Explicit convex and concave envelopes through polyhedral subdivisions with Unstable Equilibria
In this paper, we derive explicit characterizations of convex and concave envelopes of several nonlinear functions over various subsets of a hyper-rectangle. These envelopes are obtained by identifying polyhedral subdivisions of the hyper-rectangle over which the envelopes can be constructed easily. In particular, we use these techniques to derive, in closed-form, the concave envelopes of concave-extendable supermodular functions and the convex envelopes of disjunctive convex functions.
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