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Iterative Methods for Linear
and Nonlinear Equations
C. T. Kelley
North Carolina State University
Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics
Philadelphia 1995
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Contents
Preface xi
How to Get the Software xiii
CHAPTER 1. Basic Concepts and Stationary Iterative Methods 3
1.1 Review and notation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
1.2 The Banach Lemma and approximate inverses . . . . . . . . . . 5
1.3 The spectral radius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
1.4 Matrix splittings and classical stationary iterative methods . . 7
1.5 Exercises on stationary iterative methods . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
CHAPTER 2. Conjugate Gradient Iteration 11
2.1 Krylov methods and the minimization property . . . . . . . . . 11
2.2 Consequences of the minimization property . . . . . . . . . . . 13
2.3 Termination of the iteration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
2.4 Implementation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
2.5 Preconditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
2.6 CGNR and CGNE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
2.7 Examples for preconditioned conjugate iteration . . . . . . . . 26
2.8 Exercises on conjugate gradient . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
CHAPTER 3. GMRES Iteration 33
3.1 The minimization property and its consequences . . . . . . . . 33
3.2 Termination . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35
3.3 Preconditioning . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
3.4 GMRES implementation: Basic ideas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
3.5 Implementation: Givens rotations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
3.6 Other methods for nonsymmetric systems . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
3.6.1 BiCG. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
3.6.2 CGS. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
3.6.3 BiCGSTAB. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
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3.6.4 TFQMR. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
3.7 Examples for GMRES iteration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
3.8 Examples for CGNR, BiCGSTAB, and TFQMR iteration . . . 55
3.9 Exercises on GMRES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
CHAPTER 4. Basic Concepts and FixedPoint Iteration 65
4.1 Types of convergence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
4.2 Fixedpoint iteration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
4.3 The standard assumptions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
CHAPTER 5. Newton’s Method 71
5.1 Local convergence of Newton’s method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 71
5.2 Termination of the iteration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
5.3 Implementation of Newton’s method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 73
5.4 Errors in the function and derivative . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
5.4.1 The chord method. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
5.4.2 Approximate inversion of F
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
5.4.3 The Shamanskii method. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
5.4.4 Diﬀerence approximation to F
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
5.4.5 The secant method. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
5.5 The Kantorovich Theorem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
5.6 Examples for Newton’s method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
5.7 Exercises on Newton’s method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
CHAPTER 6. Inexact Newton Methods 95
6.1 The basic estimates . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
6.1.1 Direct analysis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
6.1.2 Weighted norm analysis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
6.1.3 Errors in the function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
6.2 Newtoniterative methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
6.2.1 Newton GMRES. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
6.2.2 Other Newtoniterative methods. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
6.3 NewtonGMRES implementation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
6.4 Examples for NewtonGMRES . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
6.4.1 Chandrasekhar Hequation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
6.4.2 Convectiondiﬀusion equation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
6.5 Exercises on inexact Newton methods . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
CHAPTER 7. Broyden’s method 113
7.1 The Dennis–Mor´e condition . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
7.2 Convergence analysis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
7.2.1 Linear problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
7.2.2 Nonlinear problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 120
7.3 Implementation of Broyden’s method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
7.4 Examples for Broyden’s method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
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7.4.1 Linear problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
7.4.2 Nonlinear problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
7.5 Exercises on Broyden’s method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 132
CHAPTER 8. Global Convergence 135
8.1 Single equations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
8.2 Analysis of the Armijo rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
8.3 Implementation of the Armijo rule . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
8.3.1 Polynomial line searches. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 142
8.3.2 Broyden’s method. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
8.4 Examples for Newton–Armijo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
8.4.1 Inverse tangent function. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
8.4.2 Convectiondiﬀusion equation. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
8.4.3 Broyden–Armijo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
8.5 Exercises on global convergence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 151
Bibliography 153
Index 163
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Preface
This book on iterative methods for linear and nonlinear equations can be used
as a tutorial and a reference by anyone who needs to solve nonlinear systems
of equations or large linear systems. It may also be used as a textbook for
introductory courses in nonlinear equations or iterative methods or as source
material for an introductory course in numerical analysis at the graduate level.
We assume that the reader is familiar with elementary numerical analysis,
linear algebra, and the central ideas of direct methods for the numerical
solution of dense linear systems as described in standard texts such as [7],
[105], or [184].
Our approach is to focus on a small number of methods and treat them
in depth. Though this book is written in a ﬁnitedimensional setting, we
have selected for coverage mostly algorithms and methods of analysis which
extend directly to the inﬁnitedimensional case and whose convergence can be
thoroughly analyzed. For example, the matrixfree formulation and analysis for
GMRES and conjugate gradient is almost unchanged in an inﬁnitedimensional
setting. The analysis of Broyden’s method presented in Chapter 7 and
the implementations presented in Chapters 7 and 8 are diﬀerent from the
classical ones and also extend directly to an inﬁnitedimensional setting. The
computational examples and exercises focus on discretizations of inﬁnite
dimensional problems such as integral and diﬀerential equations.
We present a limited number of computational examples. These examples
are intended to provide results that can be used to validate the reader’s own
implementations and to give a sense of how the algorithms perform. The
examples are not designed to give a complete picture of performance or to be
a suite of test problems.
The computational examples in this book were done with MATLAB
(version 4.0a on various SUN SPARCstations and version 4.1 on an Apple
Macintosh Powerbook 180) and the MATLAB environment is an excellent one
for getting experience with the algorithms, for doing the exercises, and for
smalltomedium scale production work.
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MATLAB codes for many of the
algorithms are available by anonymous ftp. A good introduction to the latest
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version (version 4.2) of MATLAB is the MATLAB Primer [178]; [43] is also
a useful resource. If the reader has no access to MATLAB or will be solving
very large problems, the general algorithmic descriptions or even the MATLAB
codes can easily be translated to another language.
Parts of this book are based upon work supported by the National
Science Foundation and the Air Force Oﬃce of Scientiﬁc Research over
several years, most recently under National Science Foundation Grant Nos.
DMS9024622 and DMS9321938. Any opinions, ﬁndings, and conclusions or
recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author and do not
necessarily reﬂect the views of the National Science Foundation or of the Air
Force Oﬃce of Scientiﬁc Research.
Many of my students and colleagues discussed various aspects of this
project with me and provided important corrections, ideas, suggestions, and
pointers to the literature. I am especially indebted to Jim Banoczi, Jeﬀ Butera,
Steve Campbell, Tony Choi, Moody Chu, Howard Elman, Jim Epperson,
Andreas Griewank, Laura Helfrich, Ilse Ipsen, Lea Jenkins, Vickie Kearn,
Belinda King, Debbie Lockhart, Carl Meyer, Casey Miller, Ekkehard Sachs,
Jeﬀ Scroggs, Joseph Skudlarek, Mike Tocci, Gordon Wade, Homer Walker,
Steve Wright, Zhaqing Xue, Yue Zhang, and an anonymous reviewer for their
contributions and encouragement.
Most importantly, I thank ChungWei Ng and my parents for over one
hundred and ten years of patience and support.
C. T. Kelley
Raleigh, North Carolina
January, 1998
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How to get the software
A collection of MATLAB codes has been written to accompany this book. The
MATLAB codes can be obtained by anonymous ftp from the MathWorks server
ftp.mathworks.com in the directory pub/books/kelley, from the MathWorks
World Wide Web site,
http://www.mathworks.com
or from SIAM’s World Wide Web site
http://www.siam.org/books/kelley/kelley.html
One can obtain MATLAB from
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Chapter 1
Basic Concepts and Stationary Iterative Methods
1.1. Review and notation
We begin by setting notation and reviewing some ideas from numerical linear
algebra that we expect the reader to be familiar with. An excellent reference
for the basic ideas of numerical linear algebra and direct methods for linear
equations is [184].
We will write linear equations as
Ax = b, (1.1)
where A is a nonsingular N N matrix, b ∈ R
N
is given, and
x
∗
= A
−1
b ∈ R
N
is to be found.
Throughout this chapter x will denote a potential solution and ¦x
k
¦
k≥0
the
sequence of iterates. We will denote the ith component of a vector x by (x)
i
(note the parentheses) and the ith component of x
k
by (x
k
)
i
. We will rarely
need to refer to individual components of vectors.
In this chapter   will denote a norm on R
N
as well as the induced matrix
norm.
Definition 1.1.1. Let   be a norm on R
N
. The induced matrix norm
of an N N matrix A is deﬁned by
A = max
x=1
Ax.
Induced norms have the important property that
Ax ≤ Ax.
Recall that the condition number of A relative to the norm   is
κ(A) = AA
−1
,
where κ(A) is understood to be inﬁnite if A is singular. If   is the l
p
norm
x
p
=
_
_
N
j=1
[(x)
i
[
p
_
_
1/p
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we will write the condition number as κ
p
.
Most iterative methods terminate when the residual
r = b −Ax
is suﬃciently small. One termination criterion is
r
k

r
0

< τ, (1.2)
which can be related to the error
e = x −x
∗
in terms of the condition number.
Lemma 1.1.1. Let b, x, x
0
∈ R
N
. Let A be nonsingular and let x
∗
= A
−1
b.
e
e
0

≤ κ(A)
r
r
0

. (1.3)
Proof. Since
r = b −Ax = −Ae
we have
e = A
−1
Ae ≤ A
−1
Ae = A
−1
r
and
r
0
 = Ae
0
 ≤ Ae
0
.
Hence
e
e
0

≤
A
−1
r
A
−1
r
0

= κ(A)
r
r
0

,
as asserted.
The termination criterion (1.2) depends on the initial iterate and may result
in unnecessary work when the initial iterate is good and a poor result when the
initial iterate is far from the solution. For this reason we prefer to terminate
the iteration when
r
k

b
< τ. (1.4)
The two conditions (1.2) and (1.4) are the same when x
0
= 0, which is a
common choice, particularly when the linear iteration is being used as part of
a nonlinear solver.
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1.2. The Banach Lemma and approximate inverses
The most straightforward approach to an iterative solution of a linear system
is to rewrite (1.1) as a linear ﬁxedpoint iteration. One way to do this is to
write Ax = b as
x = (I −A)x +b, (1.5)
and to deﬁne the Richardson iteration
x
k+1
= (I −A)x
k
+b. (1.6)
We will discuss more general methods in which ¦x
k
¦ is given by
x
k+1
= Mx
k
+c. (1.7)
In (1.7) M is an NN matrix called the iteration matrix. Iterative methods of
this form are called stationary iterative methods because the transition from x
k
to x
k+1
does not depend on the history of the iteration. The Krylov methods
discussed in Chapters 2 and 3 are not stationary iterative methods.
All our results are based on the following lemma.
Lemma 1.2.1. If M is an N N matrix with M < 1 then I − M is
nonsingular and
(I −M)
−1
 ≤
1
1 −M
. (1.8)
Proof. We will show that I − M is nonsingular and that (1.8) holds by
showing that the series
∞
l=0
M
l
= (I −M)
−1
.
The partial sums
S
k
=
k
l=0
M
l
form a Cauchy sequence in R
N×N
. To see this note that for all m > k
S
k
−S
m
 ≤
m
l=k+1
M
l
.
Now, M
l
 ≤ M
l
because   is a matrix norm that is induced by a vector
norm. Hence
S
k
−S
m
 ≤
m
l=k+1
M
l
= M
k+1
_
1 −M
m−k
1 −M
_
→ 0
as m, k → ∞. Hence the sequence S
k
converges, say to S. Since MS
k
+ I =
S
k+1
, we must have MS +I = S and hence (I −M)S = I. This proves that
I −M is nonsingular and that S = (I −M)
−1
.
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Noting that
(I −M)
−1
 ≤
∞
l=0
M
l
= (1 −M)
−1
.
proves (1.8) and completes the proof.
The following corollary is a direct consequence of Lemma 1.2.1.
Corollary 1.2.1. If M < 1 then the iteration (1.7) converges to
x = (I −M)
−1
c for all initial iterates x
0
.
A consequence of Corollary 1.2.1 is that Richardson iteration (1.6) will
converge if I − A < 1. It is sometimes possible to precondition a linear
equation by multiplying both sides of (1.1) by a matrix B
BAx = Bb
so that convergence of iterative methods is improved. In the context of
Richardson iteration, the matrices B that allow us to apply the Banach lemma
and its corollary are called approximate inverses.
Definition 1.2.1. B is an approximate inverse of A if I −BA < 1.
The following theorem is often referred to as the Banach Lemma.
Theorem 1.2.1. If A and B are NN matrices and B is an approximate
inverse of A, then A and B are both nonsingular and
A
−1
 ≤
B
1 −I −BA
, B
−1
 ≤
A
1 −I −BA
, (1.9)
and
A
−1
−B ≤
BI −BA
1 −I −BA
, A−B
−1
 ≤
AI −BA
1 −I −BA
. (1.10)
Proof. Let M = I −BA. By Lemma 1.2.1 I −M = I −(I −BA) = BA is
nonsingular. Hence both A and B are nonsingular. By (1.8)
A
−1
B
−1
 = (I −M)
−1
 ≤
1
1 −M
=
1
1 −I −BA
. (1.11)
Since A
−1
= (I −M)
−1
B, inequality (1.11) implies the ﬁrst part of (1.9). The
second part follows in a similar way from B
−1
= A(I −M)
−1
.
To complete the proof note that
A
−1
−B = (I −BA)A
−1
, A−B
−1
= B
−1
(I −BA),
and use (1.9).
Richardson iteration, preconditioned with approximate inversion, has the
form
x
k+1
= (I −BA)x
k
+Bb. (1.12)
If the norm of I − BA is small, then not only will the iteration converge
rapidly, but, as Lemma 1.1.1 indicates, termination decisions based on the
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preconditioned residual Bb − BAx will better reﬂect the actual error. This
method is a very eﬀective technique for solving diﬀerential equations, integral
equations, and related problems [15], [6], [100], [117], [111]. Multigrid methods
[19], [99], [126], can also be interpreted in this light. We mention one other
approach, polynomial preconditioning, which tries to approximate A
−1
by a
polynomial in A [123], [179], [169].
1.3. The spectral radius
The analysis in ¸ 1.2 related convergence of the iteration (1.7) to the norm of
the matrix M. However the norm of M could be small in some norms and
quite large in others. Hence the performance of the iteration is not completely
described by M. The concept of spectral radius allows us to make a complete
description.
We let σ(A) denote the set of eigenvalues of A.
Definition 1.3.1. The spectral radius of an N N matrix A is
ρ(A) = max
λ∈σ(A)
[λ[ = lim
n→∞
A
n

1/n
. (1.13)
The term on the righthand side of the second equality in (1.13) is the limit
used by the radical test for convergence of the series
A
n
.
The spectral radius of M is independent of any particular matrix norm of
M. It is clear, in fact, that
ρ(A) ≤ A (1.14)
for any induced matrix norm. The inequality (1.14) has a partial converse that
allows us to completely describe the performance of iteration (1.7) in terms of
spectral radius. We state that converse as a theorem and refer to [105] for a
proof.
Theorem 1.3.1. Let A be an N N matrix. Then for any > 0 there is
a norm   on R
N
such that
ρ(A) > A −.
A consequence of Theorem 1.3.1, Lemma 1.2.1, and Exercise 1.5.1 is a
characterization of convergent stationary iterative methods. The proof is left
as an exercise.
Theorem 1.3.2. Let M be an NN matrix. The iteration (1.7) converges
for all c ∈ R
N
if and only if ρ(M) < 1.
1.4. Matrix splittings and classical stationary iterative methods
There are ways to convert Ax = b to a linear ﬁxedpoint iteration that are
diﬀerent from (1.5). Methods such as Jacobi, Gauss–Seidel, and sucessive
overrelaxation (SOR) iteration are based on splittings of A of the form
A = A
1
+A
2
,
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where A
1
is a nonsingular matrix constructed so that equations with A
1
as
coeﬃcient matrix are easy to solve. Then Ax = b is converted to the ﬁxed
point problem
x = A
−1
1
(b −A
2
x).
The analysis of the method is based on an estimation of the spectral radius of
the iteration matrix M = −A
−1
1
A
2
.
For a detailed description of the classical stationary iterative methods the
reader may consult [89], [105], [144], [193], or [200]. These methods are usually
less eﬃcient than the Krylov methods discussed in Chapters 2 and 3 or the more
modern stationary methods based on multigrid ideas. However the classical
methods have a role as preconditioners. The limited description in this section
is intended as a review that will set some notation to be used later.
As a ﬁrst example we consider the Jacobi iteration that uses the splitting
A
1
= D, A
2
= L +U,
where D is the diagonal of A and L and U are the (strict) lower and upper
triangular parts. This leads to the iteration matrix
M
JAC
= −D
−1
(L +U).
Letting (x
k
)
i
denote the ith component of the kth iterate we can express Jacobi
iteration concretely as
(x
k+1
)
i
= a
−1
ii
_
_
b
i
−
j=i
a
ij
(x
k
)
j
_
_
. (1.15)
Note that A
1
is diagonal and hence trivial to invert.
We present only one convergence result for the classical stationary iterative
methods.
Theorem 1.4.1. Let A be an N N matrix and assume that for all
1 ≤ i ≤ N
0 <
j=i
[a
ij
[ < [a
ii
[. (1.16)
Then A is nonsingular and the Jacobi iteration (1.15) converges to x
∗
= A
−1
b
for all b.
Proof. Note that the ith row sum of M = M
JAC
satisﬁes
N
j=1
[m
ij
[ =
j=i
[a
ij
[
[a
ii
[
< 1.
Hence M
JAC

∞
< 1 and the iteration converges to the unique solution of
x = Mx + D
−1
b. Also I − M = D
−1
A is nonsingular and therefore A is
nonsingular.
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Gauss–Seidel iteration overwrites the approximate solution with the new
value as soon as it is computed. This results in the iteration
(x
k+1
)
i
= a
−1
ii
_
_
b
i
−
j<i
a
ij
(x
k+1
)
j
−
j>i
a
ij
(x
k
)
j
_
_
,
the splitting
A
1
= D +L, A
2
= U,
and iteration matrix
M
GS
= −(D +L)
−1
U.
Note that A
1
is lower triangular, and hence A
−1
1
y is easy to compute for vectors
y. Note also that, unlike Jacobi iteration, the iteration depends on the ordering
of the unknowns. Backward Gauss–Seidel begins the update of x with the Nth
coordinate rather than the ﬁrst, resulting in the splitting
A
1
= D +U, A
2
= L,
and iteration matrix
M
BGS
= −(D +U)
−1
L.
A symmetric Gauss–Seidel iteration is a forward Gauss–Seidel iteration
followed by a backward Gauss–Seidel iteration. This leads to the iteration
matrix
M
SGS
= M
BGS
M
GS
= (D +U)
−1
L(D +L)
−1
U.
If A is symmetric then U = L
T
. In that event
M
SGS
= (D +U)
−1
L(D +L)
−1
U = (D +L
T
)
−1
L(D +L)
−1
L
T
.
From the point of view of preconditioning, one wants to write the stationary
method as a preconditioned Richardson iteration. That means that one wants
to ﬁnd B such that M = I − BA and then use B as an approximate inverse.
For the Jacobi iteration,
B
JAC
= D
−1
. (1.17)
For symmetric Gauss–Seidel
B
SGS
= (D +L
T
)
−1
D(D +L)
−1
. (1.18)
The successive overrelaxation iteration modiﬁes Gauss–Seidel by adding a
relaxation parameter ω to construct an iteration with iteration matrix
M
SOR
= (D +ωL)
−1
((1 −ω)D −ωU).
The performance can be dramatically improved with a good choice of ω but
still is not competitive with Krylov methods. A further disadvantage is that
the choice of ω is often diﬃcult to make. References [200], [89], [193], [8], and
the papers cited therein provide additional reading on this topic.
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1.5. Exercises on stationary iterative methods
1.5.1. Show that if ρ(M) ≥ 1 then there are x
0
and c such that the iteration
(1.7) fails to converge.
1.5.2. Prove Theorem 1.3.2.
1.5.3. Verify equality (1.18).
1.5.4. Show that if A is symmetric and positive deﬁnite (that is A
T
= A and
x
T
Ax > 0 for all x ,= 0) that B
SGS
is also symmetric and positive
deﬁnite.
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Conjugate Gradient Iteration
2.1. Krylov methods and the minimization property
In the following two chapters we describe some of the Krylov space methods
for linear equations. Unlike the stationary iterative methods, Krylov methods
do not have an iteration matrix. The two such methods that we’ll discuss in
depth, conjugate gradient and GMRES, minimize, at the kth iteration, some
measure of error over the aﬃne space
x
0
+/
k
,
where x
0
is the initial iterate and the kth Krylov subspace /
k
is
/
k
= span(r
0
, Ar
0
, . . . , A
k−1
r
0
)
for k ≥ 1.
The residual is
r = b −Ax.
So ¦r
k
¦
k≥0
will denote the sequence of residuals
r
k
= b −Ax
k
.
As in Chapter 1, we assume that A is a nonsingular N N matrix and let
x
∗
= A
−1
b.
There are other Krylov methods that are not as well understood as CG or
GMRES. Brief descriptions of several of these methods and their properties
are in ¸ 3.6, [12], and [78].
The conjugate gradient (CG) iteration was invented in the 1950s [103] as a
direct method. It has come into wide use over the last 15 years as an iterative
method and has generally superseded the Jacobi–Gauss–Seidel–SOR family of
methods.
CG is intended to solve symmetric positive deﬁnite (spd) systems. Recall
that A is symmetric if A = A
T
and positive deﬁnite if
x
T
Ax > 0 for all x ,= 0.
11
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In this section we assume that A is spd. Since A is spd we may deﬁne a norm
(you should check that this is a norm) by
x
A
=
√
x
T
Ax. (2.1)
 
A
is called the Anorm. The development in these notes is diﬀerent from
the classical work and more like the analysis for GMRES and CGNR in [134].
In this section, and in the section on GMRES that follows, we begin with a
description of what the algorithm does and the consequences of the minimiza
tion property of the iterates. After that we describe termination criterion,
performance, preconditioning, and at the very end, the implementation.
The kth iterate x
k
of CG minimizes
φ(x) =
1
2
x
T
Ax −x
T
b (2.2)
over x
0
+/
k
.
Note that if φ(˜ x) is the minimal value (in R
N
) then
∇φ(˜ x) = A˜ x −b = 0
and hence ˜ x = x
∗
.
Minimizing φ over any subset of R
N
is the same as minimizing x −x
∗

A
over that subset. We state this as a lemma.
Lemma 2.1.1. Let o ⊂ R
N
. If x
k
minimizes φ over o then x
k
also
minimizes x
∗
−x
A
= r
A
−1 over o.
Proof. Note that
x −x
∗

2
A
= (x −x
∗
)
T
A(x −x
∗
) = x
T
Ax −x
T
Ax
∗
−(x
∗
)
T
Ax + (x
∗
)
T
Ax
∗
.
Since A is symmetric and Ax
∗
= b
−x
T
Ax
∗
−(x
∗
)
T
Ax = −2x
T
Ax
∗
= −2x
T
b.
Therefore
x −x
∗

2
A
= 2φ(x) + (x
∗
)
T
Ax
∗
.
Since (x
∗
)
T
Ax
∗
is independent of x, minimizing φ is equivalent to minimizing
x −x
∗

2
A
and hence to minimizing x −x
∗

A
.
If e = x −x
∗
then
e
2
A
= e
T
Ae = (A(x −x
∗
))
T
A
−1
(A(x −x
∗
)) = b −Ax
2
A
−1
and hence the Anorm of the error is also the A
−1
norm of the residual.
We will use this lemma in the particular case that o = x
0
+/
k
for some k.
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2.2. Consequences of the minimization property
Lemma 2.1.1 implies that since x
k
minimizes φ over x
0
+/
k
x
∗
−x
k

A
≤ x
∗
−w
A
(2.3)
for all w ∈ x
0
+/
k
. Since any w ∈ x
0
+/
k
can be written as
w =
k−1
j=0
γ
j
A
j
r
0
+x
0
for some coeﬃcients ¦γ
j
¦, we can express x
∗
−w as
x
∗
−w = x
∗
−x
0
−
k−1
j=0
γ
j
A
j
r
0
.
Since Ax
∗
= b we have
r
0
= b −Ax
0
= A(x
∗
−x
0
)
and therefore
x
∗
−w = x
∗
−x
0
−
k−1
j=0
γ
j
A
j+1
(x
∗
−x
0
) = p(A)(x
∗
−x
0
),
where the polynomial
p(z) = 1 −
k−1
j=0
γ
j
z
j+1
has degree k and satisﬁes p(0) = 1. Hence
x
∗
−x
k

A
= min
p∈P
k
,p(0)=1
p(A)(x
∗
−x
0
)
A
. (2.4)
In (2.4) P
k
denotes the set of polynomials of degree k.
The spectral theorem for spd matrices asserts that
A = UΛU
T
,
where U is an orthogonal matrix whose columns are the eigenvectors of A and
Λ is a diagonal matrix with the positive eigenvalues of A on the diagonal. Since
UU
T
= U
T
U = I by orthogonality of U, we have
A
j
= UΛ
j
U
T
.
Hence
p(A) = Up(Λ)U
T
.
Deﬁne A
1/2
= UΛ
1/2
U
T
and note that
x
2
A
= x
T
Ax = A
1/2
x
2
2
. (2.5)
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Hence, for any x ∈ R
N
and
p(A)x
A
= A
1/2
p(A)x
2
≤ p(A)
2
A
1/2
x
2
≤ p(A)
2
x
A
.
This, together with (2.4) implies that
x
k
−x
∗

A
≤ x
0
−x
∗

A
min
p∈P
k
,p(0)=1
max
z∈σ(A)
[p(z)[. (2.6)
Here σ(A) is the set of all eigenvalues of A.
The following corollary is an important consequence of (2.6).
Corollary 2.2.1. Let A be spd and let ¦x
k
¦ be the CG iterates. Let k be
given and let ¦¯ p
k
¦ be any kth degree polynomial such that ¯ p
k
(0) = 1. Then
x
k
−x
∗

A
x
0
−x
∗

A
≤ max
z∈σ(A)
[ ¯ p
k
(z)[. (2.7)
We will refer to the polynomial ¯ p
k
as a residual polynomial [185].
Definition 2.2.1. The set of kth degree residual polynomials is
T
k
= ¦p [ p is a polynomial of degree k and p(0) = 1.¦ (2.8)
In speciﬁc contexts we try to construct sequences of residual polynomials,
based on information on σ(A), that make either the middle or the right term
in (2.7) easy to evaluate. This leads to an upper estimate for the number of
CG iterations required to reduce the Anorm of the error to a given tolerance.
One simple application of (2.7) is to show how the CG algorithm can be
viewed as a direct method.
Theorem 2.2.1. Let A be spd. Then the CG algorithm will ﬁnd the
solution within N iterations.
Proof. Let ¦λ
i
¦
N
i=1
be the eigenvalues of A. As a test polynomial, let
¯ p(z) =
N
i=1
(λ
i
−z)/λ
i
.
¯ p ∈ T
N
because ¯ p has degree N and ¯ p(0) = 1. Hence, by (2.7) and the fact
that ¯ p vanishes on σ(A),
x
N
−x
∗

A
≤ x
0
−x
∗

A
max
z∈σ(A)
[ ¯ p(z)[ = 0.
Note that our test polynomial had the eigenvalues of A as its roots. In
that way we showed (in the absence of all roundoﬀ error!) that CG terminated
in ﬁnitely many iterations with the exact solution. This is not as good as it
sounds, since in most applications the number of unknowns N is very large,
and one cannot aﬀord to perform N iterations. It is best to regard CG as an
iterative method. When doing that we seek to terminate the iteration when
some speciﬁed error tolerance is reached.
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In the two examples that follow we look at some other easy consequences
of (2.7).
Theorem 2.2.2. Let A be spd with eigenvectors ¦u
i
¦
N
i=1
. Let b be a linear
combination of k of the eigenvectors of A
b =
k
l=1
γ
l
u
i
l
.
Then the CG iteration for Ax = b with x
0
= 0 will terminate in at most k
iterations.
Proof. Let ¦λ
i
l
¦ be the eigenvalues of A associated with the eigenvectors
¦u
i
l
¦
k
l=1
. By the spectral theorem
x
∗
=
k
l=1
(γ
l
/λ
i
l
)u
i
l
.
We use the residual polynomial,
¯ p(z) =
k
l=1
(λ
i
l
−z)/λ
i
l
.
One can easily verify that ¯ p ∈ T
k
. Moreover, ¯ p(λ
i
l
) = 0 for 1 ≤ l ≤ k and
hence
¯ p(A)x
∗
=
k
l=1
¯ p(λ
i
l
)γ
l
/λ
i
l
u
i
l
= 0.
So, we have by (2.4) and the fact that x
0
= 0 that
x
k
−x
∗

A
≤ ¯ p(A)x
∗

A
= 0.
This completes the proof.
If the spectrum of A has fewer than N points, we can use a similar technique
to prove the following theorem.
Theorem 2.2.3. Let A be spd. Assume that there are exactly k ≤ N
distinct eigenvalues of A. Then the CG iteration terminates in at most k
iterations.
2.3. Termination of the iteration
In practice we do not run the CG iteration until an exact solution is found, but
rather terminate once some criterion has been satisﬁed. One typical criterion is
small (say ≤ η) relative residuals. This means that we terminate the iteration
after
b −Ax
k

2
≤ ηb
2
. (2.9)
The error estimates that come from the minimization property, however, are
based on (2.7) and therefore estimate the reduction in the relative Anorm of
the error.
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Our next task is to relate the relative residual in the Euclidean norm to
the relative error in the Anorm. We will do this in the next two lemmas and
then illustrate the point with an example.
Lemma 2.3.1. Let A be spd with eigenvalues λ
1
≥ λ
2
≥ . . . λ
N
. Then for
all z ∈ R
N
,
A
1/2
z
2
= z
A
(2.10)
and
λ
1/2
N
z
A
≤ Az
2
≤ λ
1/2
1
z
A
. (2.11)
Proof. Clearly
z
2
A
= z
T
Az = (A
1/2
z)
T
(A
1/2
z) = A
1/2
z
2
2
which proves (2.10).
Let u
i
be a unit eigenvector corresponding to λ
i
. We may write A = UΛU
T
as
Az =
N
i=1
λ
i
(u
T
i
z)u
i
.
Hence
λ
N
A
1/2
z
2
2
= λ
N
N
i=1
λ
i
(u
T
i
z)
2
≤ Az
2
2
=
N
i=1
λ
2
i
(u
T
i
z)
2
≤ λ
1
N
i=1
λ
i
(u
T
i
z)
2
= λ
1
A
1/2
z
2
2
.
Taking square roots and using (2.10) complete the proof.
Lemma 2.3.2.
b
2
r
0

2
b −Ax
k

2
b
2
=
b −Ax
k

2
b −Ax
0

2
≤
_
κ
2
(A)
x
k
−x
∗

A
x
∗
−x
0

A
(2.12)
and
b −Ax
k

2
b
2
≤
_
κ
2
(A)r
0

2
b
2
x
k
−x
∗

A
x
∗
−x
0

A
. (2.13)
Proof. The equality on the left of (2.12) is clear and (2.13) follows directly
from (2.12). To obtain the inequality on the right of (2.12), ﬁrst recall that if
A = UΛU
T
is the spectral decomposition of A and we order the eigenvalues
such that λ
1
≥ λ
2
≥ . . . λ
N
> 0, then A
2
= λ
1
and A
−1

2
= 1/λ
N
. So
κ
2
(A) = λ
1
/λ
N
.
Therefore, using (2.10) and (2.11) twice,
b −Ax
k

2
b −Ax
0

2
=
A(x
∗
−x
k
)
2
A(x
∗
−x
0
)
2
≤
¸
λ
1
λ
N
x
∗
−x
k

A
x
∗
−x
0

A
as asserted.
So, to predict the performance of the CG iteration based on termination on
small relative residuals, we must not only use (2.7) to predict when the relative
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Anorm error is small, but also use Lemma 2.3.2 to relate small Anorm errors
to small relative residuals.
We consider a very simple example. Assume that x
0
= 0 and that the
eigenvalues of A are contained in the interval (9, 11). If we let ¯ p
k
(z) =
(10 −z)
k
/10
k
, then ¯ p
k
∈ T
k
. This means that we may apply (2.7) to get
x
k
−x
∗

