Viscosity Solutions and Viscosity Subderivatives in Smooth Banach Spaces with Applications to Metric Regularity

J. Borwein and Q. J. Zhu


Abstract: In Gateaux or bornologically differentiable spaces there are two natural generalizations of the concept of a Fr\' echet subderivative: In this paper we study the viscosity subderivative (which is the more robust of the two) and establish refined fuzzy sum rules for it in a smooth Banach space. These rules are applied to obtain comparison results for viscosity solutions of Hamilton-Jacobi equations in smooth spaces. A unified treatment of metric regularity in smooth spaces completes the paper. This illustrates the flexibility of viscosity subderivatives as a tool for analysis.