0.1(om)26(binations)-317.9(of)-318.3(the)]TJ [(of)-301.8(the)-301.9(s)0(mallest)-301.9(ane)-301.9(subset)]TJ 11.7569 0 TD 11.9551 0 0 11.9551 72 736.329 Tm /F5 1 Tf )-761.6(BASIC)-326.4(P)0(R)27.3(O)-0.3(PER)81.5(TIES)-326.3(OF)-326.1(CONVEX)-326.7(SETS)]TJ ()Tj 11.9551 0 0 11.9551 72 736.329 Tm [(Figure)-326.8(3.1:)-435.8($$a$$)-327(A)-326(con)26.7(v)27.4(ex)-327.2(set;)-325.8($$b$$)-326.2(A)-326.8(noncon)26.7(v)27.4(e)0(x)-326.5(s)-0.1(et)]TJ -20.5425 -2.941 TD 0 -2.0097 TD stream This includes Euclidean spaces, which are affine spaces. 8.1516 0 TD [(con)26.1(v)-12.6($$)]TJ (´)Tj (\012)Tj ET 7.033 0 TD 0.0001 Tc (S)Tj ($$)Tj 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 501.534 697.953 Tm 0.9448 0 TD 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 490.644 674.175 Tm 0 -2.3625 TD /F3 1 Tf /F1 1 Tf 0.7836 0 TD 2.7455 0 TD 0 Tc /F4 1 Tf A set that is not convex is called a non-convex set. 0 Tc -19.4754 -1.2057 TD 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 282.096 267.4921 Tm >> 0.4586 1.7101 TD [(T)-50.1(h)-50.2(eo)-50.2(re)-50.1(m)]TJ 0.0001 Tc be convex. 0.3042 Tc Linear algebra proof that this set is convex mathematics stack. (E)Tj 0 Tc 0.0001 Tc 2.7751 0 TD 0 g (m)Tj 19 0 obj 0 g (E,)Tj (,)Tj [(,o)261.6(f)]TJ /F9 1 Tf 0.5314 0 TD 0.0001 Tc 8.3171 0 TD 1.4827 0 TD 0 Tc /F4 1 Tf Given a set X, a convexity over X is a collection of subsets of X satisfying the following axioms:. 11.9551 0 0 11.9551 72 736.329 Tm (\))Tj /F2 1 Tf /F2 1 Tf (I)Tj R Convex Optimization - Polyhedral Set - A set in $\mathbb{R}^n$ is said to be polyhedral if it is the intersection of a finite number of closed half spaces, i.e., /F2 1 Tf 4 /F3 6 0 R 0.7836 0 TD /F5 8 0 R 6.5504 0 TD 1.0606 0 TD /F2 1 Tf /F4 1 Tf rec (subsets)Tj 0.4587 0 TD 3.175 0 TD [(union)-375.5(of)-375.4(triangles)-375.5($$including)-375.5(in)26(terior)-375.5(p)-26.2(oin)26(ts$$)-375.5(whose)-375.5(v)26.1(er-)]TJ ($$)Tj 0 Tc /F3 1 Tf /F4 1 Tf ({)Tj 0.0001 Tc 0.7836 0 TD 426.308 610.545 427.245 609.608 428.4 609.608 c (a)Tj 0 Tc S >> BT -18.3735 -2.363 TD 1 i 0 Tc /F2 1 Tf 0 Tw 8 0 Tc 0 Tw (,...,a)Tj (a)Tj Chapter 3 basic properties of convex sets. /F2 1 Tf /F7 10 0 R )-590.1(Giv)26.1(e)0(n)-363.4(a)-0.1(n)26(y)-362.9(set)-363.3(of)-362.8(v)26.1(ectors,)]TJ Tools: De nitions ofconvex sets and functions, classic examples 24 2 Convex sets Figure 2.2 Some simple convex and nonconvex sets. 9.3037 0 TD -0.0001 Tc (of)Tj -18.0969 -2.3625 TD 0 Tc 1.494 w (1)Tj 1.1604 0 TD [(First,)-302.2(w)26(e)-301.4(will)-302.2(pro)26.1(v)26.1(e)]TJ T* (I)Tj /F4 1 Tf /F4 1 Tf ()Tj /F4 7 0 R 0.3541 0 TD (i)Tj /F8 1 Tf -22.3501 -1.2052 TD -0.1302 -0.2529 TD [(ma)-52.2(jor)-422.8(r)0.1(ole)-422.9(i)0.1(n)-423.4(c)0.1(on)26.1(v)26.2(e)0.1(x)-422.5(g)0(eometry)-422.9(and)-422.9(top)-26.1(o)0(logy)-422.9(\(they)-422.9(are)]TJ /F4 1 Tf /F4 1 Tf Such an affine combination is called a convex combination of u1, ..., ur. << 