Your selections:

15Kruger, Alexander
10Pineda-Villavicencio, Guillermo
8Yost, David
6Outrata, Jiri
5Miller, Mirka
5Morris, Sidney
5Ugon, Julien
3Kelarev, Andrei
3Mammadov, Musa
3Nevo, Eran
3Pierce, Robyn
3Rubinov, Alex
3Thao, Nguyen
2Abawajy, Jemal
2Baca, Martin
2Bui, Hoa
2Burachik, Regina
2Gabriyelyan, Saak
2Gao, David
2Gfrerer, Helmut

Show More

Show Less

120102 Applied Mathematics
5Mathematics
5Metric regularity
5Normal cone
4Slope
4Variational analysis
30802 Computation Theory and Mathematics
3Banach space
3Error bounds
3Intrinsic transversality
3Metric subregularity
3Subtransversality
20906 Electrical and Electronic Engineering
2Alternating projections
2Aubin property
2CAS
2Calmness
2Constraint qualification
2F-vector

Show More

Show Less

Almost simplicial polytopes : the lower and upper bound theorems

- Nevo, Eran, Pineda-Villavicencio, Guillermo, Ugon, Julien, Yost, David

**Authors:**Nevo, Eran , Pineda-Villavicencio, Guillermo , Ugon, Julien , Yost, David**Date:**2020**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Canadian Journal of Mathematics Vol. 72, no. 2 (2020), p. 537-556**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**We study -vertex -dimensional polytopes with at most one nonsimplex facet with, say, vertices, called almost simplicial polytopes. We provide tight lower and upper bound theorems for these polytopes as functions of, and, thus generalizing the classical Lower Bound Theorem by Barnette and the Upper Bound Theorem by McMullen, which treat the case where s = 0. We characterize the minimizers and provide examples of maximizers for any. Our construction of maximizers is a generalization of cyclic polytopes, based on a suitable variation of the moment curve, and is of independent interest. © 2018 Canadian Mathematical Society.

**Authors:**Nevo, Eran , Pineda-Villavicencio, Guillermo , Ugon, Julien , Yost, David**Date:**2020**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Canadian Journal of Mathematics Vol. 72, no. 2 (2020), p. 537-556**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**We study -vertex -dimensional polytopes with at most one nonsimplex facet with, say, vertices, called almost simplicial polytopes. We provide tight lower and upper bound theorems for these polytopes as functions of, and, thus generalizing the classical Lower Bound Theorem by Barnette and the Upper Bound Theorem by McMullen, which treat the case where s = 0. We characterize the minimizers and provide examples of maximizers for any. Our construction of maximizers is a generalization of cyclic polytopes, based on a suitable variation of the moment curve, and is of independent interest. © 2018 Canadian Mathematical Society.

Energy sector development : system dynamics analysis

- Laimon, Mohamd, Mai, Thanh, Goh, Steven, Yusaf, Talal

**Authors:**Laimon, Mohamd , Mai, Thanh , Goh, Steven , Yusaf, Talal**Date:**2020**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Applied Sciences-Basel Vol. 10, no. 1 (Jan 2020), p. 19**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**The development of a complex and dynamic system such as the energy sector requires a comprehensive understanding of its constituent components and their interactions, and thus requires approaches that can adapt to the dynamic complexity in systems. Previous efforts mainly used reductionist approaches, which examine the components of the system in isolation, neglecting their interdependent nature. Such approaches reduce our ability to understand the system and/or mitigate undesirable outcomes. We adopt a system dynamics approach to construct an integrated model for analysing the behaviour of the energy sector. Although the Australian energy sector is used as a case study, the model can be applied in other context elsewhere around the world The results indicate that the current trajectory of the Australian energy sector is unsustainable and growth is not being controlled. Limits to growth are fast approaching due to excessive fossil fuel extraction, high emissions and high energy dependency. With the current growth, Australia's global CO2 emissions footprint will increase to unprecedented levels reaching 12% by 2030 (9.5% for exports and 2.5% for domestic). Oil dependency will account for 43% and 47% of total consumption by 2030 and 2050. By 2032, coal will be the only fossil fuel resource available in Australia. Expansion of investment in coal and gas production is a large risk.

