We present new results in Interval Analysis (IA) and in the calculus for interval-valued functions of a single real variable. Starting with a recently proposed comparison index, we develop a new general setting for partial order in the (semi linear) space of compact real intervals and we apply corresponding concepts for the analysis and calculus of interval-valued functions. We adopt extensively the midpoint-radius representation of intervals in the real half plane and show its usefulness in calculus. Concepts related to convergence and limits, continuity, gH-differentiability and monotonicity of interval-valued functions are introduced and analyzed in detail. Graphical examples and pictures accompany the presentation. A companion Part II of the paper will present additional properties (max and min points, convexity and periodicity)

Interval Analysis and Calculus for Interval-Valued Functions of a Single Variable. Part I: Partial Orders, gH-Derivative, Monotonicity

Luciano Stefanini;Benedetta Amicizia
2019-01-01

Abstract

We present new results in Interval Analysis (IA) and in the calculus for interval-valued functions of a single real variable. Starting with a recently proposed comparison index, we develop a new general setting for partial order in the (semi linear) space of compact real intervals and we apply corresponding concepts for the analysis and calculus of interval-valued functions. We adopt extensively the midpoint-radius representation of intervals in the real half plane and show its usefulness in calculus. Concepts related to convergence and limits, continuity, gH-differentiability and monotonicity of interval-valued functions are introduced and analyzed in detail. Graphical examples and pictures accompany the presentation. A companion Part II of the paper will present additional properties (max and min points, convexity and periodicity)
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