Preface. Acknowledgment. 1. An Introduction to Abstract Convexity. 2. Elements of Monotonic Analysis: IPH Functions and Normal Sets. 3. Elements of Monotonic Analysis: Monotonic Functions. 4. Application to Global Optimization: Lagrange and Penalty Functions. 5. Elements of Star-Shaped Analysis. 6. Supremal Generators and Their Applications. 7. Further Abstract Convexity. 8. Application to Global Optimization: Duality. 9. Application to Global Optimization: Numerical Methods. References. Index.
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