**Authors:**Laimon, Mohamd , Mai, Thanh , Goh, Steven , Yusaf, Talal**Date:**2020**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Applied Sciences-Basel Vol. 10, no. 1 (Jan 2020), p. 19**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**The development of a complex and dynamic system such as the energy sector requires a comprehensive understanding of its constituent components and their interactions, and thus requires approaches that can adapt to the dynamic complexity in systems. Previous efforts mainly used reductionist approaches, which examine the components of the system in isolation, neglecting their interdependent nature. Such approaches reduce our ability to understand the system and/or mitigate undesirable outcomes. We adopt a system dynamics approach to construct an integrated model for analysing the behaviour of the energy sector. Although the Australian energy sector is used as a case study, the model can be applied in other context elsewhere around the world The results indicate that the current trajectory of the Australian energy sector is unsustainable and growth is not being controlled. Limits to growth are fast approaching due to excessive fossil fuel extraction, high emissions and high energy dependency. With the current growth, Australia's global CO2 emissions footprint will increase to unprecedented levels reaching 12% by 2030 (9.5% for exports and 2.5% for domestic). Oil dependency will account for 43% and 47% of total consumption by 2030 and 2050. By 2032, coal will be the only fossil fuel resource available in Australia. Expansion of investment in coal and gas production is a large risk.

Some new characterizations of intrinsic transversality in hilbert spaces

- Thao, Nguyen, Bui, Hoa, Cuong, Nguyen, Verhaegen, Michel

**Authors:**Thao, Nguyen , Bui, Hoa , Cuong, Nguyen , Verhaegen, Michel**Date:**2020**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Set-Valued and Variational Analysis Vol. 28, no. 1 (2020), p. 5-39**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**Motivated by a number of questions concerning transversality-type properties of pairs of sets recently raised by Ioffe and Kruger, this paper reports several new characterizations of the intrinsic transversality property in Hilbert spaces. New results in terms of normal vectors clarify the picture of intrinsic transversality, its variants and sufficient conditions for subtransversality, and unify several of them. For the first time, intrinsic transversality is characterized by an equivalent condition which does not involve normal vectors. This characterization offers another perspective on intrinsic transversality. As a consequence, the obtained results allow us to answer a number of important questions about transversality-type properties. © 2020, The Author(s).

**Authors:**Thao, Nguyen , Bui, Hoa , Cuong, Nguyen , Verhaegen, Michel**Date:**2020**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Set-Valued and Variational Analysis Vol. 28, no. 1 (2020), p. 5-39**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**Motivated by a number of questions concerning transversality-type properties of pairs of sets recently raised by Ioffe and Kruger, this paper reports several new characterizations of the intrinsic transversality property in Hilbert spaces. New results in terms of normal vectors clarify the picture of intrinsic transversality, its variants and sufficient conditions for subtransversality, and unify several of them. For the first time, intrinsic transversality is characterized by an equivalent condition which does not involve normal vectors. This characterization offers another perspective on intrinsic transversality. As a consequence, the obtained results allow us to answer a number of important questions about transversality-type properties. © 2020, The Author(s).

Spatial modelling of bacterial diversity over the selected regions in Bangladesh by next-generation sequencing : role of water temperature

- Akter, Nabila, Wahiduzzaman, Md, Yeasmin, Alea, Islam, Kazi, Luo, Jing-Jia

**Authors:**Akter, Nabila , Wahiduzzaman, Md , Yeasmin, Alea , Islam, Kazi , Luo, Jing-Jia**Date:**2020**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Applied Sciences (Switzerland) Vol. 10, no. 7 (2020), p.**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**In this study, a spatial model has been developed to investigate the role of water temperature to the distribution of bacteria over the selected regions in the Bay of Bengal, located in the southern region of Bangladesh using next-generation sequencing. Bacterial concentration, quantitative polymerase chain reactions, and sequencing were performed on water samples and identified Acidobacteria, Actinobacteria, Bacteroidetes, Chlorobi, Chloroflexi, Cyanobacteria, Firmicutes, Nitrospirae, Planctomycetes, Proteobacteria, and Verrucomicrobia. The spatial model tessellated the parts of the Bay of Bengal with hexagons and analyzed the relationship between the distribution of bacteria and water temperature. A geographically weighted regression was used to observe whether water temperature contributed strongly or weakly to the distribution of bacteria. The residuals were examined to assess the model's fitness. The spatial model has the potential to predict the bacterial diversity in the selected regions of Bangladesh. © 2020 by the authors.

**Authors:**Akter, Nabila , Wahiduzzaman, Md , Yeasmin, Alea , Islam, Kazi , Luo, Jing-Jia**Date:**2020**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Applied Sciences (Switzerland) Vol. 10, no. 7 (2020), p.**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**In this study, a spatial model has been developed to investigate the role of water temperature to the distribution of bacteria over the selected regions in the Bay of Bengal, located in the southern region of Bangladesh using next-generation sequencing. Bacterial concentration, quantitative polymerase chain reactions, and sequencing were performed on water samples and identified Acidobacteria, Actinobacteria, Bacteroidetes, Chlorobi, Chloroflexi, Cyanobacteria, Firmicutes, Nitrospirae, Planctomycetes, Proteobacteria, and Verrucomicrobia. The spatial model tessellated the parts of the Bay of Bengal with hexagons and analyzed the relationship between the distribution of bacteria and water temperature. A geographically weighted regression was used to observe whether water temperature contributed strongly or weakly to the distribution of bacteria. The residuals were examined to assess the model's fitness. The spatial model has the potential to predict the bacterial diversity in the selected regions of Bangladesh. © 2020 by the authors.

