By Rakesh V. Vohra

ISBN-10: 0415700078

ISBN-13: 9780415700078

This concise textbook provides scholars with all they want for advancing in mathematical economics. unique but student-friendly, Vohra's e-book contains chapters in, among others:

* Feasibility
* Convex Sets 
* Linear and Non-linear Programming
* Lattices and Supermodularity.

Higher point undergraduates in addition to postgraduate scholars in mathematical economics will locate this ebook super important of their improvement as economists.

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Thus ker([ Ae ]) = ∅. Choose any non-zero r ∈ ker([ Ae ]) and consider λ − θr where θ ∈ R will be chosen later. Then x = A(λ − θ r). If we can choose θ so that λj − θrj ≥ 0 ∀j , λj − θrj = 0 for at least one j and j ∈S λj − θ rj = 1 we are done. For then we have expressed x as a convex combination of m − 1 vectors in S. Repeating this argument completes the proof. It remains then to show that such a θ can be chosen. Choose θ so that 1/θ = maxi ri /λi and let k be the index where this maximum is achieved.

Proof The proof is by induction. Start with the base case of m = 2. If C 1 ∩ C 2 = ∅ we are done. 7 there is a hyperplane, H , that strictly separates C 1 from C 2 . In particular H ∩ C 1 = ∅ and H ∩ C 2 = ∅. Pick an x 1 ∈ C 1 and x 2 ∈ C 2 . Since x 1 and x 2 lie on either side of H the line segment that joins them must pass through H . Since C 1 ∪ C 2 is convex, this line segment lies in C 1 ∪ C 2 , contradicting the fact that H separates C 1 from C 2 . Now suppose the lemma is true for all m ≤ r for some r > 2.

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