Critical Multipliers in Semidefinite Programming [article]

Tianyu Zhang, Liwei Zhang
2018 arXiv   pre-print
It was proved in [14] that the existence of a noncritical multiplier for a (smooth) nonlinear programming problem is equivalent to an error bound condition for the Karush-Kuhn-Thcker (KKT) system without any assumptions. This paper investigates whether this result still holds true for a (smooth) nonlinear semidefinite programming (SDP) problem. We first introduce the notion of critical and noncritical multipliers for a SDP problem and obtain their complete characterizations in terms of the
more » ... em data. We prove for the SDP problem, the noncriticality property can be derived from the error bound condition for the KKT system without any assumptions, and this fact is revealed by some simple examples. Besides we give an appropriate second-order sufficient optimality condition characterizing noncriticality explicitly. We propose a set of assumptions from which the error bound condition for the KKT system can be derived from the noncriticality property. Finally we establish a new error bound for x-part, which is expressed by both perturbation and the multiplier estimation.
arXiv:1801.02218v1 fatcat:ls4oouiomzhybf227or5spmjsi