Stability analysis for parameterized variational systems with implicit constraints

- Benko, Matus, Gfrerer, Helmut, Outrata, Jiri

**Authors:**Benko, Matus , Gfrerer, Helmut , Outrata, Jiri**Date:**2020**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Set-Valued and Variational Analysis Vol. 28, no. 1 (2020), p. 167-193**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**In the paper we provide new conditions ensuring the isolated calmness property and the Aubin property of parameterized variational systems with constraints depending, apart from the parameter, also on the solution itself. Such systems include, e.g., quasi-variational inequalities and implicit complementarity problems. Concerning the Aubin property, possible restrictions imposed on the parameter are also admitted. Throughout the paper, tools from the directional limiting generalized differential calculus are employed enabling us to impose only rather weak (non- restrictive) qualification conditions. Despite the very general problem setting, the resulting conditions are workable as documented by some academic examples. © 2019, The Author(s).

**Authors:**Benko, Matus , Gfrerer, Helmut , Outrata, Jiri**Date:**2020**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Set-Valued and Variational Analysis Vol. 28, no. 1 (2020), p. 167-193**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**In the paper we provide new conditions ensuring the isolated calmness property and the Aubin property of parameterized variational systems with constraints depending, apart from the parameter, also on the solution itself. Such systems include, e.g., quasi-variational inequalities and implicit complementarity problems. Concerning the Aubin property, possible restrictions imposed on the parameter are also admitted. Throughout the paper, tools from the directional limiting generalized differential calculus are employed enabling us to impose only rather weak (non- restrictive) qualification conditions. Despite the very general problem setting, the resulting conditions are workable as documented by some academic examples. © 2019, The Author(s).

A topological group observation on the Banach-Mazur separable quotient problem

- Gabriyelyan, Saak, Morris, Sidney

**Authors:**Gabriyelyan, Saak , Morris, Sidney**Date:**2019**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Topology and Its Applications Vol. 259, no. (2019), p. 283-286**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**The Separable Quotient Problem of Banach and Mazur asks if every infinite-dimensional Banach space has an infinite-dimensional separable quotient Banach space. It has remained unsolved for 85 years but has been answered in the affirmative for special cases such as reflexive Banach spaces. An affirmative answer to the Separable Quotient Problem would obviously imply that every infinite-dimensional Banach space has a quotient topological group which is separable, metrizable, and infinite-dimensional in the sense of topology. In this paper it is proved that every infinite-dimensional Banach space has as a quotient group the separable metrizable infinite-dimensional topological group, T

**Authors:**Gabriyelyan, Saak , Morris, Sidney**Date:**2019**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Topology and Its Applications Vol. 259, no. (2019), p. 283-286**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**The Separable Quotient Problem of Banach and Mazur asks if every infinite-dimensional Banach space has an infinite-dimensional separable quotient Banach space. It has remained unsolved for 85 years but has been answered in the affirmative for special cases such as reflexive Banach spaces. An affirmative answer to the Separable Quotient Problem would obviously imply that every infinite-dimensional Banach space has a quotient topological group which is separable, metrizable, and infinite-dimensional in the sense of topology. In this paper it is proved that every infinite-dimensional Banach space has as a quotient group the separable metrizable infinite-dimensional topological group, T

Calculus for directional limiting normal cones and subdifferentials

- Benko, Matúš, Gfrerer, Helmut, Outrata, Jiri

**Authors:**Benko, Matúš , Gfrerer, Helmut , Outrata, Jiri**Date:**2019**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Set-Valued and Variational Analysis Vol. 27, no. 3 (2019), p. 713-745**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**The paper is devoted to the development of a comprehensive calculus for directional limiting normal cones, subdifferentials and coderivatives in finite dimensions. This calculus encompasses the whole range of the standard generalized differential calculus for (non-directional) limiting notions and relies on very weak (non-restrictive) qualification conditions having also a directional character. The derived rules facilitate the application of tools exploiting the directional limiting notions to difficult problems of variational analysis including, for instance, various stability and sensitivity issues. This is illustrated by some selected applications in the last part of the paper.