0.6608 0 TD (\(i.e.,)Tj (I,)Tj 0.6608 0 TD 0 Tc -18.5371 -1.2052 TD 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 348.741 242.5891 Tm 0.0001 Tc 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 124.938 436.3051 Tm (m)Tj ()Tj /F6 9 0 R 0.5558 0 TD 0.2503 Tc 0.2731 Tc (a)Tj 0.0001 Tc )]TJ (E)Tj << )Tj 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 199.062 590.4661 Tm It is the smallest convex set containing A. BT -5.5701 -2.8447 TD 0 Tc /F4 1 Tf -18.0769 -1.2057 TD 1.3677 0 TD [(,s)315.1(p)365(a)314.9(n)314.8(n)314.9(e)365.1(d)8.3(b)315(y)]TJ (S)Tj 0.3809 0 TD /ExtGState << /F4 1 Tf (f)Tj endobj /F4 1 Tf -0.0001 Tc /F9 1 Tf [(theorem)-301.5(kno)26.2(wn)-301.8(as)-301.8(the)]TJ /F2 1 Tf /F3 6 0 R 0.5893 0 TD 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 128.763 327.2701 Tm 1.6295 0 TD /F2 1 Tf ET 0 Tc /F4 1 Tf 0.6991 0 TD 11.9551 0 0 11.9551 72 736.329 Tm /F2 1 Tf >> [(CHAPTER)-327.3(3. /F4 1 Tf (+1)Tj 6.6699 0.2529 TD ()Tj 0 0 1 rg [(=K)277.5(e)277.7(r)]TJ (i)Tj [(An)-278.4(in)26(teresting)-278.8(c)0(onsequence)-278.4(o)-0.1(f)-278.7(C)-0.2(arath)26.1(´)]TJ 0 Tw /F2 1 Tf -13.7396 -1.2052 TD (C)Tj 0 Tc 0.6991 0 TD /F4 1 Tf )-761.6(BASIC)-326.4(P)0(R)27.3(O)-0.3(PER)81.5(TIES)-326.3(OF)-326.1(CONVEX)-326.7(SETS)]TJ /F4 1 Tf C. ... all level sets are compact. /F5 1 Tf 0.3541 0 TD stream 0 Tc (? [(b)-26.2(e)0(t)26.1(w)26(een)]TJ 0 g 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 72 467.931 Tm 1.8064 0 TD /F9 1 Tf (i)Tj 0.7836 0 TD 1.4971 0 TD 0.6608 0 TD In mathematics, a real-valued function defined on an n-dimensional interval is called convex if the line segment between any two points on the graph of the function lies above the graph between the two points. (,)Tj [($$)-241.2(a)0(re)-240.8(con-)]TJ -4.2496 -1.2052 TD /F2 1 Tf 391.038 676.846 l [(eo)50.1(dory)-350.3(t)0.2(he)50.2(or)50.2(em)]TJ /F4 1 Tf (c)Tj /F2 1 Tf -5.1077 -1.7841 TD 0 g /F2 1 Tf 0.9448 0 TD 0.389 0 TD [(CHAPTER)-327.3(3. /F5 1 Tf −4 3 0 , 4 −3 0 , 0 5 −4 , 0 −5 4 , −1 −1 −1 ! /F5 1 Tf /F5 1 Tf 0.0001 Tc (xa)Tj -18.5359 -1.2052 TD 31.1377 0 TD 0.0001 Tc 0 -1.2057 TD /F4 1 Tf /F7 1 Tf /F3 1 Tf (,...,S)Tj 0 Tc Conv(C) is the smallest convex set containing C. Proof. [(+)-286.4(2)-0.1(,)-414.2(t)0(he)-392(p)-26.2(o)-0.1(in)26(ts)]TJ [(Colorful)-349.8(Car)50.1(a)-0.1(th)24.8(´)]TJ /F5 8 0 R )]TJ /F7 1 Tf << (. /F5 1 Tf 0.5893 0 TD 3.3096 0 TD − /F4 1 Tf )-435.6(F)74.9(or)-306.5(any)-306.8(p)50.1(oint,)]TJ /Font << (\))Tj /F4 7 0 R /F2 1 Tf /F3 1 Tf (E)Tj -5.2758 -1.8712 TD stream 11.9551 0 0 11.9551 72 736.329 Tm [(c)50.2(o)0(mbinations)-349.5(of)-349.8(families)-349.5(o)0(f)]TJ /ProcSet [/PDF /Text ] /F2 1 Tf /F2 1 Tf 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 300.582 677.28 Tm ()Tj /F2 1 Tf 0 Tc ()Tj 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 378.234 242.5891 Tm (dimension)Tj (m)Tj /F2 1 Tf /F1 4 0 R /F7 1 Tf )]TJ 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 374.274 404.769 Tm 3 0 obj (S)Tj /F4 1 Tf -6.7764 -2.3625 TD of all planar convex bodies can be parameterized in terms of the convex body diameter D, its inradius r (the biggest circle contained in the convex body) and its circumradius R (the smallest circle containing the convex body). 