As various types of tangent cones, generalized derivatives and subgradients prove to be a useful tool in nonsmooth optimization and nonsmooth analysis, we witness a considerable interest in analysis of their properties, relations and applications.
Recently, Treiman  proved that the Clarke tangent cone at a point to a closed subset of a Banach space contains the limit inferior of the contingent cones to the set at neighbouring points. We provide a considerable strengthening of this result for reflexive spaces. Exploring the analogous inclusion in which the contingent cones are replaced by pseudocontingent cones we have observed that it does not hold any longer in a general Banach space, however it does in reflexive spaces. Among the several basic relations we have discovered is the following one: the Clarke tangent cone at a point to a closed subset of a reflexive Banach space is equal to the limit inferior of the weak (pseudo) contingent cones to the set at neighbouring points.
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