**Authors:**Benko, Matúš , Gfrerer, Helmut , Outrata, Jiri**Date:**2019**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Set-Valued and Variational Analysis Vol. 27, no. 3 (2019), p. 713-745**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**The paper is devoted to the development of a comprehensive calculus for directional limiting normal cones, subdifferentials and coderivatives in finite dimensions. This calculus encompasses the whole range of the standard generalized differential calculus for (non-directional) limiting notions and relies on very weak (non-restrictive) qualification conditions having also a directional character. The derived rules facilitate the application of tools exploiting the directional limiting notions to difficult problems of variational analysis including, for instance, various stability and sensitivity issues. This is illustrated by some selected applications in the last part of the paper.

Connectivity of cubical polytopes

- Bui, Hoa, Pineda-Villavicencio, Guillermo, Ugon, Julien

**Authors:**Bui, Hoa , Pineda-Villavicencio, Guillermo , Ugon, Julien**Date:**2019**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Journal of Combinatorial Theory Series A Vol. 169, no. (Jan 2019), p. 21**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**A cubical polytope is a polytope with all its facets being combinatorially equivalent to cubes. We deal with the connectivity of the graphs of cubical polytopes. We first establish that, for any d >= 3, the graph of a cubical d-polytope with minimum degree 5 is min{delta, 2d - 2}-connected. Second, we show, for any d >= 4, that every minimum separator of cardinality at most 2d - 3 in such a graph consists of all the neighbours of some vertex and that removing the vertices of the separator from the graph leaves exactly two components, with one of them being the vertex itself. (C) 2019 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

**Authors:**Bui, Hoa , Pineda-Villavicencio, Guillermo , Ugon, Julien**Date:**2019**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Journal of Combinatorial Theory Series A Vol. 169, no. (Jan 2019), p. 21**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**A cubical polytope is a polytope with all its facets being combinatorially equivalent to cubes. We deal with the connectivity of the graphs of cubical polytopes. We first establish that, for any d >= 3, the graph of a cubical d-polytope with minimum degree 5 is min{delta, 2d - 2}-connected. Second, we show, for any d >= 4, that every minimum separator of cardinality at most 2d - 3 in such a graph consists of all the neighbours of some vertex and that removing the vertices of the separator from the graph leaves exactly two components, with one of them being the vertex itself. (C) 2019 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Lower bound theorems for general polytopes

- Pineda-Villavicencio, Guillermo, Ugon, Julien, Yost, David

**Authors:**Pineda-Villavicencio, Guillermo , Ugon, Julien , Yost, David**Date:**2019**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**European Journal of Combinatorics Vol. 79, no. (2019), p. 27-45**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**For a d-dimensional polytope with v vertices, d + 1 <= v <= 2d, we calculate precisely the minimum possible number of m-dimensional faces, when m = 1 or m >= 0.62d. This confirms a conjecture of Grunbaum, for these values of m. For v = 2d + 1, we solve the same problem when m = 1 or d - 2; the solution was already known for m = d - 1. In all these cases, we give a characterisation of the minimising polytopes. We also show that there are many gaps in the possible number of m-faces: for example, there is no polytope with 80 edges in dimension 10, and a polytope with 407 edges can have dimension at most 23.

**Authors:**Pineda-Villavicencio, Guillermo , Ugon, Julien , Yost, David**Date:**2019**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**European Journal of Combinatorics Vol. 79, no. (2019), p. 27-45**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**For a d-dimensional polytope with v vertices, d + 1 <= v <= 2d, we calculate precisely the minimum possible number of m-dimensional faces, when m = 1 or m >= 0.62d. This confirms a conjecture of Grunbaum, for these values of m. For v = 2d + 1, we solve the same problem when m = 1 or d - 2; the solution was already known for m = d - 1. In all these cases, we give a characterisation of the minimising polytopes. We also show that there are many gaps in the possible number of m-faces: for example, there is no polytope with 80 edges in dimension 10, and a polytope with 407 edges can have dimension at most 23.

On the reconstruction of polytopes

- Doolittle, Joseph, Nevo, Eran, Pineda-Villavicencio, Guillermo, Ugon, Julien, Yost, David

**Authors:**Doolittle, Joseph , Nevo, Eran , Pineda-Villavicencio, Guillermo , Ugon, Julien , Yost, David**Date:**2019**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Discrete and Computational Geometry Vol. 61, no. 2 (2019), p. 285-302**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**Blind and Mani, and later Kalai, showed that the face lattice of a simple polytope is determined by its graph, namely its 1-skeleton. Call a vertex of a d-polytope nonsimple if the number of edges incident to it is more than d. We show that (1) the face lattice of any d-polytope with at most two nonsimple vertices is determined by its 1-skeleton; (2) the face lattice of any d-polytope with at most d- 2 nonsimple vertices is determined by its 2-skeleton; and (3) for any d> 3 there are two d-polytopes with d- 1 nonsimple vertices, isomorphic (d- 3) -skeleta and nonisomorphic face lattices. In particular, the result (1) is best possible for 4-polytopes. © 2018, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.

