First published in 1985, this book presents background material, descriptions, and supporting theory relating to practical numerical algorithms for the solution of huge eigenvalue problems. It deals with "symmetric" problems, however in this book, "symmetric" also encompasses numerical procedures for computing singular values and vectors of real rectangular matrices and numerical procedures for computing eigenelements of nondefective complex symmetric matrices. Although preserving orthogonality has been the golden rule in linear algebra, most of the algorithms in this book conform to that rule only locally, resulting in markedly reduced memory requirements. Additionally, most of the algorithms discussed separate the eigenvalue (singular value) computations from the corresponding eigenvector (singular vector) computations. This separation prevents losses in accuracy that can occur in methods which, in order to be able to compute further into the spectrum, use successive implicit deflation by computed eigenvector or singular vector approximations.
This book continues to be useful to the mathematical, scientific, and engineering communities as a reservoir of information detailing the nonclassical side of Lanczos algorithms and as a presentation of what continues to be the most efficient methods for certain types of large-scale eigenvalue computations. An online version of Volume II: Programs, which contains the FORTRAN code and documentation for each of the Lanczos procedures discussed in Volume I, can be found at the numerical analysis community repository, www.netlib.org, under the term "lanczos." Royalties from the sale of this book are contributed to the SIAM Student Travel Fund.
Publisher: Society for Industrial & Applied Mathematics,U.S.
Number of pages: 293
Weight: 398 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm