# Min-Max Spaces and Complexity Reduction in Min-Max Expansions

Min-Max Spaces and Complexity Reduction in Min-Max Expansions Idempotent methods have been found to be extremely helpful in the numerical solution of certain classes of nonlinear control problems. In those methods, one uses the fact that the value function lies in the space of semiconvex functions (in the case of maximizing controllers), and approximates this value using a truncated max-plus basis expansion. In some classes, the value function is actually convex, and then one specifically approximates with suprema (i.e., max-plus sums) of affine functions. Note that the space of convex functions is a max-plus linear space, or moduloid. In extending those concepts to game problems, one finds a different function space, and different algebra, to be appropriate. Here we consider functions which may be represented using infima (i.e., min-max sums) of max-plus affine functions. It is natural to refer to the class of functions so represented as the min-max linear space (or moduloid) of max-plus hypo-convex functions. We examine this space, the associated notion of duality and min-max basis expansions. In using these methods for solution of control problems, and now games, a critical step is complexity-reduction. In particular, one needs to find reduced-complexity expansions which approximate the function as well as possible. We obtain a solution to this complexity-reduction problem in the case of min-max expansions. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Applied Mathematics and Optimization Springer Journals

# Min-Max Spaces and Complexity Reduction in Min-Max Expansions

, Volume 65 (3) – Jun 1, 2012
34 pages

/lp/springer_journal/min-max-spaces-and-complexity-reduction-in-min-max-expansions-S13gFImXRE
Publisher
Springer-Verlag
Subject
Mathematics; Numerical and Computational Physics; Systems Theory, Control; Calculus of Variations and Optimal Control; Optimization; Mathematical Methods in Physics; Theoretical, Mathematical and Computational Physics
ISSN
0095-4616
eISSN
1432-0606
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00245-011-9158-5
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

### Abstract

Idempotent methods have been found to be extremely helpful in the numerical solution of certain classes of nonlinear control problems. In those methods, one uses the fact that the value function lies in the space of semiconvex functions (in the case of maximizing controllers), and approximates this value using a truncated max-plus basis expansion. In some classes, the value function is actually convex, and then one specifically approximates with suprema (i.e., max-plus sums) of affine functions. Note that the space of convex functions is a max-plus linear space, or moduloid. In extending those concepts to game problems, one finds a different function space, and different algebra, to be appropriate. Here we consider functions which may be represented using infima (i.e., min-max sums) of max-plus affine functions. It is natural to refer to the class of functions so represented as the min-max linear space (or moduloid) of max-plus hypo-convex functions. We examine this space, the associated notion of duality and min-max basis expansions. In using these methods for solution of control problems, and now games, a critical step is complexity-reduction. In particular, one needs to find reduced-complexity expansions which approximate the function as well as possible. We obtain a solution to this complexity-reduction problem in the case of min-max expansions.

### Journal

Applied Mathematics and OptimizationSpringer Journals

Published: Jun 1, 2012

## You’re reading a free preview. Subscribe to read the entire article.

### DeepDyve is your personal research library

It’s your single place to instantly
that matters to you.

over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.

All for just \$49/month

### Search

Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly

### Organize

Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.

### Access

Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.

### Your journals are on DeepDyve

Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.

All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.

DeepDyve

DeepDyve

### Pro

Price

FREE

\$49/month
\$360/year

Save searches from
PubMed

Create lists to

Export lists, citations