We study the Variational Sum of monotone operators, in particular its relationship with the Extended Sum of monotone operators. First, we establish some new properties of the Variational Sum, among them that this sum has closed graph and convex values. Then, we show that the graph of the Variational Sum always contains the graph of the Extended Sum, and hence, it contains also the graph of the usual sum. An example is given showing that the latter inclusions are proper in general.
|Number of pages||12|
|Journal||Journal of Convex Analysis|
|State||Published - 1 Dec 2009|
- Extended sum
- Monotone operator
- Variational Sum