By Alfred Auslender, Marc Teboulle

This publication presents a scientific and entire account of asymptotic units and capabilities from which a wide and important concept emerges within the components of optimization and variational inequalities. a number of motivations leads mathematicians to check questions about attainment of the infimum in a minimization challenge and its balance, duality and minmax theorems, convexification of units and services, and maximal monotone maps. for every there's the important challenge of dealing with unbounded events. Such difficulties come up in thought but additionally in the improvement of numerical methods.

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Let z1 , . . , zm be vectors such that m zi := (ti , di ) ∈ (cl Ki )∞ , ∀i ∈ [1, m], zi = 0. 3(b) is satisﬁed for the sets Ci , it is also satisﬁed for the sets cl Ki , namely −zi ∈ cl Ki , ∀i = 1, . . , m. , we have to prove that zi + cl Ki ⊂ cl Ki , ∀i = 1, . . , m. 3 Closedness Criteria 41 Let zi = (0, di ), di ∈ (Ci )∞ and take any 0 = yi ∈ cl Ki . 10), yi ∈ Ki or yi ∈ Di . If yi ∈ Ki , one has yi = λi (1, y¯i ), λi > 0, with y¯i ∈ Ci and di yi + zi = (λi , λi y¯i ) + (0, di ) = λi 1, y¯i + .

Then clearly C is not necessarily convex, but it can 1 . 1 Note that the deﬁnitions of C∞ and C∞ the theory of set convergence of Painlev´e–Kuratowski. Indeed, for a family {Ct }t>0 of susbsets of Rn , the outer limit as t → +∞ is the set x | lim inf d(x, Ct ) = 0 , lim sup Ct = t→+∞ t→+∞ while the inner limit as t → +∞ is the set lim inf Ct = t→+∞ x | lim sup d(x, Ct ) = 0 . t→+∞ It can then be veriﬁed that the corresponding asymptotic cones can be written as 1 = lim inf t−1 C. 4 Let C ⊂ Rn be nonempty and deﬁne the normalized set CN := d ∈ Rn | ∃{xk } ∈ C, xk → +∞ with d = lim k→∞ xk xk .

9 Let Ci ⊂ Rn , i ∈ I, be an arbitrary index set. Then: (a) (∩i∈I Ci )∞ ⊂ ∩i∈I (Ci )∞ , whenever ∩i∈I Ci is nonempty. (b) (∪i∈I Ci )∞ ⊃ ∪i∈I (Ci )∞ . The inclusion in (a) holds as an equation for closed convex sets Ci having a nonempty intersection. The inclusion (b) holds as an equation when I is a ﬁnite index set. 2 Dual Characterization of Asymptotic Cones 31 Proof. Let d be any point in the set C := (∩i∈I Ci )∞ , which is closed by deﬁnition of the asymptotic cone and satisﬁes ∃tk → ∞, ∃xk ∈ ∩i∈I Ci such that xk → d.