Working paper

On linear and quadratic Lipschitz bounds for twice continuously differentiable functions

Lower and upper bounds for a given function are important in many mathematical and engineering contexts, where they often serve as a base for both analysis and application. In this short paper, we derive piecewise linear and quadratic bounds that are stated in terms of the Lipschitz constants of the function and the Lipschitz constants of its partial derivatives, and serve to bound the function's evolution over a compact set. While the results follow from basic mathematical principles and are certainly not new, we present them as they are, from our experience, very difficult to find explicitly either in the literature or in most analysis textbooks.

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