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The automorphism group and the non-self-duality of p-cones

Masaru Ito (ito.m***at***math.cst.nihon-u.ac.jp)
Bruno F. Lourenco (lourenco***at***mist.i.u-tokyo.ac.jp)

Abstract: In this paper, we determine the automorphism group of the p-cones (p\neq 2) in dimension greater than two. In particular, we show that the automorphism group of those p-cones are the positive scalar multiples of the generalized permutation matrices that fix the main axis of the cone. Next, we take a look at a problem related to the duality theory of the p-cones. Under the Euclidean inner product it is well-known that a p-cone is self-dual only when p=2. However, it was not known whether it is possible to construct an inner product depending on p which makes the p-cone self-dual. Our results shows that no matter which inner product is considered, a p-cone will never become self-dual unless p=2 or the dimension is less than three.

Keywords: p-cone, automorphism group, self-duality

Category 1: Linear, Cone and Semidefinite Programming

Category 2: Convex and Nonsmooth Optimization


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Entry Submitted: 06/28/2018
Entry Accepted: 06/28/2018
Entry Last Modified: 08/05/2018

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