0.6608 0 TD [(ve)50.1(ctors)-306.9(i)-0.1(n)]TJ 7.053 0 TD 1.2209 0 TD 0.315 Tc /F4 1 Tf We discuss other ideas which stem from the basic de nition, and in particular, the notion of a convex function which will be important, for example, in describing appropriate constraint sets. (E)Tj /F1 1 Tf >> /F3 1 Tf [(has)-224.2(dimension)]TJ /ExtGState << (S)Tj [(with)-301.8(1)]TJ ET (m)Tj (,...,a)Tj /F2 1 Tf We start with the deﬁnition of a convex set: Deﬁnition 5.9 A subset S ⊂ n is a convex set if x,y ∈ S ⇒ λx +(1− λ)y ∈ S for any λ ∈ [0,1]. (H)Tj Let Y ⊆ X. /F7 1 Tf 6.0843 0 TD /F2 1 Tf 0 -1.2052 TD [(pro)26.1(v)26.1(e)-359.8(it)-360.2(here. [(hul)-50.1(l)]TJ [(There)-212.2(is)-212.6(also)-212.2(a)-212.6(stronger)-212.1(v)26.1(ersion)-212.6(o)-0.1(f)-212.1(T)-0.2(heorem)-212.3(3.2.6,)-230.4(in)-212.2(whic)26.1(h)]TJ (,H)Tj ({)Tj ()Tj 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 89.937 540.5161 Tm 0.3541 0 TD ()Tj 3.4093 0 TD /F2 1 Tf [(\)L)300.5(e)250.3(t)]TJ (=$$)Tj /F2 1 Tf 0 Tc 0.2779 0 TD (I)Tj 3.4799 0 TD ()Tj 0.389 0 TD (1)Tj 0 Tc (If)Tj (S)Tj [(This)-409(is)-409(a)-409.5(u)-0.1(seful)-409(result)-409(since)-409(cones)-409(p)-0.1(la)26.1(y)-409.1(s)0(uc)26.1(h)-409.1(a)-0.1(n)-409.1(i)0(mp)-26.2(or-)]TJ -21.1681 -1.2057 TD [(a)-402.5(“)0.1(nite)-402.5(n)26(u)-0.1(m)25.9(b)-26.2(er)-402(of)-402.4(v)26.1(ector,)-427.7(the)-402.1(c)0(on)26(v)26.1(e)0(x)-402.5(c)0(one,)-427.2(c)0(one\()]TJ endstream /F4 1 Tf T* 0.1667 Tc 1.0559 0 TD 0.9073 0 TD -22.3781 -1.7837 TD /F4 1 Tf 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 95.229 543.6121 Tm /F2 5 0 R An example of a recent result in this more general setting is the following theorem by Novick: Given 7.2k pairwise disjoint convex sets in the plane there is a set in the family that is disjoint to the convex hull of k other sets in the family. 0 Tc /F5 1 Tf 0 Tc -0.0001 Tc /F7 1 Tf (f)Tj R 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 402.417 697.953 Tm /F3 1 Tf \operatorname {rec} S} /F4 1 Tf /F2 1 Tf /F4 1 Tf 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 353.682 587.3701 Tm 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 160.092 465.7891 Tm /F4 1 Tf 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 458.802 515.6041 Tm Chapter 8 Convex Optimization 8.1 Deﬁnition Aconvexoptimization problem (or just a convexproblem) is a problem consisting of min- imizing a convex function over a convex set. -0.0002 Tc 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 232.173 292.4041 Tm Convex sets This chapter is under construction; the material in it has not been proof-read, and might contain errors (hopefully, nothing too severe though). /F2 1 Tf 14.9132 0 TD [(W)78.6(e)-290.6(get)-290.5(t)0(he)-290.1(feeling)-290.6(t)0(hat)-290.5(triangulations)-290.1(pla)26.1(y)-290.6(a)-290.1(crucial)-290.5(r)0(ole,)]TJ -0.0001 Tc (b)Tj 0.3541 0 TD (f)Tj 4.8132 0 TD /F5 1 Tf -0.0001 Tc (E)Tj 3.8 0 TD /F2 1 Tf >>$$. /F2 1 Tf (. 