By Daniel R. Lynch

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33) < 1. (p(G)is the spectral radius [A]Diagonally Dominant: Jacobi and G-S will converge. [A]Symmetric, Positive Definite: Jacobi, G-S, and SOR will converge, the latter requiring o

Here B = 9 and more generally, B is twice the number of nodes in the x-direction, plus 1. There are systematic alterations due to the boundary conditions. The central tridiagonal structure reflects The outer diagonals are needed for The reader is encouraged to the approximation to confirm this structure. 3. 9. Solution strategies for such a system fall into two distinct categories, Direct and Iterative. Direct algorithms achieve the exact algebraic solution in a finite number of operations. They can involve relatively complex coding, and are non-repetitive in their simplest forms.

It is the distance between algebraic truth and its iterative approximation. 10) While the errors { E ) cannot be measured, the increments ( 6 ) can and thus ( 6 ) provides useful computational information on the progress of an iterative method. 2. 2) converges if and only if the spectral radius p of the iteration matrix [G'l is less than unity. By definition, p is the largest (in absolute value) eigenvalue of [GI. Noting that the are the same as those of [GI, we have in the limit of large 1: eigenvalues of [A][G][A-'1 {€}I N p{€}'-l (6)' 21 P{6}'-1 {R}' p{~}'-' The second and third of these are useful in estimating p.