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Any converging sequence has a unique limit point. By deleting certain elements of a sequence {xk }, we obtain a subsequence, denoted by {xk }K , where K is a subset of all positive integers. To illustrate, let K be the set of all even positive integers, then {xk }K denotes the subsequence {x2 , x4 , x6 , . }. An equivalent definition of closed sets, that is useful when demonstrating that a set is closed, is based on sequences of points contained in S. A set S is closed if and only if, for any convergent sequence of points {xk } contained in S with limit point x ¯, we also have x ¯ ∈ S.

Now, let 0 < ε < 1, and consider the set Sk = {x ∈ S : α ≤ f (x) ≤ α + εk } for k = 1, 2, . .. By the definition of an infimum, Sk = ∅ for each k, and so we can construct a sequence of points {xk } ⊆ S by selecting a point xk ∈ Sk for each k = 1, 2, . .. Since S is bounded, there exists a convergent subsequence {xk }K → x¯, indexed by the set K. By the closedness of S, we have x ¯ ∈ S; and by the continuity of f , since α ≤ f (xk ) ≤ α + εk for all k, we have α = limk→∞,k∈K f (xk ) = f (¯ x). Hence, we have shown that there exists a solution x ¯ ∈ S such that f (¯ x) = α = inf{f (x) : x ∈ S}, and so x ¯ is a minimising solution.

Let us first define local and global minima for unconstrained problems. 1 (Local and Global Minima) Consider the problem of minimising f (x) over Rn and let x ¯ ∈ Rn . If f (¯ x) ≤ f (x) for all x ∈ Rn , then x ¯ is called a global minimum. If there exists an ε-neighbourhood Nε (¯ x) x), then x¯ is called a local around x ¯ such that f (¯ x) ≤ f (x) for each x ∈ Nε (¯ minimum, whilst if f (¯ x) < f (x) for all x ∈ Nε (¯ x), x = x ¯, for some ε > 0, then x ¯ is called a strict local minimum. Clearly, a global minimum is also a local minimum.

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