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A general sufficiency theorem for nonsmooth nonlinear programming

Author: R. W. Chaney
Journal: Trans. Amer. Math. Soc. 276 (1983), 235-245
MSC: Primary 90C30
MathSciNet review: 684505
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Abstract: Second-order conditions are given which are sufficient to guarantee that a given point be a local minimizer for a real-valued locally Lipschitzian function over a closed set in $n$-dimensional real Euclidean space. These conditions are expressed in terms of the generalized gradients of Clarke. The conditions provide a very general and unified framework into which many previous first- and second-order theorems fit.

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Keywords: Second-order sufficiency conditions, nonsmooth constrained optimization
Article copyright: © Copyright 1983 American Mathematical Society