Some Goldstein's type methods for co-coercive variant variational inequalities

M. Li, Lizhi LIAO, Xiaoming YUAN

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The classical Goldstein's method has been well studied in the context of variational inequalities (VIs). In particular, it has been shown in the literature that the Goldstein's method works well for co-coercive VIs where the underlying mapping is co-coercive. In this paper, we show that the Goldstein's method can be extended to solve co-coercive variant variational inequalities (VVIs). We first show that when the Goldstein's method is applied to solve VVIs, the iterative scheme can be improved by identifying a refined step-size if the involved co-coercive modulus is known. By doing so, the allowable range of the involved scaling parameter ensuring convergence is enlarged compared to that in the context of VVIs with Lipschitz and strongly monotone operators. Then, we show that for such a VVI whose co-coercive modulus is unknown, the Goldstein's method is still convergent provided that an easily-implementable Armijo's type strategy of adjusting the scaling parameter self-adaptively is employed. Some numerical results are reported to verify that the proposed Goldstein's type methods are efficient for solving VVIs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-228
Number of pages13
JournalApplied Numerical Mathematics
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

Scopus Subject Areas

  • Numerical Analysis
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Applied Mathematics

User-Defined Keywords

  • Co-coercive
  • Goldstein's method
  • Optimal step-size
  • Variant variational inequality


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