The classical duality theory of Kantorovich (C R (Doklady) Acad Sci URSS (NS) 37:199–201, 1942) and Kellerer (Z Wahrsch Verw Gebiete 67(4):399–432, 1984) for classical optimal transport is generalized to an abstract framework and a characterization of the dual elements is provided. This abstract generalization is set in a Banach lattice X with an order unit. The problem is given as the supremum over a convex subset of the positive unit sphere of the topological dual of X and the dual problem is defined on the bi-dual of X. These results are then applied to several extensions of the classical optimal transport.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Mathematics (miscellaneous)
- Mechanical Engineering