**Authors:**Doolittle, Joseph , Nevo, Eran , Pineda-Villavicencio, Guillermo , Ugon, Julien , Yost, David**Date:**2019**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Discrete and Computational Geometry Vol. 61, no. 2 (2019), p. 285-302**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**Blind and Mani, and later Kalai, showed that the face lattice of a simple polytope is determined by its graph, namely its 1-skeleton. Call a vertex of a d-polytope nonsimple if the number of edges incident to it is more than d. We show that (1) the face lattice of any d-polytope with at most two nonsimple vertices is determined by its 1-skeleton; (2) the face lattice of any d-polytope with at most d- 2 nonsimple vertices is determined by its 2-skeleton; and (3) for any d> 3 there are two d-polytopes with d- 1 nonsimple vertices, isomorphic (d- 3) -skeleta and nonisomorphic face lattices. In particular, the result (1) is best possible for 4-polytopes. © 2018, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature.

About intrinsic transversality of pairs of sets

**Authors:**Kruger, Alexander**Date:**2018**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Set-Valued and Variational Analysis Vol. 26, no. 1 (2018), p. 111-142**Relation:**http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP160100854**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**The article continues the study of the ‘regular’ arrangement of a collection of sets near a point in their intersection. Such regular intersection or, in other words, transversality properties are crucial for the validity of qualification conditions in optimization as well as subdifferential, normal cone and coderivative calculus, and convergence analysis of computational algorithms. One of the main motivations for the development of the transversality theory of collections of sets comes from the convergence analysis of alternating projections for solving feasibility problems. This article targets infinite dimensional extensions of the intrinsic transversality property introduced recently by Drusvyatskiy, Ioffe and Lewis as a sufficient condition for local linear convergence of alternating projections. Several characterizations of this property are established involving new limiting objects defined for pairs of sets. Special attention is given to the convex case.

**Authors:**Kruger, Alexander**Date:**2018**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Set-Valued and Variational Analysis Vol. 26, no. 1 (2018), p. 111-142**Relation:**http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP160100854**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**The article continues the study of the ‘regular’ arrangement of a collection of sets near a point in their intersection. Such regular intersection or, in other words, transversality properties are crucial for the validity of qualification conditions in optimization as well as subdifferential, normal cone and coderivative calculus, and convergence analysis of computational algorithms. One of the main motivations for the development of the transversality theory of collections of sets comes from the convergence analysis of alternating projections for solving feasibility problems. This article targets infinite dimensional extensions of the intrinsic transversality property introduced recently by Drusvyatskiy, Ioffe and Lewis as a sufficient condition for local linear convergence of alternating projections. Several characterizations of this property are established involving new limiting objects defined for pairs of sets. Special attention is given to the convex case.

On modeling and complete solutions to general fixpoint problems in multi-scale systems with applications

**Authors:**Ruan, Ning , Gao, David**Date:**2018**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Fixed Point Theory and Applications Vol. 2018, no. 1 (2018), p. 1-19**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**This paper revisits the well-studied fixed point problem from a unified viewpoint of mathematical modeling and canonical duality theory, i.e., the general fixed point problem is first reformulated as a nonconvex optimization problem, its well-posedness is discussed based on the objectivity principle in continuum physics; then the canonical duality theory is applied for solving this challenging problem to obtain not only all fixed points, but also their stability properties. Applications are illustrated by problems governed by nonconvex polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic operators. This paper shows that within the framework of the canonical duality theory, there is no difference between the fixed point problems and nonconvex analysis/optimization in multidisciplinary studies.

**Authors:**Ruan, Ning , Gao, David**Date:**2018**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Fixed Point Theory and Applications Vol. 2018, no. 1 (2018), p. 1-19**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**This paper revisits the well-studied fixed point problem from a unified viewpoint of mathematical modeling and canonical duality theory, i.e., the general fixed point problem is first reformulated as a nonconvex optimization problem, its well-posedness is discussed based on the objectivity principle in continuum physics; then the canonical duality theory is applied for solving this challenging problem to obtain not only all fixed points, but also their stability properties. Applications are illustrated by problems governed by nonconvex polynomial, exponential, and logarithmic operators. This paper shows that within the framework of the canonical duality theory, there is no difference between the fixed point problems and nonconvex analysis/optimization in multidisciplinary studies.

