By Sushil Bhandari

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Onee the frietion problern is formulated as an LCP or as a related mathematieal programming problem, mathematically proven, robust and effective solution methods beeome available. In these notes I do not treat this issue but refer to Klarbring [44, 46], Christensen, Klarbring, Pang and Strömberg [12], Christensen and Pang [13] and Strömberg [73] and referenees therein. To understand the meehanieal or physical baekground of the mathematieal results, we study a one-point-eontaet problern repeatedly throughout the text.

Moreover, the two half-lines R± are elementary examples of cones whereas intervals I are elementary examples of convex sets. 26 A. e. x E K Note that a cone necessarily contains the origin and extends to infinity in at least one ray direction. It follows that the half-lines IL and R+ are the only (proper) cones in R (besides the whole line R). A finite (or bounded) interval is not a cone. e. (l-A)x+AyEC' An interval is the archetype of a convex set in R. In particular, the whole line R and the two half-lines IL and R+ are convex sets (and therefore convex cones).

7 Distance to and projection on convex cones The standard norm in R is the absolute value I x I . The length of a segment [x,y] or the distance between two points x and y is thus given by Ix- y I . e. e. it is a function D1: R ~ R+; it is zero if the point x already belongs to the interval and positive otherwise. e. P1: R ~ I ; it is the point x itself when x already belongs to the interval and an extreme point c otherwise if XE I if xftl PI(X) ={ ; if if X X EI ftl For instance, in the cases where I is a segment [a, b] (a < b) and the positive half-line R+, the (continuous) distance and projection functions are explicitly given by D[a,bj(X) DR+(x) = rx 0 x-b = {-XO if x::;;a a::s;x::;;b if x~b x::;;o x~O P[a,b](X) = { PR+(x) = {~ x::;;a a::;;x::;;b if ~ x~b if x::;;o x~O The graphs of these functions are drawn in Fig.