## 2007.103: Computing $A^\alpha$, $\log(A)$ and Related Matrix Functions by Contour Integrals

2007.103:
Nicholas Hale, Nicholas J. Higham and Lloyd N. Trefethen
(2008)
*Computing $A^\alpha$, $\log(A)$ and Related Matrix Functions by Contour Integrals.*
SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis, 46 ( 5).
pp. 2505-2523.
ISSN 0036-1429

*This is the latest version of this eprint.*

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DOI: 10.1137/070700607

## Abstract

New methods are proposed for the numerical evaluation of $f(\A)$ or $f(\A) b$, where $f(\A)$ is a function such as $\sqrt \A$ or $\log (\A)$ with singularities in $(-\infty,0\kern .7pt ]$ and $\A$ is a matrix with eigenvalues on or near $(0,\infty)$. The methods are based on combining contour integrals evaluated by the periodic trapezoid rule with conformal maps involving Jacobi elliptic functions. The convergence is geometric, so that the computation of $f(\A)b$ is typically reduced to one or two dozen linear system solves.

Item Type: | Article |
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Uncontrolled Keywords: | matrix function, contour integral, quadrature, rational approximation, trapezoid rule, Cauchy integral, conformal map |

Subjects: | MSC 2000 > 15 Linear and multilinear algebra; matrix theory MSC 2000 > 65 Numerical analysis |

MIMS number: | 2007.103 |

Deposited By: | Nick Higham |

Deposited On: | 18 August 2008 |

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