A
≤ x
∗

A
max
9≤z≤11
[ ¯ p
k
(z)[.
It is easy to see that
max
9≤z≤11
[ ¯ p
k
(z)[ = 10
−k
.
Hence, after k iterations
x
k
−x
∗

A
≤ x
∗

A
10
−k
. (2.14)
So, the size of the Anorm of the error will be reduced by a factor of 10
−3
when
10
−k
≤ 10
−3
,
that is, when
k ≥ 3.
To use Lemma 2.3.2 we simply note that κ
2
(A) ≤ 11/9. Hence, after k
iterations we have
Ax
k
−b
2
b
2
≤
√
11 10
−k
/3.
So, the size of the relative residual will be reduced by a factor of 10
−3
when
10
−k
≤ 3 10
−3
/
√
11,
that is, when
k ≥ 4.
One can obtain a more precise estimate by using a polynomial other than
p
k
in the upper estimate for the righthand side of (2.7). Note that it is always
the case that the spectrum of a spd matrix is contained in the interval [λ
N
, λ
1
]
and that κ
2
(A) = λ
1
/λ
N
. A result from [48] (see also [45]) that is, in one
sense, the sharpest possible, is
x
k
−x
∗

A
≤ 2x
0
−x
∗

A
_
_
κ
2
(A) −1
_
κ
2
(A) + 1
_
k
. (2.15)
In the case of the above example, we can estimate κ
2
(A) by κ
2
(A) ≤ 11/9.
Hence, since (
√
x −1)/(
√
x + 1) is an increasing function of x on the interval
(1, ∞).
_
κ
2
(A) −1
_
κ
2
(A) + 1
≤
√
11 −3
√
11 + 3
≈ .05.
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Therefore (2.15) would predict a reduction in the size of the Anorm error by
a factor of 10
−3
when
2 .05
k
< 10
−3
or when
k > −log
10
(2000)/ log
10
(.05) ≈ 3.3/1.3 ≈ 2.6,
which also predicts termination within three iterations.
We may have more precise information than a single interval containing
σ(A). When we do, the estimate in (2.15) can be very pessimistic. If the
eigenvalues cluster in a small number of intervals, the condition number can
be quite large, but CG can perform very well. We will illustrate this with an
example. Exercise 2.8.5 also covers this point.
Assume that x
0
= 0 and the eigenvalues of A lie in the two intervals (1, 1.5)
and (399, 400). Based on this information the best estimate of the condition
number of A is κ
2
(A) ≤ 400, which, when inserted into (2.15) gives
x
k
−x
∗

A
x
∗

A
≤ 2 (19/21)
k
≈ 2 (.91)
k
.
This would indicate fairly slow convergence. However, if we use as a residual
polynomial ¯ p
3k
∈ T
3k
¯ p
3k
(z) =
(1.25 −z)
k
(400 −z)
2k
(1.25)
k
400
2k
.
It is easy to see that
max
z∈σ(A)
[ ¯ p
3k
(z)[ ≤ (.25/1.25)
k
= (.2)
k
,
which is a sharper estimate on convergence. In fact, (2.15) would predict that
x
k
−x
∗

A
≤ 10
−3
x
∗

A
,
when 2 (.91)
k
< 10
−3
or when
k > −log
10
(2000)/ log
10
(.91) ≈ 3.3/.04 = 82.5.
The estimate based on the clustering gives convergence in 3k iterations when
(.2)
k
≤ 10
−3
or when
k > −3/ log
10
(.2) = 4.3.
Hence (2.15) predicts 83 iterations and the clustering analysis 15 (the smallest
integer multiple of 3 larger than 3 4.3 = 12.9).
From the results above one can see that if the condition number of A is near
one, the CG iteration will converge very rapidly. Even if the condition number
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is large, the iteration will perform well if the eigenvalues are clustered in a few
small intervals. The transformation of the problem into one with eigenvalues
clustered near one (i.e., easier to solve) is called preconditioning. We used
this term before in the context of Richardson iteration and accomplished the
goal by multiplying A by an approximate inverse. In the context of CG, such
a simple approach can destroy the symmetry of the coeﬃcient matrix and a
more subtle implementation is required. We discuss this in ¸ 2.5.
2.4. Implementation
The implementation of CG depends on the amazing fact that once x
k
has been
determined, either x
k
= x
∗
or a search direction p
k+1
,= 0 can be found very
cheaply so that x
k+1
= x
k
+ α
k+1
p
k+1
for some scalar α
k+1
. Once p
k+1
has
been found, α
k+1
is easy to compute from the minimization property of the
iteration. In fact
dφ(x
k
+αp
k+1
)
dα
= 0 (2.16)
for the correct choice of α = α
k+1
. Equation (2.16) can be written as
p
T
k+1
Ax
k
+αp
T
k+1
Ap
k+1
−p
T
k+1
b = 0
leading to
α
k+1
=
p
T
k+1
(b −Ax
k
)
p
T
k+1
Ap
k+1
=
p
T
k+1
r
k
p
T
k+1
Ap
k+1
. (2.17)
If x
k
= x
k+1
then the above analysis implies that α = 0. We show that
this only happens if x
k
is the solution.
Lemma 2.4.1. Let A be spd and let ¦x
k
¦ be the conjugate gradient iterates.
Then
r
T
k
r
l
= 0 for all 0 ≤ l < k. (2.18)
Proof. Since x
k
minimizes φ on x
0
+/
k
, we have, for any ξ ∈ /
k
dφ(x
k
+tξ)
dt
= ∇φ(x
k
+tξ)
T
ξ = 0
at t = 0. Recalling that
∇φ(x) = Ax −b = −r
we have
∇φ(x
k
)
T
ξ = −r
T
k
ξ = 0 for all ξ ∈ /
k
. (2.19)
Since r
l
∈ /
k
for all l < k (see Exercise 2.8.1), this proves (2.18).
Now, if x
k
= x
k+1
, then r
k
= r
k+1
. Lemma 2.4.1 then implies that
r
k

2
2
= r
T
k
r
k
= r
T
k
r
k+1
= 0 and hence x
k
= x
∗
.
The next lemma characterizes the search direction and, as a side eﬀect,
proves that (if we deﬁne p
0
= 0) p
T
l
r
k
= 0 for all 0 ≤ l < k ≤ n, unless the
iteration terminates prematurely.
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Lemma 2.4.2. Let A be spd and let ¦x
k
¦ be the conjugate gradient iterates.
If x
k
,= x
∗
then x
k+1
= x
k
+ α
k+1
p
k+1
and p
k+1
is determined up to a scalar
multiple by the conditions
p
k+1
∈ /
k+1
, p
T
k+1
Aξ = 0 for all ξ ∈ /
k
. (2.20)
Proof. Since /
k
⊂ /
k+1
,
∇φ(x
k+1
)
T
ξ = (Ax
k
+α
k+1
Ap
k+1
−b)
T
ξ = 0 (2.21)
for all ξ ∈ /
k
. (2.19) and (2.21) then imply that for all ξ ∈ /
k
,
α
k+1
p
T
k+1
Aξ = −(Ax
k
−b)
T
ξ = −∇φ(x
k
)
T
ξ = 0. (2.22)
This uniquely speciﬁes the direction of p
k+1
as (2.22) implies that p
k+1
∈ /
k+1
is Aorthogonal (i.e., in the scalar product (x, y) = x
T
Ay) to /
k
, a subspace
of dimension one less than /
k+1
.
The condition p
T
k+1
Aξ = 0 is called Aconjugacy of p
k+1
to /
k
. Now, any
p
k+1
satisfying (2.20) can, up to a scalar multiple, be expressed as
p
k+1
= r
k
+w
k
with w
k
∈ /
k
. While one might think that w
k
would be hard to compute, it
is, in fact, trivial. We have the following theorem.
Theorem 2.4.1. Let A be spd and assume that r
k
,= 0. Deﬁne p
0
= 0.
Then
p
k+1
= r
k
+β
k+1
p
k
for some β
k+1
and k ≥ 0. (2.23)
Proof. By Lemma 2.4.2 and the fact that /
k
= span(r
0
, . . . , r
k−1
), we need
only verify that a β
k+1
can be found so that if p
k+1
is given by (2.23) then
p
T
k+1
Ar
l
= 0
for all 0 ≤ l ≤ k −1.
Let p
k+1
be given by (2.23). Then for any l ≤ k
p
T
k+1
Ar
l
= r
T
k
Ar
l
+β
k+1
p
T
k
Ar
l
.
If l ≤ k −2, then r
l
∈ /
l+1
⊂ /
k−1
. Lemma 2.4.2 then implies that
p
T
k+1
Ar
l
= 0 for 0 ≤ l ≤ k −2.
It only remains to solve for β
k+1
so that p
T
k+1
Ar
k−1
= 0. Trivially
β
k+1
= −r
T
k
Ar
k−1
/p
T
k
Ar
k−1
(2.24)
provided p
T
k
Ar
k−1
,= 0. Since
r
k
= r
k−1
−α
k
Ap
k
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we have
r
T
k
r
k−1
= r
k−1

2
2
−α
k
p
T
k
Ar
k−1
.
Since r
T
k
r
k−1
= 0 by Lemma 2.4.1 we have
p
T
k
Ar
k−1
= r
k−1

2
2
/α
k
,= 0. (2.25)
This completes the proof.
The common implementation of conjugate gradient uses a diﬀerent form
for α
k
and β
k
than given in (2.17) and (2.24).
Lemma 2.4.3. Let A be spd and assume that r
k
,= 0. Then
α
k+1
=
r
k

2
2
p
T
k+1
Ap
k+1
(2.26)
and
β
k+1
=
r
k

2
2
r
k−1

2
2
. (2.27)
Proof. Note that for k ≥ 0
p
T
k+1
r
k+1
= r
T
k
r
k+1
+β
k+1
p
T
k
r
k+1
= 0 (2.28)
by Lemma 2.4.2. An immediate consequence of (2.28) is that p
T
k
r
k
= 0 and
hence
p
T
k+1
r
k
= (r
k
+β
k+1
p
k
)
T
r
k
= r
k

2
2
. (2.29)
Taking scalar products of both sides of
r
k+1
= r
k
−α
k+1
Ap
k+1
with p
k+1
and using (2.29) gives
0 = p
T
k+1
r
k
−α
k+1
p
T
k+1
Ap
k+1
= r
T
k

2
2
−α
k+1
p
T
k+1
Ap
k+1
,
which is equivalent to (2.26).
To get (2.27) note that p
T
k+1
Ap
k
= 0 and hence (2.23) implies that
β
k+1
=
−r
T
k
Ap
k
p
T
k
Ap
k
. (2.30)
Also note that
p
T
k
Ap
k
= p
T
k
A(r
k−1
+β
k
p
k−1
)
= p
T
k
Ar
k−1
+β
k
p
T
k
Ap
k−1
= p
T
k
Ar
k−1
.
(2.31)
Now combine (2.30), (2.31), and (2.25) to get
β
k+1
=
−r
T
k
Ap
k
α
k
r
k−1

2
2
.
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Now take scalar products of both sides of
r
k
= r
k−1
−α
k
Ap
k
with r
k
and use Lemma 2.4.1 to get
r
k

2
2
= −α
k
r
T
k
Ap
k
.
Hence (2.27) holds.
The usual implementation reﬂects all of the above results. The goal is to
ﬁnd, for a given , a vector x so that b−Ax
2
≤ b
2
. The input is the initial
iterate x, which is overwritten with the solution, the right hand side b, and a
routine which computes the action of A on a vector. We limit the number of
iterations to kmax and return the solution, which overwrites the initial iterate
x and the residual norm.
Algorithm 2.4.1. cg(x, b, A, , kmax)
1. r = b −Ax, ρ
0
= r
2
2
, k = 1.
2. Do While
√
ρ
k−1
> b
2
and k < kmax
(a) if k = 1 then p = r
else
β = ρ
k−1
/ρ
k−2
and p = r +βp
(b) w = Ap
(c) α = ρ
k−1
/p
T
w
(d) x = x +αp
(e) r = r −αw
(f) ρ
k
= r
2
2
(g) k = k + 1
Note that the matrix A itself need not be formed or stored, only a routine
for matrixvector products is required. Krylov space methods are often called
matrixfree for that reason.
Now, consider the costs. We need store only the four vectors x, w, p, and r.
Each iteration requires a single matrixvector product (to compute w = Ap),
two scalar products (one for p
T
w and one to compute ρ
k
= r
2
2
), and three
operations of the form ax +y, where x and y are vectors and a is a scalar.
It is remarkable that the iteration can progress without storing a basis for
the entire Krylov subspace. As we will see in the section on GMRES, this is
not the case in general. The spd structure buys quite a lot.
2.5. Preconditioning
To reduce the condition number, and hence improve the performance of the
iteration, one might try to replace Ax = b by another spd system with the
same solution. If M is a spd matrix that is close to A
−1
, then the eigenvalues
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of MA will be clustered near one. However MA is unlikely to be spd, and
hence CG cannot be applied to the system MAx = Mb.
In theory one avoids this diﬃculty by expressing the preconditioned
problem in terms of B, where B is spd, A = B
2
, and by using a twosided
preconditioner, S ≈ B
−1
(so M = S
2
). Then the matrix SAS is spd and its
eigenvalues are clustered near one. Moreover the preconditioned system
SASy = Sb
has y
∗
= S
−1
x
∗
as a solution, where Ax
∗
= b. Hence x
∗
can be recovered
from y
∗
by multiplication by S. One might think, therefore, that computing
S (or a subroutine for its action on a vector) would be necessary and that a
matrixvector multiply by SAS would incur a cost of one multiplication by A
and two by S. Fortunately, this is not the case.
If y
k
, ˆ r
k
, ˆ p
k
are the iterate, residual, and search direction for CG applied
to SAS and we let
x
k
= Sˆ y
k
, r
k
= S
−1
ˆ r
k
, p
k
= Sˆ p
k
, and z
k
= Sˆ r
k
,
then one can perform the iteration directly in terms of x
k
, A, and M. The
reader should verify that the following algorithm does exactly that. The input
is the same as that for Algorithm cg and the routine to compute the action of
the preconditioner on a vector. Aside from the preconditioner, the arguments
to pcg are the same as those to Algorithm cg.
Algorithm 2.5.1. pcg(x, b, A, M, , kmax)
1. r = b −Ax, ρ
0
= r
2
2
, k = 1
2. Do While
√
ρ
k−1
> b
2
and k < kmax
(a) z = Mr
(b) τ
k−1
= z
T
r
(c) if k = 1 then β = 0 and p = z
else
β = τ
k−1
/τ
k−2
, p = z +βp
(d) w = Ap
(e) α = τ
k−1
/p
T
w
(f) x = x +αp
(g) r = r −αw
(h) ρ
k
= r
T
r
(i) k = k + 1
Note that the cost is identical to CG with the addition of
• the application of the preconditioner M in step 2a and
• the additional inner product required to compute τ
k
in step 2b.
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Of these costs, the application of the preconditioner is usually the larger. In
the remainder of this section we brieﬂy mention some classes of preconditioners.
A more complete and detailed discussion of preconditioners is in [8] and a
concise survey with many pointers to the literature is in [12].
Some eﬀective preconditioners are based on deep insight into the structure
of the problem. See [124] for an example in the context of partial diﬀerential
equations, where it is shown that certain discretized secondorder elliptic
problems on simple geometries can be very well preconditioned with fast
Poisson solvers [99], [188], and [187]. Similar performance can be obtained from
multigrid [99], domain decomposition, [38], [39], [40], and alternating direction
preconditioners [8], [149], [193], [194]. We use a Poisson solver preconditioner
in the examples in ¸ 2.7 and ¸ 3.7 as well as for nonlinear problems in ¸ 6.4.2
and ¸ 8.4.2.
One commonly used and easily implemented preconditioner is Jacobi
preconditioning, where M is the inverse of the diagonal part of A. One can also
use other preconditioners based on the classical stationary iterative methods,
such as the symmetric Gauss–Seidel preconditioner (1.18). For applications to
partial diﬀerential equations, these preconditioners may be somewhat useful,
but should not be expected to have dramatic eﬀects.
Another approach is to apply a sparse Cholesky factorization to the
matrix A (thereby giving up a fully matrixfree formulation) and discarding
small elements of the factors and/or allowing only a ﬁxed amount of storage
for the factors. Such preconditioners are called incomplete factorization
preconditioners. So if A = LL
T
+ E, where E is small, the preconditioner
is (LL
T
)
−1
and its action on a vector is done by two sparse triangular solves.
We refer the reader to [8], [127], and [44] for more detail.
One could also attempt to estimate the spectrum of A, ﬁnd a polynomial
p such that 1 −zp(z) is small on the approximate spectrum, and use p(A) as a
preconditioner. This is called polynomial preconditioning. The preconditioned
system is
p(A)Ax = p(A)b
and we would expect the spectrum of p(A)A to be more clustered near z = 1
than that of A. If an interval containing the spectrum can be found, the
residual polynomial q(z) = 1 − zp(z) of smallest L
∞
norm on that interval
can be expressed in terms of Chebyshev [161] polynomials. Alternatively
q can be selected to solve a least squares minimization problem [5], [163].
The preconditioning p can be directly recovered from q and convergence rate
estimates made. This technique is used to prove the estimate (2.15), for
example. The cost of such a preconditioner, if a polynomial of degree K is
used, is K matrixvector products for each application of the preconditioner
[5]. The performance gains can be very signiﬁcant and the implementation is
matrixfree.
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2.6. CGNR and CGNE
If A is nonsingular and nonsymmetric, one might consider solving Ax = b by
applying CG to the normal equations
A
T
Ax = A
T
b. (2.32)
This approach [103] is called CGNR [71], [78], [134]. The reason for this name
is that the minimization property of CG as applied to (2.32) asserts that
x
∗
−x
2
A
T
A
= (x
∗
−x)
T
A
T
A(x
∗
−x)
= (Ax
∗
−Ax)
T
(Ax
∗
−Ax) = (b −Ax)
T
(b −Ax) = r
2
is minimized over x
0
+/
k
at each iterate. Hence the name Conjugate Gradient
on the Normal equations to minimize the Residual.
Alternatively, one could solve
AA
T
y = b (2.33)
and then set x = A
T
y to solve Ax = b. This approach [46] is now called CGNE
[78], [134]. The reason for this name is that the minimization property of CG
as applied to (2.33) asserts that if y
∗
is the solution to (2.33) then
y
∗
−y
2
AA
T
= (y
∗
−y)
T
(AA
T
)(y
∗
−y) = (A
T
y
∗
−A
T
y)
T
(A
T
y
∗
−A
T
y)
= x
∗
−x
2
2
is minimized over y
0
+/
k
at each iterate. Conjugate Gradient on the Normal
equations to minimize the Error.
The advantages of this approach are that all the theory for CG carries over
and the simple implementation for both CG and PCG can be used. There
are three disadvantages that may or may not be serious. The ﬁrst is that the
condition number of the coeﬃcient matrix A
T
A is the square of that of A.
The second is that two matrixvector products are needed for each CG iterate
since w = A
T
Ap = A
T
(Ap) in CGNR and w = AA
T
p = A(A
T
p) in CGNE.
The third, more important, disadvantage is that one must compute the action
of A
T
on a vector as part of the matrixvector product involving A
T
A. As we
will see in the chapter on nonlinear problems, there are situations where this
is not possible.
The analysis with residual polynomials is similar to that for CG. We
consider the case for CGNR, the analysis for CGNE is essentially the same.
As above, when we consider the A
T
A norm of the error, we have
x
∗
−x
2
A
T
A
= (x
∗
−x)
T
A
T
A(x
∗
−x) = A(x
∗
−x)
2
2
= r
2
2
.
Hence, for any residual polynomial ¯ p
k
∈ T
k
,
r
k

2
≤ ¯ p
k
(A
T
A)r
0

2
≤ r
0

2
max
z∈σ(A
T
A)
[ ¯ p
k
(z)[. (2.34)
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There are two major diﬀerences between (2.34) and (2.7). The estimate is
in terms of the l
2
norm of the residual, which corresponds exactly to the
termination criterion, hence we need not prove a result like Lemma 2.3.2. Most
signiﬁcantly, the residual polynomial is to be maximized over the eigenvalues
of A
T
A, which is the set of the squares of the singular values of A. Hence the
performance of CGNR and CGNE is determined by the distribution of singular
values.
2.7. Examples for preconditioned conjugate iteration
In the collection of MATLAB codes we provide a code for preconditioned
conjugate gradient iteration. The inputs, described in the comment lines,
are the initial iterate, x
0
, the right hand side vector b, MATLAB functions for
the matrixvector product and (optionally) the preconditioner, and iteration
parameters to specify the maximum number of iterations and the termination
criterion. On return the code supplies the approximate solution x and the
history of the iteration as the vector of residual norms.
We consider the discretization of the partial diﬀerential equation
−∇
˙
(a(x, y)∇u) = f(x, y) (2.35)
on 0 < x, y < 1 subject to homogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions
u(x, 0) = u(x, 1) = u(0, y) = u(1, y) = 0, 0 < x, y < 1.
One can verify [105] that the diﬀerential operator is positive deﬁnite in the
Hilbert space sense and that the ﬁvepoint discretization described below is
positive deﬁnite if a > 0 for all 0 ≤ x, y ≤ 1 (Exercise 2.8.10).
We discretize with a ﬁvepoint centered diﬀerence scheme with n
2
points
and mesh width h = 1/(n + 1). The unknowns are
u
ij
≈ u(x
i
, x
j
)
where x
i
= ih for 1 ≤ i ≤ n. We set
u
0j
= u
(n+1)j
= u
i0
= u
i(n+1)
= 0,
to reﬂect the boundary conditions, and deﬁne
α
ij
= −a(x
i
, x
j
)h
−2
/2.
We express the discrete matrixvector product as
(Au)
ij
= (α
ij
+α
(i+1)j
)(u
(i+1)j
−u
ij
)
−(α
(i−1)j
+α
ij
)(u
ij
−u
(i−1)j
) + (α
i(j+1)
+α
ij
)(u
i(j+1)
−u
ij
)
−(α
ij
+α
i(j−1)
)(u
ij
−u
i(j−1)
)
(2.36)
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for 1 ≤ i, j ≤ n.
For the MATLAB implementation we convert freely from the representa
tion of u as a twodimensional array (with the boundary conditions added),
which is useful for computing the action of A on u and applying fast solvers,
and the representation as a onedimensional array, which is what pcgsol ex
pects to see. See the routine fish2d in collection of MATLAB codes for an
example of how to do this in MATLAB.
For the computations reported in this section we took a(x, y) = cos(x) and
took the right hand side so that the exact solution was the discretization of
10xy(1 −x)(1 −y) exp(x
4.5
).
The initial iterate was u
0
= 0.
In the results reported here we took n = 31 resulting in a system with
N = n
2
= 961 unknowns. We expect secondorder accuracy from the method
and accordingly we set termination parameter = h
2
= 1/1024. We allowed
up to 100 CG iterations. The initial iterate was the zero vector. We will report
our results graphically, plotting r
k

2
/b
2
on a semilog scale.
In Fig. 2.1 the solid line is a plot of r
k
/b and the dashed line a plot of
u
∗
−u
k

A
/u
∗
−u
0

A
. Note that the reduction in r is not monotone. This is
consistent with the theory, which predicts decrease in e
A
but not necessarily
in r as the iteration progresses. Note that the unpreconditioned iteration is
slowly convergent. This can be explained by the fact that the eigenvalues are
not clustered and
κ(A) = O(1/h
2
) = O(n
2
) = O(N)
and hence (2.15) indicates that convergence will be slow. The reader is asked
to quantify this in terms of execution times in Exercise 2.8.9. This example
illustrates the importance of a good preconditioner. Even the unpreconditioned
iteration, however, is more eﬃcient that the classical stationary iterative
methods.
For a preconditioner we use a Poisson solver. By this we mean an operator
G such that v = Gw is the solution of the discrete form of
−v
xx
−v
yy
= w,
subject to homogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions. The eﬀectiveness of
such a preconditioner has been analyzed in [124] and some of the many ways
to implement the solver eﬃciently are discussed in [99], [188], [186], and [187].
The properties of CG on the preconditioned problem in the continuous
case have been analyzed in [48]. For many types of domains and boundary
conditions, Poisson solvers can be designed to take advantage of vector and/or
parallel architectures or, in the case of the MATLAB environment used in
this book, designed to take advantage of fast MATLAB builtin functions.
Because of this their execution time is less than a simple count of ﬂoating
point operations would indicate. The fast Poisson solver in the collection of
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0 10 20 30 40 50 60
10
4
10
3
10
2
10
1
10
0
10
1
Iterations
R
e
l
a
t
i
v
e
R
e
s
i
d
u
a
l
a
n
d
A

n
o
r
m
o
f
E
r
r
o
r
Fig. 2.1. CG for 2D elliptic equation.
0 10 20 30 40 50 60
10
4
10
3
10
2
10
1
10
0
10
1
Iterations
R
e
l
a
t
i
v
e
R
e
s
i
d
u
a
l
Fig. 2.2. PCG for 2D elliptic equation.
codes fish2d is based on the MATLAB fast Fourier transform, the builtin
function fft.
In Fig. 2.2 the solid line is the graph of r
k

2
/b
2
for the preconditioned
iteration and the dashed line for the unpreconditioned. The preconditioned
iteration required 5 iterations for convergence and the unpreconditioned
iteration 52. Not only does the preconditioned iteration converge more
rapidly, but the number of iterations required to reduce the relative residual
by a given amount is independent of the mesh spacing [124]. We caution
the reader that the preconditioned iteration is not as much faster than the
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unpreconditioned one as the iteration count would suggest. The MATLAB
flops command indicates that the unpreconditioned iteration required roughly
1.2 million ﬂoatingpoint operations while the preconditioned iteration required
.87 million ﬂoatingpoint operations. Hence, the cost of the preconditioner is
considerable. In the MATLAB environment we used, the execution time of
the preconditioned iteration was about 60% of that of the unpreconditioned.
As we remarked above, this speed is a result of the eﬃciency of the MATLAB
fast Fourier transform. In Exercise 2.8.11 you are asked to compare execution
times for your own environment.
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2.8. Exercises on conjugate gradient
2.8.1. Let ¦x
k
¦ be the conjugate gradient iterates. Prove that r
l
∈ /
k
for all
l < k.
2.8.2. Let A be spd. Show that there is a spd B such that B
2
= A. Is B
unique?
2.8.3. Let Λ be a diagonal matrix with Λ
ii
= λ
i
and let p be a polynomial.
Prove that p(Λ) = max
i
[p(λ
i
)[ where   is any induced matrix norm.
2.8.4. Prove Theorem 2.2.3.
2.8.5. Assume that A is spd and that
σ(A) ⊂ (1, 1.1) ∪ (2, 2.2).
Give upper estimates based on (2.6) for the number of CG iterations
required to reduce the A norm of the error by a factor of 10
−3
and for
the number of CG iterations required to reduce the residual by a factor
of 10
−3
.
2.8.6. For the matrix A in problem 5, assume that the cost of a matrix vector
multiply is 4N ﬂoatingpoint multiplies. Estimate the number of ﬂoating
point operations reduce the A norm of the error by a factor of 10
−3
using
CG iteration.
2.8.7. Let A be a nonsingular matrix with all singular values in the interval
(1, 2). Estimate the number of CGNR/CGNE iterations required to
reduce the relative residual by a factor of 10
−4
.
2.8.8. Show that if A has constant diagonal then PCG with Jacobi precondi
tioning produces the same iterates as CG with no preconditioning.
2.8.9. Assume that A is N N, nonsingular, and spd. If κ(A) = O(N), give
a rough estimate of the number of CG iterates required to reduce the
relative residual to O(1/N).
2.8.10. Prove that the linear transformation given by (2.36) is symmetric and
positive deﬁnite on R
n
2
if a(x, y) > 0 for all 0 ≤ x, y ≤ 1.
2.8.11. Duplicate the results in ¸ 2.7 for example, in MATLAB by writing the
matrixvector product routines and using the MATLAB codes pcgsol
and fish2d. What happens as N is increased? How are the performance
and accuracy aﬀected by changes in a(x, y)? Try a(x, y) =
√
.1 +x and
examine the accuracy of the result. Explain your ﬁndings. Compare
the execution times on your computing environment (using the cputime
command in MATLAB, for instance).
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2.8.12. Use the Jacobi and symmetric Gauss–Seidel iterations from Chapter 1
to solve the elliptic boundary value problem in ¸ 2.7. How does the
performance compare to CG and PCG?
2.8.13. Implement Jacobi (1.17) and symmetric Gauss–Seidel (1.18) precondi
tioners for the elliptic boundary value problem in ¸ 2.7. Compare the
performance with respect to both computer time and number of itera
tions to preconditioning with the Poisson solver.
2.8.14. Modify pcgsol so that φ(x) is computed and stored at each iterate
and returned on output. Plot φ(x
n
) as a function of n for each of the
examples.
2.8.15. Apply CG and PCG to solve the ﬁvepoint discretization of
−u
xx
(x, y) −u
yy
(x, y) +e
x+y
u(x, y) = 1, 0 < x, y, < 1,
subject to the inhomogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions
u(x, 0) = u(x, 1) = u(1, y) = 0, u(0, y) = 1, 0 < x, y < 1.
Experiment with diﬀerent mesh sizes and preconditioners (Fast Poisson
solver, Jacobi, and symmetric Gauss–Seidel).
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Chapter 3
GMRES Iteration
3.1. The minimization property and its consequences
The GMRES (Generalized Minimum RESidual) was proposed in 1986 in [167]
as a Krylov subspace method for nonsymmetric systems. Unlike CGNR,
GMRES does not require computation of the action of A
T
on a vector. This is
a signiﬁcant advantage in many cases. The use of residual polynomials is made
more complicated because we cannot use the spectral theorem to decompose
A. Moreover, one must store a basis for /
k
, and therefore storage requirements
increase as the iteration progresses.
The kth (k ≥ 1) iteration of GMRES is the solution to the least squares
problem
minimize
x∈x
0
+K
k
b −Ax
2
. (3.1)
The beginning of this section is much like the analysis for CG. Note that
if x ∈ x
0
+/
k
then
x = x
0
+
k−1
j=0
γ
j
A
j
r
0
and so
b −Ax = b −Ax
0
−
k−1
j=0
γ
j
A
j+1
r
0
= r
0
−
k
j=1
γ
j−1
A
j
r
0
.
Hence if x ∈ x
0
+/
k
then r = ¯ p(A)r
0
where ¯ p ∈ T
k
is a residual polynomial.
We have just proved the following result.
Theorem 3.1.1. Let A be nonsingular and let x
k
be the kth GMRES
iteration. Then for all ¯ p
k
∈ T
k
r
k

2
= min
p∈P
k
¯ p(A)r
0

2
≤ ¯ p
k
(A)r
0

2
. (3.2)
From this we have the following corollary.
Corollary 3.1.1. Let A be nonsingular and let x
k
be the kth GMRES
iteration. Then for all ¯ p
k
∈ T
k
r
k

