CARMA OANT SEMINAR Speaker: Qiji Jim Zhu, Department of Mathematics, Western Michigan University Title: Variational Approach to Lagrange Multipliers: Part 1 Location: Room V205, Mathematics Building (Callaghan Campus) The University of Newcastle Access Grid Venue: CARMA [ENQUIRIES] Time and Date: 3:00 pm, Mon, 14th Jul 2014 Abstract: Lagrange multiplier method is fundamental in dealing with constrained optimization problems and is also related to many other important results. In these two talks we first survey several different ideas in proving the Lagrange multiplier rule and then concentrate on the variational approach. We will first discuss the idea, a variational proof the Lagrange multiplier rule in the convex case and then consider the general case and relationship with other results. These talks are continuation of the e-mail discussions with Professor Jon Borwein and are very informal. [Permanent link]