In this paper, two new types of generalized convex functions are introduced. They are called strictly prequasi-invex functions and semistrictly prequasi-invex functions. Note that prequasi-invexity does not imply semistrict prequasi-invexity. The characterization of prequasi-invex functions is established under the condition of lower semicontinuity, upper semicontinuity, and semistrict prequasi-invexity, respectively. Furthermore, the characterization of semistrictly prequasi-invex functions is also obtained under the condition of prequasi-invexity and lower semicontinuity, respectively. A similar result is also obtained for strictly prequasi-invex functions. It is worth noting that these characterizations reveal various interesting relationships among prequasi-invex, semistrictly prequasi-invex, and strictly prequasi-invex functions. Finally, prequasi-invex, semistrictly prequasi-invex, and strictly prequasi-invex functions are used in the study of optimization problems.
- Prequasi-invex functions
- Semistrictly prequasi-invex functions
- Strictly prequasi-invex functions
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Optimization
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Applied Mathematics