2
r
0

2
≤ ¯ p
k
(A)
2
. (3.3)
33
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We can apply the corollary to prove ﬁnite termination of the GMRES
iteration.
Theorem 3.1.2. Let A be nonsingular. Then the GMRES algorithm will
ﬁnd the solution within N iterations.
Proof. The characteristic polynomial of A is p(z) = det(A − zI). p has
degree N, p(0) = det(A) ,= 0 since A is nonsingular, and so
¯ p
N
(z) = p(z)/p(0) ∈ T
N
is a residual polynomial. It is well known [141] that p(A) = ¯ p
N
(A) = 0. By
(3.3), r
N
= b −Ax
N
= 0 and hence x
N
is the solution.
In Chapter 2 we applied the spectral theorem to obtain more precise infor
mation on convergence rates. This is not an option for general nonsymmetric
matrices. However, if A is diagonalizable we may use (3.2) to get information
from clustering of the spectrum just like we did for CG. We pay a price in that
we must use complex arithmetic for the only time in this book. Recall that
A is diagonalizable if there is a nonsingular (possibly complex!) matrix V such
that
A = V ΛV
−1
.
Here Λ is a (possibly complex!) diagonal matrix with the eigenvalues of A on
the diagonal. If A is a diagonalizable matrix and p is a polynomial then
p(A) = V p(Λ)V
−1
A is normal if the diagonalizing transformation V is orthogonal. In that case
the columns of V are the eigenvectors of A and V
−1
= V
H
. Here V
H
is the
complex conjugate transpose of V . In the remainder of this section we must
use complex arithmetic to analyze the convergence. Hence we will switch to
complex matrices and vectors. Recall that the scalar product in C
N
, the space
of complex Nvectors, is x
H
y. In particular, we will use the l
2
norm in C
N
.
Our use of complex arithmetic will be implicit for the most part and is needed
only so that we may admit the possibility of complex eigenvalues of A.
We can use the structure of a diagonalizable matrix to prove the following
result.
Theorem 3.1.3. Let A = V ΛV
−1
be a nonsingular diagonalizable matrix.
Let x
k
be the kth GMRES iterate. Then for all ¯ p
k
∈ T
k
r
k

2
r
0

2
≤ κ
2
(V ) max
z∈σ(A)
[ ¯ p
k
(z)[. (3.4)
Proof. Let ¯ p
k
∈ T
k
. We can easily estimate ¯ p
k
(A)
2
by
¯ p
k
(A)
2
≤ V 
2
V
−1

2
¯ p
k
(Λ)
2
≤ κ
2
(V ) max
z∈σ(A)
[ ¯ p
k
(z)[,
as asserted.
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It is not clear how one should estimate the condition number of the
diagonalizing transformation if it exists. If A is normal, of course, κ
2
(V ) = 1.
As we did for CG, we look at some easy consequences of (3.3) and (3.4).
Theorem 3.1.4. Let A be a nonsingular diagonalizable matrix. Assume
that A has only k distinct eigenvalues. Then GMRES will terminate in at most
k iterations.
Theorem 3.1.5. Let A be a nonsingular normal matrix. Let b be a linear
combination of k of the eigenvectors of A
b =
k
l=1
γ
l
u
i
l
.
Then the GMRES iteration, with x
0
= 0, for Ax = b will terminate in at most
k iterations.
3.2. Termination
As is the case with CG, GMRES is best thought of as an iterative method.
The convergence rate estimates for the diagonalizable case will involve κ
2
(V ),
but will otherwise resemble those for CG. If A is not diagonalizable, rate
estimates have been derived in [139], [134], [192], [33], and [34]. As the set of
nondiagonalizable matrices has measure zero in the space of N N matrices,
the chances are very high that a computed matrix will be diagonalizable. This
is particularly so for the ﬁnite diﬀerence Jacobian matrices we consider in
Chapters 6 and 8. Hence we conﬁne our attention to diagonalizable matrices.
As was the case with CG, we terminate the iteration when
r
k

2
≤ ηb
2
(3.5)
for the purposes of this example. We can use (3.3) and (3.4) directly to estimate
the ﬁrst k such that (3.5) holds without requiring a lemma like Lemma 2.3.2.
Again we look at examples. Assume that A = V ΛV
−1
is diagonalizable,
that the eigenvalues of A lie in the interval (9, 11), and that κ
2
(V ) = 100.
We assume that x
0
= 0 and hence r
0
= b. Using the residual polynomial
¯ p
k
(z) = (10 −z)
k
/10
k
we ﬁnd
r
k

2
r
0

2
≤ (100)10
−k
= 10
2−k
.
Hence (3.5) holds when 10
2−k
< η or when
k > 2 + log
10
(η).
Assume that I − A
2
≤ ρ < 1. Let ¯ p
k
(z) = (1 − z)
k
. It is a direct
consequence of (3.2) that
r
k

2
≤ ρ
k
r
0

2
. (3.6)
The estimate (3.6) illustrates the potential beneﬁts of a good approximate
inverse preconditioner.
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The convergence estimates for GMRES in the nonnormal case are much
less satisfying that those for CG, CGNR, CGNE, or GMRES in the normal
case. This is a very active area of research and we refer to [134], [33], [120],
[34], and [36] for discussions of and pointers to additional references to several
questions related to nonnormal matrices.
3.3. Preconditioning
Preconditioning for GMRES and other methods for nonsymmetric problems is
diﬀerent from that for CG. There is no concern that the preconditioned system
be spd and hence (3.6) essentially tells the whole story. However there are two
diﬀerent ways to view preconditioning. If one can ﬁnd M such that
I −MA
2
= ρ < 1,
then applying GMRES to MAx = Mb allows one to apply (3.6) to the
preconditioned system. Preconditioning done in this way is called left
preconditioning. If r = MAx − Mb is the residual for the preconditioned
system, we have, if the product MA can be formed without error,
e
k

2
e
0

2
≤ κ
2
(MA)
r
k

2
r
0

2
,
by Lemma 1.1.1. Hence, if MA has a smaller condition number than A, we
might expect the relative residual of the preconditioned system to be a better
indicator of the relative error than the relative residual of the original system.
If
I −AM
2
= ρ < 1,
one can solve the system AMy = b with GMRES and then set x = My. This is
called right preconditioning. The residual of the preconditioned problem is the
same as that of the unpreconditioned problem. Hence, the value of the relative
residuals as estimators of the relative error is unchanged. Right preconditioning
has been used as the basis for a method that changes the preconditioner as the
iteration progresses [166].
One important aspect of implementation is that, unlike PCG, one can
apply the algorithm directly to the system MAx = Mb (or AMy = b). Hence,
one can write a single matrixvector product routine for MA (or AM) that
includes both the application of A to a vector and that of the preconditioner.
Most of the preconditioning ideas mentioned in ¸ 2.5 are useful for GMRES
as well. In the examples in ¸ 3.7 we use the Poisson solver preconditioner for
nonsymmetric partial diﬀerential equations. Multigrid [99] and alternating
direction [8], [182] methods have similar performance and may be more
generally applicable. Incomplete factorization (LU in this case) preconditioners
can be used [165] as can polynomial preconditioners. Some hybrid algorithms
use the GMRES/Arnoldi process itself to construct polynomial preconditioners
for GMRES or for Richardson iteration [135], [72], [164], [183]. Again we
mention [8] and [12] as a good general references for preconditioning.
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3.4. GMRES implementation: Basic ideas
Recall that the least squares problem deﬁning the kth GMRES iterate is
minimize
x∈x
0
+K
k
b −Ax
2
.
Suppose one had an orthogonal projector V
k
onto /
k
. Then any z ∈ /
k
can
be written as
z =
k
l=1
y
l
v
k
l
,
where v
k
l
is the lth column of V
k
. Hence we can convert (3.1) to a least squares
problem in R
k
for the coeﬃcient vector y of z = x −x
0
. Since
x −x
0
= V
k
y
for some y ∈ R
k
, we must have x
k
= x
0
+V
k
y where y minimizes
b −A(x
0
+V
k
y)
2
= r
0
−AV
k
y
2
.
Hence, our least squares problem in R
k
is
minimize
y∈R
kr
0
−AV
k
y
2
. (3.7)
This is a standard linear least squares problem that could be solved by a QR
factorization, say. The problem with such a direct approach is that the matrix
vector product of A with the basis matrix V
k
must be taken at each iteration.
If one uses Gram–Schmidt orthogonalization, however, one can represent
(3.7) very eﬃciently and the resulting least squares problem requires no extra
multiplications of A with vectors. The Gram–Schmidt procedure for formation
of an orthonormal basis for /
k
is called the Arnoldi [4] process. The data are
vectors x
0
and b, a map that computes the action of A on a vector, and a
dimension k. The algorithm computes an orthonormal basis for /
k
and stores
it in the columns of V .
Algorithm 3.4.1. arnoldi(x
0
, b, A, k, V )
1. Deﬁne r
0
= b −Ax
0
and v
1
= r
0
/r
0

2
.
2. For i = 1, . . . , k −1
v
i+1
=
Av
i
−
i
j=1
((Av
i
)
T
v
j
)v
j
Av
i
−
i
j=1
((Av
i
)
T
v
j
)v
j

2
If there is never a division by zero in step 2 of Algorithm arnoldi, then
the columns of the matrix V
k
are an orthonormal basis for /
k
. A division by
zero is referred to as breakdown and happens only if the solution to Ax = b is
in x
0
+/
k−1
.
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Lemma 3.4.1. Let A be nonsingular, let the vectors v
j
be generated by
Algorithm arnoldi, and let i be the smallest integer for which
Av
i
−
i
j=1
((Av
i
)
T
v
j
)v
j
= 0.
Then x = A
−1
b ∈ x
0
+/
i
.
Proof. By hypothesis Av
i
∈ /
i
and hence A/
i
⊂ /
i
. Since the columns of
V
i
are an orthonormal basis for /
i
, we have
AV
i
= V
i
H,
where H is an i i matrix. H is nonsingular since A is. Setting β = r
0

2
and e
1
= (1, 0, . . . , 0)
T
∈ R
i
we have
r
i

2
= b −Ax
i

2
= r
0
−A(x
i
−x
0
)
2
.
Since x
i
− x
0
∈ /
i
there is y ∈ R
i
such that x
i
− x
0
= V
i
y. Since r
0
= βV
i
e
1
and V
i
is an orthogonal matrix
r
i

2
= V
i
(βe
1
−Hy)
2
= βe
1
−Hy
R
i+1,
where  
R
k+1 denotes the Euclidean norm in R
k+1
.
Setting y = βH
−1
e
1
proves that r
i
= 0 by the minimization property.
The upper Hessenberg structure can be exploited to make the solution of
the least squares problems very eﬃcient [167].
If the Arnoldi process does not break down, we can use it to implement
GMRES in an eﬃcient way. Set h
ji
= (Av
j
)
T
v
i
. By the Gram–Schmidt
construction, the k+1k matrix H
k
whose entries are h
ij
is upper Hessenberg,
i.e., h
ij
= 0 if i > j +1. The Arnoldi process (unless it terminates prematurely
with a solution) produces matrices ¦V
k
¦ with orthonormal columns such that
AV
k
= V
k+1
H
k
. (3.8)
Hence, for some y
k
∈ R
k
,
r
k
= b −Ax
k
= r
0
−A(x
k
−x
0
) = V
k+1
(βe
1
−H
k
y
k
).
Hence x
k
= x
0
+V
k
y
k
, where y
k
minimizes βe
1
−H
k
y
2
over R
k
. Note that
when y
k
has been computed, the norm of r
k
can be found without explicitly
forming x
k
and computing r
k
= b −Ax
k
. We have, using the orthogonality of
V
k+1
,
r
k

2
= V
k+1
(βe
1
−H
k
y
k
)
2
= βe
1
−H
k
y
k

R
k+1. (3.9)
The goal of the iteration is to ﬁnd, for a given , a vector x so that
b −Ax
2
≤ b
2
.
The input is the initial iterate, x, the righthand side b, and a map that
computes the action of A on a vector. We limit the number of iterations
to kmax and return the solution, which overwrites the initial iterate x and the
residual norm.
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Algorithm 3.4.2. gmresa(x, b, A, , kmax, ρ)
1. r = b −Ax, v
1
= r/r
2
, ρ = r
2
, β = ρ, k = 0
2. While ρ > b
2
and k < kmax do
(a) k = k + 1
(b) for j = 1, . . . , k
h
jk
= (Av
k
)
T
v
j
(c) v
k+1
= Av
k
−
k
j=1
h
jk
v
j
(d) h
k+1,k
= v
k+1

2
(e) v
k+1
= v
k+1
/v
k+1

2
(f) e
1
= (1, 0, . . . , 0)
T
∈ R
k+1
Minimize βe
1
−H
k
y
k

R
k+1 over R
k
to obtain y
k
.
(g) ρ = βe
1
−H
k
y
k

R
k+1.
3. x
k
= x
0
+V
k
y
k
.
Note that x
k
is only computed upon termination and is not needed within
the iteration. It is an important property of GMRES that the basis for the
Krylov space must be stored as the iteration progress. This means that in
order to perform k GMRES iterations one must store k vectors of length N.
For very large problems this becomes prohibitive and the iteration is restarted
when the available room for basis vectors is exhausted. One way to implement
this is to set kmax to the maximum number m of vectors that one can store,
call GMRES and explicitly test the residual b−Ax
k
if k = m upon termination.
If the norm of the residual is larger than , call GMRES again with x
0
= x
k
,
the result from the previous call. This restarted version of the algorithm is
called GMRES(m) in [167]. There is no general convergence theorem for the
restarted algorithm and restarting will slow the convergence down. However,
when it works it can signiﬁcantly reduce the storage costs of the iteration. We
discuss implementation of GMRES(m) later in this section.
Algorithm gmresa can be implemented very straightforwardly in MAT
LAB. Step 2f can be done with a single MATLAB command, the backward
division operator, at a cost of O(k
3
) ﬂoatingpoint operations. There are more
eﬃcient ways to solve the least squares problem in step 2f, [167], [197], and we
use the method of [167] in the collection of MATLAB codes. The savings are
slight if k is small relative to N, which is often the case for large problems, and
the simple oneline MATLAB approach can be eﬃcient for such problems.
A more serious problem with the implementation proposed in Algo
rithm gmresa is that the vectors v
j
may become nonorthogonal as a result of
cancellation errors. If this happens, (3.9), which depends on this orthogonality,
will not hold and the residual and approximate solution could be inaccurate. A
partial remedy is to replace the classical Gram–Schmidt orthogonalization in
Algorithm gmresa with modiﬁed Gram–Schmidt orthogonalization. We replace
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the loop in step 2c of Algorithm gmresa with
v
k+1
= Av
k
for j = 1, . . . k
v
k+1
= v
k+1
−(v
T
k+1
v
j
)v
j
.
While modiﬁed Gram–Schmidt and classical Gram–Schmidt are equivalent in
inﬁnite precision, the modiﬁed form is much more likely in practice to maintain
orthogonality of the basis.
We illustrate this point with a simple example from [128], doing the
computations in MATLAB. Let δ = 10
−7
and deﬁne
A =
_
_
_
1 1 1
δ δ 0
δ 0 δ
_
_
_.
We orthogonalize the columns of A with classical Gram–Schmidt to obtain
V =
_
_
_
1.0000e + 00 1.0436e −07 9.9715e −08
1.0000e −07 1.0456e −14 −9.9905e −01
1.0000e −07 −1.0000e + 00 4.3568e −02
_
_
_.
The columns of V
U
are not orthogonal at all. In fact v
T
2
v
3
≈ −.004. For
modiﬁed Gram–Schmidt
V =
_
_
_
1.0000e + 00 1.0436e −07 1.0436e −07
1.0000e −07 1.0456e −14 −1.0000e + 00
1.0000e −07 −1.0000e + 00 4.3565e −16
_
_
_.
Here [v
T
i
v
j
−δ
ij
[ ≤ 10
−8
for all i, j.
The versions we implement in the collection of MATLAB codes use modi
ﬁed Gram–Schmidt. The outline of our implementation is Algorithm gmresb.
This implementation solves the upper Hessenberg least squares problem using
the MATLAB backward division operator, and is not particularly eﬃcient. We
present a better implementation in Algorithm gmres. However, this version is
very simple and illustrates some important ideas. First, we see that x
k
need
only be computed after termination as the least squares residual ρ can be used
to approximate the norm of the residual (they are identical in exact arithmetic).
Second, there is an opportunity to compensate for a loss of orthogonality in
the basis vectors for the Krylov space. One can take a second pass through the
modiﬁed Gram–Schmidt process and restore lost orthogonality [147], [160].
Algorithm 3.4.3. gmresb(x, b, A, , kmax, ρ)
1. r = b −Ax, v
1
= r/r
2
, ρ = r
2
, β = ρ, k = 0
2. While ρ > b
2
and k < kmax do
(a) k = k + 1
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(b) v
k+1
= Av
k
for j = 1, . . . k
i. h
jk
= v
T
k+1
v
j
ii. v
k+1
= v
k+1
−h
jk
v
j
(c) h
k+1,k
= v
k+1

2
(d) v
k+1
= v
k+1
/v
k+1

2
(e) e
1
= (1, 0, . . . , 0)
T
∈ R
k+1
Minimize βe
1
−H
k
y
k

R
k+1 to obtain y
k
∈ R
k
.
(f) ρ = βe
1
−H
k
y
k

R
k+1.
3. x
k
= x
0
+V
k
y
k
.
Even if modiﬁed Gram–Schmidt orthogonalization is used, one can still
lose orthogonality in the columns of V . One can test for loss of orthogonality
[22], [147], and reorthogonalize if needed or use a more stable means to create
the matrix V [195]. These more complex implementations are necessary if A is
ill conditioned or many iterations will be taken. For example, one can augment
the modiﬁed Gram–Schmidt process
• v
k+1
= Av
k
for j = 1, . . . k
h
jk
= v
T
k+1
v
j
v
k+1
= v
k+1
−h
jk
v
j
• h
k+1,k
= v
k+1

2
• v
k+1
= v
k+1
/v
k+1

2
with a second pass (reorthogonalization). One can reorthogonalize in every
iteration or only if a test [147] detects a loss of orthogonality. There is nothing
to be gained by reorthogonalizing more than once [147].
The modiﬁed Gram–Schmidt process with reorthogonalization looks like
• v
k+1
= Av
k
for j = 1, . . . , k
h
jk
= v
T
k+1
v
j
v
k+1
= v
k+1
−h
jk
v
j
• h
k+1,k
= v
k+1

2
• If loss of orthogonality is detected
For j = 1, . . . , k
h
tmp
= v
T
k+1
v
j
h
jk
= h
jk
+h
tmp
v
k+1
= v
k+1
−h
tmp
v
j
• h
k+1,k
= v
k+1

2
• v
k+1
= v
k+1
/v
k+1

2
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One approach to reorthogonalization is to reorthogonalize in every step.
This doubles the cost of the computation of V and is usually unnecessary.
More eﬃcient and equally eﬀective approaches are based on other ideas. A
variation on a method from [147] is used in [22]. Reorthogonalization is done
after the Gram–Schmidt loop and before v
k+1
is normalized if
Av
k

2
+δv
k+1

2
= Av
k

2
(3.10)
to working precision. The idea is that if the new vector is very small relative
to Av
k
then information may have been lost and a second pass through
the modiﬁed Gram–Schmidt process is needed. We employ this test in the
MATLAB code gmres with δ = 10
−3
.
To illustrate the eﬀects of loss of orthogonality and those of reorthogonal
ization we apply GMRES to the diagonal system Ax = b where b = (1, 1, 1)
T
,
x
0
= (0, 0, 0)
T
, and
A =
_
_
_
.001 0 0
0 .0011 0
0 0 10
4
_
_
_. (3.11)
While in inﬁnite precision arithmetic only three iterations are needed to solve
the system exactly, we ﬁnd in the MATLAB environment that a solution to full
precision requires more than three iterations unless reorthogonalization is ap
plied after every iteration. In Table 3.1 we tabulate relative residuals as a func
tion of the iteration counter for classical Gram–Schmidt without reorthogonal
ization (CGM), modiﬁed Gram–Schmidt without reorthogonalization (MGM),
reorthogonalization based on the test (3.10) (MGMPO), and reorthogonaliza
tion in every iteration (MGMFO). While classical Gram–Schmidt fails, the
reorthogonalization strategy based on (3.10) is almost as eﬀective as the much
more expensive approach of reorthogonalizing in every step. The method based
on (3.10) is the default in the MATLAB code gmresa.
The kth GMRES iteration requires a matrixvector product, k scalar
products, and the solution of the Hessenberg least squares problem in step 2e.
The k scalar products require O(kN) ﬂoatingpoint operations and the cost
of a solution of the Hessenberg least squares problem, by QR factorization or
the MATLAB backward division operator, say, in step 2e of gmresb is O(k
3
)
ﬂoatingpoint operations. Hence the total cost of the m GMRES iterations is
m matrixvector products and O(m
4
+m
2
N) ﬂoatingpoint operations. When
k is not too large and the cost of matrixvector products is high, a brute
force solution to the least squares problem using the MATLAB backward
division operator is not terribly ineﬃcient. We provide an implementation
of Algorithm gmresb in the collection of MATLAB codes. This is an appealing
algorithm, especially when implemented in an environment like MATLAB,
because of its simplicity. For large k, however, the bruteforce method can be
very costly.
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Table 3.1
Eﬀects of reorthogonalization.
k CGM MGM MGMPO MGMFO
0 1.00e+00 1.00e+00 1.00e+00 1.00e+00
1 8.16e01 8.16e01 8.16e01 8.16e01
2 3.88e02 3.88e02 3.88e02 3.88e02
3 6.69e05 6.42e08 6.42e08 6.34e34
4 4.74e05 3.70e08 5.04e24
5 3.87e05 3.04e18
6 3.35e05
7 3.00e05
8 2.74e05
9 2.53e05
10 2.37e05
3.5. Implementation: Givens rotations
If k is large, implementations using Givens rotations [167], [22], Householder
reﬂections [195], or a shifted Arnoldi process [197] are much more eﬃcient
than the bruteforce approach in Algorithm gmresb. The implementation in
Algorithm gmres and in the MATLAB code collection is from [167]. This
implementation maintains the QR factorization of H
k
in a clever way so that
the cost for a single GMRES iteration is O(Nk) ﬂoatingpoint operations. The
O(k
2
) cost of the triangular solve and the O(kN) cost of the construction of
x
k
are incurred after termination.
A 2 2 Givens rotation is a matrix of the form
G =
_
c −s
s c
_
, (3.12)
where c = cos(θ), s = sin(θ) for θ ∈ [−π, π]. The orthogonal matrix G rotates
the vector (c, −s), which makes an angle of −θ with the xaxis through an
angle θ so that it overlaps the xaxis.
G
_
c
−s
_
=
_
1
0
_
.
An N N Givens rotation replaces a 2 2 block on the diagonal of the
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N N identity matrix with a 2 2 Givens rotation.
G =
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
1 0 . . . 0
0
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
. c −s
.
.
. s c 0
.
.
.
0 1
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
. 0
0 . . . 0 1
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
. (3.13)
Our notation is that G
j
(c, s) is an N N givens rotation of the form (3.13)
with a 2 2 Givens rotation in rows and columns j and j + 1.
Givens rotations are used to annihilate single nonzero elements of matrices
in reduction to triangular form [89]. They are of particular value in reducing
Hessenberg matrices to triangular form and thereby solving Hessenberg least
squares problems such as the ones that arise in GMRES. This reduction can be
accomplished in O(N) ﬂoatingpoint operations and hence is far more eﬃcient
than a solution by a singular value decomposition or a reduction based on
Householder transformations. This method is also used in the QR algorithm
for computing eigenvalues [89], [184].
Let H be an N M (N ≥ M) upper Hessenberg matrix with rank M.
We reduce H to triangular form by ﬁrst multiplying the matrix by a Givens
rotation that annihilates h
21
(and, of course, changes h
11
and the subsequent
columns). We deﬁne G
1
= G
1
(c
1
, s
1
) by
c
1
= h
11
/
_
h
2
11
+h
2
21
and s
1
= −h
21
/
_
h
2
11
+h
2
21
. (3.14)
If we replace H by G
1
H, then the ﬁrst column of H now has only a single
nonzero element h
11
. Similarly, we can now apply G
2
(c
2
, s
2
) to H, where
c
2
= h
22
/
_
h
2
22
+h
2
32
and s
2
= −h
32
/
_
h
2
22
+h
2
32
. (3.15)
and annihilate h
32
. Note that G
2
does not aﬀect the ﬁrst column of H.
Continuing in this way and setting
Q = G
N
. . . G
1
we see that QH = R is upper triangular.
A straightforward application of these ideas to Algorithm gmres would
solve the least squares problem by computing the product of k Givens rotations
Q, setting g = βQe
1
, and noting that
βe
1
−H
k
y
k

R
k+1 = Q(βe
1
−H
k
y
k
)
R
k+1 = g −R
k
y
k

R
k+1,
where R
k
is the k + 1 k triangular factor of the QR factorization of H
k
.
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In the context of GMRES iteration, however, we can incrementally perform
the QR factorization of H as the GMRES iteration progresses [167]. To see
this, note that if R
k
= Q
k
H
k
and, after orthogonalization, we add the new
column h
k+2
to H
k
, we can update both Q
k
and R
k
by ﬁrst multiplying h
k+2
by Q
k
(that is applying the ﬁrst k Givens rotations to h
k+2
), then computing
the Givens rotation G
k+1
that annihilates the (k + 2)nd element of Q
k
h
k+2
,
and ﬁnally setting Q
k+1
= G
k+1
Q
k
and forming R
k+1
by augmenting R
k
with
G
k+1
Q
k
h
k+2
.
The MATLAB implementation of Algorithm gmres stores Q
k
by storing
the sequences ¦c
j
¦ and ¦s
j
¦ and then computing the action of Q
k
on a vector
x ∈ R
k+1
by applying G
j
(c
j
, s
j
) in turn to obtain
Q
k
x = G
k
(c
k
, s
k
) . . . G
1
(c
1
, s
1
)x.
We overwrite the upper triangular part of H
k
with the triangular part of the
QR factorization of H
k
in the MATLAB code. The MATLAB implementation
of Algorithm gmres uses (3.10) to test for loss of orthogonality.
Algorithm 3.5.1. gmres(x, b, A, , kmax, ρ)
1. r = b −Ax, v
1
= r/r
2
, ρ = r
2
, β = ρ,
k = 0; g = ρ(1, 0, . . . , 0)
T
∈ R
kmax+1
2. While ρ > b
2
and k < kmax do
(a) k = k + 1
(b) v
k+1
= Av
k
for j = 1, . . . k
i. h
jk
= v
T
k+1
v
j
ii. v
k+1
= v
k+1
−h
jk
v
j
(c) h
k+1,k
= v
k+1

2
(d) Test for loss of orthogonality and reorthogonalize if necessary.
(e) v
k+1
= v
k+1
/v
k+1

2
(f) i. If k > 1 apply Q
k−1
to the kth column of H.
ii. ν =
_
h
2
k,k
+h
2
k+1,k
.
iii. c
k
= h
k,k
/ν, s
k
= −h
k+1,k
/ν
h
k,k
= c
k
h
k,k
−s
k
h
k+1,k
, h
k+1,k
= 0
iv. g = G
k
(c
k
, s
k
)g.
(g) ρ = [(g)
k+1
[.
3. Set r
i,j
= h
i,j
for 1 ≤ i, j ≤ k.
Set (w)
i
= (g)
i
for 1 ≤ i ≤ k.
Solve the upper triangular system Ry
k
= w.
4. x
k
= x
0
+V
k
y
k
.
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We close with an example of an implementation of GMRES(m) . This
implementation does not test for success and may, therefore, fail to terminate.
You are asked to repair this in exercise 7. Aside from the parameter m, the
arguments to Algorithm gmresm are the same as those for Algorithm gmres.
Algorithm 3.5.2. gmresm(x, b, A, , kmax, m, ρ)
1. gmres(x, b, A, , m, ρ)
2. k = m
3. While ρ > b
2
and k < kmax do
(a) gmres(x, b, A, , m, ρ)
(b) k = k +m
The storage costs of m iterations of gmres or of gmresm are the m + 2
vectors b, x, and ¦v
k
¦
m
k=1
.
3.6. Other methods for nonsymmetric systems
The methods for nonsymmetric linear systems that receive most attention in
this book, GMRES, CGNR, and CGNE, share the properties that they are easy
to implement, can be analyzed by a common residual polynomial approach, and
only terminate if an acceptable approximate solution has been found. CGNR
and CGNE have the disadvantages that a transposevector product must be
computed for each iteration and that the coeﬃcient matrix A
T
A or AA
T
has
condition number the square of that of the original matrix. In ¸ 3.8 we give
an example of how this squaring of the condition number can lead to failure
of the iteration. GMRES needs only matrixvector products and uses A alone,
but, as we have seen, a basis for /
k
must be stored to compute x
k
. Hence,
the storage requirements increase as the iteration progresses. For large and
illconditioned problems, it may be impossible to store enough basis vectors
and the iteration may have to be restarted. Restarting can seriously degrade
performance.
An ideal method would, like CG, only need matrixvector products, be
based on some kind of minimization principle or conjugacy, have modest
storage requirements that do not depend on the number of iterations needed
for convergence, and converge in N iterations for all nonsingular A. However,
[74], methods based on shortterm recurrences such as CG that also satisfy
minimization or conjugacy conditions cannot be constructed for general
matrices. The methods we describe in this section fall short of the ideal, but
can still be quite useful. We discuss only a small subset of these methods and
refer the reader to [12] and [78] for pointers to more of the literature on this
subject. All the methods we present in this section require two matrixvector
products for each iteration.
Consistently with our implementation of GMRES, we take the view that
preconditioners will be applied externally to the iteration. However, as with
CG, these methods can also be implemented in a manner that incorporates
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the preconditioner and uses the residual for the original system to control
termination.
3.6.1. BiCG. The earliest such method BiCG (Biconjugate gradient)
[122], [76], does not enforce a minimization principle; instead, the kth residual
must satisfy the biorthogonality condition
r
T
k
w = 0 for all w ∈ /
k
, (3.16)
where
/
k
= span(ˆ r
0
, A
T
ˆ r
0
, . . . , (A
T
)
k−1
ˆ r
0
)
is the Krylov space for A
T
and the vector ˆ r
0
. ˆ r
0
is a usersupplied vector and is
often set to r
0
. The algorithm gets its name because it produces sequences of
residuals ¦r
k
¦, ¦ˆ r
k
¦ and search directions ¦p
k
¦, ¦ˆ p
k
¦ such that biorthogonality
holds, i. e. ˆ r
T
k
r
l
= 0 if k ,= l and the search directions ¦p
k
¦ and ¦ˆ p
k
¦ satisfy
the biconjugacy property
ˆ p
T
k
Ap
l
= 0 if k ,= l.
In the symmetric positive deﬁnite case (3.16) is equivalent to the minimization
principle (2.2) for CG [89].
Using the notation of Chapter 2 and [191] we give an implementation of Bi
CG making the choice ˆ r
0
= r
0
. This algorithmic description is explained and
motivated in more detail in [122], [76], [78], and [191]. We do not recommend
use of BiCG and present this algorithm only as a basis for discussion of some
of the properties of this class of algorithms.
Algorithm 3.6.1. bicg(x, b, A, , kmax)
1. r = b −Ax, ˆ r = r, ρ
0
= 1, ˆ p = p = 0, k = 0
2. Do While r
2
> b
2
and k < kmax
(a) k = k + 1
(b) ρ
k
= ˆ r
T
r, β = ρ
k
/ρ
k−1
(c) p = r +βp, ˆ p = ˆ r +βˆ p
(d) v = Ap
(e) α = ρ
k
/(ˆ p
T
v)
(f) x = x +αp
(g) r = r −αv; ˆ r = ˆ r −αA
T
ˆ p
Note that if A = A
T
is spd, BiCG produces the same iterations as CG
(but computes everything except x twice). If, however, A is not spd, there is
no guarantee that ρ
k
in step 2b or ˆ p
T
Ap, the denominator in step 2e, will not
vanish. If either ρ
k−1
= 0 or ˆ p
T
Ap = 0 we say that a breakdown has taken
place. Even if these quantities are nonzero but very small, the algorithm can
become unstable or produce inaccurate results. While there are approaches
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[80], [78], [148], [79], [81], to avoid some breakdowns in many variations of
BiCG, there are no methods that both limit storage and completely eliminate
the possibility of breakdown [74]. All of the methods we present in this section
can break down and should be implemented with that possibility in mind.
Once breakdown has occurred, one can restart the BiCG iteration or pass
the computation to another algorithm, such as GMRES. The possibility of
breakdown is small and certainly should not eliminate the algorithms discussed
below from consideration if there is not enough storage for GMRES to perform
well.
Breakdowns aside, there are other problems with BiCG. A transpose
vector product is needed, which at the least will require additional program
ming and may not be possible at all. The performance of the algorithm can
be erratic or even unstable with residuals increasing by several orders of mag
nitude from one iteration to the next. Moreover, the eﬀort in computing ˆ r
at each iteration is wasted in that ˆ r makes no contribution to x. However,
BiCG sometimes performs extremely well and the remaining algorithms in
this section represent attempts to capture this good performance and damp
the erratic behavior when it occurs.
We can compare the bestcase performance of BiCG with that of GMRES.
Note that there is ¯ p
k
∈ T
k
such that both
r
k
= ¯ p
k
(A)r
0
and ˆ r
k
= ¯ p
k
(A
T
)ˆ r
0
. (3.17)
Hence, by the minimization property for GMRES
r
GMRES
k

