By G. W. Stewart

ISBN-10: 0898714044

ISBN-13: 9780898714043

During this follow-up to Afternotes on Numerical research (SIAM, 1996) the writer keeps to convey the immediacy of the school room to the published web page. just like the unique undergraduate quantity, Afternotes is going to Graduate tuition is the results of the writer writing down his notes instantly after giving each one lecture; subsequently the afternotes are the results of a follow-up graduate path taught through Professor Stewart on the college of Maryland. The algorithms awarded during this quantity require deeper mathematical realizing than these within the undergraduate e-book, and their implementations aren't trivial. Stewart makes use of a clean presentation that's transparent and intuitive as he covers issues resembling discrete and non-stop approximation, linear and quadratic splines, eigensystems, and Krylov series equipment. He concludes with lectures on classical iterative equipment and nonlinear equations.

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4. The Gram-Schmidt algorithm can be used in both continuous and discrete spaces. Unfortunately, in the discrete case it is numerically unstable and can give vectors that are far from orthogonal. The modified version is better, but it too can produce nonorthogonal vectors. We will later give an algorithm for the discrete case that preserves orthogonality. Projections 5. 1 suggests that the best approximation in a subspace to a vector y will be the shadow cast by y at high noon on the subspace. Such shadows are called projections.

Such that is minimized. Here is the usual 2-norm on Rn. 2. There are continuous analogues of the discrete least squares problem. For example, suppose we want to approximate a function y(i) by a polynomial of degree k — I on [—1,1]. If we define and for any square-integrable function u set then our problem once again reduces to minimizing \\y — ft\x\ — A^/clll- 3. In certain applications some parts of an approximation may be more important than others. For example, if the points yi in a discrete least squares problem vary in accuracy, we would not want to see the less accurate data contributing equally to the final fit.

14. The modern method is based on the QR factorization X = QR. Since the columns of Q are in the column space of X, we have QTPx = QT- Moreover, QTX = QTQR = R. 7) by QT we get This system of equations is called the QR equation. Since R is upper triangular, the solution of the QR equation is trivial. It might seem a disadvantage that we must first compute a QR factorization of 6. Approximation 45 X. However, to form the normal equations we must compute the cross-product matrix XTX, which usually involves the same order of labor.

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