Optimality conditions for 2-regular problems with nonsmooth objective functions

A. V. Arutyunov, A. F. Izmailov, I. Shvartsman

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For equality-constrained optimization problems with locally Lipschitzian objective functions, we derive meaningful first-order necessary conditions for local optimality without assuming conventional regularity of constraints. In the case of a smooth objective function, theories of optimality conditions of this kind have been developed in the last three decades. This work extends these results to the nonsmooth case, employing the generalized differentiation concepts of modern nonsmooth analysis. As a by-product of this development, we establish the upper estimate of the Mordukhovich subdifferential of the lower directional derivative. Some applications of these results to the problem of minimization of the maximum function and to the constrained version of a Steiner-type problem are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-45
Number of pages9
JournalNonlinear Analysis, Theory, Methods and Applications
StatePublished - 2013

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Analysis
  • Applied Mathematics


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