2
≤ r
Bi−CG
k

2
,
reminding us that GMRES, if suﬃcient storage is available, will always
reduce the residual more rapidly than BiCG (in terms of iterations, but not
necessarily in terms of computational work). One should also keep in mind that
a single BiCG iteration requires two matrixvector products and a GMRES
iterate only one, but that the cost of the GMRES iteration increases (in terms
of ﬂoatingpoint operations) as the iteration progresses.
3.6.2. CGS. A remedy for one of the problems with BiCG is the Conjugate
Gradient Squared (CGS) algorithm [180]. The algorithm takes advantage of
the fact that (3.17) implies that the scalar product ˆ r
T
r in BiCG (step 2b of
Algorithm bicg) can be represented without using A
T
as
r
T
k
ˆ r
k
= (¯ p
k
(A)r
0
)
T
(¯ p
k
(A
T
)ˆ r
0
) = (¯ p
k
(A)
2
r
0
)
T
ˆ r
0
.
The other references to A
T
can be eliminated in a similar fashion and an
iteration satisfying
r
k
= ¯ p
k
(A)
2
r
0
(3.18)
is produced, where ¯ p
k
is the same polynomial produced by BiCG and used in
(3.17). This explains the name, Conjugate Gradient Squared.
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The work used in BiCG to compute ˆ r is now used to update x. CGS
replaces the transposevector product with an additional matrixvector product
and applies the square of the BiCG polynomial to r
0
to produce r
k
. This may,
of course, change the convergence properties for the worse and either improve
good convergence or magnify erratic behavior [134], [191]. CGS has the same
potential for breakdown as BiCG. Since ¯ p
2
k
∈ T
2k
we have
r
GMRES
2k

2
≤ r
CGS
k

2
. (3.19)
We present an algorithmic description of CGS that we will refer to in our
discussion of TFQMR in ¸ 3.6.4. In our description of CGS we will index the
vectors and scalars that would be overwritten in an implementation so that we
can describe some of the ideas in TFQMR later on. This description is taken
from [77].
Algorithm 3.6.2. cgs(x, b, A, , kmax)
1. x
0
= x; p
0
= u
0
= r
0
= b −Ax
2. v
0
= Ap
0
; ˆ r
0
= r
0
3. ρ
0
= ˆ r
T
0
r
0
; k = 0
4. Do While r
2
> b
2
and k < kmax
(a) k = k + 1
(b) σ
k−1
= ˆ r
T
0
v
k−1
(c) α
k−1
= ρ
k−1
/σ
k−1
(d) q
k
= u
k−1
−α
k−1
v
k−1
(e) x
k
= x
k−1
+α
k−1
(u
k−1
+q
k
)
r
k
= r
k−1
−α
k−1
A(u
k−1
+q
k
)
(f) ρ
k
= ˆ r
T
0
r
k
; β
k
= ρ
k
/ρ
k−1
u
k
= r
k
+β
k
q
k
p
k
= u
k
+β
k
(q
k
+β
k
p
k−1
)
v
k
= Ap
k
Breakdowns take place when either ρ
k−1
or σ
k−1
vanish. If the algorithm
does not break down, then α
k−1
,= 0 for all k. One can show [180], [77], that
if ¯ p
k
is the residual polynomial from (3.17) and (3.18) then
¯ p
k
(z) = ¯ p
k−1
(z) −α
k−1
z¯ q
k−1
(z) (3.20)
where the auxiliary polynomials ¯ q
k
∈ T
k
are given by ¯ q
0
= 1 and for k ≥ 1 by
¯ q
k
(z) = ¯ p
k
(z) +β
k
¯ q
k−1
(z). (3.21)
We provide no MATLAB implementation of BiCG or CGS. BiCGSTAB
is the most eﬀective representative of this class of algorithms.
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3.6.3. BiCGSTAB. The Biconjugate gradient stabilized method (Bi
CGSTAB) [191] attempts to smooth the convergence of CGS by replacing
(3.18) with
r
k
= q
k
(A)p
k
(A)r
0
(3.22)
where
q
k
(z) =
k
i=1
(1 −ω
i
z).
The constant ω
i
is selected to minimize r
i
= q
i
(A)p
i
(A)r
0
as a function of ω
i
.
The examples in [191] indicate the eﬀectiveness of this approach, which can
be thought of [12] as a blend of BiCG and GMRES(1). The performance in
cases where the spectrum has a signiﬁcant imaginary part can be improved by
constructing q
k
to have complex conjugate pairs of roots, [98].
There is no convergence theory for BiCGSTAB and no estimate of the
residuals that is better than that for CGS, (3.19). In our description of the
implementation, which is described and motivated fully in [191], we use ˆ r
0
= r
0
and follow the notation of [191].
Algorithm 3.6.3. bicgstab(x, b, A, , kmax)
1. r = b −Ax, ˆ r
0
= ˆ r = r, ρ
0
= α = ω = 1, v = p = 0, k = 0, ρ
1
= ˆ r
T
0
r
2. Do While r
2
> b
2
and k < kmax
(a) k = k + 1
(b) β = (ρ
k
/ρ
k−1
)(α/ω)
(c) p = r +β(p −ωv)
(d) v = Ap
(e) α = ρ
k
/(ˆ r
T
0
v)
(f) s = r −αv, t = As
(g) ω = t
T
s/t
2
2
, ρ
k+1
= −ωˆ r
T
0
t
(h) x = x +αp +ωs
(i) r = s −ωt
Note that the iteration can break down in steps 2b and 2e. We provide an
implementation of Algorithm bicgstab in the collection of MATLAB codes.
The cost in storage and in ﬂoatingpoint operations per iteration re
mains bounded for the entire iteration. One must store seven vectors
(x, b, r, p, v, ˆ r
0
, t), letting s overwrite r when needed. A single iteration re
quires four scalar products. In a situation where many GMRES iterations are
needed and matrixvector product is fast, BiCGSTAB can have a much lower
average cost per iterate than GMRES. The reason for this is that the cost of
orthogonalization in GMRES can be much more than that of a matrixvector
product if the dimension of the Krylov space is large. We will present such a
case in ¸ 3.8.
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3.6.4. TFQMR. Now we consider the quasiminimal residual (QMR)
family of algorithms [80], [81], [77], [37], [202]. We will focus on the transpose
free algorithm TFQMR proposed in [77], to illustrate the quasiminimization
idea. All algorithms in this family minimize the norm of an easily computable
quantity q = f − Hz, a quasiresidual over z ∈ R
N
. The quasiresidual is
related to the true residual by a fullrank linear transformation r = Lq and
reduction of the residual can be approximately measured by reduction in q.
The speciﬁc formulation of q and L depends on the algorithm.
Returning to Algorithm cgs we deﬁne sequences
y
m
=
_
¸
_
¸
_
u
k−1
if m = 2k −1 is odd,
q
k
if m = 2k is even,
and
w
m
=
_
¸
_
¸
_
(¯ p
k
(A))
2
r
0
if m = 2k −1 is odd,
¯ p
k
(A)¯ p
k−1
(A)r
0
if m = 2k is even.
Here the sequences ¦¯ p
k
¦ and ¦¯ q
k
¦ are given by (3.20) and (3.21). Hence, the
CGS residual satisﬁes
r
CGS
k
= w
2k+1
.
We assume that CGS does not break down and, therefore, α
k
,= 0 for all
k ≥ 0. If we let ¸r be the nearest integer less than or equal to a real r we
have
Ay
m
= (w
m
−w
m+1
)/α
(m−1)/2
, (3.23)
where the denominator is nonzero by assumption. We express (3.23) in matrix
form as
AY
m
= W
m+1
B
m
, (3.24)
where Y
m
is the N m matrix with columns ¦y
j
¦
m
j=1
, W
m+1
the N (m+1)
matrix with columns ¦w
j
¦
m+1
j=1
, and B
m
is the (m+ 1) m matrix given by
B
m
=
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
1 0 . . . 0
−1 1
.
.
.
.
.
.
0
.
.
.
.
.
. 0
.
.
.
.
.
. −1 1
0 . . . 0 −1
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
diag(α
0
, α
0
, . . . , α
(m−1)/2
)
−1
.
Our assumptions that no breakdown takes place imply that /
m
is the span
of ¦y
j
¦
m
j=1
and hence
x
m
= x
0
+Y
m
z (3.25)
for some z ∈ R
m
. Therefore,
r
m
= r
0
−AY
m
z = W
m+1
(e
1
−B
m
z), (3.26)
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where, as in our discussion of GMRES, e
1
= (1, 0, . . . , 0)
T
∈ R
m
. In a sense,
the conditioning of the matrix W
m+1
can be improved by scaling. Let
Ω = diag(ω
1
, ω
2
, . . . , ω
m
) (3.27)
and rewrite (3.26) as
r
m
= r
0
−AY
m
z = W
m+1
Ω
−1
m+1
(f
m+1
−H
m
z) (3.28)
where f
m+1
= Ω
m+1
e
1
= ω
m+1
e
1
and H
m
= Ω
m+1
B
m
is bidiagonal and hence
upper Hessenberg. The diagonal entries in the matrix Ω
m+1
are called weights.
The weights make it possible to derive straightforward estimates of the residual
in terms of easily computed terms in the iteration.
If W
m+1
Ω
−1
m+1
were an orthogonal matrix, we could minimize r
m
by solving
the least squares problem
minimize
z∈R
mf
m+1
−H
m
z
2
. (3.29)
The quasiminimization idea is to solve (3.29) (thereby quasiminimizing the
residual) to obtain z
m
and then set
x
m
= x
0
+Y
m
z
m
. (3.30)
Note that if k corresponds to the iteration counter for CGS, each k produces
two approximate solutions (corresponding to m = 2k −1 and m = 2k).
The solution to the least squares problem (3.29) can be done by using
Givens rotations to update the factorization of the upper Hessenberg matrix
H
m
[77] and this is reﬂected in the implementation description below. As
one can see from that description, approximate residuals are not computed in
Algorithm tfqmr. Instead we have the quasiresidual norm
τ
m
= f
m+1
−H
m
z
m

2
.
Now if we pick the weights ω
i
= w
i

2
then the columns of W
m+1
Ω
−1
m+1
have
norm one. Hence
r
m

2
= W
m+1
Ω
−1
m+1
(f
m+1
−H
m
z)
2
≤ τ
m
√
m+ 1. (3.31)
We can, therefore, base our termination criterion on τ
m
, and we do this in
Algorithm tfqmr.
One can [80], [78], also use the quasiminimization condition to estimate
the TFQMR residual in terms of residual polynomials.
Theorem 3.6.1. Let A be an N N matrix and let x
0
, b ∈ R
N
be given.
Assume that the TFQMR iteration does not break down or terminate with
the exact solution for k iterations and let 1 ≤ m ≤ 2k. Let r
GMRES
m
be the
residual for the mth GMRES iteration. Let ξ
m
be the smallest singular value
of W
m+1
Ω
−1
m+1
. Then if ξ
m
> 0
τ
m
≤ r
GMRES
m

2
/ξ
m
. (3.32)
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Proof. We may write
r
GMRES
m
= r
0
+Y
m
z
GMRES
m
and obtain
r
GMRES
m

2
= W
m+1
Ω
−1
m+1
(f
m+1
−H
m
z
GMRES
m
)
2
≥ ξ
m
f
m+1
−H
m
z
GMRES
m

2
.
Hence, by the quasiminimization property
r
GMRES
m

2
≥ ξ
m
τ
m
as desired.
As a corollary we have a ﬁnite termination result and a convergence
estimate for diagonalizable matrices similar to Theorem 3.1.3.
Corollary 3.6.1. Let A be an N N matrix and let x
0
, b ∈ R
N
be given.
Then within (N +1)/2 iterations the TFQMR iteration will either break down
or terminate with the solution.
We apply Theorem 3.1.3 to (3.32) and use (3.31) to obtain the following
result.
Theorem 3.6.2. Let A = V ΛV
−1
be a nonsingular diagonalizable matrix.
Assume that TFQMR does not break down or terminate with the solution for k
iterations. For 1 ≤ m ≤ 2k let ξ
m
be the smallest singular value of W
m+1
Ω
−1
m+1
and let x
m
be given by (3.30). Then, if ξ
m
> 0,
r
m

2
r
0

2
≤
√
m+ 1ξ
−1
m
κ(V ) max
z∈σ(A)
[φ(z)[
for all φ ∈ T
m
.
The implementation below follows [77] with ˆ r
0
= r
0
used throughout.
Algorithm 3.6.4. tfqmr(x, b, A, , kmax)
1. k = 0, w
1
= y
1
= r
0
= b −Ax, u
1
= v = Ay
1
, d = 0
ρ
0
= r
T
0
r
0
, τ = r
2
, θ = 0, η = 0
2. Do While k < kmax
(a) k = k + 1
(b) σ
k−1
= r
T
0
v, α = ρ
k−1
/σ
k−1
, y
2
= y
1
−α
k−1
v, u
2
= Ay
2
(c) For j = 1, 2 (m = 2k −2 +j)
i. w = w −α
k−1
u
j
ii. d = y
j
+ (θ
2
η/α
k−1
)d
iii. θ = w
2
/τ, c = 1/
√
1 +θ
2
iv. τ = τθc, η = c
2
α
k−1
v. x = x +ηd
vi. If τ
√
m+ 1 ≤ b
2
terminate successfully
(d) ρ
k
= r
T
0
w, β = ρ
k
/ρ
k−1
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(e) y
1
= w +βy
2
, u
1
= Ay
1
(f) v = u
1
+β(u
2
+βv)
Note that y
2
and u
2
= Ay
2
need only be computed if the loop in step 2c
does not terminate when j = 1. We take advantage of this in the MATLAB
code tfqmr to potentially reduce the matrixvector product cost by one.
3.7. Examples for GMRES iteration
These examples use the code gmres from the collection of MATLAB codes. The
inputs, described in the comment lines, are the initial iterate x
0
, the righthand
side vector b, a MATLAB function for the matrixvector product, and iteration
parameters to specify the maximum number of iterations and the termination
criterion. We do not pass the preconditioner to the GMRES code, rather
we pass the preconditioned problem. In all the GMRES examples, we limit
the number of GMRES iterations to 60. For methods like GMRES(m), Bi
CGSTAB, CGNR, and TFQMR, whose storage requirements do not increase
with the number of iterations, we allow for more iterations.
We consider the discretization of the partial diﬀerential equation
(Lu)(x, y) = −(u
xx
(x, y) +u
yy
(x, y)) +a
1
(x, y)u
x
(x, y)
+a
2
(x, y)u
y
(x, y) +a
3
(x, y)u(x, y) = f(x, y)
(3.33)
on 0 < x, y < 1 subject to homogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions
u(x, 0) = u(x, 1) = u(0, y) = u(1, y) = 0, 0 < x, y < 1.
For general coeﬃcients ¦a
j
¦ the operator L is not selfadjoint and its discretiza
tion is not symmetric. As in ¸ 2.7 we discretize with a ﬁvepoint centered dif
ference scheme with n
2
points and mesh width h = 1/(n + 1). The unknowns
are
u
ij
≈ u(x
i
, x
j
)
where x
i
= ih for 1 ≤ i ≤ n. We compute Lu in a matrixfree manner
as we did in ¸ 2.7. We let n = 31 to create a system with 961 unknowns.
As before, we expect secondorder accuracy and terminate the iteration when
r
k

2
≤ h
2
b
2
≈ 9.8 10
−4
b
2
.
As a preconditioner we use the fast Poisson solver fish2d described in ¸ 2.7.
The motivation for this choice is similar to that for the conjugate gradient
computations and has been partially explained theoretically in [33], [34], [121],
and [139]. If we let Gu denote the action of the Poisson solver on u, the
preconditioned system is GLu = Gf.
For the computations reported in this section we took
a
1
(x, y) = 1, a
2
(x, y) = 20y, and a
3
(x, y) = 1.
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u
0
= 0 was the initial iterate. As in ¸ 2.7 we took the right hand side so that
the exact solution was the discretization of
10xy(1 −x)(1 −y) exp(x
4.5
).
In Figs. 3.1 and 3.2 we plot iteration histories corresponding to precondi
tioned or unpreconditioned GMRES. For the restarted iteration, we restarted
the algorithm after three iterations, GMRES(3) in the terminology of ¸ 3.4.
Note that the plots are semilog plots of r
2
/b
2
and that the righthand
sides in the preconditioned and unpreconditioned cases are not the same. In
both ﬁgures the solid line is the history of the preconditioned iteration and the
dashed line that of the unpreconditioned. Note the importance of precondi
tioning. The MATLAB flops command indicates that the unpreconditioned
iteration required 7.6 million ﬂoating point operations and converged in 56
iterations. The preconditioned iteration required 1.3 million ﬂoating point op
erations and terminated after 8 iterations. Restarting after 3 iterations is more
costly in terms of the iteration count than not restarting. However, even in
the unpreconditioned case, the restarted iteration terminated successfully. In
this case the MATLAB flops command indicates that the unpreconditioned
iteration terminated after 223 iterations and 9.7 million ﬂoating point opera
tions and the preconditioned iteration required 13 iterations and 2.6 million
ﬂoating point operations.
The execution times in our environment indicate that the preconditioned
iterations are even faster than the diﬀerence in operation counts indicates.
The reason for this is that the FFT routine is a MATLAB intrinsic and is not
interpreted MATLAB code. In other computing environments preconditioners
which vectorize or parallelize particularly well might perform in the same way.
3.8. Examples for CGNR, BiCGSTAB, and TFQMR iteration
When a transpose is available, CGNR (or CGNE) is an alternative to GMRES
that does not require storage of the iteration history. For elliptic problems like
(3.33), the transpose (adjoint) of L is given by
L
∗
u = −u
xx
−u
yy
−a
1
u
x
−a
2
u
y
+a
3
u
as one can derive by integration by parts. To apply CGNR to the precondi
tioned problem, we require the transpose of GL, which is given by
(GL)
∗
u = L
∗
G
∗
u = L
∗
Gu.
The cost of the application of the transpose of L or GL is the same as that
of the application of L or GL itself. Hence, in the case where the cost of the
matrixvector product dominates the computation, a single CGNR iteration
costs roughly the same as two GMRES iterations.
However, CGNR has the eﬀect of squaring the condition number, this eﬀect
has serious consequences as Fig. 3.3 shows. The dashed line corresponds to
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0 10 20 30 40 50 60
10
4
10
3
10
2
10
1
10
0
Iterations
R
e
l
a
t
i
v
e
R
e
s
i
d
u
a
l
Fig. 3.1. GMRES for 2D elliptic equation.
0 50 100 150 200 250
10
4
10
3
10
2
10
1
10
0
Iterations
R
e
l
a
t
i
v
e
R
e
s
i
d
u
a
l
Fig. 3.2. GMRES(3) for 2D elliptic equation.
CGNR on the unpreconditioned problem, i.e., CG applied to L
∗
Lu = L
∗
f.
The matrix corresponding to the discretization of L
∗
L has a large condition
number. The solid line corresponds to the CGNR applied to the preconditioned
problem, i.e., CG applied to L
∗
G
2
Lu = L
∗
G
2
f. We limited the number of
iterations to 310 = 10m and the unpreconditioned formulation of CGNR had
made very little progress after 310 iterations. This is a result of squaring
the large condition number. The preconditioned formulation did quite well,
converging in eight iterations. The MATLAB flops command indicates that
the unpreconditioned iteration required 13.7 million ﬂoatingpoint operations
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and the preconditioned iteration 2.4 million. However, as you are asked to
investigate in Exercise 3.9.8, the behavior of even the preconditioned iteration
can also be poor if the coeﬃcients of the ﬁrst derivative terms are too large.
CGNE has similar performance; see Exercise 3.9.9.
0 50 100 150 200 250 300 350
10
4
10
3
10
2
10
1
10
0
Iterations
R
e
l
a
t
i
v
e
R
e
s
i
d
u
a
l
Fig. 3.3. CGNR for 2D elliptic equation.
The examples for BiCGSTAB use the code bicgstab from the collection
of MATLAB codes. This code has the same input/output arguments as gmres.
We applied BiCGSTAB to both the preconditioned and unpreconditioned
forms of (3.33) with the same data and termination criterion as for the GMRES
example.
We plot the iteration histories in Fig. 3.4. As in the previous examples, the
solid line corresponds to the preconditioned iteration and the dashed line to
the unpreconditioned iteration. Neither convergence history is monotonic, with
the unpreconditioned iteration being very irregular, but not varying by many
orders of magnitude as a CGS or BiCG iteration might. The preconditioned
iteration terminated in six iterations (12 matrixvector products) and required
roughly 1.7 million ﬂoatingpoint operations. The unpreconditioned iteration
took 40 iterations and 2.2 million ﬂoatingpoint operations. We see a
considerable improvement in cost over CGNR and, since our unpreconditioned
matrixvector product is so inexpensive, a better cost/iterate than GMRES in
the unpreconditioned case.
We repeat the experiment with TFQMR as our linear solver. We use
the code tfqmr that is included in our collection. In Fig. 3.5 we plot the
convergence histories in terms of the approximate residual
√
2k + 1τ
2k
given
by (3.31). We plot only full iterations (m = 2k) except, possibly, for the
ﬁnal iterate. The approximate residual is given in terms of the quasiresidual
norm τ
m
rather than the true residual, and the graphs are monotonic. Our
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0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40
10
4
10
3
10
2
10
1
10
0
10
1
Iterations
R
e
l
a
t
i
v
e
R
e
s
i
d
u
a
l
Fig. 3.4. BiCGSTAB for 2D elliptic equation.
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70
10
5
10
4
10
3
10
2
10
1
10
0
Iterations
R
e
l
a
t
i
v
e
A
p
p
r
o
x
i
m
a
t
e
R
e
s
i
d
u
a
l
Fig. 3.5. TFQMR for 2D elliptic equation.
termination criterion is based on the quasiresidual and (3.31) as described in
¸ 3.6.4, stopping the iteration when τ
m
√
m+ 1/b
2
≤ h
−2
. This led to actual
relative residuals of 7 10
−5
for the unpreconditioned iteration and 2 10
−4
for the preconditioned iteration, indicating that it is reasonable to use the
quasiresidual estimate (3.31) to make termination decisions.
The unpreconditioned iteration required roughly 4.1 million ﬂoatingpoint
operations and 67 iterations for termination. The preconditioned iteration
was much more eﬃcient, taking 1.9 million ﬂoatingpoint operations and 7
iterations. The plateaus in the graph of the convergence history for the
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unpreconditioned iteration are related (see [196]) to spikes in the corresponding
graph for a CGS iteration.
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3.9. Exercises on GMRES
3.9.1. Give an example of a matrix that is not diagonalizable.
3.9.2. Prove Theorem 3.1.4 and Theorem 3.1.5.
3.9.3. Prove that the Arnoldi process (unless it terminates prematurely with a
solution) produces a basis for /
k+1
that satisﬁes (3.8).
3.9.4. Duplicate Table 3.1 and add two more columns corresponding to classical
Gram–Schmidt orthogonalization with reorthogonalization at every step
and determine when the test in (3.10) detects loss of orthogonality. How
do your conclusions compare with those in [160]?
3.9.5. Let A = J
λ
be an elementary Jordan block of size N corresponding to
an eigenvalue λ ,= 0. This means that
J
λ
=
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
λ 1 0
0 λ 1 0
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
.
0 λ 1 0
0 λ 1
0 λ
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
_
.
Give an example of x
0
, b ∈ R
N
, and λ ∈ R such that the GMRES
residuals satisfy r
k

2
= r
0

2
for all k < N.
3.9.6. Consider the centered diﬀerence discretization of
−u
+u
+u = 1, u(0) = u(1) = 0.
Solve this problem with GMRES (without preconditioning) and then
apply as a preconditioner the map M deﬁned by
−(Mf)
= f, (Mf)(0) = (Mf)(1) = 0.
That is, precondition with a solver for the highorder term in the
diﬀerential equation using the correct boundary conditions. Try this
for meshes with 50, 100, 200, . . . points. How does the performance of
the iteration depend on the mesh? Try other preconditioners such as
Gauss–Seidel and Jacobi. How do other methods such as CGNR, CGNE,
BiCGSTAB, and TFQMR perform?
3.9.7. Modify the MATLAB GMRES code to allow for restarts. One way to do
this is to call the gmres code with another code which has an outer loop
to control the restarting as in Algorithm gmresm. See [167] for another
example. How would you test for failure in a restarted algorithm? What
kinds of failures can occur? Repeat Exercise 6 with a limit of three
GMRES iterations before a restart.
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3.9.8. Duplicate the results in ¸ 3.7 and ¸ 3.8. Compare the execution times
in your computing environment. Experiment with diﬀerent values of m.
Why might GMRES(m) be faster than GMRES? Vary the dimension and
the coeﬃcient a
y
. Try a
y
= 5y. Why is the performance of the methods
sensitive to a
y
and a
x
?
3.9.9. Apply CGNE to the PDE in ¸ 3.7. How does the performance diﬀer from
CGNR and GMRES?
3.9.10. Consider preconditioning from the right. For the PDE in ¸ 3.7, apply
GMRES, CGNR, BiCGSTAB, TFQMR, and/or CGNE, to the equation
LGw = f and then recover the solution from u = Gw. Compare timings
and solution accuracy with those obtained by left preconditioning.
3.9.11. Are the solutions to (3.33) in ¸ 3.7 and ¸ 3.8 equally accurate? Compare
the ﬁnal results with the known solution.
3.9.12. Implement BiCG and CGS and try them on some of the examples in
this chapter.
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Chapter 4
Basic Concepts and FixedPoint Iteration
This part of the book is about numerical methods for the solution of systems
of nonlinear equations. Throughout this part, we will let   denote a norm
on R
N
as well as the induced matrix norm.
We begin by setting the notation. We seek to solve
F(x) = 0. (4.1)
Here F : R
N
→ R
N
. We denote the ith component of F by f
i
. If the
components of F are diﬀerentiable at x ∈ R
N
we deﬁne the Jacobian matrix
F
(x) by
F
(x)
ij
=
∂f
i
∂x
j
(x).
The Jacobian matrix is the vector analog of the derivative. We may express
the fundamental theorem of calculus as follows.
Theorem 4.0.1. Let F be diﬀerentiable in an open set Ω ⊂ R
N
and let
x
∗
∈ Ω. Then for all x ∈ Ω suﬃciently near x
∗
F(x) −F(x
∗
) =
_
1
0
F
(x
∗
+t(x −x
∗
))(x −x
∗
) dt.
4.1. Types of convergence
Iterative methods can be classiﬁed by the rate of convergence.
Definition 4.1.1. Let ¦x
n
¦ ⊂ R
N
and x
∗
∈ R
N
. Then
• x
n
→ x
∗
qquadratically if x
n
→ x
∗
and there is K > 0 such that
x
n+1
−x
∗
 ≤ Kx
n
−x
∗

2
.
• x
n
→ x
∗
qsuperlinearly with qorder α > 1 if x
n
→ x
∗
and there is
K > 0 such that
x
n+1
−x
∗
 ≤ Kx
n
−x
∗

α
.
• x
n
→ x
∗
qsuperlinearly if
lim
n→∞
x
n+1
−x
∗

x
n
−x
∗

= 0.
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• x
n
→ x
∗
qlinearly with qfactor σ ∈ (0, 1) if
x
n+1
−x
∗
 ≤ σx
n
−x
∗

for n suﬃciently large.
Definition 4.1.2. An iterative method for computing x
∗
is said to be
locally (qquadratically, qsuperlinearly, qlinearly, etc.) convergent if the
iterates converge to x
∗
(qquadratically, qsuperlinearly, qlinearly, etc.) given
that the initial data for the iteration is suﬃciently good.
Note that a qsuperlinearly convergent sequence is also qlinearly conver
gent with qfactor σ for any σ > 0. A qquadratically convergent sequence is
qsuperlinearly convergent with qorder 2.
In general, a qsuperlinearly convergent method is preferable to a qlinearly
convergent one if the cost of a single iterate is the same for both methods. We
will see that often a method that is more slowly convergent, in terms of the
convergence types deﬁned above, can have a cost/iterate so low that the slow
iteration is more eﬃcient.
Sometimes errors are introduced into the iteration that are independent of
the errors in the approximate solution. An example of this would be a problem
in which the nonlinear function F is the output of another algorithm that
provides error control, such as adjustment of the mesh size in an approximation
of a diﬀerential equation. One might only compute F to low accuracy in the
initial phases of the iteration to compute a solution and tighten the accuracy
as the iteration progresses. The rtype convergence classiﬁcation enables us to
describe that idea.
Definition 4.1.3. Let ¦x
n
¦ ⊂ R
N
and x
∗
∈ R
N
. Then ¦x
n
¦ converges
to x
∗
r(quadratically, superlinearly, linearly) if there is a sequence ¦ξ
n
¦ ⊂ R
converging q(quadratically, superlinearly, linearly) to zero such that
x
n
−x
∗
 ≤ ξ
n
.
We say that ¦x
n
¦ converges rsuperlinearly with rorder α > 1 if ξ
n
→ 0
qsuperlinearly with qorder α.
4.2. Fixedpoint iteration
Many nonlinear equations are naturally formulated as ﬁxedpoint problems
x = K(x) (4.2)
where K, the ﬁxedpoint map, may be nonlinear. A solution x
∗
of (4.2) is
called a ﬁxed point of the map K. Such problems are nonlinear analogs of the
linear ﬁxedpoint problems considered in Chapter 1. In this section we analyze
convergence of ﬁxedpoint iteration, which is given by
x
n+1
= K(x
n
). (4.3)
This iterative method is also called nonlinear Richardson iteration, Picard
iteration, or the method of successive substitution.
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Before discussing convergence of ﬁxedpoint iteration we make two deﬁni
tions.
Definition 4.2.1. Let Ω ⊂ R
N
and let G : Ω → R
M
. G is Lipschitz
continuous on Ω with Lipschitz constant γ if
G(x) −G(y) ≤ γx −y
for all x, y ∈ Ω.
Definition 4.2.2. Let Ω ⊂ R
N
. K : Ω → R
N
is a contraction mapping
on Ω if K is Lipschitz continuous on Ω with Lipschitz constant γ < 1.
The standard result for ﬁxedpoint iteration is the Contraction Mapping
Theorem [9]. Compare the proof to that of Lemma 1.2.1 and Corollary 1.2.1.
Theorem 4.2.1. Let Ω be a closed subset of R
N
and let K be a contraction
mapping on Ω with Lipschitz constant γ < 1 such that K(x) ∈ Ω for all x ∈ Ω.
Then there is a unique ﬁxed point of K, x
∗
∈ Ω, and the iteration deﬁned by
(4.3) converges qlinearly to x
∗
with qfactor γ for all initial iterates x
0
∈ Ω.
Proof. Let x
0
∈ Ω. Note that ¦x
n
¦ ⊂ Ω because x
0
∈ Ω and K(x) ∈ Ω
whenever x ∈ Ω. The sequence ¦x
n
¦ remains bounded since for all i ≥ 1
x
i+1
−x
i
 = K(x
i
) −K(x
i−1
) ≤ γx
i
−x
i−1
 . . . ≤ γ
i
x
1
−x
0
,
and therefore
x
n
−x
0
 = 
n−1
i=0
x
i+1
−x
i

