A PROJECTION ALGORITHM FOR SYMMETRIC EIGENVALUE PROBLEMS

  • Published : 1999.12.31

Abstract

We introduce a new projector for accelerating convergence of a symmetric eigenvalue problem Ax = x, and devise a power/Lanczos hybrid algorithm. Acceleration can be achieved by removing the hard-to-annihilate nonsolution eigencomponents corresponding to the widespread eigenvalues with modulus close to 1, by estimating them accurately using the Lanczos method. However, the additional Lanczos results can be obtained without expensive matrix-vector multiplications but a very small amount of extra work, by utilizing simple power-Lanczos interconversion algorithms suggested. Numerical experiments are given at the end.