By Yoshihiro Kanno
"This ebook matters subject that's intrinsically tough: convex optimization, complementarity and duality, nonsmooth research, linear and nonlinear programming, and so on. the writer has skillfully brought those and lots of extra suggestions, and woven them right into a seamless complete via holding a simple and constant sort all through. The booklet isn't really all idea: there are lots of real-life functions in structural engineering, cable networks, frictional touch difficulties, and plasticity… i like to recommend it to any reader who wants a latest, authoritative account of nonsmooth mechanics and convex optimization."
― Prof. Graham M.L. Gladwell, distinct Professor Emeritus, collage of Waterloo, Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada
"… reads very well―the constitution is sweet, the language and magnificence are transparent and fluent, and the fabric is rendered obtainable through a cautious presentation that includes many concrete examples. the diversity of functions, fairly to difficulties in mechanics, is admirable and a priceless supplement to theoretical and computational investigations which are on the leading edge of the components concerned."
― Prof. B. Daya Reddy, division of arithmetic and utilized arithmetic, Director of Centre for learn in Computational and utilized Mechanics, collage of Cape city, South Africa
"Many fabrics and buildings (e.g., cable networks, membrane) all for sensible engineering purposes have complicated responses that can not be defined via delicate constitutive family members. … the writer indicates how those tough difficulties might be tackled within the framework of convex research via arranging the rigorously selected fabrics in a sublime method. many of the contents of the booklet are from the unique contributions of the writer. they're either mathematically rigorous and readable. This ebook is a must-read for an individual who intends to get an authoritative and state-of-art description for the research of nonsmooth mechanics issues of idea and instruments from convex analysis."
― Prof. Xu Guo, nation Key Laboratory of Structural research for business apparatus, division of Engineering Mechanics, Dalian collage of Technology