Search All of the Math Forum:
Views expressed in these public forums are not endorsed by
Drexel University or The Math Forum.



Re: Krylov
Posted:
Oct 18, 2013 6:06 PM


On October 14, 2013, bartekltg wrote: > > I saw an article, "the top 10 algorithms for the 21st century". > > lnk?
Computers in science and engineering, Jan. 2000
> > One of these was Krylov subspaces. > > Can anyone clue me in what this is, and what for? Not > > looking for a math seminar, more like apps. And why > > is the algorithm, whatever it does, so important? > This is family of numerical algorithms. > Mostly solving linear systems (Preconditioned Conjugate Gradient[!], > GMRES) and eigenvalue problems (Arnoldi, Lanczos). > Every time you use a iterative methods for sparse linear system > it probably use one of krylov methods.
> Why important? They have better convergence. > "Classical" (Jacobi, SOR) iterative methods converge > like ((1x)/(1+x))^n, > > while krylov converge like ((1sqrt(x))/(1+sqrt(x)))^n > x = cond(A)  spectral condition number of matrix/operator A. > > If I wanted to research this further, would it be > > a linear algebra book, or numerical analysis, or what? > > Rather numerical analysis. > > BTW. Wiki is good start;) > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krylov_subspace
I don't trust Wiki > I like this books: > http://wwwusers.cs.umn.edu/~saad/books.html
ok thanks
 Rich



