In this paper we study infimal convolutions of extended-real-valued functions in Hilbert spaces paying a special attention to a rather broad and remarkable class of prox-regular functions. Such functions have been well recognized as highly important in many aspects of variational analysis and its applications in both finite-dimensional and infinite-dimensional settings. Based on advanced variational techniques, we discover some new sub differential properties of infima! convolutions and apply them to the study of Lipschitzian behavior of subdifferentials for prox-regular functions in Hilbert spaces. It is shown, in particular, that the fulfillment of a natural Lipschitz-like property for (set-valued) sub differentials of prox-regular functions forces such functions, under weak assumptions, actually to be locally smooth with single-valued subdifferentials reduced to Lipschitz continuous gradient mappings.
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Applied Mathematics | Mathematics
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Bačák, Miroslav; Borwein, Jonathan M.; Eberhard, Andrew; and Mordukhovich, Boris S., "Infimal Convolutions and Lipschitzian Properties of Subdifferentials for Prox-Regular Functions in Hilbert Spaces" (2009). Mathematics Research Reports. 69.