Accession Number : AD0478457

Title :   COMPUTING THE EIGENVALUES AND EIGENVECTORS OF A MATRIX.

Descriptive Note : Interim technical rept. no. 7,

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AUSTIN COMPUTATION CENTER

Personal Author(s) : Skinner,Charles W.

Report Date : JAN 1966

Pagination or Media Count : 57

Abstract : The general problem of finding the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a matrix, with the aid of a digital computer, is investigated. Primary emphasis is placed on the description of methods by which the given matrix is reduced to diagonal, triangular, tridiagonal or Hessenberg form, the latter two cases requiring an additional stage of computation to find the eigenvalues. Comparisons are made between competing techniques with respect to stability, accuracy, and speed of computation. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MATRICES(MATHEMATICS), NUMERICAL METHODS AND PROCEDURES), DIGITAL COMPUTERS

Subject Categories : Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE