
Journal of Convex Analysis 16 (2009), No. 3, 891898 Copyright Heldermann Verlag 2009 On Maximally qPositive Sets Juan Enrique MartínezLegaz Dep. d'Economia i d'Història Econòmica, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, 08193 Bellaterra, Spain [Abstractpdf] In his recent book \textit{From HahnBanach to monotonicity} (SpringerVerlag, Berlin, 2008), S. Simons has introduced the notion of SSD space to provide an abstract algebraic framework for the study of monotonicity. Graphs of (maximal) monotone operators appear to be (maximally) $q$positive sets in suitably defined SSD\ spaces. The richer concept of SSDB\ space involves also a Banach space structure. In this paper we prove that the analog of the Fitzpatrick function of a maximally $q$positive subset $M$ in a SSD space $\left( B,\left\lfloor \cdot ,\cdot \right\rfloor \right)$ is the smallest convex representation of $M$. As a consequence of this result it follows that, in the case of a SSDB space, the conjugate with respect to the pairing $\left \lfloor \cdot, \cdot \right \rfloor$ of any convex representation of $M$ provides a convex representation of $M$, too. We also give a new proof of a characterization of maximally $q$positive subsets of SSDB spaces in terms of such special representations. [ Fulltextpdf (111 KB)] for subscribers only. 