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Lecture# Geodesic convexity: why, and what we need

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This lecture explores the concept of geodesic convexity and its importance in optimization on manifolds. Starting with the definition of convexity in linear spaces, the instructor explains how this notion is extended to optimization on manifolds, highlighting the key fact that local minima imply global minima.

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