≤
n−1
i=0
x
i+1
−x
i
 ≤ x
1
−x
0

n−1
i=0
γ
i
≤ x
1
−x
0
/(1 −γ).
Now, for all n, k ≥ 0,
x
n+k
−x
n
 = K(x
n+k−1
) −K(x
n−1
)
≤ γx
n+k−1
−x
n−1

≤ γK(x
n+k−2
) −K(x
n−2
)
≤ γ
2
x
n+k−2
−x
n−2
 ≤ . . . ≤ γ
n
x
k
−x
0

≤ γ
n
x
1
−x
0
/(1 −γ).
Hence
lim
n,k→∞
x
n+k
−x
n
 = 0
and therefore the sequence ¦x
n
¦ is a Cauchy sequence and has a limit x
∗
[162].
If K has two ﬁxed points x
∗
and y
∗
in Ω, then
x
∗
−y
∗
 = K(x
∗
) −K(y
∗
) ≤ γx
∗
−y
∗
.
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Since γ < 1 this can only hold if x
∗
−y
∗
 = 0, i. e. x
∗
= y
∗
. Hence the ﬁxed
point is unique.
Finally we note that
x
n+1
−x
∗
 = K(x
n
) −K(x
∗
) ≤ γx
n
−x
∗
,
which completes the proof.
One simple application of this theorem is to numerical integration of
ordinary diﬀerential equations by implicit methods. For example, consider
the initial value problem
y
= f(y), y(t
0
) = y
0
and its solution by the backward Euler method with time step h,
y
n+1
−y
n
= hf(y
n+1
). (4.4)
In (4.4) y
k
denotes the approximation of y(t
0
+ kh). Advancing in time from
y
n
to y
n+1
requires solution of the ﬁxedpoint problem
y = K(y) = y
n
+hf(y).
For simplicity we assume that f is bounded and Lipschitz continuous, say
[f(y)[ ≤ M and [f(x) −f(y)[ ≤ M[x −y[
for all x, y.
If hM < 1, we may apply the contraction mapping theorem with Ω = R
since for all x, y
K(x) −K(y) = h[f(x) −f(y)[ ≤ hM[x −y[.
From this we conclude that for h suﬃciently small we can integrate forward
in time and that the time step h can be chosen independently of y. This time
step may well be too small to be practical, and the methods based on Newton’s
method which we present in the subsequent chapters are used much more often
[83]. This type of analysis was used by Picard to prove existence of solutions
of initial value problems [152]. Nonlinear variations of the classical stationary
iterative methods such as Gauss–Seidel have also been used; see [145] for a
more complete discussion of these algorithms.
4.3. The standard assumptions
We will make the standard assumptions on F.
Assumption 4.3.1.
1. Equation 4.1 has a solution x
∗
.
2. F
: Ω → R
N×N
is Lipschitz continuous with Lipschitz constant γ.
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3. F
(x
∗
) is nonsingular.
These assumptions can be weakened [108] without sacriﬁcing convergence
of the methods we consider here. However the classical result on quadratic
convergence of Newton’s method requires them and we make them throughout.
Exercise 5.7.1 illustrates one way to weaken the standard assumptions.
Throughout this part, we will always denote a root of F by x
∗
. We let
B(r) denote the ball of radius r about x
∗
B(r) = ¦x[ e < r¦,
where
e = x −x
∗
.
The notation introduced above will be used consistently. If x
n
is the nth iterate
of a sequence, e
n
= x
n
−x
∗
is the error in that iterate.
Lemma 4.3.1 is an important consequence of the standard assumptions.
Lemma 4.3.1. Assume that the standard assumptions hold. Then there is
δ > 0 so that for all x ∈ B(δ)
F
(x) ≤ 2F
(x
∗
), (4.5)
F
(x)
−1
 ≤ 2F
(x
∗
)
−1
, (4.6)
and
F
(x
∗
)
−1

−1
e/2 ≤ F(x) ≤ 2F
(x
∗
)e. (4.7)
Proof. Let δ be small enough so that B(δ) ⊂ Ω. For all x ∈ B(δ) we have
F
(x) ≤ F
(x
∗
) +γe.
Hence (4.5) holds if γδ < F
(x
∗
).
The next result (4.6) is a direct consequence of the Banach Lemma if
I −F
(x
∗
)
−1
F
(x) < 1/2.
This will follow from
δ <
F
(x
∗
)
−1

−1
2γ
since then
I −F
(x
∗
)
−1
F
(x) = F
(x
∗
)
−1
(F
(x
∗
) −F
(x))
≤ γF
(x
∗
)
−1
e ≤ γδF
(x
∗
)
−1
 < 1/2.
(4.8)
To prove the ﬁnal inequality (4.7), we note that if x ∈ B(δ) then x
∗
+te ∈
B(δ) for all 0 ≤ t ≤ 1. We use (4.5) and Theorem 4.0.1 to obtain
F(x) ≤
_
1
0
F
(x
∗
+te)e dt ≤ 2F
(x
∗
)e
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which is the right inequality in (4.7).
To prove the left inequality in (4.7) note that
F
(x
∗
)
−1
F(x) = F
(x
∗
)
−1
_
1
0
F
(x
∗
+te)e dt
= e −
_
1
0
(I −F
(x
∗
)
−1
F
(x
∗
+te))e dt,
and hence, by (4.8)
F
(x
∗
)
−1
F(x) ≥ e(1 −
_
1
0
I −F
(x
∗
)
−1
F
(x
∗
+te)dt) ≥ e/2.
Therefore
e/2 ≤ F
(x
∗
)
−1
F(x) ≤ F
(x
∗
)
−1
F(x),
which completes the proof.
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Chapter 5
Newton’s Method
5.1. Local convergence of Newton’s method
We will describe iterative methods for nonlinear equations in terms of the
transition from a current iterate x
c
to a new iterate x
+
. In this language,
Newton’s method is
x
+
= x
c
−F
(x
c
)
−1
F(x
c
). (5.1)
We may also view x
+
as the root of the twoterm Taylor expansion or linear
model of F about x
c
M
c
(x) = F(x
c
) +F
(x
c
)(x −x
c
).
In the context of single systems this method appeared in the 17th century
[140], [156], [13], [137].
The convergence result on Newton’s method follows from Lemma 4.3.1.
Theorem 5.1.1. Let the standard assumptions hold. Then there are K > 0
and δ > 0 such that if x
c
∈ B(δ) the Newton iterate from x
c
given by (5.1)
satisﬁes
e
+
 ≤ Ke
c

2
. (5.2)
Proof. Let δ be small enough so that the conclusions of Lemma 4.3.1 hold.
By Theorem 4.0.1
e
+
= e
c
−F
(x
c
)
−1
F(x
c
) = F
(x
c
)
−1
_
1
0
(F
(x
c
) −F
(x
∗
+te
c
))e
c
dt.
By Lemma 4.3.1 and the Lipschitz continuity of F
e
+
 ≤ (2F
(x
∗
)
−1
)γe
c

2
/2.
This completes the proof of (5.2) with K = γF
(x
∗
)
−1
.
The proof of convergence of the complete Newton iteration will be complete
if we reduce δ if needed so that Kδ < 1.
Theorem 5.1.2. Let the standard assumptions hold. Then there is δ such
that if x
0
∈ B(δ) the Newton iteration
x
n+1
= x
n
−F
(x
n
)
−1
F(x
n
)
converges qquadratically to x
∗
.
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Proof. Let δ be small enough so that the conclusions of Theorem 5.1.1
hold. Reduce δ if needed so that Kδ = η < 1. Then if n ≥ 0 and x
n
∈ B(δ),
Theorem 5.1.1 implies that
e
n+1
 ≤ Ke
n

2
≤ ηe
n
 < e
n
 (5.3)
and hence x
n+1
∈ B(ηδ) ⊂ B(δ). Therefore if x
n
∈ B(δ) we may continue the
iteration. Since x
0
∈ B(δ) by assumption, the entire sequence ¦x
n
¦ ⊂ B(δ).
(5.3) then implies that x
n
→ x
∗
qquadratically.
The assumption that the initial iterate be “suﬃciently near” the solution
(x
0
∈ B(δ)) may seem artiﬁcial at ﬁrst look. There are, however, many
situations in which the initial iterate is very near the root. Two examples are
implicit integration of ordinary diﬀerential equations and diﬀerential algebraic
equations, [105], [83], [16], where the initial iterate is derived from the solution
at the previous time step, and solution of discretizations of partial diﬀerential
equations, where the initial iterate is an interpolation of a solution from a
coarser computational mesh [99], [126]. Moreover, when the initial iterate is
far from the root and methods such as those discussed in Chapter 8 are needed,
local convergence results like those in this and the following two chapters
describe the terminal phase of the iteration.
5.2. Termination of the iteration
We can base our termination decision on Lemma 4.3.1. If x ∈ B(δ), where δ
is small enough so that the conclusions of Lemma 4.3.1 hold, then if F
(x
∗
) is
well conditioned, we may terminate the iteration when the relative nonlinear
residual F(x)/F(x
0
) is small. We have, as a direct consequence of applying
Lemma 4.3.1 twice, a nonlinear form of Lemma 1.1.1.
Lemma 5.2.1. Assume that the standard assumptions hold. Let δ > 0 be
small enough so that the conclusions of Lemma 4.3.1 hold for x ∈ B(δ). Then
for all x ∈ B(δ)
e
4e
0
κ(F
(x
∗
))
≤
F(x)
F(x
0
)
≤
4κ(F
(x
∗
))e
e
0

,
where κ(F
(x
∗
)) = F
(x
∗
)F
(x
∗
)
−1
 is the condition number of F
(x
∗
)
relative to the norm  .
From Lemma 5.2.1 we conclude that if F
(x
∗
) is well conditioned, the size
of the relative nonlinear residual is a good indicator of the size of the error.
However, if there is error in the evaluation of F or the initial iterate is near a
root, a termination decision based on the relative residual may be made too
late in the iteration or, as we will see in the next section, the iteration may
not terminate at all. We raised this issue in the context of linear equations
in Chapter 1 when we compared (1.2) and (1.4). In the nonlinear case, there
is no “righthand side” to use as a scaling factor and we must balance the
relative and absolute size of the nonlinear residuals in some other way. In all
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of our MATLAB codes and algorithms for nonlinear equations our termination
criterion is to stop the iteration if
F(x) ≤ τ
r
F(x
0
) +τ
a
, (5.4)
where the relative error tolerance τ
r
and absolute error tolerance τ
a
are input
to the algorithm. Combinations of relative and absolute error tolerances are
commonly used in numerical methods for ordinary diﬀerential equations or
diﬀerential algebraic equations [16], [21], [23], [151].
Another way to decide whether to terminate is to look at the Newton step
s = −F
(x
c
)
−1
F(x
c
) = x
+
−x
c
,
and terminate the iteration when s is suﬃciently small. This criterion is
based on Theorem 5.1.1, which implies that
e
c
 = s +O(e
c

2
).
Hence, near the solution s and e
c
are essentially the same size.
For methods other than Newton’s method, the relation between the step
and the error is less clear. If the iteration is qlinearly convergent, say, then
e
+
 ≤ σe
c

implies that
(1 −σ)e
c
 ≤ s ≤ (1 +σ)e
c
.
Hence the step is a reliable indicator of the error provided σ is not too near
1. The diﬀerential equations codes discussed in [16], [21], [23], and [151], make
use of this in the special case of the chord method.
However, in order to estimate e
c
 this way, one must do most of the work
needed to compute x
+
, whereas by terminating on small relative residuals or
on a condition like (5.4) the decision to stop the iteration can be made before
computation and factorization of F
(x
c
). If computation and factorization of
the Jacobian are inexpensive, then termination on small steps becomes more
attractive.
5.3. Implementation of Newton’s method
In this section we assume that direct methods will be used to solve the linear
equation for the Newton step. Our examples and discussions of operation
counts make the implicit assumption that the Jacobian is dense. However,
the issues for sparse Jacobians when direct methods are used to solve linear
systems are very similar. In Chapter 6 we consider algorithms in which iterative
methods are used to solve the equation for the Newton step.
In order to compute the Newton iterate x
+
from a current point x
c
one
must ﬁrst evaluate F(x
c
) and decide whether to terminate the iteration. If
one decides to continue, the Jacobian F
(x
c
) must be computed and factored.
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Then the step is computed as the solution of F
(x
c
)s = −F(x
c
) and the iterate
is updated x
+
= x
c
+s. Of these steps, the evaluation and factorization of F
are the most costly. Factorization of F
in the dense case costs O(N
3
) ﬂoating
point operations. Evaluation of F
by ﬁnite diﬀerences should be expected to
cost N times the cost of an evaluation of F because each column in F
requires
an evaluation of F to form the diﬀerence approximation. Hence the cost of a
Newton step may be roughly estimated as N + 1 evaluations of F and O(N
3
)
ﬂoatingpoint operations. In many cases F
can be computed more eﬃciently,
accurately, and directly than with diﬀerences and the analysis above for the
cost of a Newton iterate is very pessimistic. See Exercise 5.7.21 for an example.
For general nonlinearities or general purpose codes such as the MATLAB code
nsol from the collection, there may be little alternative to diﬀerence Jacobians.
In the future, automatic diﬀerentiation (see [94] for a collection of articles on
this topic) may provide such an alternative.
For deﬁniteness in the description of Algorithm newton we use an LU
factorization of F
. Any other appropriate factorization such as QR or
Cholesky could be used as well. The inputs of the algorithm are the initial
iterate x, the nonlinear map F, and a vector of termination tolerances
τ = (τ
r
, τ
a
) ∈ R
2
.
Algorithm 5.3.1. newton(x, F, τ)
1. r
0
= F(x)
2. Do while F(x) > τ
r
r
0
+τ
a
(a) Compute F
(x)
(b) Factor F
(x) = LU.
(c) Solve LUs = −F(x)
(d) x = x +s
(e) Evaluate F(x).
One approach to reducing the cost of items 2a and item 2b in the Newton
iteration is to move them outside of the main loop. This means that the linear
approximation of F(x) = 0 that is solved at each iteration has derivative
determined by the initial iterate.
x
+
= x
c
−F
(x
0
)
−1
F(x
c
).
This method is called the chord method. The inputs are the same as for
Newton’s method.
Algorithm 5.3.2. chord(x, F, τ)
1. r
0
= F(x)
2. Compute F
(x)
3. Factor F
(x) = LU.
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4. Do while F(x) > τ
r
r
0
+τ
a
(a) Solve LUs = −F(x)
(b) x = x +s
(c) Evaluate F(x).
The only diﬀerence in implementation from Newton’s method is that the
computation and factorization of the Jacobian are done before the iteration
is begun. The diﬀerence in the iteration itself is that an approximation to
F
(x
c
) is used. Similar diﬀerences arise if F
(x
c
) is numerically approximated
by diﬀerences. We continue in the next section with an analysis of the eﬀects
of errors in the function and Jacobian in a general context and then consider
the chord method and diﬀerence approximation to F
as applications.
5.4. Errors in the function and derivative
Suppose that F and F
are computed inaccurately so that F + and F
+ ∆
are used instead of F and F
in the iteration. If ∆ is suﬃciently small, the
resulting iteration can return a result that is an O() accurate approximation
to x
∗
. This is diﬀerent from convergence and was called “local improvement”
in [65]. These issues are discussed in [201] as well. If, for example, is entirely
due to ﬂoatingpoint roundoﬀ, there is no reason to expect that F(x
n
) will
ever be smaller than in general. We will refer to this phase of the iteration
in which the nonlinear residual is no longer being reduced as stagnation of the
iteration.
Theorem 5.4.1. Let the standard assumptions hold. Then there are
¯
K > 0, δ > 0, and δ
1
> 0 such that if x
c
∈ B(δ) and ∆(x
c
) < δ
1
then
x
+
= x
c
−(F
(x
c
) + ∆(x
c
))
−1
(F(x
c
) +(x
c
))
is deﬁned (i.e., F
(x
c
) + ∆(x
c
) is nonsingular) and satisﬁes
e
+
 ≤
¯
K(e
c

2
+∆(x
c
)e
c
 +(x
c
)). (5.5)
Proof. Let δ be small enough so that the conclusions of Lemma 4.3.1 and
Theorem 5.1.1 hold. Let
x
N
+
= x
c
−F
(x
c
)
−1
F(x
c
)
and note that
x
+
= x
N
+
+ (F
(x
c
)
−1
−(F
(x
c
) + ∆(x
c
))
−1
)F(x
c
) −(F
(x
c
) + ∆(x
c
))
−1
(x
c
).
Lemma 4.3.1 and Theorem 5.1.1 imply
e
+
 ≤ Ke
c

2
+ 2F
(x
c
)
−1
−(F
(x
c
) + ∆(x
c
))
−1
)F
(x
∗
)e
c

+(F
(x
c
) + ∆(x
c
))
−1
(x
c
).
(5.6)
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If
∆(x
c
) ≤ F
(x
∗
)
−1

−1
/4
then Lemma 4.3.1 implies that
∆(x
c
) ≤ F
(x
c
)
−1

−1
/2
and the Banach Lemma implies that F
(x
c
) + ∆(x
c
) is nonsingular and
(F
(x
c
) + ∆(x
c
))
−1
 ≤ 2F
(x
c
)
−1
 ≤ 4F
(x
∗
)
−1
.
Hence
F
(x
c
)
−1
−(F
(x
c
) + ∆(x
c
))
−1
 ≤ 8F
(x
∗
)
−1

2
∆(x
c
).
We use these estimates and (5.6) to obtain
e
+
 ≤ Ke
c

2
+ 16F
(x
∗
)
−1

2
F
(x
∗
)∆(x
c
)e
c
 + 4F
(x
∗
)
−1
(x
c
).
Setting
¯
K = K + 16F
(x
∗
)
−1

2
F
(x
∗
) + 4F
(x
∗
)
−1

completes the proof.
The remainder of this section is devoted to applications of Theorem 5.4.1.
5.4.1. The chord method. Recall that the chord method is given by
x
+
= x
c
−F
(x
0
)
−1
F(x
c
).
In the language of Theorem 5.4.1
(x
c
) = 0, ∆(x
c
) = F
(x
0
) −F
(x
c
).
Hence, if x
c
, x
0
∈ B(δ) ⊂ Ω
∆(x
c
) ≤ γx
0
−x
c
 ≤ γ(e
0
 +e
c
). (5.7)
We apply Theorem 5.4.1 to obtain the following result.
Theorem 5.4.2. Let the standard assumptions hold. Then there are
K
C
> 0 and δ > 0 such that if x
0
∈ B(δ) the chord iterates converge qlinearly
to x
∗
and
e
n+1
 ≤ K
C
e
0
e
n
. (5.8)
Proof. Let δ be small enough so that B(δ) ⊂ Ω and the conclusions of
Theorem 5.4.1 hold. Assume that x
n
∈ B(δ). Combining (5.7) and (5.5)
implies
e
n+1
 ≤
¯
K(e
n
(1 +γ) +γe
0
)e
n
 ≤
¯
K(1 + 2γ)δe
n
.
Hence if δ is small enough so that
¯
K(1 + 2γ)δ = η < 1
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then the chord iterates converge qlinearly to x
∗
. Qlinear convergence implies
that e
n
 < e
0
 and hence (5.8) holds with K
C
=
¯
K(1 + 2γ).
Another variation of the chord method is
x
+
= x
c
−A
−1
F(x
c
),
where A ≈ F
(x
∗
). Methods of this type may be viewed as preconditioned
nonlinear Richardson iteration. Since
∆(x
c
) = A−F
(x
c
) ≤ A−F
(x
∗
) +F
(x
∗
) −F
(x
c
),
if x
c
∈ B(δ) ⊂ Ω then
∆(x
c
) ≤ A−F
(x
∗
) +γe
c
 ≤ A−F
(x
∗
) +γδ.
Theorem 5.4.3. Let the standard assumptions hold. Then there are
K
A
> 0, δ > 0, and δ
1
> 0, such that if x
0
∈ B(δ) and A−F
(x
∗
) < δ
1
then
the iteration
x
n+1
= x
n
−A
−1
F(x
n
)
converges qlinearly to x
∗
and
e
n+1
 ≤ K
A
(e
0
 +A−F
(x
∗
))e
n
. (5.9)
5.4.2. Approximate inversion of F
. Another way to implement chord
type methods is to provide an approximate inverse of F
. Here we replace
F
(x)
−1
by B(x), where the action of B on a vector is less expensive to compute
than a solution using the LU factorization. Rather than express the iteration
in terms of B
−1
(x) −F
(x) and using Theorem 5.4.3 one can proceed directly
from the deﬁnition of approximate inverse.
Note that if B is constant (independent of x) then the iteration
x
+
= x
c
−BF(x
c
)
can be viewed as a preconditioned nonlinear Richardson iteration.
We have the following result.
Theorem 5.4.4. Let the standard assumptions hold. Then there are
K
B
> 0, δ > 0, and δ
1
> 0, such that if x
0
∈ B(δ) and the matrixvalued
function B(x) satisﬁes
I −B(x)F
(x
∗
) = ρ(x) < δ
1
(5.10)
for all x ∈ B(δ) then the iteration
x
n+1
= x
n
−B(x
n
)F(x
n
)
converges qlinearly to x
∗
and
e
n+1
 ≤ K
B
(ρ(x
n
) +e
n
)e
n
. (5.11)
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Proof. On one hand, this theorem could be regarded as a corollary of the
Banach Lemma and Theorem 5.4.1. We give a direct proof.
First, by (5.10) we have
B(x) = B(x)F
(x
∗
)F
(x
∗
)
−1
 ≤ B(x)F
(x
∗
)F
(x
∗
)
−1

≤ M
B
= (1 +δ
1
)F
(x
∗
)
−1
.
(5.12)
Using (5.12) and
e
+
= e
c
−B(x
c
)F(x
c
) =
_
1
0
(I −B(x
c
)F
(x
∗
+te
c
))e
c
dt
= (I −B(x
c
)F
(x
∗
))e
c
+B(x
c
)
_
1
0
(F
(x
∗
) −F
(x
∗
+te
c
))e
c
dt
we have
e
+
 ≤ ρ(x
c
)e
c
 +M
B
γe
c

2
/2.
This completes the proof with K
B
= 1 +M
B
γ/2.
5.4.3. The Shamanskii method. Alternation of a Newton step with a
sequence of chord steps leads to a class of highorder methods, that is, methods
that converge qsuperlinearly with qorder larger than 2. We follow [18] and
name this method for Shamanskii [174], who considered the ﬁnite diﬀerence
Jacobian formulation of the method from the point of view of eﬃciency. The
method itself was analyzed in [190]. Other highorder methods, especially for
problems in one dimension, are described in [190] and [146].
We can describe the transition from x
c
to x
+
by
y
1
= x
c
−F
(x
c
)
−1
F(x
c
),
y
j+1
= y
j
−F
(x
c
)
−1
F(y
j
) for 1 ≤ j ≤ m−1,
x
+
= y
m
.
(5.13)
Note that m = 1 is Newton’s method and m = ∞ is the chord method with
¦y
j
¦ playing the role of the chord iterates.
Algorithmically a second loop surrounds the factor/solve step. The inputs
for the Shamanskii method are the same as for Newton’s method or the chord
method except for the addition of the parameter m. Note that we can overwrite
x
c
with the sequence of y
j
’s. Note that we apply the termination test after
computation of each y
j
.
Algorithm 5.4.1. sham(x, F, τ, m)
1. r
0
= F(x)
2. Do while F(x) > τ
r
r
0
+τ
a
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(a) Compute F
(x)
(b) Factor F
(x) = LU.
(c) for j = 1, . . . m
i. Solve LUs = −F(x)
ii. x = x +s
iii. Evaluate F(x).
iv. If F(x) ≤ τ
r
r
0
+τ
a
exit.
The convergence result is a simple application of Theorem 5.4.2.
Theorem 5.4.5. Let the standard assumptions hold and let m ≥ 1 be
given. Then there are K
S
> 0 and δ > 0 such that if x
0
∈ B(δ) the Shamanskii
iterates converge qsuperlinearly to x
∗
with qorder m+ 1 and
e
n+1
 ≤ K
S
e
n

m+1
. (5.14)
Proof. Let δ be small enough so that B(δ) ⊂ Ω and that the conclusions
of Theorem 5.4.2 hold. Then if x
n
∈ B(δ) all the intermediate iterates ¦y
j
¦
are in B(δ) by Theorem 5.4.2. In fact, if we set y
1
= x
n
, (5.8) implies that for
1 ≤ j ≤ m
y
j
−x
∗
 ≤ K
C
x
n
−x
∗
y
j−1
−x
∗
 = K
C
e
n
y
j−1
−x
∗
 ≤ . . . ≤ K
j
C
e
n