On SPD method for solving canonical dual problem in post buckling of large deformed elastic beam

**Authors:**Ali, Elaf , Gao, David**Date:**2018**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Communications in Mathematical Sciences Vol. 16, no. 5 (2018), p. 1225-1240**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**This paper presents a new methodology and algorithm for solving post buckling problems of a large deformed elastic beam. The total potential energy of this beam is a nonconvex functional, which can be used to model both pre- and post-buckling phenomena. By using a canonical dual finite element method, a new primal-dual semi-definite programming (PD-SDP) algorithm is presented, which can be used to obtain all possible post-buckled solutions. Applications are illustrated by several numerical examples with different boundary conditions. We find that the global minimum solution of the nonconvex potential leads to a stable configuration of the buckled beam, the local maximum solution leads to the unbuckled state, and both of these two solutions are numerically stable. However, the local minimum solution leads to an unstable buckled state, which is very sensitive to axial compressive forces, thickness of beam, numerical precision, and the size of finite elements. The method and algorithm proposed in this paper can be used for solving general nonconvex variational problems in engineering and sciences.

**Authors:**Ali, Elaf , Gao, David**Date:**2018**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Communications in Mathematical Sciences Vol. 16, no. 5 (2018), p. 1225-1240**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**This paper presents a new methodology and algorithm for solving post buckling problems of a large deformed elastic beam. The total potential energy of this beam is a nonconvex functional, which can be used to model both pre- and post-buckling phenomena. By using a canonical dual finite element method, a new primal-dual semi-definite programming (PD-SDP) algorithm is presented, which can be used to obtain all possible post-buckled solutions. Applications are illustrated by several numerical examples with different boundary conditions. We find that the global minimum solution of the nonconvex potential leads to a stable configuration of the buckled beam, the local maximum solution leads to the unbuckled state, and both of these two solutions are numerically stable. However, the local minimum solution leads to an unstable buckled state, which is very sensitive to axial compressive forces, thickness of beam, numerical precision, and the size of finite elements. The method and algorithm proposed in this paper can be used for solving general nonconvex variational problems in engineering and sciences.

The excess degree of a polytope

- Pineda-Villavicencio, Guillermo, Ugon, Julien, Yost, David

**Authors:**Pineda-Villavicencio, Guillermo , Ugon, Julien , Yost, David**Date:**2018**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics Vol. 32, no. 3 (2018), p. 2011-2046**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**We define the excess degree \xi (P) of a d-polytope P as 2f1 - df0, where f0 and f1 denote the number of vertices and edges, respectively. This parameter measures how much P deviates from being simple. It turns out that the excess degree of a d-polytope does not take every natural number: the smallest possible values are 0 and d - 2, and the value d - 1 only occurs when d = 3 or 5. On the other hand, for fixed d, the number of values not taken by the excess degree is finite if d is odd, and the number of even values not taken by the excess degree is finite if d is even. The excess degree is then applied in three different settings. First, it is used to show that polytopes with small excess (i.e., \xi (P) < d) have a very particular structure: provided d \not = 5, either there is a unique nonsimple vertex, or every nonsimple vertex has degree d + 1. This implies that such polytopes behave in a similar manner to simple polytopes in terms of Minkowski decomposability: they are either decomposable or pyramidal, and their duals are always indecomposable. Second, we characterize completely the decomposable d-polytopes with 2d + 1 vertices (up to combinatorial equivalence). Third, all pairs (f0, f1), for which there exists a 5-polytope with f0 vertices and f1 edges, are determined.

**Authors:**Pineda-Villavicencio, Guillermo , Ugon, Julien , Yost, David**Date:**2018**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**SIAM Journal on Discrete Mathematics Vol. 32, no. 3 (2018), p. 2011-2046**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**We define the excess degree \xi (P) of a d-polytope P as 2f1 - df0, where f0 and f1 denote the number of vertices and edges, respectively. This parameter measures how much P deviates from being simple. It turns out that the excess degree of a d-polytope does not take every natural number: the smallest possible values are 0 and d - 2, and the value d - 1 only occurs when d = 3 or 5. On the other hand, for fixed d, the number of values not taken by the excess degree is finite if d is odd, and the number of even values not taken by the excess degree is finite if d is even. The excess degree is then applied in three different settings. First, it is used to show that polytopes with small excess (i.e., \xi (P) < d) have a very particular structure: provided d \not = 5, either there is a unique nonsimple vertex, or every nonsimple vertex has degree d + 1. This implies that such polytopes behave in a similar manner to simple polytopes in terms of Minkowski decomposability: they are either decomposable or pyramidal, and their duals are always indecomposable. Second, we characterize completely the decomposable d-polytopes with 2d + 1 vertices (up to combinatorial equivalence). Third, all pairs (f0, f1), for which there exists a 5-polytope with f0 vertices and f1 edges, are determined.

