# Tagged Questions

Numerical algorithms for problems in analysis and algebra, scientific computation

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### What is the right citation for the power iteration method to find eigenvalues?

What is the right citation for the power iteration method to find eigenvalues, if I want to cite the method in a paper? I've seen some Google PageRank references in this context. But Brin and Page ...

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### Estimating the Variance of a Discrete Normal Distribution

Let $f(x; \sigma) = \frac{1}{\sigma\sqrt{2\pi}}\cdot e^{-\frac{x^2}{2\sigma^2}}$ be the probability density function of a normal distribution $\mathcal{N}(0, \sigma^2)$. We consider a discrete normal ...

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### Gaps between roots of trigonometric polynomials

[Cross-posted from Math.SE because I got no responses there.]
Given a polynomial in $e^{\mathrm{i}k t}$ of the form
$$ p(t) = \sum_{-n\leq k\leq n} c_k e^{\mathrm{i}k t} $$
with $\bar c_{-k} = c_k$, ...

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### Advice on numerical solution for 2D hyperbolic PDE with zero flux boundary conditions

I would like to numerically solve a hyperbolic PDE of the form
$\frac{\partial\theta_t}{\partial t}(x,y)+\frac{\partial\left[\theta_t \gamma_t^x\right]}{\partial x}(x,y)+\frac{\partial\left[\theta_t ...

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### Why are there so few zero-dimensional polynomial system solvers and is this because there is no real market for them?

My questions involve the quotes below from wikipedia regarding solving polynomial systems, which given the size of the market for Big Data & Predictive Analysis applications I find puzzling:
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### Solution of Helmholtz-Equation where Phase is restricted by additional PDE

Hello!
Let's say I have
$(\partial_x^2 + \partial_y^2 + a)f(x,y)=0$
with $f(x,y) \in \mathbb{C}$, ($\lim_{x,y \to \infty} f(x,y)=0$).
Now separate the Amplitude and Phase of the solution:
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### Discrete gradient on point clouds

I am interested to know some ways to approximate discrete gradient if you have a function on point clouds in 2D or 3D.
If you have a function defined on a grid, it well known that you can use a ...

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### Solving a matrix equation $X=c \cdot AXA' +I$ with a diagonal corrections

I am now struggling to solve the matrix $X \in R^{n \times n}$ in the following equation:
$X=c \cdot AXA' - diag(c \cdot AXA')+ I$,
where
(1) $A \in R^{n \times n}$ is a given matrix whose element ...

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### Integral Fredholm equation of the second type

There is an equation
$$
w(x) = g(x)+\int\limits_0^M w(y)f(x-y)\,dy
$$
where $f\geq 0$, $f\in C^\infty(\mathbb R\setminus\{c\})$ for some point $c$ and $\int\limits_{-\infty}^\infty f(t)\,dt\leq 1$. ...

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### Asymptotic expansion of an integral, related to Maass forms

I am trying to compute the asymptotic expansion of the integral
$I(t) = \int_{C} e^{\sqrt{1+u}(\frac{1}{t}+\frac{t^2}{\sqrt{u}})}\frac{u^\eta}{\sqrt{1+u}}du$
as $t$ is real and $t\rightarrow +\infty$, ...

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### Finite differencing scheme for Hamilton's equation with planar linkages

I am trying to simulate the movement of a planar linkage in the plane whose position and momentum obey Hamilton's equations, which is to say that $${{dq}\over{dt}} = {{dH}\over{dp}}$$ and ...

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### Software tools for medium-scale systems of polynomial equations

I am attempting to find all real solutions of a system of 12 polynomial equations in 12 unknowns. The equations each have total degree 6 and contain up to 1700 terms. I am only interested in real ...

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### What are some good sanity checks for simulating BNLS?

After doing some googling, I failed to find any explicit solution for the Biharmonic Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation, which states:
$$
i\psi (x,t) _t - \Delta ^2 \psi (x,t) + |\psi (x,t) | ^{2 \sigma} ...

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### Sensitivity of the range of a matrix

The distance between two subspaces $\mathcal{U}$ and $\widetilde{\mathcal{U}}$ is classically defined as $d(\mathcal{U},\tilde{\mathcal{U}}):=\|P-\tilde{P}\|$, where $P$ and $\tilde{P}$ are orthogonal ...

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### Computational complexity of calculating the nth root of a real number

Several sources state that the computational or time complexity of square rooting is the same as that of multiplication (or division). See for example:
Jean-Michel Muller, "Elementary Functions: ...

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### Boundedness of ratio of linear functions

Consider the function
\begin{eqnarray}
f(x_1,x_2,\cdots, x_n) = \frac{\sum_{i}^{n}a_ix_i}{\sum_{i}^{n}b_ix_i},
\end{eqnarray}
over the set $S = \{x := (x_1,x_2,\cdots, x_n):-1 \leq x_i \leq 1,\; ...