j+1
.
Hence x
n+1
∈ B(δ). Setting j = m in the above inequality completes the
proof.
The advantage of the Shamanskii method over Newton’s method is
that high qorders can be obtained with far fewer Jacobian evaluations or
factorizations. Optimal choices of m as a function of N can be derived
under assumptions consistent with dense matrix algebra [18] by balancing the
O(N
3
) cost of a matrix factorization with the cost of function and Jacobian
evaluation. The analysis in [18] and the expectation that, if the initial iterate is
suﬃciently accurate, only a small number of iterations will be taken, indicate
that the chord method is usually the best option for very large problems.
Algorithm nsol is based on this idea and using an idea from [114] computes
and factors the Jacobian only until an estimate of the qfactor for the linear
convergence rate is suﬃciently low.
5.4.4. Diﬀerence approximation to F
. Assume that we compute
F(x) + (x) instead of F(x) and attempt to approximate the action of F
on a vector by a forward diﬀerence. We would do this, for example, when
building an approximate Jacobian. Here the jth column of F
(x) is F
(x)e
j
where e
j
is the unit vector with jth component 1 and other components 0.
A forward diﬀerence approximation to F
(x)w would be
F(x +hw) +(x +hw) −F(x) −(x)
h
.
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Assume that (x) ≤ ¯ . Then
F
(x)w −
F(x +hw) +(x +hw) −F(x) −(x)
h
= O(h + ¯ /h).
The quantity inside the Oterm is minimized when h =
√
¯ . This means, for
instance, that very small diﬀerence steps h can lead to inaccurate results. In
the special case where (x) is a result of ﬂoatingpoint roundoﬀ in full precision
(¯ ≈ 10
−15
), the analysis here indicates that h ≈ 10
−7
is a reasonable choice.
The choice h ≈ 10
−15
in this case can lead to disaster (try it!). Here we have
made the implicit assumption that x and w are of roughly the same size. If
this is not the case, h should be scaled to reﬂect that. The choice
h = ¯
1/2
x/w
reﬂects all the discussion above.
A more important consequence of this analysis is that the choice of step
size in a forward diﬀerence approximation to the action of the Jacobian on
a vector must take into account the error in the evaluation of F. This can
become very important if part of F is computed from measured data.
If F(x) has already been computed, the cost of a forward diﬀerence
approximation of F
(x)w is an additional evaluation of F (at the point x+hw).
Hence the evaluation of a full ﬁnite diﬀerence Jacobian would cost N function
evaluations, one for each column of the Jacobian. Exploitation of special
structure could reduce this cost.
The forward diﬀerence approximation to the directional derivative is not
a linear operator in w. The reason for this is that the derivative has been
approximated, and so linearity has been lost. Because of this we must
carefully specify what we mean by a diﬀerence approximation to the Jacobian.
Deﬁnition 5.4.1 below speciﬁes the usual choice.
Definition 5.4.1. Let F be deﬁned in a neighborhood of x ∈ R
N
.
(∇
h
F)(x) is the N N matrix whose jth column is given by
(∇
h
F)(x)
j
=
_
¸
¸
¸
¸
_
¸
¸
¸
¸
_
F(x +hxe
j
) −F(x)
hx
x ,= 0
F(he
j
) −F(x)
h
x = 0
We make a similar deﬁnition of the diﬀerence approximation of the
directional derivative.
Definition 5.4.2. Let F be deﬁned in a neighborhood of x ∈ R
N
and let
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w ∈ R
N
. We have
D
h
F(x : w) =
_
¸
¸
¸
¸
¸
¸
¸
¸
¸
_
¸
¸
¸
¸
¸
¸
¸
¸
¸
_
0, w = 0,
w
F(x +hxw/w) −F(x)
hx
, w, x ,= 0,
w
F(hw/w) −F(x)
h
, x = 0, w ,= 0.
(5.15)
The standard assumptions and the Banach Lemma imply the following
result.
Lemma 5.4.1. Let the standard assumptions hold. Then there are δ, ¯ ,
¯
h >
0 such that if x ∈ B(δ), h ≤
¯
h, and (x) ≤ ¯ for all x ∈ B(δ), then
∇
h
(F +)(x) is nonsingular for all x ∈ B(δ) and there is M
F
> 0 such that
F
(x) −∇
h
(F +)(x) ≤ M
F
(h + ¯ /h).
If we assume that the forward diﬀerence step has been selected so that
h = O(
√
¯ ), then ∆(x) = O(
√
¯ ) by Lemma 5.4.1. Theorem 5.4.1 implies the
following result.
Theorem 5.4.6. Let the standard assumptions hold. Then there are
positive δ, ¯ , and K
D
such that if x
c
∈ B(δ), (x) ≤ ¯ for all x ∈ B(δ),
and there is M
−
> 0 such that
h
c
> M
−
√
¯
then
x
+
= x
c
−∇
hc
(F +)(x
c
)
−1
(F(x
c
) +(x
c
))
satisﬁes
e
+
 ≤ K
D
(¯ + (e
c
 +h
c
)e
c
).
Note that Theorem 5.4.6 does not imply that an iteration will converge to
x
∗
. Even if is entirely due to ﬂoatingpoint roundoﬀ, there is no guarantee
that (x
n
) → 0 as x
n
→ x
∗
. Hence, one should expect the sequence ¦e
n
¦
to stagnate and cease to decrease once e
n
 ≈ ¯ . Therefore in the early
phases of the iteration, while e
n
 >>
√
¯ , the progress of the iteration will
be indistinguishable from Newton’s method as implemented with an exact
Jacobian. When e
n
 ≤
√
¯ , Theorem 5.4.6 says that e
n+1
 = O(¯ ). Hence
one will see quadratic convergence until the error in F admits no further
reduction.
A diﬀerence approximation to a full Jacobian does not use any special
structure of the Jacobian and will probably be less eﬃcient than a hand coded
analytic Jacobian. If information on the sparsity pattern of the Jacobian is
available it is sometimes possible [47], [42], to evaluate ∇
h
F with far fewer than
N evaluations of F. If the sparsity pattern is such that F
can be reduced to
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a block triangular form, the entire solution process can take advantage of this
structure [59].
For problems in which the Lipschitz constant of F
is large, the error in
the diﬀerence approximation will be large, too. Moreover, D
h
F(x : w) is not,
in general, a linear function of w and it is usually the case that
(∇
h
F(x))w ,= D
h
F(x : w).
If F
(x
∗
) is ill conditioned or the Lipschitz constant of F
is large, the
diﬀerence between them may be signiﬁcant and a diﬀerence approximation to
a directional derivative, which uses the size of w, is likely to be more accurate
than ∇
h
F(x)w.
While we used full matrix approximations to numerical Jacobians in all
the examples reported here, they should be used with caution.
5.4.5. The secant method. The results in this section are for single
equations f(x) = 0, where f is a realvalued function of one real variable.
We assume for the sake of simplicity that there are no errors in the evaluation
of f, i.e., (x) = 0. The standard assumptions, then, imply that f
(x
∗
) ,= 0.
There is no reason to use a diﬀerence approximation to f
for equations in a
single variable because one can use previously computed data to approximate
f
(x
n
) by
a
n
=
f(x
n
) −f(x
n−1
)
x
n
−x
n−1
.
The resulting method is called the secant method and is due to Newton
[140], [137]. We will prove that the secant method is locally qsuperlinearly
convergent if the standard assumptions hold.
In order to start, one needs two approximations to x
∗
, x
0
and x
−1
. The
local convergence theory can be easily described by Theorem 5.4.1. Let x
c
be
the current iterate and x
−
the previous iterate. We have (x
c
) = 0 and
∆(x
c
) =
f(x
c
) −f(x
−
)
x
c
−x
−
−f
(x
c
). (5.16)
We have the following theorem.
Theorem 5.4.7. Let the standard assumptions hold with N = 1. Then
there is δ > 0 such that if x
0
, x
−1
∈ B(δ) and x
0
,= x
−1
then the secant iterates
converge qsuperlinearly to x
∗
.
Proof. Let δ be small enough so that B(δ) ⊂ Ω and the conclusions of
Theorem 5.4.1 hold. Assume that x
−1
, x
0
, . . . , x
n
∈ B(δ). If x
n
= x
∗
for some
ﬁnite n, we are done. Otherwise x
n
,= x
n−1
. If we set s = x
n
−x
n−1
we have
by (5.16) and the fundamental theorem of calculus
∆(x
n
) =
_
1
0
(f
(x
n−1
+ts) −f
(x
n
)) dt
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and hence
[∆(x
n
)[ ≤ γ[x
n−1
−x
n
[/2 ≤
γ([e
n
[ +[e
n−1
[)
2
.
Applying Theorem 5.4.1 implies
[e
n+1
[ ≤
¯
K((1 +γ/2)[e
n
[
2
+γ[e
n
[[e
n−1
[/2). (5.17)
If we reduce δ so that
¯
K(1 +γ)δ = η < 1
then x
n
→ x
∗
qlinearly. Therefore
[e
n+1
[
[e
n
[
≤
¯
K((1 +γ/2)[e
n
[ +γ[e
n−1
[/2) → 0
as n → ∞. This completes the proof.
The secant method and the classical bisection (see Exercise 5.7.8) method
are the basis for the popular method of Brent [17] for the solution of single
equations.
5.5. The Kantorovich Theorem
In this section we present the result of Kantorovich [107], [106], which states
that if the standard assumptions “almost” hold at a point x
0
, then there
is a root and the Newton iteration converges rquadratically to that root.
This result is of use, for example, in proving that discretizations of nonlinear
diﬀerential and integral equations have solutions that are near to that of the
continuous problem.
We require the following assumption.
Assumption 5.5.1. There are β, η, ¯ r, and γ with βηγ ≤ 1/2 and x
0
∈ R
N
such that
1. F is diﬀerentiable at x
0
,
F
(x
0
)
−1
 ≤ β, and F
(x
0
)
−1
F(x
0
) ≤ η.
2. F
is Lipschitz continuous with Lipschitz constant γ in a ball of radius
¯ r ≥ r
−
about x
0
where
r
−
=
1 −
√
1 −2βηγ
βγ
.
We will let B
0
be the closed ball of radius r
−
about x
0
B
0
= ¦x[ x −x
0
 ≤ r
−
¦.
We do not prove the result in its full generality and refer to [106], [145],
[57], and [58] for a complete proof and for discussions of related results.
However, we give a simpliﬁed version of a Kantorovichlike result for the chord
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method to show how existence of a solution can be derived from estimates
on the function and Jacobian. Unlike the chord method results in [106],
[145], and [57], Theorem 5.5.1 assumes a bit more than Assumption 5.5.1 but
has a simple proof that uses only the contraction mapping theorem and the
fundamental theorem of calculus and obtains qlinear convergence instead of
rlinear convergence.
Theorem 5.5.1. Let Assumption 5.5.1 hold and let
βγη < 1/2. (5.18)
Then there is a unique root x
∗
of F in B
0
, the chord iteration with x
0
as the
initial iterate converges to x
∗
qlinearly with qfactor βγr
−
, and x
n
∈ B
0
for
all n. Moreover x
∗
is the unique root of F in the ball of radius
min
_
¯ r,
1 +
√
1 −2βηγ
βγ
_
about x
0
.
Proof. We will show that the map
φ(x) = x −F
(x
0
)
−1
F(x)
is a contraction on the set
o = ¦x[ x −x
0
 ≤ r
−
¦.
By the fundamental theorem of calculus and Assumption 5.5.1 we have for
all x ∈ o
F
(x
0
)
−1
F(x) = F
(x
0
)
−1
F(x
0
)
+F
(x
0
)
−1
_
1
0
F
(x
0
+t(x −x
0
))(x −x
0
) dt
= F
(x
0
)
−1
F(x
0
) +x −x
0
+F
(x
0
)
−1
_
1
0
(F
(x
0
+t(x −x
0
)) −F
(x
0
))(x −x
0
) dt
(5.19)
and
φ(x) −x
0
= −F
(x
0
)
−1
F(x
0
)
−F
(x
0
)
−1
_
1
0
(F
(x
0
+t(x −x
0
)) −F
(x
0
))(x −x
0
) dt.
Hence,
φ(x) −x
0
 ≤ η +βγr
2
−
/2 = r
−
.
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and φ maps o into itself.
To show that φ is a contraction on o and to prove the qlinear convergence
we will show that
φ(x) −φ(y) ≤ βγr
−
x −y
for all x, y ∈ o. If we do this, the contraction mapping theorem (Theo
rem 4.2.1) will imply that there is a unique ﬁxed point x
∗
of φ in o and
that x
n
→ x
∗
qlinearly with qfactor βγr
−
. Clearly x
∗
is a root of F because
it is a ﬁxed point of φ. We know that βγr
−
< 1 by our assumption that
βηγ < 1/2.
Note that for all x ∈ B
0
φ
(x) = I −F
(x
0
)
−1
F
(x) = F
(x
0
)
−1
(F
(x
0
) −F
(x))
and hence
φ
(x) ≤ βγx −x
0
 ≤ βγr
−
< 1.
Therefore, for all x, y ∈ B
0
,
φ(x) −φ(y) =
_
_
_
_
_
1
0
φ
(y +t(x −y))(x −y) dt
_
_
_
_
≤ βγr
−
x −y.
This proves the convergence result and the uniqueness of x
∗
in B
0
.
To prove the remainder of the uniqueness assertion let
r
+
=
1 +
√
1 −2βηγ
βγ
and note that r
+
> r
−
because βηγ < 1/2. If ¯ r = r
−
, then we are done by the
uniqueness of x
∗
in B
0
. Hence we may assume that ¯ r > r
−
. We must show
that if x is such that
r
−
< x −x
0
 < min(¯ r, r
+
)
then F(x) ,= 0. Letting r = x −x
0
 we have by (5.19)
F
(x
0
)
−1
F(x) ≥ r −η −βγr
2
/2 > 0
because r
−
< r < r
+
. This completes the proof.
The Kantorovich theorem is more precise than Theorem 5.5.1 and has a
very diﬀerent proof. We state the theorem in the standard way [145], [106],
[63], using the rquadratic estimates from [106].
Theorem 5.5.2. Let Assumption 5.5.1 hold. Then there is a unique root
x
∗
of F in B
0
, the Newton iteration with x
0
as the initial iterate converges to
x
∗
, and x
n
∈ B
0
for all n. x
∗
is the unique root of F in the ball of radius
min
_
¯ r,
1 +
√
1 −2βηγ
βγ
_
about x
0
and the errors satisfy
e
n
 ≤
(2βηγ)
2
n
2
n
βγ
. (5.20)
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If βηγ < 1/2 then (5.20) implies that the convergence is rquadratic (see
Exercise 5.7.16).
5.6. Examples for Newton’s method
In the collection of MATLAB codes we provide an implementation nsol
of Newton’s method, the chord method, the Shamanskii method, or a
combination of all of them based on the reduction in the nonlinear residual.
This latter option decides if the Jacobian should be recomputed based on the
ratio of successive residuals. If
F(x
+
)/F(x
c
)
is below a given threshold, the Jacobian is not recomputed. If the ratio is too
large, however, we compute and factor F
(x
+
) for use in the subsequent chord
steps. In addition to the inputs of Algorithm sham, a threshold for the ratio
of successive residuals is also input. The Jacobian is recomputed and factored
if either the ratio of successive residuals exceeds the threshold 0 < ρ < 1 or
the number of iterations without an update exceeds m. The output of the
MATLAB implementation of nsol is the solution, the history of the iteration
stored as the vector of l
∞
norms of the nonlinear residuals, and an error ﬂag.
nsol uses diffjac to approximate the Jacobian by ∇
h
F with h = 10
−7
.
While our examples have dense Jacobians, the ideas in the implementation
of nsol also apply to situations in which the Jacobian is sparse and direct
methods for solving the equation for the Newton step are necessary. One would
still want to minimize the number of Jacobian computations (by the methods
of [47] or [42], say) and sparse matrix factorizations. In Exercise 5.7.25, which
is not easy, the reader is asked to create a sparse form of nsol.
Algorithm 5.6.1. nsol(x, F, τ, m, ρ)
1. r
c
= r
0
= F(x)
2. Do while F(x) > τ
r
r
0
+τ
a
(a) Compute ∇
h
F(x) ≈ F
(x)
(b) Factor ∇
h
F(x) = LU.
(c) i
s
= 0, σ = 0
(d) Do While i
s
< m and σ ≤ ρ
i. i
s
= i
s
+ 1
ii. Solve LUs = −F(x)
iii. x = x +s
iv. Evaluate F(x)
v. r
+
= F(x), σ = r
+
/r
c
, r
c
= r
+
vi. If F(x) ≤ τ
r
r
0
+τ
a
exit.
In the MATLAB code the iteration is terminated with an error condition
if σ ≥ 1 at any point. This indicates that the local convergence analysis in this
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section is not applicable. In Chapter 8 we discuss how to recover from this.
nsol is based on the assumption that a diﬀerence Jacobian will be used. In
Exercise 5.7.21 you are asked to modify the code to accept an analytic Jacobian.
Many times the Jacobian can be computed eﬃciently by reusing results that
are already available from the function evaluation. The parameters m and ρ
are assigned the default values of 1000 and .5. With these default parameters
the decision to update the Jacobian is made based entirely on the reduction in
the norm of the nonlinear residual. nsol allows the user to specify a maximum
number of iterations; the default is 40.
The Chandrasekhar Hequation. The Chandrasekhar Hequation, [41],
[30],
F(H)(µ) = H(µ) −
_
1 −
c
2
_
1
0
µH(ν) dν
µ +ν
_
−1
= 0, (5.21)
is used to solve exit distribution problems in radiative transfer.
We will discretize the equation with the composite midpoint rule. Here we
approximate integrals on [0, 1] by
_
1
0
f(µ) dµ ≈
1
N
N
j=1
f(µ
j
),
where µ
i
= (i −1/2)/N for 1 ≤ i ≤ N. The resulting discrete problem is
F(x)
i
= x
i
−
_
_
1 −
c
2N
N
j=1
µ
i
x
j
µ
i
+µ
j
_
_
−1
. (5.22)
It is known [132] that both (5.21) and the discrete analog (5.22) have two
solutions for c ∈ (0, 1). Only one of these solutions has physical meaning,
however. Newton’s method, with the 0 function or the constant function with
value 1 as initial iterate, will ﬁnd the physically meaningful solution [110].
The standard assumptions hold near either solution [110] for c ∈ [0, 1). The
discrete problem has its own physical meaning [41] and we will attempt to
solve it to high accuracy. Because H has a singularity at µ = 0, the solution of
the discrete problem is not even a ﬁrstorder accurate approximation to that
of the continuous problem.
In the computations reported here we set N = 100 and c = .9. We used the
function identically one as initial iterate. We computed all Jacobians with the
MATLAB code diffjac. We set the termination parameters τ
r
= τ
a
= 10
−6
.
We begin with a comparison of Newton’s method and the chord method.
We present some iteration statistics in both tabular and graphical form. In
Table 5.1 we tabulate the iteration counter n, F(x
n
)
∞
/F(x
0
)
∞
, and the
ratio
R
n
= F(x
n
)
∞
/F(x
n−1
)
∞
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Table 5.1
Comparison of Newton and chord iteration.
n F(x
n
)
∞
/F(x
0
)
∞
R
n
F(x
n
)
∞
/F(x
0
)
∞
R
n
0 1.000e+00 1.000e+00
1 1.480e01 1.480e01 1.480e01 1.480e01
2 2.698e03 1.823e02 3.074e02 2.077e01
3 7.729e07 2.865e04 6.511e03 2.118e01
4 1.388e03 2.132e01
5 2.965e04 2.136e01
6 6.334e05 2.136e01
7 1.353e05 2.136e01
8 2.891e06 2.136e01
for n ≥ 1 for both Newton’s method and the chord method. In Fig. 5.1
the solid curve is a plot of F(x
n
)
∞
/F(x
0
)
∞
for Newton’s method and
the dashed curve a plot of F(x
n
)
∞
/F(x
0
)
∞
for the chord method. The
concave iteration track is the signature of superlinear convergence, the linear
track indicates linear convergence. See Exercise 5.7.15 for a more careful
examination of this concavity. The linear convergence of the chord method
can also be seen in the convergence of the ratios R
n
to a constant value.
For this example the MATLAB flops command returns an fairly accurate
indicator of the cost. The Newton iteration required over 8.8 million ﬂoating
point operations while the chord iteration required under 3.3 million. In
Exercise 5.7.18 you are asked to obtain timings in your environment and will
see how the ﬂoatingpoint operation counts are related to the actual timings.
The good performance of the chord method is no accident. If we think
of the chord method as a preconditioned nonlinear Richardson iteration with
the initial Jacobian playing the role of preconditioner, then the chord method
should be much more eﬃcient than Newton’s method if the equations for the
steps can be solved cheaply. In the case considered here, the cost of a single
evaluation and factorization of the Jacobian is far more than the cost of the
entire remainder of the chord iteration.
The ideas in Chapters 6 and 7 show how the low iteration cost of the
chord method can be combined with the small number of iterations of a
superlinearly convergent nonlinear iterative method. In the context of this
particular example, the cost of the Jacobian computation can be reduced by
analytic evaluation and reuse of data that have already been computed for the
evaluation of F. The reader is encouraged to do this in Exercise 5.7.21.
In the remaining examples, we plot, but do not tabulate, the iteration
statistics. In Fig. 5.2 we compare the Shamanskii method with m = 2 with
Newton’s method. The Shamanskii computation required under 6 million
ﬂoatingpoint operations, as compared with over 8.8 for Newton’s method.
However, for this problem, the simple chord method is the most eﬃcient.
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0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
10
7
10
6
10
5
10
4
10
3
10
2
10
1
10
0
Iterations
R
e
l
a
t
i
v
e
N
o
n
l
i
n
e
a
r
R
e
s
i
d
u
a
l
Fig. 5.1. Newton and chord methods for Hequation, c = .9.
0 0.5 1 1.5 2 2.5 3 3.5 4
10
7
10
6
10
5
10
4
10
3
10
2
10
1
10
0
Iterations
R
e
l
a
t
i
v
e
N
o
n
l
i
n
e
a
r
R
e
s
i
d
u
a
l
Fig. 5.2. Newton and Shamanskii method for Hequation, c = .9.
The hybrid approach in nsol with the default parameters would be the chord
method for this problem.
We now reconsider the Hequation with c = .9999. For this problem the
Jacobian at the solution is nearly singular [110]. Aside from c, all iteration
parameters are the same as in the previous example. While Newton’s method
converges in 7 iterations and requires 21 million ﬂoatingpoint operations, the
chord method requires 188 iterations and 10.6 million ﬂoatingpoint operations.
The qfactor for the chord method in this computation was over .96, indicating
very slow convergence. The hybrid method in nsol with the default parameters
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computes the Jacobian four times during the course of the iteration, converges
in 14 iterations, and requires 12 million ﬂoatingpoint operations. In Fig. 5.3
we compare the Newton iteration with the hybrid.
0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14
10
6
10
5
10
4
10
3
10
2
10
1
10
0
Iterations
R
e
l
a
t
i
v
e
N
o
n
l
i
n
e
a
r
R
e
s
i
d
u
a
l
Fig. 5.3. Newton and hybrid methods for Hequation c = .9999.
One should approach plots of convergence histories with some caution. The
theory for the chord method asserts that the error norms converge qlinearly to
zero. This implies only that the nonlinear residual norms ¦F(x
n
)¦ converge
rlinearly to zero. While the plots indicate qlinear convergence of the nonlinear
residuals, the theory does not, in general, support this. In practice, however,
plots like those in this section are common.
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5.7. Exercises on Newton’s method
In some of the exercises here, and in the rest of this part of the book, you will
be asked to plot or tabulate iteration statistics. When asked to do this, for
each iteration tabulate the iteration counter, the norm of F, and the ratio
of F(x
n
)/F(x
n−1
) for n ≥ 1. A better alternative in the MATLAB
environment is to use the semilogy command to plot the norms. When
one does this, one can visually inspect the plot to determine superlinear
convergence (concavity) without explicitly computing the ratios. Use the l
∞
norm.
5.7.1. A function G is said to be H¨older continuous with exponent α in Ω if
G(x) −G(y) ≤ Kx −y
α
for all x, y ∈ Ω. Show that if the Lipschitz
continuity condition on F
in the standard assumptions is replaced by
H¨older continuity with exponent α > 0 that the Newton iterates converge
with qorder 1 +α.
5.7.2. Can the performance of the Newton iteration be improved by a linear
change of variables? That is, for nonsingular N N matrices A and
B, can the Newton iterates for F(x) = 0 and AF(Bx) = 0 show any
performance diﬀerence when started at the same initial iterate? What
about the chord method?
5.7.3. Let ∇
h
F be given by Deﬁnition 5.4.1. Given the standard assumptions,
prove that the iteration given by
x
n+1
= x
n
−(∇
hn
F(x
n
))
−1
F(x
n
)
is locally qsuperlinearly convergent if h
n
→ 0. When is it locally q
quadratically convergent?
5.7.4. Suppose F
(x
n
) is replaced by ∇
hn
F(x
n
) in the Shamanskii method.
Discuss how h
n
must be decreased as the iteration progresses to preserve
the qorder of m+ 1 [174].
5.7.5. In what way is the convergence analysis of the secant method changed if
there are errors in the evaluation of f?
5.7.6. Prove that the secant method converges rsuperlinearly with rorder
(
√
5 + 1)/2. This is easy.
5.7.7. Show that the secant method converges qsuperlinearly with qorder
(
√
5 + 1)/2.
5.7.8. The bisection method produces a sequence of intervals (x
k
l
, x
k
r
) that
contain a root of a function of one variable. Given (x
k
l
, x
k
r
) with
f(x
k
l
)f(x
k
r
) < 0 we replace one of the endpoints with y = (x
k
l
+ x
k
r
)/2
to force f(x
k+1
l
)f(x
k+1
r
) < 0. If f(y) = 0, we terminate the iteration.
Show that the sequence x
k
= (x
k
l
+ x
k
r
)/2 is rlinearly convergent if f is
continuous and there exists (x
0
l
, x
0
r
) such that f(x
0
l
)f(x
0
r
) < 0.
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92 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS
5.7.9. Write a program that solves single nonlinear equations with Newton’s
method, the chord method, and the secant method. For the secant
method, use x
−1
= .99x
0
. Apply your program to the following
function/initial iterate combinations, tabulate or plot iteration statistics,
and explain your results.
1. f(x) = cos(x) −x, x
0
= .5
2. f(x) = tan
−1
(x), x
0
= 1
3. f(x) = sin(x), x
0
= 3
4. f(x) = x
2
, x
0
= .5
5. f(x) = x
2
+ 1, x
0
= 10
5.7.10. For scalar functions of one variable a quadratic model of f about a point
x
c
is
m
c
(x) = f(x
c
) +f
(x
c
)(x −x
c
) +f
(x
c
)(x −x
c
)
2
/2.
Consider the iterative method that deﬁnes x
+
as a root of m
c
. What
problems might arise in such a method? Resolve these problems and
implement your algorithm. Test it on the problems in Exercise 5.7.9. In
what cases is this algorithm superior to Newton’s method? For hints and
generalizations of this idea to functions of several variables, see [170]. Can
the ideas in [170] be applied to some of the highorder methods discussed
in [190] for equations in one unknown?
5.7.11. Show that if f is a real function of one real variable, f
is Lipschitz
continuous, and f(x
∗
) = f
(x
∗
) = 0 but f
(x
∗
) ,= 0 then the iteration
x
n+1
= x
n
−2f(x
n
)/f
(x
n
)
converges locally qquadratically to x
∗
provided x
0
is suﬃciently near to
x
∗
, but not equal to x
∗
[171].
5.7.12. Show that if f is a real function of one real variable, the standard
assumptions hold, f
(x
∗
) = 0 and f
(x) is Lipschitz continuous, then
the Newton iteration converges cubically (qsuperlinear with qorder 3).
5.7.13. Show that if f is a real function of one real variable, the standard
assumptions hold, x
0
is suﬃciently near x
∗
, and f(x
0
)f
(x
0
) > 0, then
the Newton iteration converges monotonically to x
∗
. What if f
(x
∗
) = 0?
How can you extend this result if f
(x
∗
) = f
(x
∗
) = . . . f
(k)
(x
∗
) = 0 ,=
f
(k+1)
(x
∗
)? See [131].
5.7.14. How would you estimate the qorder of a qsuperlinearly convergent
sequence? Rigorously justify your answer.
5.7.15. If x
n
→ x
∗
qsuperlinearly with qorder α > 1, show that log(e
n
) is a
concave function of n in the sense that
log(e
n+1
) −log(e
n
)
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is a decreasing function of n for n suﬃciently large. Is this still the case
if the convergence is qsuperlinear but there is no qorder? What if the
convergence is qlinear?
5.7.16. Show that the sequence on the right side of (5.20) is rquadratically (but
not qquadratically) convergent to 0 if βηγ < 1/2.
5.7.17. Typically (see [89], [184]) the computed LU factorization of F
(x) is the
exact LU factorization of a nearby matrix.
LU = F
(x) +E.
Use the theory in [89], [184] or another book on numerical linear algebra
and Theorem 5.4.1 to describe how this factorization error aﬀects the
convergence of the Newton iteration. How does the analysis for the QR
factorization diﬀer?
5.7.18. Duplicate the results on the Hequation in ¸ 5.6. Try diﬀerent values of
N and c. How does the performance of the methods diﬀer as N and c
change? Compare your results to the tabulated values of the H function
in [41] or [14]. Compare execution times in your environment. Tabulate
or plot iteration statistics. Use the MATLAB cputime command to see
how long the entire iteration took for each N, c combination and the
MATLAB flops command to get an idea for the number of ﬂoating
point operations required by the various methods.
5.7.19. Solve the Hequation with c = 1 and N = 100. Explain your results
(see [50] and [157]). Does the trick in Exercise 5.7.11 improve the
convergence? Try one of the approaches in [51], [49], or [118] for
acceleration of the convergence. You might also look at [90], [170], [75],
[35] and [155] for more discussion of this. Try the chord method and
compare the results to part 4 of Exercise 5.7.9 (see [52]).
5.7.20. Solve the Hequation with N = 100, c = .9 and c = .9999 with ﬁxedpoint
iteration. Compare timings and ﬂop counts with Newton’s method, the
chord method, and the algorithm in nsol.
5.7.21. Compute by hand the Jacobian of F, the discretized nonlinearity from
the H equation in (5.22). Prove that F
can be computed at a cost of
less than twice that of an evaluation of F. Modify nsol to accept this
analytic Jacobian rather than evaluate a diﬀerence Jacobian. How do
the execution times and ﬂop counts change?
5.7.22. Modify dirder by setting the forward diﬀerence step h = 10
−2
. How
does this change aﬀect the convergence rate observations that you have
made?
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5.7.23. Add noise to your function evaluation with a random number generator,
such as the the MATLAB rand function. If the size of the noise is
O(10
−4
) and you make the appropriate adjustments to dirder, how are
the convergence rates diﬀerent? What is an appropriate termination
criterion? At what point does the iteration stagnate?
5.7.24. Assume that the standard assumptions hold, that the cost of a function
evaluation is O(N
2
) ﬂoatingpoint operations, the cost of a Jacobian is
O(N) function evaluations, and that x
0
is near enough to x
∗
so that the
Newton iteration converges qquadratically to x
∗
. Show that the number
n of Newton iterations needed to obtain e
n
 ≤ e
0
 is O(log()) and
that the number of ﬂoatingpoint operations required is O(N
3
log()).
What about the chord method?
5.7.25. Develop a sparse version of nsol for problems with tridiagonal Jacobian.
In MATLAB, for example, you could modify diffjac to use the
techniques of [47] and nsol to use the sparse matrix factorization in
MATLAB. Apply your code to the central diﬀerence discretization of the
twopoint boundary value problem
−u
= sin(u) +f(x), u(0) = u(1) = 0.
Here, the solution is u
∗
(x) = x(1 −x), and
f(x) = 2 −sin(x(1 −x)).
Let u
0
= 0 be the initial iterate.
5.7.26. Suppose you try to ﬁnd an eigenvectoreigenvalue pair (φ, λ) of an NN
matrix A by solving the system of N + 1 nonlinear equations
F(φ, λ) =
_
Aφ −λφ
φ
T
φ −1
_
=
_
0
0
_
(5.23)
for the vector x = (φ
T
, λ)
T
∈ R
N+1
. What is the Jacobian of this
system? If x = (φ, λ) ∈ R
N+1
is an eigenvectoreigenvalue pair, when is
F
(x) nonsingular? Relate the application of Newton’s method to (5.23)
to the inverse power method. See [150] for more development of this
idea.
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Chapter 6
Inexact Newton Methods
Theorem 5.4.1 describes how errors in the derivative/function aﬀect the
progress in the Newton iteration. Another way to look at this is to ask how
an approximate solution of the linear equation for the Newton step aﬀects the
iteration. This was the view taken in [55] where inexact Newton methods in
which the step satisﬁes
F
(x
c
)s +F(x
c
) ≤ η
c
F(x
c
) (6.1)
are considered. Any approximate step is accepted provided that the relative
residual of the linear equation is small. This is quite useful because conditions
like (6.1) are precisely the small linear residual termination conditions for
iterative solution of the linear system for the Newton step. Such methods are
not new. See [145] and [175], for example, for discussion of these ideas in the
context of the classical stationary iterative methods. In most of this chapter
we will focus on the approximate solution of the equation for the Newton step
by GMRES, but the other Krylov subspace methods discussed in Chapters 2
and 3 and elsewhere can also be used. We follow [69] and refer to the term η
c
on the right hand side of (6.1) as the forcing term.
6.1. The basic estimates
We will discuss speciﬁc implementation issues in ¸ 6.2. Before that we will
give the basic result from [55] to show how a step that satisﬁes (6.1) aﬀects
the convergence. We will present this result in two parts. In ¸ 6.1.1 we give a
straightforward analysis that uses the techniques of Chapter 5. In ¸ 6.1.2 we
show how the requirements of the simple analysis can be changed to admit a
more aggressive (i.e., larger) choice of the parameter η.
6.1.1. Direct analysis. The proof and application of Theorem 6.1.1 should
be compared to that of Theorem 5.1.1 and the other results in Chapter 5.
Theorem 6.1.1. Let the standard assumptions hold. Then there are δ and
K
I
such that if x
c
∈ B(δ), s satisﬁes (6.1), and x
+
= x
c
+s then
e
+
 ≤ K
I
(e
c
 +η
c
)e
c
. (6.2)
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Proof. Let δ be small enough so that the conclusions of Lemma 4.3.1 and
Theorem 5.1.1 hold. To prove the ﬁrst assertion (6.2) note that if
2
r = −F
(x
c
)s −F(x
c
)
is the linear residual then
s +F
(x
c
)
−1
F(x
c
) = −F
(x
c
)
−1
r
and
e
+
= e
c
+s = e
c
−F
(x
c
)
−1
F(x
c
) −F
(x
c
)
−1
r. (6.3)
Now, (6.1), (4.7), and (4.6) imply that
s +F
(x
c
)
−1
F(x
c
) ≤ F
(x
c
)
−1
η
c
F(x
c
)
≤ 4κ(F
(x
∗
))η
c
e
c
.
Hence, using (6.3) and Theorem 5.1.1
e
+
 ≤ e
c
−F
(x
c
)
−1
F(x
c
) + 4κ(F
(x
∗
))η
c
e
c

≤ Ke
c

2
+ 4κ(F
(x
∗
))η
c
e
c
,
where K is the constant from (5.2). If we set
K
I
= K + 4κ(F
(x
∗
)),
the proof is complete.
We summarize the implications of Theorem 6.1.1 for iterative methods in
the next result, which is a direct consequence of (6.2) and will suﬃce to explain
most computational observations.
Theorem 6.1.2. Let the standard assumptions hold. Then there are δ and
¯ η such that if x
0
∈ B(δ), ¦η
n
¦ ⊂ [0, ¯ η], then the inexact Newton iteration
x
n+1
= x
n
+s
n
,
where
F
(x
n
)s
n
+F(x
n
) ≤ η
n
F(x
n
)
converges qlinearly to x
∗
. Moreover
• if η
n
→ 0 the convergence is qsuperlinear, and
• if η
n
≤ K
η
F(x
n
)
p
for some K
η
> 0 the convergence is qsuperlinear
with qorder 1 +p.
2
Our deﬁnition of r is consistent with the idea that the residual in a linear equation is b −Ax. In
[55] r = F
(xc)s +F(xc).
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Proof. Let δ be small enough so that (6.2) holds for x
c
∈ B(δ). Reduce δ
and ¯ η if needed so that
K
I
(δ + ¯ η) < 1,
where K
I
is from (6.2). Then if n ≥ 0 and x
n
∈ B(δ) we have
e
n+1
 ≤ K
I
(e
n
 +η
n
)e
n
 ≤ K
I
(δ + ¯ η)e
n
 < e
n
.
This proves qlinear convergence with a qfactor of K
I
(δ + ¯ η).
If η
n
→ 0 then qsuperlinear convergence follows from the deﬁnition. If
η
n
≤ K
η
F(x
n
)
p
then we may use (4.7) and (6.2) to conclude
e
n+1
 ≤ K
I
(e
n

1−p
+K
η
2
p
F
(x
∗
)
p
)e
n

1+p
which completes the proof.
6.1.2. Weighted norm analysis. Since K
I
= O(κ(F
(x
∗
))), one might
conclude from Theorem 6.1.2 that if F
(x
∗
) is ill conditioned very small forcing
terms must be used. This is not the case and the purpose of this subsection
is to describe more accurately the necessary restrictions on the forcing terms.
The results here diﬀer from those in ¸ 6.1.1 in that no restriction is put on
the sequence ¦η
n
¦ ⊂ [0, 1) other than requiring that 1 not be an accumulation
point.
Theorem 6.1.3. Let the standard assumptions hold. Then there is δ such
that if x
c
∈ B(δ), s satisﬁes (6.1), x
+
= x
c
+s, and η
c
≤ η < ¯ η < 1, then
F
(x
∗
)e
+
 ≤ ¯ ηF
(x
∗
)e
c
. (6.4)
Proof. To prove (6.4) note that Theorem 4.0.1 implies that
F(x
c
) ≤ F
(x
∗
)e
c
 +
γe
c

2
2
.
Since
e
c
 = F
(x
∗
)
−1
F
(x
∗
)e
c
 ≤ F
(x
∗
)
−1
F
(x
∗
)e
c

we have, with
M
0
=
γF
(x
∗
)
−1

2
F(x
c
) ≤ (1 +M
0
δ)F
(x
∗
)e
c
. (6.5)
Now,
F
(x
∗
)e
+
= F
(x
∗
)(e
c
+s)
= F
(x
∗
)(e
c
−F
(x
c
)
−1
F(x
c
) −F
(x
c
)
−1
r).
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By Theorem 5.1.1
F
(x
∗
)(e
c
−F
(x
c
)
−1
F(x
c
)) ≤ KF
(x
∗
)e
c

2
.
Hence,
F
(x
∗
)e
+
 ≤ F
(x
∗
)F
(x
c
)
−1
r +KF
(x
∗
)e
c

2
. (6.6)
Since
F
(x
∗
)F
(x
c
)
−1
r ≤ r +(F
(x
∗
) −F
(x
c
))F
(x
c
)
−1
r
≤ (1 + 2γF
(x
∗
)
−1
e
c
)r,
we may set
M
1
= 2γF
(x
∗
)
−1
, and M
2
= KF
(x
∗
)
and obtain, using (4.7) and (6.5),
F
(x
∗
)e
+
 ≤ (1 +M
1
δ)r +M
2
δe
c