About subtransversality of collections of sets

- Kruger, Alexander, Luke, Russell, Thao, Nguyen

**Authors:**Kruger, Alexander , Luke, Russell , Thao, Nguyen**Date:**2017**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Set-Valued and Variational Analysis Vol. 25, no. 4 (2017), p. 701-729**Relation:**http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP160100854**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**We provide dual sufficient conditions for subtransversality of collections of sets in an Asplund space setting. For the convex case, we formulate a necessary and sufficient dual criterion of subtransversality in general Banach spaces. Our more general results suggest an intermediate notion of subtransversality, what we call weak intrinsic subtransversality, which lies between intrinsic transversality and subtransversality in Asplund spaces.

**Authors:**Kruger, Alexander , Luke, Russell , Thao, Nguyen**Date:**2017**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Set-Valued and Variational Analysis Vol. 25, no. 4 (2017), p. 701-729**Relation:**http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP160100854**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**We provide dual sufficient conditions for subtransversality of collections of sets in an Asplund space setting. For the convex case, we formulate a necessary and sufficient dual criterion of subtransversality in general Banach spaces. Our more general results suggest an intermediate notion of subtransversality, what we call weak intrinsic subtransversality, which lies between intrinsic transversality and subtransversality in Asplund spaces.

Borwein–Preiss vector variational principle

- Kruger, Alexander, Plubtieng, Somyot, Seangwattana, Thidaporn

**Authors:**Kruger, Alexander , Plubtieng, Somyot , Seangwattana, Thidaporn**Date:**2017**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Positivity Vol. 21, no. 4 (2017), p. 1273-1292**Relation:**http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP160100854**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**This article extends to the vector setting the results of our previous work Kruger et al. (J Math Anal Appl 435(2):1183–1193, 2016) which refined and slightly strengthened the metric space version of the Borwein–Preiss variational principle due to Li and Shi (J Math Anal Appl 246(1):308–319, 2000. doi:10.1006/jmaa.2000.6813). We introduce and characterize two seemingly new natural concepts of ε-minimality, one of them dependent on the chosen element in the ordering cone and the fixed “gauge-type” function. © 2017, Springer International Publishing.

**Authors:**Kruger, Alexander , Plubtieng, Somyot , Seangwattana, Thidaporn**Date:**2017**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Positivity Vol. 21, no. 4 (2017), p. 1273-1292**Relation:**http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP160100854**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**This article extends to the vector setting the results of our previous work Kruger et al. (J Math Anal Appl 435(2):1183–1193, 2016) which refined and slightly strengthened the metric space version of the Borwein–Preiss variational principle due to Li and Shi (J Math Anal Appl 246(1):308–319, 2000. doi:10.1006/jmaa.2000.6813). We introduce and characterize two seemingly new natural concepts of ε-minimality, one of them dependent on the chosen element in the ordering cone and the fixed “gauge-type” function. © 2017, Springer International Publishing.

Density character of subgroups of topological groups

- Leiderman, Arkady, Morris, Sidney, Tkachenko, Mikhail

**Authors:**Leiderman, Arkady , Morris, Sidney , Tkachenko, Mikhail**Date:**2017**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Transactions of the American Mathematical Society Vol. 369, no. 8 (2017), p. 5645-5664**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**We give a complete characterization of subgroups of separable topological groups. Then we show that the following conditions are equivalent for an omega-narrow topological group G: (i) G is homeomorphic to a subspace of a separable regular space; (ii) G is topologically isomorphic to a subgroup of a separable topological group; (iii) G is topologically isomorphic to a closed subgroup of a separable path-connected, locally path-connected topological group. A pro-Lie group is a projective limit of finite-dimensional Lie groups. We prove here that an almost connected pro-Lie group is separable if and only if its weight is not greater than the cardinality c of the continuum. It is deduced from this that an almost connected pro-Lie group is separable if and only if it is homeomorphic to a subspace of a separable Hausdorff space. It is also proved that a locally compact (even feathered) topological group G which is a subgroup of a separable Hausdorff topological group is separable, but the conclusion is false if it is assumed only that G is homeomorphic to a subspace of a separable Tychonoff space. We show that every precompact (abelian) topological group of weight less than or equal to c is topologically isomorphic to a closed subgroup of a separable pseudocompact (abelian) group of weight c. This result implies that there is a wealth of closed non-separable subgroups of separable pseudocompact groups. An example is also presented under the Continuum Hypothesis of a separable countably compact abelian group which contains a non-separable closed subgroup.

