In this short paper, we look into a conclusion drawn by Alzalg (J Optim Theory Appl 169:32–49, 2016). We think the conclusion drawn in the paper is incorrect by pointing out three things. First, we provide a counterexample that the proposed inner product does not satisfy bilinearity. Secondly, we offer an argument why a pth-order cone cannot be self-dual under any reasonable inner product structure on Rn. Thirdly, even under the assumption that all elements operator commute, the inner product becomes an official inner product and the arbitrary-order cone can be shown as a symmetric cone, we think this condition is still unreasonable and very stringent so that the result can only be applied to very few cases.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Control and Optimization
- Management Science and Operations Research
- Applied Mathematics