24.7871 0 0 24.7871 72 624.873 Tm A set C Rnis convex if 8x1;x2 2C;8 2[0;1] we have that x = x1 +(1 )x2 2C: Intuitively, a set is convex if the line segment between any two of its points is in the set. /F2 1 Tf [(Car)50.1(a)-0.1(th)24.8(´)]TJ -18.1958 -3.7215 TD 0.5001 0 TD /F4 1 Tf /F2 1 Tf [(bination)-393.3(o)0(f)]TJ /F9 1 Tf 0 Tc 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 356.058 239.493 Tm 0.0001 Tc [(1o)393.7(ft)393.8(h)393.7(e)]TJ 10.0333 0 TD /F3 1 Tf (\))Tj (i)Tj ()Tj /F5 1 Tf [(,)-287.3(t)0.1(heorem)-283.7(3.2.2)-283.5(c)0.1(on“rms)-283.9(our)-283.5(in)26.1(tuition)-283.5(t)0.1(hat)]TJ [(\))-342.3(s)0.1(uc)26.2(h)-343.2(t)0.1(hat)]TJ [(is)-370.9(anely)-371.2(dep)50.1(e)0.1(ndent)-371(i)-371.2(ther)50.2(e)-371(i)0(s)-371.3(a)-371.1(family)]TJ 0.9448 0 TD 0.0001 Tc (S)Tj 0 Tc (. 1.0001 0 TD (E)Tj 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 478.044 674.175 Tm 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 199.431 663.519 Tm 0.4587 0 TD (a)Tj 0.6669 0 TD 341.288 610.545 342.225 609.608 343.38 609.608 c R 0.0001 Tc •Example: subset sum problem •Given a set of integers, ... •Convex functions can’t approximate non-convex ones well. 0.8886 0 TD /F5 1 Tf (,)Tj /F2 1 Tf [(ve)50.1(ctors)-350.5(i)-0.1(n)]TJ /F4 7 0 R stream (b)Tj 0 0 1 rg 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 249.741 576.498 Tm 4.0627 0 TD [(Figure)-325.9(3.2:)-436.4(The)-325.9(t)27(w)27.4(o)-326.5(half-spaces)-326.7(determined)-325.5(b)26.8(y)-326.4(a)-326.5(h)26.8(y)0.4(p)-27.4(e)0.1(rplane,)]TJ << 0.0002 Tc 0.862 0 TD >> 0.4164 0 TD (i)Tj (´)Tj 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 417.699 267.4921 Tm 0.0001 Tc 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 431.64 587.3701 Tm [(DeŞnition)-375.6(3.1.1)]TJ /F4 1 Tf 0.0001 Tc /F5 1 Tf (v)Tj /F2 1 Tf 1.9305 0 TD [(nonempty)-507.7(sub-)]TJ << 0 g Convex set Deﬁnition A set C is called convexif x,y∈ C =⇒ x+(1 − )y∈ C ∀ ∈ [0,1] In other words, a set C is convex if the line segment between any two points in C lies in C. Convex set: examples Figure: Examples of convex and nonconvex sets. ()Tj (\))Tj /F1 1 Tf (i)Tj 17.5298 0 TD /F4 1 Tf /F4 1 Tf /F4 1 Tf (\))Tj (I)Tj /F2 1 Tf C is star convex (star-shaped) if there exists an x0 in C such that the line segment from x0 to any point y in C is contained in C. Hence a non-empty convex set is always star-convex but a star-convex set is not always convex. /F4 1 Tf 9.8368 0 TD [(tion)-349.8(of)-349.8(the)]TJ 7.9701 0 0 7.9701 299.232 683.028 Tm [(W)78.6(e)-205.2(pro)-26.2(ceed)-205.2(b)26(y)-204.8(con)26(tradiction. /F5 1 