≤ (1 +M
1
δ)(1 +M
0
δ)η
c
F
(x
∗
)e
c

+M
2
δF
(x
∗
)
−1
F
(x
∗
)e
c

≤ ((1 +M
1
δ)(1 +M
0
δ)η +M
2
δF
(x
∗
)
−1
)F
(x
∗
)e
c
.
(6.7)
Now let δ be small enough so that
(1 +M
1
δ)(1 +M
0
δ)η +M
2
δF
(x
∗
)
−1
 ≤ ¯ η
and the proof is complete.
Note that the distance δ from the initial iterate to the solution may have
to be smaller for (6.4) to hold than for (6.2). However (6.4) is remarkable in its
assertion that any method that produces a step with a linear residual less than
that of the zero step will reduce the norm of the error if the error is measured
with the weighted norm
 
∗
= F
(x
∗
) .
In fact, Theorem 6.1.3 asserts qlinear convergence in the weighted norm if the
initial iterate is suﬃciently near x
∗
. This is made precise in Theorem 6.1.4.
The application of Theorem 6.1.3 described in Theorem 6.1.4 diﬀers from
Theorem 6.1.2 in that we do not demand that ¦η
n
¦ be bounded away from 1
by a suﬃciently large amount, just that 1 not be an accumulation point. The
importance of this theorem for implementation is that choices of the sequence
of forcing terms ¦η
n
¦ (such as η
n
= .5 for all n) that try to minimize the
number of inner iterations are completely justiﬁed by this result if the initial
iterate is suﬃciently near the solution. We make such a choice in one of the
examples considered in ¸ 6.4 and compare it to a modiﬁcation of a choice from
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[69] that decreases η
n
rapidly with a view toward minimizing the number of
outer iterations.
Theorem 6.1.4. Let the standard assumptions hold. Then there is δ such
that if x
0
∈ B(δ), ¦η
n
¦ ⊂ [0, η] with η < ¯ η < 1, then the inexact Newton
iteration
x
n+1
= x
n
+s
n
,
where
F
(x
n
)s
n
+F(x
n
) ≤ η
n
F(x
n
)
converges qlinearly with respect to  
∗
to x
∗
. Moreover
• if η
n
→ 0 the convergence is qsuperlinear, and
• if η
n
≤ K
η
F(x
n
)
p
for some K
η
> 0 the convergence is qsuperlinear
with qorder 1 +p.
Proof. The proof uses both (6.4) and (6.2). Our ﬁrst task is to relate the
norms   and  
∗
so that we can estimate δ. Let δ
0
be such that (6.4) holds
for e
c
 < δ
0
.
For all x ∈ R
N
,
x
∗
≤ F
(x
∗
)x ≤ κ(F
(x
∗
))x
∗
, (6.8)
Note that e < δ
0
if
e
∗
< δ
∗
= F
(x
∗
)δ
0
Set δ = F
(x
∗
)
−1
δ
∗
. Then e
0

∗
< δ
∗
if e
0
 < δ.
Our proof does not rely on the (possibly false) assertions that e
n
 < δ for
all n or that x
n
→ x
∗
qlinearly with respect to the unweighted norm. Rather
we note that (6.4) implies that if e
n

∗
< δ
∗
then
e
n+1

∗
≤ ¯ ηe
n

∗
< δ
∗
(6.9)
and hence x
n
→ x
∗
qlinearly with respect to the weighted norm. This proves
the ﬁrst assertion.
To prove the assertions on qsuperlinear convergence, note that since
x
n
→ x
∗
, eventually e
n
 will be small enough so that the conclusions of
Theorem 6.1.1 hold. The superlinear convergence results then follow exactly
as in the proof of Theorem 6.1.2.
We close this section with some remarks on the two types of results in
Theorems 6.1.2 and 6.1.4. The most signiﬁcant diﬀerence is the norm in which
qlinear convergence takes place. qlinear convergence with respect to the
weighted norm  
∗
is equivalent to qlinear convergence of the sequence of
nonlinear residuals ¦F(x
n
)¦. We state this result as Proposition 6.1.1 and
leave the proof to the reader in Exercise 6.5.2. The implications for the choice of
the forcing terms ¦η
n
¦ are also diﬀerent. While Theorem 6.1.2 might lead one
to believe that a small value of η
n
is necessary for convergence, Theorem 6.1.4
shows that the sequence of forcing terms need only be kept bounded away from
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1. A constant sequence such as η
n
= .5 may well suﬃce for linear convergence,
but at a price of a greater number of outer iterations. We will discuss other
factors in the choice of forcing terms in ¸ 6.3.
Proposition 6.1.1. Let the standard assumptions hold and let x
n
→ x
∗
.
Then F(x
n
) converges qlinearly to 0 if and only if e
n

∗
does.
6.1.3. Errors in the function. In this section, we state two theorems on
inexact local improvement. We leave the proofs, which are direct analogs to
the proofs of Theorems 6.1.1 and 6.1.3, to the reader as exercises. Note that
errors in the derivative, such as those arising from a diﬀerence approximation
of the action of F
(x
c
) on a vector, can be regarded as part of the inexact
solution of the equation for the Newton step. See [55] or Proposition 6.2.1 and
its proof for an illustration of this point.
Theorem 6.1.5. Let the standard assumptions hold. Then there are δ and
K
I
such that if x
c
∈ B(δ), s satisﬁes
F
(x
c
)s +F(x
c
) +(x
c
) ≤ η
c
F(x
c
) +(x
c
) (6.10)
and x
+
= x
c
+s, then
e
+
 ≤ K
I
((e
c
 +η
c
)e
c
 +(x
c
)). (6.11)
Theorem 6.1.6. Let the standard assumptions hold. Then there is δ such
that if x
c
∈ B(δ), s satisﬁes (6.10), x
+
= x
c
+ s, and η
c
≤ η < ¯ η < 1, then
there is K
E
such that
F
(x
∗
)e
+
 ≤ ¯ ηF
(x
∗
)e
c
 +K
E
(x
c
). (6.12)
6.2. Newtoniterative methods
A Newtoniterative method realizes (6.1) with an iterative method for the linear
system for the Newton step, terminating when the relative linear residual is
smaller than η
c
(i.e, when (6.1) holds). The name of the method indicates
which linear iterative method is used, for example, NewtonSOR, NewtonCG,
NewtonGMRES, would use SOR, CG, or GMRES to solve the linear system.
This naming convention is taken from [175] and [145]. These methods have also
been called truncated Newton methods [56], [136] in the context of optimization.
Typically the nonlinear iteration that generates the sequence ¦x
n
¦ is called
the outer iteration and the linear iteration that generates the approximations
to the steps is called the inner iteration.
In this section we use the l
2
norm to measure nonlinear residuals. The
reason for this is that the Krylov methods use the scalar product and the
estimates in Chapters 2 and 3 are in terms of the Euclidean norm. In the
examples discussed in ¸ 6.4 we will scale the l
2
norm by a factor of 1/N so
that the results for the diﬀerential and integral equations will be independent
of the computational mesh.
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6.2.1. Newton GMRES. We provide a detailed analysis of the Newton
GMRES iteration. We begin by discussing the eﬀects of a forward diﬀerence
approximation to the action of the Jacobian on a vector.
If the linear iterative method is any one of the Krylov subspace methods
discussed in Chapters 2 and 3 then each inner iteration requires at least one
evaluation of the action of F
(x
c
) on a vector. In the case of CGNR and CGNE,
an evaluation of the action of F
(x
c
)
T
on a vector is also required. In many
implementations [20], [24], the action of F
(x
c
) on a vector w is approximated
by a forward diﬀerence, (5.15), D
h
F(x : w) for some h. It is important to note
that this is entirely diﬀerent from forming the ﬁnite diﬀerence Jacobian ∇
h
F(x)
and applying that matrix to w. In fact, as pointed out in [20], application
of GMRES to the linear equation for the Newton step with matrixvector
products approximated by ﬁnite diﬀerences is the same as the application of
GMRES to the matrix G
h
F(x) whose last k −1 columns are the vectors
v
k
= D
h
F(x : v
k−1
)
The sequence ¦v
k
¦ is formed in the course of the forwarddiﬀerence GMRES
iteration.
To illustrate this point, we give the forwarddiﬀerence GMRES algorithm
for computation of the Newton step, s = −F
(x)
−1
F(x). Note that matrix
vector products are replaced by forward diﬀerence approximations to F
(x), a
sequence of approximate steps ¦s
k
¦ is produced, that b = −F(x), and that the
initial iterate for the linear problem is the zero vector. We give a MATLAB
implementation of this algorithm in the collection of MATLAB codes.
Algorithm 6.2.1. fdgmres(s, x, F, h, η, kmax, ρ)
1. s = 0, r = −F(x), v
1
= r/r
2
, ρ = r
2
, β = ρ, k = 0
2. While ρ > ηF(x)
2
and k < kmax do
(a) k = k + 1
(b) v
k+1
= D
h
F(x : v
k
)
for j = 1, . . . k
i. h
jk
= v
T
k+1
v
j
ii. v
k+1
= v
k+1
−h
jk
v
j
(c) h
k+1,k
= v
k+1

2
(d) v
k+1
= v
k+1
/v
k+1

2
(e) e
1
= (1, 0, . . . , 0)
T
∈ R
k+1
Minimize βe
1
−H
k
y
k

R
k+1 to obtain y
k
∈ R
k
.
(f) ρ = βe
1
−H
k
y
k

R
k+1.
3. s = V
k
y
k
.
In our MATLAB implementation we solve the least squares problem in
step 2e by the Givens rotation approach used in Algorithm gmres.
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As should be clear from inspection of Algorithm gmres, the diﬀerence
between ∇
h
F and G
h
F is that the columns are computed by taking directional
derivatives based on two diﬀerent orthonormal bases: ∇
h
F using the basis of
unit vectors in coordinate directions and G
h
F the basis for the Krylov space /
k
constructed by algorithm fdgmres. The action of G
h
F on /
⊥
k
, the orthogonal
complement of /
k
, is not used by the algorithm and, for the purposes of
analysis, could be speciﬁed by the action of ∇
h
F on any basis for /
⊥
k
. Hence
G
h
F is also ﬁrst order accurate in h. Assuming that there is no error in the
evaluation of F we may summarize the observations above in the following
proposition, which is a special case of the more general results in [20].
Proposition 6.2.1. Let the standard assumptions hold. Let η ∈ (0, 1).
Then there are C
G
,
¯
h, and δ such that if x ∈ B(δ), h ≤
¯
h, and Algo
rithm fdgmres terminates with k < kmax then the computed step s satisﬁes
F
(x)s +F(x)
2
< (η +C
G
h)F(x)
2
. (6.13)
Proof. First let δ be small enough so that B(δ) ⊂ Ω and the conclusions
to Lemma 4.3.1 hold. Let ¦u
j
¦ be any orthonormal basis for R
N
such that
u
j
= v
j
for 1 ≤ j ≤ k, where ¦v
j
¦
k
j=1
is the orthonormal basis for /
k
generated
by Algorithm fdgmres.
Consider the linear map deﬁned by its action on ¦u
j
¦
Bu
j
= D
h
F(x : u
j
).
Note that
D
h
F(x : u
j
) =
_
1
0
F
(x +thx
2
u
j
)u
j
dt
= F
(x)u
j
+
_
1
0
(F
(x +thx
2
u
j
) −F
(x))u
j
dt.
Since F
is Lipschitz continuous and ¦u
j
¦ is an orthonormal basis for R
N
we
have, with ¯ γ = γ(x
∗

2
+δ),
B −F
(x)
2
≤ hx
2
γ/2 ≤ h¯ γ/2 (6.14)
Since the linear iteration (fdgmres) terminates in k < kmax iterations, we
have, since B and G
h
F agree on /
k
,
Bs +F(x)
2
≤ ηF(x)
2
and therefore
F
(x)s +F(x)
2
≤ ηF(x)
2
+h¯ γs
2
/2. (6.15)
Assume that
¯
h¯ γ ≤ F
(x
∗
)
−1

−1
2
/2
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Then Lemma 4.3.1 and (6.15) imply
F
(x
∗
)
−1

−1
2
s
2
/2 ≤ F
(x)
−1

−1
2
s
2
≤ F
(x)s
2
≤ (1 +η)F(x)
2
+
¯
h¯ γs
2
/2.
Therefore,
s
2
≤ 4(1 +η)F
(x
∗
)
−1

2
F(x)
2
. (6.16)
Combining (6.16) with (6.15) completes the proof with C
G
= 4¯ γ(1 +
η)F
(x
∗
)
−1

2
.
Proposition 6.2.1 implies that a ﬁnite diﬀerence implementation will not
aﬀect the performance of NewtonGMRES if the steps in the forward diﬀerence
approximation of the derivatives are suﬃciently small. In an implementation,
therefore, we must specify not only the sequence ¦η
n
¦, but also the steps ¦h
n
¦
used to compute forward diﬀerences. Note also that Proposition 6.2.1 applies
to a restarted GMRES because upon successful termination (6.15) will hold.
We summarize our results so far in the analogs of Theorem 6.1.4 and
Theorem 6.1.2. The proofs are immediate consequences of Theorems 6.1.2,
6.1.4, and Proposition 6.2.1 and are left as (easy) exercises.
Theorem 6.2.1. Assume that the assumptions of Proposition 6.2.1 hold.
Then there are δ, ¯ σ such that if x
0
∈ B(δ) and the sequences ¦η
n
¦ and ¦h
n
¦
satisfy
σ
n
= η
n
+C
G
h
n
≤ ¯ σ
then the forward diﬀerence NewtonGMRES iteration
x
n+1
= x
n
+s
n
where s
n
is computed by Algorithm fdgmres with arguments
(s
n
, x
n
, F, h
n
, η
n
, kmax, ρ)
converges qlinearly and s
n
satisﬁes
F
(x
n
)s
n
+F(x
n
)
2
< σ
n
F(x
n
)
2
. (6.17)
Moreover,
• if σ
n
→ 0 the convergence is qsuperlinear, and
• if σ
n
≤ K
η
F(x
n
)
p
2
for some K
η
> 0 the convergence is qsuperlinear
with qorder 1 +p.
Theorem 6.2.2. Assume that the assumptions of Proposition 6.2.1 hold.
Then there is δ such that if x
0
∈ B(δ) and the sequences ¦η
n
¦ and ¦h
n
¦ satisfy
σ
n
= η
n
+C
G
h
n
∈ [0, ¯ σ]
with 0 < ¯ σ < 1 then the forward diﬀerence NewtonGMRES iteration
x
n+1
= x
n
+s
n
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where s
n
is computed by Algorithm fdgmres with arguments
(s
n
, x
n
, F, h
n
, η
n
, kmax, ρ)
converges qlinearly with respect to  
∗
and s
n
satisﬁes (6.17). Moreover
• if σ
n
→ 0 the convergence is qsuperlinear, and
• if σ
n
≤ K
η
F(x
n
)
p
2
for some K
η
> 0 the convergence is qsuperlinear
with qorder 1 +p.
In the case where h
n
is approximately the square root of machine roundoﬀ,
σ
n
≈ η
n
if η
n
is not too small and Theorem 6.2.2 states that the observed
behavior of the forward diﬀerence implementation will be the same as that of
an implementation with exact derivatives.
6.2.2. Other Newtoniterative methods. Other iterative methods may
be used as the solver for the linear equation for the Newton step. Newton
multigrid [99] is one approach using a stationary iterative method. See also
[6], [111]. If F
is symmetric and positive deﬁnite, as it is in the context of
unconstrained minimization, [63], NewtonCG is a possible approach.
When storage is restricted or the problem is very large, GMRES may not
be practical. GMRES(m), for a small m, may not converge rapidly enough
to be useful. CGNR and CGNE oﬀer alternatives, but require evaluation of
transposevector products. BiCGSTAB and TFQMR should be considered in
all cases where there is not enough storage for GMRES(m) to perform well.
If a transpose is needed, as it will be if CGNR or CGNE is used as the
iterative method, a forward diﬀerence formulation is not an option because
approximation of the transposevector product by diﬀerences is not possible.
Computation of ∇
h
F(x) and its transpose analytically is one option as is
diﬀerentiation of F automatically or by hand. The reader may explore this
further in Exercise 6.5.13.
The reader may also be interested in experimenting with the other Krylov
subspace methods described in ¸ 3.6, [78], and [12].
6.3. NewtonGMRES implementation
We provide a MATLAB code nsolgm in the collection that implements
a forwarddiﬀerence NewtonGMRES algorithm. This algorithm requires
diﬀerent inputs than nsol. As input we must give the initial iterate, the
function, the vector of termination tolerances as we did for nsol. In addition,
we must provide a method for forming the sequence of forcing terms ¦η
n
¦.
We adjust η as the iteration progresses with a variation of a choice from
[69]. This issue is independent of the particular linear solver and our discussion
is in the general inexact Newton method setting. Setting η to a constant for
the entire iteration is often a reasonable strategy as we see in ¸ 6.4, but the
choice of that constant depends on the problem. If a constant η is too small,
much eﬀort can be wasted in the initial stages of the iteration. The choice in
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[69] is motivated by a desire to avoid such over solving. Over solving means
that the linear equation for the Newton step is solved to a precision far beyond
what is needed to correct the nonlinear iteration. As a measure of the degree
to which the nonlinear iteration approximates the solution we begin with
η
A
n
= γF(x
n
)
2
/F(x
n−1
)
2
,
where γ ∈ (0, 1] is a parameter. If η
A
n
is uniformly bounded away from 1,
then setting η
n
= η
A
n
for n > 0 would guarantee qquadratic convergence by
Theorem 6.1.1. In this way, the most information possible would be extracted
from the inner iteration. In order to specify the choice at n = 0 and bound
the sequence away from 1 we set
η
B
n
=
_
¸
_
¸
_
η
max
, n = 0,
min(η
max
, η
A
n
), n > 0.
(6.18)
In (6.18) the parameter η
max
is an upper limit on the sequence ¦η
n
¦. In [69]
the choices γ = .9 and η
max
= .9999 are used.
It may happen that η
B
n
is small for one or more iterations while x
n
is still
far from the solution. A method of safeguarding was suggested in [69] to avoid
volatile decreases in η
n
. The idea is that if η
n−1
is suﬃciently large we do not
let η
n
decrease by much more than a factor of η
n−1
.
η
C
n
=
_
¸
¸
¸
¸
¸
_
¸
¸
¸
¸
¸
_
η
max
, n = 0,
min(η
max
, η
A
n
), n > 0, γη
2
n−1
≤ .1,
min(η
max
, max(η
A
n
, γη
2
n−1
)), n > 0, γη
2
n−1
> .1.
(6.19)
The constant .1 is somewhat arbitrary. This safeguarding does improve the
performance of the iteration.
There is a chance that the ﬁnal iterate will reduce F far beyond the
desired level and that the cost of the solution of the linear equation for the last
step will be more accurate than is really needed. This oversolving on the ﬁnal
step can be controlled comparing the norm of the current nonlinear residual
F(x
n
) to the nonlinear residual norm at which the iteration would terminate
τ
t
= τ
a
+τ
r
F(x
0
)
and bounding η
n
from below by a constant multiple of τ
t
/F(x
n
). The
algorithm nsolgm does this and uses
η
n
= min(η
max
, max(η
C
n
, .5τ
t
/F(x
n
))). (6.20)
Exercise 6.5.9 asks the reader to modify nsolgm so that other choices of
the sequence ¦η
n
¦ can be used.
We use dirder to approximate directional derivatives and use the default
value of h = 10
−7
. In all the examples in this book we use the value γ = .9 as
recommended in [69].
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Algorithm 6.3.1. nsolgm(x, F, τ, η)
1. r
c
= r
0
= F(x)
2
/
√
N
2. Do while F(x)
2
/
√
N > τ
r
r
0
+τ
a
(a) Select η.
(b) fdgmres(s, x, F, η)
(c) x = x +s
(d) Evaluate F(x)
(e) r
+
= F(x)
2
/
√
N, σ = r
+
/r
c
, r
c
= r
+
(f) If F(x)
2
≤ τ
r
r
0
+τ
a
exit.
Note that the cost of an outer iterate is one evaluation of F to compute
the value at the current iterate and other evaluations of F to compute the
forward diﬀerences for each inner iterate. Hence if a large value of η can be
used, the cost of the entire iteration can be greatly reduced. If a maximum
of m GMRES iterations is needed (or GMRES(m) is used as a linear solver)
the storage requirements of Algorithm nsolgm are the m+ 5 vectors x, F(x),
x +hv, F(x +hv), s, and the Krylov basis ¦v
k
¦
m
k=1
.
Since GMRES forms the inner iterates and makes termination decisions
based on scalar products and l
2
norms, we also terminate the outer iteration on
small l
2
norms of the nonlinear residuals. However, because of our applications
to diﬀerential and integral equations, we scale the l
2
norm of the nonlinear
residual by a factor of 1/
√
N so that constant functions will have norms that
are independent of the computational mesh.
For large and poorly conditioned problems, GMRES will have to be
restarted. We illustrate the consequences of this in ¸ 6.4 and ask the reader to
make the necessary modiﬁcations to nsolgm in Exercise 6.5.9.
The preconditioners we use in ¸ 6.4 are independent of the outer iteration.
Since the Newton steps for MF(x) = 0 are the same as those for F(x) = 0, it
is equivalent to precondition the nonlinear equation before calling nsolgm.
6.4. Examples for NewtonGMRES
In this section we consider two examples. We revisit the Hequation and solve
a preconditioned nonlinear convectiondiﬀusion equation.
In all the ﬁgures we plot the relative nonlinear residual F(x
n
)
2
/F(x
0
)
2
against the number of function evaluations required by all inner and outer
iterations to compute x
n
. Counts of function evaluations corresponding to
outer iterations are indicated by circles. From these plots one can compare
not only the number of outer iterations, but also the total cost. This enables
us to directly compare the costs of diﬀerent strategies for selection of η. Note
that if only a single inner iteration is needed, the total cost of the outer iteration
will be two function evaluations since F(x
c
) will be known. One new function
evaluation will be needed to approximate the action of F
(x
c
) on a vector
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and then F(x
+
) will be evaluated to test for termination. We also count
the evaluation of F(x
0
) as an additional cost in the evaluation of x
1
, which
therefore has a minimum cost of three function evaluations. For each example
we compare a constant value of η
n
with the choice given in (6.20) and used as
the default in nsolgm.
6.4.1. Chandrasekhar Hequation. We solve the Hequation on a 100
point mesh with c = .9 using two schemes for selection of the parameter η.
The initial iterate is the function identically one. We set the parameters in
(6.20) to γ = .9 and η
max
= .25.
We used τ
r
= τ
a
= 10
−6
in this example.
In Fig. 6.1 we plot the progress of the iteration using η = .1 with the solid
line and using the sequence given by (6.20) with the dashed line. We set the
parameters in (6.20) to γ = .9 and η
max
= .25. This choice of η
max
was the
one that did best overall in our experiments on this problem.
We see that the constant η iteration terminates after 12 function evalua
tions, 4 outer iterations, and roughly 275 thousand ﬂoatingpoint operations.
This is a slightly higher overall cost than the other approach in which ¦η
n
¦ is
given by (6.20), which terminated after 10 function evaluations, 3 outer itera
tions, and 230 thousand ﬂoatingpoint operations. The chord method with the
diﬀerent (but very similar for this problem) l
∞
termination condition for the
same problem, reported in ¸ 5.6 incurred a cost of 3.3 million ﬂoatingpoint
operations, slower by a factor of over 1000. This cost is entirely a result of the
computation and factorization of a single Jacobian.
0 2 4 6 8 10 12
10
8
10
7
10
6
10
5
10
4
10
3
10
2
10
1
10
0
Function Evaluations
R
e
l
a
t
i
v
e
N
o
n
l
i
n
e
a
r
R
e
s
i
d
u
a
l
Fig. 6.1. NewtonGMRES for the Hequation, c = .9.
In Fig. 6.2 the results change for the more illconditioned problem with
c = .9999. Here the iteration with η
n
= .1 performed slightly better and
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0 5 10 15 20 25
10
7
10
6
10
5
10
4
10
3
10
2
10
1
10
0
Function Evaluations
R
e
l
a
t
i
v
e
N
o
n
l
i
n
e
a
r
R
e
s
i
d
u
a
l
Fig. 6.2. NewtonGMRES for the Hequation, c = .9999
0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18
10
4
10
3
10
2
10
1
10
0
Function Evaluations
R
e
l
a
t
i
v
e
N
o
n
l
i
n
e
a
r
R
e
s
i
d
u
a
l
Fig. 6.3. NewtonGMRES for the PDE, C = 20.
terminated after 22 function evaluations and 7 outer iterations, and roughly
513 thousand ﬂoatingpoint operations. The iteration with the decreasing ¦η
n
¦
given by (6.20) required 23 function evaluations, 7 outer iterations, and 537
thousand ﬂoatingpoint operations.
6.4.2. Convectiondiﬀusion equation. We consider the partial diﬀeren
tial equation
−∇
2
u +Cu(u
x
+u
y
) = f (6.21)
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with homogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions on the unit square (0, 1)
(0, 1). f has been constructed so that the exact solution was the discretization
of
10xy(1 −x)(1 −y) exp(x
4.5
).
We set C = 20 and u
0
= 0. As in ¸ 3.7 we discretized (6.21) on a 31 31 grid
using centered diﬀerences. To be consistent with the secondorder accuracy of
the diﬀerence scheme we used τ
r
= τ
a
= h
2
, where h = 1/32.
We compare the same possibilities for ¦η
n
¦ as in the previous example and
report the results in Fig. 6.3. In (6.20) we set γ = .9 and η
max
= .5. The
computation with constant η terminated after 19 function evaluations and 4
outer iterates at a cost of roughly 3 million ﬂoatingpoint operations. The
iteration with ¦η
n
¦ given by (6.20) required 16 function evaluations, 4 outer
iterations, and 2.6 million ﬂoatingpoint operations. In the computation we
preconditioned (6.21) with the fast Poisson solver fish2d.
In this case, the choice of ¦η
n
¦ given by (6.20) reduced the number of inner
iterations in the early stages of the iteration and avoided oversolving. In cases
where the initial iterate is very good and only a single Newton iterate might be
needed, however, a large choice of η
max
or constant η may be the more eﬃcient
choice. Examples of such cases include (1) implicit time integration of nonlinear
parabolic partial diﬀerential equations or ordinary diﬀerential equations in
which the initial iterate is either the converged solution from the previous
time step or the output of a predictor and (2) solution of problems in which
the initial iterate is an interpolant of the solution from a coarser mesh.
Preconditioning is crucial for good performance. When preconditioning
was not done, the iteration for C = 20 required more than 80 function
evaluations to converge. In Exercise 6.5.9 the reader is asked to explore this.
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6.5. Exercises on inexact Newton methods
6.5.1. Verify (6.8).
6.5.2. Prove Proposition 6.1.1 by showing that if the standard assumptions
hold, 0 < < 1, and x is suﬃciently near x
∗
then
F(x)/(1 +) ≤ F
(x
∗
)e ≤ (1 +)F(x).
6.5.3. Verify (6.14).
6.5.4. Prove Theorems 6.2.2 and 6.2.1.
6.5.5. Prove Theorems 6.1.5 and 6.1.6.
6.5.6. Can anything like Proposition 6.2.1 be proved for a ﬁnitediﬀerence Bi
CGSTAB or TFQMR linear solver? If not, what are some possible
implications?
6.5.7. Give an example in which F(x
n
) → 0 qlinearly but x
n
does not converge
to x
∗
qlinearly.
6.5.8. In the DASPK code for integration of diﬀerential algebraic equations,
[23], preconditioned NewtonGMRES is implemented in such a way
that the data needed for the preconditioner is only computed when
needed, which may be less often that with each outer iteration. Discuss
this strategy and when it might be useful. Is there a relation to the
Shamanskii method?
6.5.9. Duplicate the results in ¸ 6.4. For the Hequation experiment with
various values of c, such as c = .5, .99999, .999999, and for the convection
diﬀusion equation various values of C such as C = 1, 10, 40 and how
preconditioning aﬀects the iteration. Experiment with the sequence of
forcing terms ¦η
n
¦. How do the choices η
n
= 1/(n + 1), η
n
= 10
−4
[32], η
n
= 2
1−n
[24], η
n
= min(F(x
n
)
2
, (n + 2)
−1
) [56], η
n
= .05, and
η
n
= .75 aﬀect the results? Present the results of your experiments as
graphical iteration histories.
6.5.10. For the Hequation example in ¸ 6.4, vary the parameter c and see how
the performance of NewtonGMRES with the various choices of ¦η
n
¦ is
aﬀected. What happens when c = 1? See [119] for an explanation of
this.
6.5.11. Are the converged solutions for the preconditioned and unpreconditioned
convectiondiﬀusion example in ¸ 6.4 equally accurate?
6.5.12. For the convectiondiﬀusion example in ¸ 6.4, how is the performance
aﬀected if GMRES(m) is used instead of GMRES?
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6.5.13. Apply NewtonCGNR, NewtonBiCGSTAB, or NewtonTFQMR to the
two examples in ¸ 6.4. How will you deal with the need for a transpose in
the case of CGNR? How does the performance (in terms of time, ﬂoating
point operations, function evaluations) compare to NewtonGMRES?
Experiment with the forcing terms. The MATLAB codes fdkrylov,
which allows you to choose from a variety of forward diﬀerence Krylov
methods, and nsola, which we describe more fully in Chapter 8, might
be of use in this exercise.
6.5.14. If you have done Exercise 5.7.25, apply nsolgm to the same twopoint
boundary value problem and compare the performance.
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Chapter 7
Broyden’s method
QuasiNewton methods maintain approximations of the solution x
∗
and the
Jacobian at the solution F
(x
∗
) as the iteration progresses. If x
c
and B
c
are
the current approximate solution and Jacobian, then
x
+
= x
c
−B
−1
c
F(x
c
). (7.1)
After the computation of x
+
, B
c
is updated to form B
+
. The construction of
B
+
determines the quasiNewton method.
The advantages of such methods, as we shall see in ¸ 7.3, is that solution of
equations with the quasiNewton approximation to the Jacobian is often much
cheaper than using F
(x
n
) as the coeﬃcient matrix. In fact, if the Jacobian is
dense, the cost is little more than that of the chord method. The method we
present in this chapter, Broyden’s method, is locally superlinearly convergent,
and hence is a very powerful alternative to Newton’s method or the chord
method.
In comparison with Newtoniterative methods, quasiNewton methods
require only one function evaluation for each nonlinear iterate; there is no cost
in function evaluations associated with an inner iteration. Hence, if a good
preconditioner (initial approximation to F
(x
∗
)) can be found, these methods
could have an advantage in terms of function evaluation cost over Newton
iterative methods.
Broyden’s method [26] computes B
+
by
B
+
= B
c
+
(y −B
c
s)s
T
s
T
s
= B
c
+
F(x
+
)s
T
s
T
s
. (7.2)
In (7.2) y = F(x
+
) −F(x
c
) and s = x
+
−x
c
.
Broyden’s method is an example of a secant update. This means that the
updated approximation to F
(x
∗
) satisﬁes the secant equation
B
+
s = y. (7.3)
In one dimension, (7.3) uniquely speciﬁes the classical secant method. For
equations in several variables (7.3) alone is a system of N equations in N
2
113
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unknowns. The role of the secant equation is very deep. See [62] and [64] for
discussion of this topic. In this book we focus on Broyden’s method and our
methods of analysis are not as general as those in [62] and [64]. In this chapter
we will assume that the function values are accurate and refer the reader to [66],
[65], and [114] for discussions of quasiNewton methods with inaccurate data.
Locally superlinearly convergent secant methods can be designed to maintain
the sparsity pattern, symmetry, or positive deﬁniteness, of the approximate
Jacobian, and we refer the reader to [28], [63], [62], and [64] for discussion and
analysis of several such methods. More subtle structural properties can also
be preserved by secant methods. Some examples can be found in [101], [96],
[95], [113], and [116].
Broyden’s method is also applicable to linear equations [29], [82], [84],
[104], [143], [130], Ax = b, where B ≈ A is updated. One can also apply the
method to linear least squares problems [84], [104]. The analysis is somewhat
clearer in the linear case and the plan of this chapter is to present results for
the linear case for both the theory and the examples. One interesting result,
which we will not discuss further, is that for linear problems Broyden’s method
converges in 2N iterations [29], [82], [84], [143].
We will express our results in terms of the error in the Jacobian
E = B −F
(x
∗
) (7.4)
and the step s = x
+
−x
c
. While we could use E = B−F
(x), (7.4) is consistent
with our use of e = x − x
∗
. When indexing of the steps is necessary, we will
write
s
n
= x
n+1
−x
n
.
In this chapter we show that if the data x
0
and B
0
are suﬃciently good,
the Broyden iteration will converge qsuperlinearly to the root.
7.1. The Dennis–Mor´e condition
In this section we consider general iterative methods of the form
x
n+1
= x
n
−B
−1
n
F(x
n
) (7.5)
where B
n
= F
(x
∗
)+E
n
≈ F
(x
∗
) is generated by some method (not necessarily
Broyden’s method).
Veriﬁcation of qsuperlinear convergence cannot be done by the direct
approaches used in Chapters 5 and 6. We must relate the superlinear
convergence condition that η
n
→ 0 in Theorem 6.1.2 to a more subtle, but
easier to verify condition in order to analyze Broyden’s method. This technique
is based on veriﬁcation of the Dennis–Mor´e condition [61], [60] on the sequence
of steps ¦s
n
¦ and errors in the Jacobian ¦E
n
¦
lim
n→∞
E
n
s
n

s
n

= 0. (7.6)
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The main result in this section, Theorem 7.1.1 and its corollary for linear
problems, are used to prove superlinear convergence for Broyden’s method in
this chapter and many other quasiNewton methods. See [61], [28], [62], and
[64] for several more examples. Our formulation of the Dennis–Mor´e result is
a bit less general than that in [60] or [63].
Theorem 7.1.1. Let the standard assumptions hold, let ¦B
n
¦ be a sequence
of nonsingular N N matrices, let x
0
∈ R
N
be given and let ¦x
n
¦
∞
n=1
be given
by (7.5). Assume that x
n
,= x
∗
for any n. Then x
n
→ x
∗
qsuperlinearly if
and only if x
n
→ x
∗
and the Dennis–Mor´e condition (7.6) holds.
Proof. Since
−F(x
n
) = B
n
s
n
= F
(x
∗
)s
n
+E
n
s
n
we have
E
n
s
n
= −F
(x
∗
)s
n
−F(x
n
) = −F
(x
∗
)e
n+1
+F
(x
∗
)e
n
−F(x
n
). (7.7)
We use the fundamental theorem of calculus and the standard assumptions to
obtain
F
(x
∗
)e
n
−F(x
n
) =
_
1
0
(F
(x
∗
) −F
(x
∗
+te
n
))e
n
dt
and hence
F
(x
∗
)e
n
−F(x
n
) ≤ γe
n