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### Dragilev method

What are the advantages and disadvantages of the Dragilev ( http://www.mathnet.ru/php/person.phtml?&personid=32359&option_lang=eng
and ...

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### Are there workable numerical approaches for the pentagon equation?

Warning: this post is the "numerical" analog of
Are there workable algebraic geometry approaches for the pentagon equation?
I've replaced "algebraic geometry" by "numerical" in its content,
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### Compute an arbitrary decimal place of $\pi$

Is there a method to find the value of the $n$-th decimal place of $\pi$ which is more efficient than having to compute all decimal places before as well?

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### Projection onto $\ell^{2,1}$ ball

Does anyone have an idea how to project onto the $\ell^{2,1}$ ball efficiently, i.e. how to solve
$$ u = \arg \min_u \|u-f \|^2 \text{such that } \left(\sum_i \big(\sum_j |u_{i,j}|\big)^2 ...

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### Are there some algorithms to solve the diagonal matrix $X$ to the following matrix equation?

Suppose $X$ is an unknown $m \times m$ diagonal matrix. Given a scalar $0<c<1$, and a matrix $A$ of $m \times m$ size whose entries $0<A_{i,j}<1$. Are there some algorithms to find the ...

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### Convergence rate of iterated nonlinear equations?

For $i=1, \dots, n$ ($n$ could be large) we have variables $x_i$ and $y_i$ relating to probability bounds s.t. $x_i, y_i \geq 0, x_i+y_i \leq 1 \; \forall i$. Each $i$ has a constant $\theta_i$, and ...

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### Eigenvalues of non-symmetric matrix and its transpose

What more can be said about the eigenvalues (especially the spectrum) of the $N \times N$ matrix ${\bf M} = {\bf A} + {\bf A}^T$ in terms of $\bf A$ if $\bf A$ is not symmetric and its eigenvalues are ...

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### A question on discrete numerical simulation on fluids mechanics

I read the paper "Stable, circulation-preseving simplicial fuids" by Elcott, et al: http://www.cs.jhu.edu/~misha/Fall09/Elcott07.pdf. It gives a structure preseving discretization of fluids. I have ...

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### Explicit probability conserving solvers for Pauli equation?

I know that there exist probability conserving explicit solvers for time-dependent Schrödinger's equation, for example, Visscher's one.
But when I tried to add spin into account in this scheme, it ...

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### Roots of modified polynomials

Consider the following two polynomials:
$$
g=x^3 - x^2 - (c + 2)x + c
$$
and
$$
h=x^3 - x^2 - cx + c
$$
The roots of $h$ are $1$ and $\pm \sqrt{c}$. I am interested in obtaining the roots of $g$, ...

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### solving Lyapunov-like equation

The following matrix equation might be a Lyapunov-like equation, but it seems hard for me to develop a simpler way to solve it. From the computation effort, I need some help for solving the special ...

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### Estimates of Hausdorff dimension (and its derivatives)

For example, the cookie cutter maps, say $T:I_1 \cup I_2 \subset [0,1] \to [0,1] $ is a $C^2$ map such that $|T'|>1$ and provided $I_1$ and $I_2$ are disjoint closed intervals and $T(I_i)=[0,1]$. ...

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### Why Does a quadratic phase term in BNLS causes collapse?

I've heard a couple of times that in the Biharmonic Nonlinear Schrodinger Equation,
$i\psi_z + \Delta ^2 \psi + |\psi | ^{2\sigma } \psi =0 $, $\psi (x, 0) = \psi _0 (x) \in H^1( \mathbb{R} ^d ) $
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### How to estimate the Haar measure on $G_2$

I have a sequence of real numbers. I want to know whether this sequence looks like the traces in the standard representation of a random sequence of elements of $G_2$. (Here random is according to the ...

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### interpolation and approximation [closed]

Given a function $f$ in C^k[a,b], can we always construct function $g \neq f$ such that $g(x) \ge f(x)$ for all $x \in [a,b]$, $f^{(m)}(a)=g^{(m)}(a)$ and $f^{(m)}(b)=g^{(m)}(b)$ for $m=0,1,\dots, k$ ...

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### Basic software libraries for numerical analysis using modern programming languages?

I'm looking for a software library with a scope similar to "numerical recipes", but implemented in a modern programming language. "Modern" in this context means to me: object oriented (not C or ...

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### Rank 1 Approximation of Elementwise Inverse Matrix

I'm wondering whether there is a good way to solve the following optimisation problem.
Given a strictly positive quadratic matrix $A$, find two diagonal matrices $D_1$ and $D_2$ so that
$$ \| D_1 A ...