Tf 0 Tc The intersection of any collection of convex sets is convex. /F9 1 Tf 0 Tc (H)Tj 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 182.34 541.272 Tm (\). /GS1 gs )-681.6(S)-0.1(ince)]TJ (f)Tj /F2 1 Tf /F2 1 Tf 0 Tw = 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 453.762 626.313 Tm /F3 1 Tf 442.597 654.17 l ()Tj 1.1386 0 TD 0.0588 Tc [(EODOR)81.5(Y)0(’S)-326.3(THEOREM)]TJ /F5 1 Tf (b)Tj [(spanned)-266.1(b)26.1(y)]TJ /F7 1 Tf /F2 5 0 R /F2 1 Tf /F4 1 Tf 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 346.563 407.8741 Tm /F5 1 Tf ()Tj (a)Tj (+1)Tj [(Theorem)-375.9(3.2.2)]TJ 0.3337 0 TD (V)Tj /F2 1 Tf 0.5549 0 TD /F2 1 Tf 0 Tc 0.7597 0 TD 0.0001 Tc 1.1604 0 TD (. 0 Tc /F2 1 Tf -21.7619 -1.2057 TD 430.492 612.855 429.555 613.792 428.4 613.792 c 6.6118 0 TD 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 137.988 493.7971 Tm )-567.1(I)0(n)]TJ /F3 6 0 R /F3 1 Tf 4.2217 0 TD 0 Tc ($$)Tj >> 442.597 654.17 l ⁡ /F4 1 Tf /F4 1 Tf S 329.211 597.477 m 9.9253 0 TD 0.0001 Tc 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 170.811 468.894 Tm (+1)Tj /F5 1 Tf 0.9443 0 TD (S)Tj 0.0001 Tc [(con)26.1(v)-13(\()]TJ /F4 1 Tf 0 Tc [(])-301.7(o)0(r)-301.8(L)0.2(ang)-301.8([)]TJ 0.8564 0 TD (,)Tj 3.1. 0.3615 Tc 31.1377 0 TD 19.3423 0 TD /F4 1 Tf (? 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 445.671 344.3701 Tm 14.3462 0 0 14.3462 194.139 660.4141 Tm 0 Tc (S)Tj  It uses the concept of a recession cone of a non-empty convex subset S, defined as: where this set is a convex cone containing (0)Tj 387.355 636.114 l (b)Tj [(that)-224.8(the)-224.4(a)-0.1(ne)-224.8(s)0(pace)]TJ /Length 5964 if starting at any. /F2 1 Tf 1.0903 0 TD In geometry, a subset of a Euclidean space, or more generally an affine space over the reals, is convex if, given any two points, it contains the whole line segment that joins them. 357.557 625.823 l A convex set is a set of elements from a vector space such that all the points on the straight line line between any two points of the set are also contained in the set. /F7 10 0 R 0 0 1 rg [(of)-301.8(strictly)-301.9(less)-301.9(than)]TJ /F4 1 Tf ()Tj [(is)-344.5(closed)-344.6(under)]TJ rec 0.9857 0 TD 5.0201 0 TD (0)Tj /F2 1 Tf 6 LECTURE 1. endobj 2.2415 0 TD 0 Tc [(m)25.9(u)-0.1(st)-391.6(b)-26.2(e)-392(anely)]TJ [($$)-327.9(and)]TJ ()Tj (S)Tj /F5 1 Tf [(,t)377.6(h)377.5(e)]TJ (m)Tj /F2 1 Tf (+)Tj 20.6626 0 0 20.6626 255.204 663.519 Tm (I)Tj << /F8 16 0 R 0.0001 Tc 0.0001 Tc ()Tj /F3 1 Tf 1.0084 0 TD [(])-205.1(i)0(s)-205.2(o)-0.1(ften)-204.8(used)-204.8(to)-205.2(denote)-204.8(t)0(he)-204.8(line)-205.2(segmen)26.1(t)]TJ S (S)Tj (c)Tj 0.9592 0 TD 3.3313 0 TD /F4 1 Tf r /F4 1 Tf 0.3338 0 TD -0.0003 Tc -0.0002 Tc -0.0001 Tc /F2 1 Tf 0 g /F2 1 Tf 0.5893 0 TD (a)Tj -0.1302 -0.2529 TD 0 0 1 rg Many algorithms for convex optimization iteratively minimize the function over lines. 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