Karush–Kuhn–Tucker type optimality condition for quasiconvex programming in terms of Greenberg–Pierskalla subdifferential
In the research of optimization problems, optimality conditions play an important role. By using some derivatives, various types of necessary and/or sufficient optimality conditions have been introduced by many researchers. Especially, in convex programming, necessary and sufficient optimality conditions in terms of the subdifferential have been studied extensively. Recently, necessary and sufficient optimality conditions for quasiconvex programming have been investigated by the authors. However, there are not so many results concerned with Karush–Kuhn–Tucker type optimality conditions for non-differentiable quasiconvex programming. In this paper, we study a Karush–Kuhn–Tucker type optimality condition for quasiconvex programming in terms of Greenberg–Pierskalla subdifferential. We show some closedness properties for Greenberg–Pierskalla subdifferential. Under the Slater constraint qualification, we show a necessary and sufficient optimality condition for essentially quasiconvex programming in terms of Greenberg–Pierskalla subdifferential. Additionally, we introduce a necessary and sufficient constraint qualification of the optimality condition. As a corollary, we show a necessary and sufficient optimality condition for convex programming in terms of the subdifferential.
Journal of Global Optimization
This is a post-peer-review, pre-copyedit version of an article published in Journal of Global Optimization. The final authenticated version is available online at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10898-020-00926-8