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### Bounds for the infinity norm of the inverse for certain diagonaly dominant matrices

I m trying to analyse the stability against perturbations for a specific system of linear equations $Ax=b$.
For this, i use the standard condition number $||A||_{\infty}||A^{-1}||_{\infty}$.
Here ...

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### Using FFT to aproximate a fuction [closed]

I am trying to use the FFT to approximate a given function. So i have 10 points xk that are given for example, if i use the FFT that will give me Xk. So now using the inverse FFT we can get the ...

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### Quadrature formula max accuracy

I'm looking for a maximum accuracy quadrature formula:
$$
\int_{-1} ^{1} \sqrt{\frac {1-x}{1+x}} f(x)dx = A_1f(x_1)+A_2f(x_2)+R(f)
$$
I don't know exactly if it's Trapezoidal rule which has the ...

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### Decompositions of sparse symmetric matrices and methods for solving large linear equations

I am writing code for solving linear equations of the form
$$A_{n\times n}\cdot x=1_n$$
where $n$ is on the order of $10^6$ and $A$ is a symmetric matrix with approx $10^3$ nonzero entries in each ...

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### Is there an example where the error of Gauss-Laguerre quadrature does not vanish?

The $n$th Gauss-Laguerre quadrature aims to approximate integral $$\int_{\mathbb{R}_+} f(x) \exp(-x)$$ by the sum
$$\sum_{i=1}^n f(x_i) w_i$$
where $x_1,...,x_n$ are the roots of the $n$th Laguerre ...

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### Convergence for symmetric, positive semi-definite operator

Assume $u$ is a vector in the Euclidean space $\mathbb{R}^N$, $\|u\|=\sqrt{\langle u, u\rangle}$, where $\langle u, v\rangle = \sum_{i=1}^N u_i v_i$.
I have that $\|u^{k+1}-u\|\leq \|I - c ...

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### Polynomial upper and lower bounds

Consider approximating smooth function $f(x): \mathbb{R} \to \mathbb{R}$ over the interval $[a,b]$ with a bounded $k$th derivative over the interval. I would like to find degree $d$ polynomials ...

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### An algebraic equation question [closed]

My question is this:
If $\frac{\sqrt[n]{\prod_{i=1}^n(p_i + 1)}}{\sqrt[n]{\prod_{i=1}^n(m_i + 1)}} = e ^\beta$
can I find an expression (either exact or approximate) for ...

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### Numerical Evaluation of Some Triple Integral involving Negative Powers

Let $\beta_i\in (-1/2,0)$, $i=1,2,3,4$. I'm interested in obtaining numerical value of the following integrals:
$$
\int_{0<u_1<u_2<u_3<1} (1-u_1)^{\beta_1}(1-u_2)^{\beta_2} ...

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### How can one use stability analaysis of finite differences methods in linear Schrodinger to the NLS?

Specifically, I've seen a lot of analysis of grid stability for solving Linear Schrodinger with Forward Euler, Backward Euler and Crank-Nicolson. However, most of the usages I've seen for the same ...

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### Lanczos algorithm with thick restart on a dynamic matrix

currently, I'm working on a way to compute the 2 biggest eigenvalues of a real, symmetric, huge and sparse matrix that changes a few entries from time to time. The problem should be solved using an ...

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### battleship permutation

Consider the following one-dimensional version of the game battleships. There is a battleship somewhere on $\mathbb N$, i.e., a interval $N,\ldots,N+k$. Your task is to find whether this battleship ...

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### What do we know about the generalized eigenvalue problem involving a projector?

Consider a matrix $A\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$ and a projector $P\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$.
Are there results regarding the generalized eigenpairs $(v,\lambda)$ of the generalized eigenproblem
...

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### Do runtimes for P require EXP resources to upper-bound? … are concrete examples known? (answer: yes and yes)

Update #6:
Wow, quick service on TCS StackExchange! Emanuele Viola has provided an answer Are runtime bounds in P decidable? Answer: No.
Emanuele's answer illuminates (for me) Luca Trevisan's ...

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### Fast checking that overdetermined polynomial system does not have a solution

As a result of some inductive procedure for each $n$ I have a system of about $n^2$ polynomial equations with $n$ variables with integer coefficients, which can be precisely computed. As the system is ...

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### Determine noise distribution [closed]

I'm trying to solve the following least squares problem:
$\underset{x}{\text{min}} ||Ax - \tilde{b}||_2$
where $Ax = b$ and $\tilde{b} = b + w$
Question:
How do I determine which probability ...

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### Sharpest bound on the zero free region of $\zeta^{\prime}$?

I'm interested in calculating all of the zeroes of the first derivative of the Riemann $\zeta$ function up to an arbitrary height. I know that (on the RH), all of these zeroes will have real part $\ge ...