**Authors:**Leiderman, Arkady , Morris, Sidney , Tkachenko, Mikhail**Date:**2017**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Transactions of the American Mathematical Society Vol. 369, no. 8 (2017), p. 5645-5664**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**We give a complete characterization of subgroups of separable topological groups. Then we show that the following conditions are equivalent for an omega-narrow topological group G: (i) G is homeomorphic to a subspace of a separable regular space; (ii) G is topologically isomorphic to a subgroup of a separable topological group; (iii) G is topologically isomorphic to a closed subgroup of a separable path-connected, locally path-connected topological group. A pro-Lie group is a projective limit of finite-dimensional Lie groups. We prove here that an almost connected pro-Lie group is separable if and only if its weight is not greater than the cardinality c of the continuum. It is deduced from this that an almost connected pro-Lie group is separable if and only if it is homeomorphic to a subspace of a separable Hausdorff space. It is also proved that a locally compact (even feathered) topological group G which is a subgroup of a separable Hausdorff topological group is separable, but the conclusion is false if it is assumed only that G is homeomorphic to a subspace of a separable Tychonoff space. We show that every precompact (abelian) topological group of weight less than or equal to c is topologically isomorphic to a closed subgroup of a separable pseudocompact (abelian) group of weight c. This result implies that there is a wealth of closed non-separable subgroups of separable pseudocompact groups. An example is also presented under the Continuum Hypothesis of a separable countably compact abelian group which contains a non-separable closed subgroup.

Optimality conditions via weak subdifferentials in reflexive Banach spaces

- Hassani, Sara, Mammadov, Musa, Jamshidi, Mina

**Authors:**Hassani, Sara , Mammadov, Musa , Jamshidi, Mina**Date:**2017**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Turkish Journal of Mathematics Vol. 41, no. 1 (2017), p. 1-8**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**In this paper the relation between the weak subdifferentials and the directional derivatives, as well as optimality conditions for nonconvex optimization problems in reflexive Banach spaces, are investigated. It partly generalizes several related results obtained for finite dimensional spaces. © Tübitak.

**Authors:**Hassani, Sara , Mammadov, Musa , Jamshidi, Mina**Date:**2017**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Turkish Journal of Mathematics Vol. 41, no. 1 (2017), p. 1-8**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**In this paper the relation between the weak subdifferentials and the directional derivatives, as well as optimality conditions for nonconvex optimization problems in reflexive Banach spaces, are investigated. It partly generalizes several related results obtained for finite dimensional spaces. © Tübitak.

An open mapping theorem

- Gabriyelyan, Saak, Morris, Sidney

**Authors:**Gabriyelyan, Saak , Morris, Sidney**Date:**2016**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Bulletin of the Australian Mathematical Society Vol. 94, no. 1 (2016), p. 65-69**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**It is proved that any surjective morphism f : Z(k) -> K onto a locally compact group K is open for every cardinal k. This answers a question posed by Hofmann and the second author.

**Authors:**Gabriyelyan, Saak , Morris, Sidney**Date:**2016**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Bulletin of the Australian Mathematical Society Vol. 94, no. 1 (2016), p. 65-69**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**It is proved that any surjective morphism f : Z(k) -> K onto a locally compact group K is open for every cardinal k. This answers a question posed by Hofmann and the second author.

Borwein-Preiss variational principle revisited

- Kruger, Alexander, Plubtieng, Somyot, Seangwattana, Thidaporn

**Authors:**Kruger, Alexander , Plubtieng, Somyot , Seangwattana, Thidaporn**Date:**2016**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications Vol. 435, no. 2 (2016), p. 1183-1193**Relation:**http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP110102011**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**In this article, we refine and slightly strengthen the metric space version of the Borwein-Preiss variational principle due to Li and Shi (2000) [12], clarify the assumptions and conclusions of their Theorem 1 as well as Theorem 2.5.2 in Borwein and Zhu (2005) [4] and streamline the proofs. Our main result, Theorem 3 is formulated in the metric space setting. When reduced to Banach spaces (Corollary 9), it extends and strengthens the smooth variational principle established in Borwein and Preiss (1987) [3] along several directions. (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

**Authors:**Kruger, Alexander , Plubtieng, Somyot , Seangwattana, Thidaporn**Date:**2016**Type:**Text , Journal article**Relation:**Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications Vol. 435, no. 2 (2016), p. 1183-1193**Relation:**http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP110102011**Full Text:****Reviewed:****Description:**In this article, we refine and slightly strengthen the metric space version of the Borwein-Preiss variational principle due to Li and Shi (2000) [12], clarify the assumptions and conclusions of their Theorem 1 as well as Theorem 2.5.2 in Borwein and Zhu (2005) [4] and streamline the proofs. Our main result, Theorem 3 is formulated in the metric space setting. When reduced to Banach spaces (Corollary 9), it extends and strengthens the smooth variational principle established in Borwein and Preiss (1987) [3] along several directions. (C) 2015 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

Are you sure you would like to clear your session, including search history and login status?