• Mathematics

    A Generalization of Convex Sets and Convex Functions

    Introduction The setting: a vector space over a field with a partial order A Convex set is the same as an order-convex set A convex function defined in terms of a convex set A convex function in terms of order-convexity Convex sets and convex functions in machine learning Convex Optimization Software Libraries Introduction Convex sets are thought of as subsets of $\mathbb{R}^{n}$, with $n$ a nonnegative integer, and convex functions as real-valued functions on convex subsets of $\mathbb{R}^{n}$. For instance, see this paper, p. 11 and this one. We’ll show you that convex sets and convex functions can be seen in a more general framework. The setting: a vector space…