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2006.179: Componentwise perturbation theory for linear systems with multiple right-hand sides

2006.179: Desmond J. Higham and Nicholas J. Higham (1992) Componentwise perturbation theory for linear systems with multiple right-hand sides. Linear Algebra and its Applications, 174. pp. 111-129. ISSN 0024-3795

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DOI: 10.1016/0024-3795(92)90046-D


Existing definitions of componentwise backward error and componentwise condition number for linear systems are extended to systems with multiple right-hand sides and to a general class of componentwise measure of perturbations involving Hölder p-norms. It is shown that for a system of order n with r right-hand sides, the componentwise backward error can be computed by finding the minimum p-norm solutions to n underdetermined linear systems, and an explicit expression is obtained in the case r = 1. A perturbation bound is derived, and from this the componentwise condition number is obtained to within a multiplicative constant. Applications of the results are discussed to invariant subspace computations, quasi-Newton methods based on multiple secant equations, and an inverse ODE problem.

Item Type:Article
Subjects:MSC 2000 > 15 Linear and multilinear algebra; matrix theory
MSC 2000 > 65 Numerical analysis
MIMS number:2006.179
Deposited By:Miss Louise Stait
Deposited On:05 July 2006

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