2
/2.
Therefore, by (7.7)
E
n
s
n
 ≤ F
(x
∗
)e
n+1
 +γe
n

2
/2. (7.8)
Now, if x
n
→ x
∗
qsuperlinearly, then for n suﬃciently large
s
n
/2 ≤ e
n
 ≤ 2s
n
. (7.9)
The assumption that x
n
,= x
∗
for any n implies that the sequence
ν
n
= e
n+1
/e
n
 (7.10)
is deﬁned and and ν
n
→ 0 by superlinear convergence of ¦x
n
¦. By (7.9) we
have
e
n+1
 = ν
n
e
n
 ≤ 2ν
n
s
n
,
and hence (7.8) implies that
E
n
s
n
 ≤ (2F
(x
∗
)ν
n
+γe
n
)s
n

which implies the DennisMor´e condition (7.6).
Conversely, assume that x
n
→ x
∗
and that (7.6) holds. Let
µ
n
=
E
n
s
n

s
n

.
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We have, since
E
n
s
n
= (B
n
−F
(x
∗
))s
n
= −F(x
n
) −F
(x
∗
)s
n
, (7.11)
s
n
F
(x
∗
)
−1

−1
≤ F
(x
∗
)s
n
 ≤ E
n
s
n
 +F(x
n
)
= µ
n
s
n
 +F(x
n
).
(7.12)
Since µ
n
→ 0 by assumption,
µ
n
≤ F
(x
∗
)
−1

−1
/2, (7.13)
for n suﬃciently large. We assume now that n is large enough so that (7.13)
holds. Hence,
s
n
 ≤ 2F
(x
∗
)
−1
F(x
n
). (7.14)
Moreover, using the standard assumptions and (7.11) again,
F(x
n
) +F
(x
n
)s
n
 ≤ F(x
n
) +F
(x
∗
)s
n
 +(F
(x
∗
) −F
(x
n
))s
n

≤ (µ
n
+γe
n
)s
n
.
(7.15)
Since x
n
→ x
∗
by assumption, η
n
→ 0 where
η
n
= 2F
(x
∗
)
−1
(µ
n
+γe
n
).
Combining (7.14) and (7.15) implies that
F(x
n
) +F
(x
n
)s
n
 ≤ η
n
F(x
n
), (7.16)
which is the inexact Newton condition. Since η
n
→ 0, the proof is complete
by Theorem 6.1.2.
7.2. Convergence analysis
Our convergence analysis is based on an approach to inﬁnitedimensional
problems from [97]. That paper was the basis for [168], [104], and [115], and
we employ notation from all four of these references. We will use the l
2
norm
throughout our discussion. We begin with a lemma from [104].
Lemma 7.2.1. Let 0 <
ˆ
θ < 1 and let
¦θ
n
¦
∞
n=0
⊂ (
ˆ
θ, 2 −
ˆ
θ).
Let ¦
n
¦
∞
n=0
⊂ R
N
be such that
n

n

2
< ∞,
and let ¦η
n
¦
∞
n=0
be a set of vectors in R
N
such that η
n

2
is either 1 or 0 for
all n. Let ψ
0
∈ R
N
be given. If ¦ψ
n
¦
∞
n=1
is given by
ψ
n+1
= ψ
n
−θ
n
(η
T
n
ψ
n
)η
n
+
n
(7.17)
then
lim
n→∞
η
T
n
ψ
n
= 0. (7.18)
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Proof. We ﬁrst consider the case in which
n
= 0 for all n. In that case, we
can use the fact that
θ
n
(2 −θ
n
) >
ˆ
θ
2
> 0
to show that the sequence ¦ψ
n
¦ is bounded in l
2
norm by ψ
0

2
and, in fact,
ψ
n+1

2
2
≤ ψ
n

2
2
−θ
n
(2 −θ
n
)(η
T
n
ψ
n
)
2
≤ ψ
n

2
2
−
ˆ
θ
2
(η
T
n
ψ
n
)
2
≤ ψ
n

2
2
.
Therefore, for any M > 0,
M
n=0
(η
T
n
ψ
n
)
2
≤
ψ
0

2
2
−ψ
M+1

2
2
ˆ
θ
2
≤
ψ
0

2
ˆ
θ
2
.
We let M → ∞ to obtain
∞
n=0
(η
T
n
ψ
n
)
2
< ∞. (7.19)
Convergence of the series in (7.19) implies convergence to zero of the terms in
the series, which is (7.18).
To prove the result for
n
,= 0 we use the inequality
_
a
2
−b
2
≤ a −
b
2
2a
, (7.20)
which is valid for a > 0 and [b[ ≤ a. This inequality is used often in the analysis
of quasiNewton methods [63]. From (7.20) we conclude that if ψ
n
,= 0 then
ψ
n
−θ
n
(η
T
n
ψ
n
)η
n

2
≤
_
ψ
n

2
2
−θ
n
(2 −θ
n
)(η
T
n
ψ
n
)
2
≤ ψ
n

2
−
θ
n
(2 −θ
n
)(η
T
n
ψ
n
)
2
2ψ
n

2
.
Hence if ψ
n
,= 0
ψ
n+1

2
≤ ψ
n

2
−
θ
n
(2 −θ
n
)(η
T
n
ψ
n
)
2
2ψ
n

2
+
n

2
. (7.21)
Hence
(η
T
n
ψ
n
)
2
≤
2ψ
n

2
θ
n
(2 −θ
n
)
(ψ
n

2
−ψ
n+1

2
+
n

2
), (7.22)
which holds even if ψ
n
= 0.
From (7.21) we conclude that
ψ
n+1

2
≤ µ,
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where
µ =
∞
i=0

i

2
+ψ
0

2
.
Hence
M
n=0
(η
T
n
ψ
n
)
2
≤
2µ
ˆ
θ
2
M
n=0
(ψ
n

2
−ψ
n+1

2
+
n

2
)
=
2µ
ˆ
θ
2
_
ψ
0

2
−ψ
M+1

2
+
M
n=0

n

2
_
≤
2µ
2
ˆ
θ
2
.
Hence (7.19) holds and the proof is complete.
7.2.1. Linear problems. We may use Lemma 7.2.1 to prove a result from
[130] on the convergence of Broyden’s method for linear problems. The role of
the parameter
ˆ
θ and the sequence ¦θ
n
¦ in Lemma 7.2.1 is nicely illustrated by
this application of the lemma.
In this section F(x) = Ax−b and B
n
= A+E
n
. The standard assumptions
in this case reduce to nonsingularity of A. Our ﬁrst task is to show that
the errors in the Broyden approximations to A do not grow. This property,
called bounded deterioration [28], is an important part of the convergence
analysis. The reader should compare the statement of the result with that
in the nonlinear case.
In the linear case, the Broyden update has a very simple form. We will
consider a modiﬁed update
B
+
= B
c
+θ
c
(y −B
c
s)s
T
s
T
s
= B
c
+θ
c
(Ax
+
−b)s
T
s
T
s
. (7.23)
If x
c
and B
c
are the current approximations to x
∗
= A
−1
b and A and
s = x
+
−x
c
then
y −B
c
s = (Ax
+
−Ax
c
) −B
c
(x
+
−x
c
) = −E
c
s
and therefore
B
+
= B
c
+θ
c
(y −B
c
s)s
T
s
2
2
= B
c
−θ
c
(E
c
s)s
T
s
2
2
. (7.24)
Lemma 7.2.2. Let A be nonsingular, θ
c
∈ [0, 2], and x
c
∈ R
N
be given. Let
B
c
be nonsingular and let B
+
be formed by the Broyden update (7.23). Then
E
+

2
≤ E
c

2
. (7.25)
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Proof. By subtracting A from both sides of (7.24) we have
E
+
= E
c
−θ
c
(E
c
s)s
T
s
2
2
= E
c
(I −θ
c
P
s
),
(7.26)
where P
s
is the orthogonal projector
P
s
=
ss
T
s
2
2
. (7.27)
This completes the proof as
E
+

2
≤ E
c

2
I −θ
c
P
s

2
and I −θ
c
P
s

2
≤ 1 by orthogonality of P
s
and the fact that 0 ≤ θ
c
≤ 2.
Now, θ
c
can always be selected to make B
+
nonsingular. In [130] one
suggestion was
θ
c
=
_
_
_
1, [γ
c
[ ≥ σ,
1 −sign(γ
c
)σ
1 −γ
c
, otherwise,
where
γ
c
=
(B
−1
c
y)
T
s
s
2
2
=
(B
−1
c
As)
T
s
s
2
2
and σ ∈ (0, 1) is ﬁxed. However the results in [130] assume only that the
sequence ¦θ
n
¦ satisﬁes the hypotheses of Lemma 7.2.1 for some
ˆ
θ ∈ (0, 1) and
that θ
c
is always chosen so that B
+
is nonsingular.
For linear problems one can show that the Dennis–Mor´e condition implies
convergence and hence the assumption that convergence takes place is not
needed. Speciﬁcally
Proposition 7.2.1. Let A be nonsingular. Assume that ¦θ
n
¦ satisﬁes
the hypotheses of Lemma 7.2.1 for some
ˆ
θ ∈ (0, 1). If ¦θ
n
¦ is such that
the matrices B
n
obtained by (7.23) are nonsingular and ¦x
n
¦ is given by the
modiﬁed Broyden iteration
x
n+1
= x
n
−B
−1
n
(Ax
n
−b) (7.28)
then the Dennis–Mor´e condition implies convergence of ¦x
n
¦ to x
∗
= A
−1
b.
We leave the proof as Exercise 7.5.1.
The superlinear convergence result is remarkable in that the initial iterate
need not be near the root.
Theorem 7.2.1. Let A be nonsingular. Assume that ¦θ
n
¦ satisﬁes the
hypotheses of Lemma 7.2.1 for some
ˆ
θ ∈ (0, 1). If ¦θ
n
¦ is such the matrices B
n
obtained by (7.23) are nonsingular then the modiﬁed Broyden iteration (7.28)
converges qsuperlinearly to x
∗
= A
−1
b for every initial iterate x
0
.
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Proof. Our approach is to show that for every φ ∈ R
N
that
lim
n→∞
φ
T
_
E
n
s
n
s
n

2
_
= 0. (7.29)
Assuming that (7.29) holds, setting φ = e
j
, the unit vector in the jth
coordinate direction, shows that the j component of
E
n
s
n
s
n

2
has limit zero.
As j was arbitrary, we have
lim
n→∞
E
n
s
n
s
n

2
= 0
which is the Dennis–Mor´e condition. This will imply qsuperlinear convergence
by Theorem 7.1.1 and Proposition 7.2.1.
Let φ ∈ R
N
be given. Let
P
n
=
s
n
s
T
n
s
n

2
2
.
Since for all v ∈ R
N
and all n
v
T
(E
T
n
φ) = φ
T
(E
n
v)
and, by (7.26)
E
T
n+1
φ = (I −θ
n
P
n
)E
T
n
φ,
we may invoke Lemma 7.2.1 with
η
n
= s
n
/s
n

2
, ψ
n
= E
T
n
φ, and
n
= 0
to conclude that
η
T
n
ψ
n
=
(E
T
n
φ)
T
s
n
s
n

2
= φ
T
E
n
s
n
s
n

2
→ 0. (7.30)
This completes the proof.
The result here is not a local convergence result. It is global in the sense
that qsuperlinear convergence takes place independently of the initial choices
of x and B. It is known [29], [82], [84], [143], that the Broyden iteration will
terminate in 2N steps in the linear case.
7.2.2. Nonlinear problems. Our analysis of the nonlinear case is diﬀerent
from the classical work [28], [63]. As indicated in the preface, we provide a
proof based on ideas from [97], [115], and [104], that does not use the Frobenius
norm and extends to various inﬁnitedimensional settings.
For nonlinear problems our analysis is local and we set θ
n
= 1. However
we must show that the sequence ¦B
n
¦ of Broyden updates exists and remains
nonsingular. We make a deﬁnition that allows us to compactly express this
fact.
Definition 7.2.1. We say that the Broyden sequence (¦x
n
¦, ¦B
n
¦) for the
data (F, x
0
, B
0
) exists if F is deﬁned at x
n
for all n, B
n
is nonsingular for all
n, and x
n+1
and B
n+1
can be computed from x
n
and B
n
using (7.1) and (7.2).
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We will show that if the standard assumptions hold and x
0
and B
0
are
suﬃciently good approximations to x
∗
and F
(x
∗
) then the Broyden sequence
exists for the data (F, x
0
, B
0
) and that the Broyden iterates converge q
superlinearly to x
∗
. The development of the proof is complicated. We ﬁrst
prove a bounded deterioration result like Lemma 7.2.2. However in the
nonlinear case, the errors in the Jacobian approximation can grow as the
iteration progresses. We then show that if the initial data is suﬃciently good,
this growth can be limited and therefore the Broyden sequence exists and
the Broyden iterates converges to x
∗
at least qlinearly. Finally we verify the
Dennis–Mor´e condition (7.6), which, together with the qlinear convergence
proved earlier completes the proof of local qsuperlinear convergence.
Bounded deterioration. Our ﬁrst task is to show that bounded deteriora
tion holds. Unlike the linear case, the sequence ¦E
n
¦ need not be monotone
nonincreasing. However, the possible increase can be bounded in terms of the
errors in the current and new iterates.
Theorem 7.2.2. Let the standard assumptions hold. Let x
c
∈ Ω and a
nonsingular matrix B
c
be given. Assume that
x
+
= x
c
−B
−1
c
F(x
c
) = x
c
+s ∈ Ω
and B
+
is given by (7.2). Then
E
+

2
≤ E
c
 +γ(e
c

2
+e
+

2
)/2 (7.31)
Proof. Note that (7.7) implies that
E
c
s = −F(x
+
) + (F(x
+
) −F(x
c
) −F
(x
∗
)s)
= −F(x
+
) +
_
1
0
(F
(x
c
+ts) −F
(x
∗
))s dt.
(7.32)
We begin by writing (7.32) as
F(x
+
) = −E
c
s +
_
1
0
(F
(x
c
+ts) −F
(x
∗
))s dt
and then using (7.2) to obtain
E
+
= E
c
(I −P
s
) +
(∆
c
s)s
T
s
2
2
where P
s
is is given by (7.27) and
∆
c
=
_
1
0
(F
(x
c
+ts) −F
(x
∗
)) dt.
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Hence, by the standard assumptions
∆
c

2
≤ γ(e
c

2
+e
+

2
)/2.
Just as in the proof of Lemma 7.2.2 for the linear case
E
+

2
≤ E
c

2
+∆
c

2
and the proof is complete.
Local qlinear convergence. Theorem 7.2.3 states that Broyden’s method
is locally qlinearly convergent. The proof is more complex than similar results
in Chapters 5 and 6. We must explore the relation between the size of E
0

needed to enforce qlinear convergence and the qfactor.
Theorem 7.2.3. Let the standard assumptions hold. Let r ∈ (0, 1) be
given. Then there are δ and δ
B
such that if x
0
∈ B(δ) and E
0

2
< δ
B
the
Broyden sequence for the data (F, x
0
, B
0
) exists and x
n
→ x
∗
qlinearly with
qfactor at most r.
Proof. Let δ and δ
1
be small enough so that the conclusions of Theo
rem 5.4.3 hold. Then, reducing δ and δ
1
further if needed, the qfactor is at
most
K
A
(δ +δ
1
) ≤ r,
where K
A
is from the statement of Theorem 5.4.3.
We will prove the result by choosing δ
B
and reducing δ if necessary so that
E
0

2
≤ δ
B
will imply that E
n

2
≤ δ
1
for all n, which will prove the result.
To do this reduce δ if needed so that
δ
2
=
γ(1 +r)δ
2(1 −r)
< δ
1
(7.33)
and set
δ
B
= δ
1
−δ
2
. (7.34)
We show that E
n

2
≤ δ
1
by induction. Since E
0

2
< δ
B
< δ
1
we may
begin the induction. Now assume that E
k

2
< δ
1
for all 0 ≤ k ≤ n. By
Theorem 7.2.2,
E
n+1

2
≤ E
n

2
+γ(e
n+1

2
+e
n

2
)/2.
Since E
n

2
< δ
1
, e
n+1

2
≤ re
n

2
and therefore
E
n+1

2
≤ E
n

2
+γ(1 +r)e
n

2
/2 ≤ E
n

2
+γ(1 +r)r
n
δ/2.
We can estimate E
n

2
, E
n−1

2
, . . . in the same way to obtain
E
n+1

2
≤ E
0

2
+
(1 +r)γδ
2
n
j=0
r
j
≤ δ
B
+
(1 +r)γδ
2(1 −r)
≤ δ
1
,
which completes the proof.
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Veriﬁcation of the Dennis–Mor´e condition. The ﬁnal task is to verify
the Dennis–Mor´e condition.
Theorem 7.2.4. Let the standard assumptions hold. Then there are δ and
δ
B
such that if x
0
∈ B(δ) and E
0

2
< δ
B
the Broyden sequence for the data
(F, x
0
, B
0
) exists and x
n
→ x
∗
qsuperlinearly.
Proof. Let δ and δ
B
be such that the conclusions of Theorem 7.2.3 hold.
By Theorem 7.1.1 we need only show that Dennis–Mor´e condition (7.6) holds
to complete the proof.
As in the proof of Theorem 7.2.1 let
P
n
=
s
n
s
T
n
s
n

2
2
.
Set
∆
n
=
_
1
0
(F
(x
n
+ts
n
) −F
(x
∗
)) dt.
Let φ ∈ R
N
be arbitrary. Note that
E
T
n+1
φ = (I −P
n
)E
T
n
φ +P
n
∆
T
n
φ.
We wish to apply Lemma 7.2.1 with
ψ
n
= E
T
n
φ, η
n
= s
n
/s
n

2
, and
n
= P
n
∆
T
n
φ.
The hypothesis in the lemma that
n

n

2
< ∞
holds since Theorem 7.2.3 and the standard assumptions imply
∆
n

2
≤ γ(1 +r)r
n
δ/2.
Hence Lemma 7.2.1 implies that
η
T
n
ψ
n
=
(E
T
n
φ)
T
s
n
s
n

2
= φ
T
E
n
s
n
s
n

2
→ 0.
This, as in the proof of Theorem 7.2.1, implies the Dennis–Mor´e condition and
completes the proof.
7.3. Implementation of Broyden’s method
The implementation of Broyden’s method that we advocate here is related
to one that has been used in computational ﬂuid mechanics [73]. Some
such methods are called limited memory formulations in the optimization
literature [138], [142], [31]. In these methods, after the storage available for
the iteration is exhausted, the oldest of the stored vectors is replaced by the
most recent. Another approach, restarting, clears the storage and starts over.
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This latter approach is similar to the restarted GMRES iteration. Our basic
implementation is a nonlinear version of the implementation for linear problems
in [67]. We use a restarted approach, though a limited memory approach could
be used as well.
We begin by showing how the initial approximation to F
(x
∗
), B
0
, may be
regarded as a preconditioner and incorporated into the deﬁntion of F just as
preconditioners were in the implementation of NewtonGMRES in ¸ 6.4.
Lemma 7.3.1. Assume that the Broyden sequence (¦x
n
¦, ¦B
n
¦) for the data
(F, x
0
, B
0
) exists. Then the Broyden sequence (¦y
n
¦, ¦C
n
¦) exists for the data
(B
−1
0
F, x
0
, I) and
x
n
= y
n
, B
n
= B
0
C
n
(7.35)
for all n.
Proof. We proceed by induction. Equation (7.35) holds by deﬁnition when
n = 0. If (7.35) holds for a given n, then
y
n+1
= y
n
−C
−1
n
B
−1
0
F(y
n
)
= x
n
−(B
0
C
n
)
−1
F(x
n
) = x
n
−B
−1
n
F(x
n
)
= x
n+1
.
(7.36)
Now s
n
= x
n+1
−x
n
= y
n+1
−y
n
by (7.36). Hence
B
n+1
= B
n
+
F(x
n+1
)s
T
n
s
n

2
2
= B
0
C
n
+B
0
B
−1
0
F(y
n+1
)s
T
n
s
n

2
2
= B
0
C
n+1
.
This completes the proof.
The consequence of this proof for implementation is that we can assume
that B
0
= I. If a better choice for B
0
exists, we can incorporate that into the
function evaluation. Our plan will be to store B
−1
n
in a compact and easy to
apply form. The basis for this is the following simple formula [68], [176], [177],
[11].
Proposition 7.3.1. Let B be a nonsingular N N matrix and let
u, v ∈ R
N
. Then B + uv
T
is invertible if and only if 1 + v
T
B
−1
u ,= 0. In
this case,
(B +uv
T
)
−1
=
_
I −
(B
−1
u)v
T
1 +v
T
B
−1
u
_
B
−1
. (7.37)
The expression (7.37) is called the Sherman–Morrison formula. We leave
the proof to Exercise 7.5.2.
In the context of a sequence of Broyden updates ¦B
n
¦ we have for n ≥ 0,
B
n+1
= B
n
+u
n
v
T
n
,
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where
u
n
= F(x
n+1
)/s
n

2
and v
n
= s
n
/s
n

2
.
Setting
w
n
= (B
−1
n
u
n
)/(1 +v
T
n
B
−1
n
u
n
)
we see that, if B
0
= I,
B
−1
n
= (I −w
n−1
v
T
n−1
)(I −w
n−2
v
T
n−2
) . . . (I −w
0
v
T
0
)
=
n−1
j=0
(I −w
j
v
T
j
).
(7.38)
Since the empty matrix product is the identity, (7.38) is valid for n ≥ 0.
Hence the action of B
−1
n
on F(x
n
) (i.e., the computation of the Broyden
step) can be computed from the 2n vectors ¦w
j
, v
j
¦
n−1
j=0
at a cost of O(Nn)
ﬂoatingpoint operations. Moreover, the Broyden step for the following
iteration is
s
n
= −B
−1
n
F(x
n
) = −
n−1
j=0
(I −w
j
v
T
j
)F(x
n
). (7.39)
Since the product
n−2
j=0
(I −w
j
v
T
j
)F(x
n
)
must also be computed as part of the computation of w
n−1
we can combine
the computation of w
n−1
and s
n
as follows:
w =
n−2
j=0
(I −w
j
v
T
j
)F(x
n
)
w
n−1
= C
w
w where C
w
= (s
n−1

2
+v
T
n−1
w)
−1
s
n
= −(I −w
n−1
v
T
n−1
)w.
(7.40)
One may carry this one important step further [67] and eliminate the need
to store the sequence ¦w
n
¦. Note that (7.40) implies that for n ≥ 1
s
n
= −w +C
w
w(v
T
n−1
w) = w(−1 +C
w
(C
−1
w
−s
n−1

2
))
= −C
w
ws
n−1

2
= −s
n−1

2
w
n−1
.
Hence, for n ≥ 0,
w
n
= −s
n+1
/s
n

2
. (7.41)
Therefore, one need only store the steps ¦s
n
¦ and their norms to construct
the sequence ¦w
n
¦. In fact, we can write (7.38) as
B
−1
n
=
n−1
j=0
_
I +
s
j+1
s
T
j
s
j

2
2
_
. (7.42)
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We cannot use (7.42) and (7.39) directly to compute s
n+1
because s
n+1
appears
on both sides of the equation
s
n+1
= −
_
I +
s
n+1
s
T
n
s
n

2
2
_
n−1
j=0
_
I +
s
j+1
s
T
j
s
j

2
2
_
F(x
n+1
)
= −
_
I +
s
n+1
s
T
n
s
n

2
2
_
B
−1
n
F(x
n+1
).
(7.43)
Instead, we solve (7.43) for s
n+1
to obtain
s
n+1
= −
B
−1
n
F(x
n+1
)
1 +s
T
n
B
−1
n
F(x
n+1
)/s
n

2
2
. (7.44)
By Proposition 7.3.1, the denominator in (7.44)
1 +s
T
n
B
−1
n
F(x
n+1
)/s
n

2
2
= 1 +v
T
n
B
−1
n
u
n
is nonzero unless B
n+1
is singular.
The storage requirement, of n +O(1) vectors for the nth iterate, is of the
same order as GMRES, making Broyden’s method competitive in storage with
GMRES as a linear solver [67]. Our implementation is similar to GMRES(m),
restarting with B
0
when storage is exhausted.
We can use (7.42) and (7.44) to describe an algorithm. The termination
criteria are the same as for Algorithm nsol in ¸ 5.6. We use a restarting
approach in the algorithm, adding to the input list a limit nmax on the number
of Broyden iterations taken before a restart and a limit maxit on the number
of nonlinear iterations. Note that B
0
= I is implicit in the algorithm. Our
looping convention is that the loop in step 2(e)ii is skipped if n = 0; this is
consistent with setting the empty matrix product to the identity. Our notation
and algorithmic framework are based on [67].
Algorithm 7.3.1. brsol(x, F, τ, maxit, nmax)
1. r
0
= F(x)
2
, n = −1,
s
0
= −F(x), itc = 0.
2. Do while itc < maxit
(a) n = n + 1; itc = itc + 1
(b) x = x +s
n
(c) Evaluate F(x)
(d) If F(x)
2
≤ τ
r
r
0
+τ
a
exit.
(e) if n < nmax then
i. z = −F(x)
ii. for j = 0, n −1
z = z +s
j+1
s
T
j
z/s
j

2
2
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iii. s
n+1
= z/(1 −s
T
n
z/s
n

2
2
)
(f) if n = nmax then
n = −1; s = −F(x);
If n < nmax, then the nth iteration of brsol, which computes x
n
and
s
n+1
, requires O(nN) ﬂoatingpoint operations and storage of n + 3 vectors,
the steps ¦s
j
¦
n
j=0
, x, z, and F(x), where z and F(x) may occupy the same
storage location. This requirement of one more vector than the algorithm
in [67] needed is a result of the nonlinearity. If n = nmax, the iteration
will restart with x
nmax
, not compute s
nmax+1
, and therefore need storage for
nmax+2 vectors. Our implementation of brsol in the collection of MATLAB
codes stores z and F separately in the interest of clarity and therefore requires
nmax + 3 vectors of storage.
The Sherman–Morrison approach in Algorithm brsol is more eﬃcient, in
terms of both time and storage, than the dense matrix approach proposed
in [85]. However the dense matrix approach makes it possible to detect
ill conditioning in the approximate Jacobians. If the data is suﬃciently
good, bounded deterioration implies that the Broyden matrices will be well
conditioned and superlinear convergence implies that only a few iterates will
be needed. In view of all this, we feel that the approach of Algorithm brsol
is the best approach, especially for large problems.
A MATLAB implementation of brsol is provided in the collection of
MATLAB codes.
7.4. Examples for Broyden’s method
In all the examples in this section we use the l
2
norm multiplied by 1/
√
N.
We use the MATLAB code brsol.
7.4.1. Linear problems. The theory in this chapter indicates that Broy
den’s method can be viewed as an alternative to GMRES as an iterative method
for nonsymmetric linear equations. This point has been explored in some detail
in [67], where more elaborate numerical experiments that those given here are
presented, and in several papers on inﬁnitedimensional problems as well [91],
[104], [120]. As an example we consider the linear PDE (3.33) from ¸ 3.7. We
use the same mesh, righthand side, coeﬃcients, and solution as the example
in ¸ 3.7.
We compare Broyden’s method without restarts (solid line) to Broyden’s
method with restarts every three iterates (dashed line). For linear problems,
we allow for increases in the nonlinear residual. We set τ
a
= τ
r
= h
2
where
h = 1/32. In Fig. 7.1 we present results for (3.33) preconditioned with the
Poisson solver fish2d.
Broyden’s method terminated after 9 iterations at a cost of roughly 1.5
million ﬂoating point operations, a slightly higher cost than the GMRES
solution. The restarted iteration required 24 iterations and 3.5 million ﬂoating
point operations. One can also see highly irregular performance from the
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restarted method.
In the linear case [67] one can store only the residuals and recover the
terminal iterate upon exit. Storage of the residual, the vector z, and the
sequence of steps saves a vector over the nonlinear case.
0 5 10 15 20 25
10
3
10
2
10
1
10
0
10
1
Iterations
R
e
l
a
t
i
v
e
R
e
s
i
d
u
a
l
Fig. 7.1. Broyden’s method for the linear PDE.
7.4.2. Nonlinear problems. We consider the Hequation from Chapters 5
and 6 and a nonlinear elliptic partial diﬀerential equation. Broyden’s method
and NewtonGMRES both require more storage as iterations progress, Newton
GMRES as the inner iteration progresses and Broyden’s method as the outer
iteration progresses. The cost in function evaluations for Broyden’s method is
one for each nonlinear iteration and for NewtonGMRES one for each outer
iteration and one for each inner iteration. Hence, if function evaluations are
very expensive, the cost of a solution by Broyden’s method could be much less
than that of one by NewtonGMRES. If storage is at a premium, however,
and the number of nonlinear iterations is large, Broyden’s method could be at
a disadvantage as it might need to be restarted many times. The examples
in this section, as well as those in ¸ 8.4 illustrate the diﬀerences in the two
methods. Our general recommendation is to try both.
Chandrasekhar Hequation. As before we solve the Hequation on a 100
point mesh with c = .9 (Fig. 7.2) and c = .9999 (Fig. 7.3). We compare
Broyden’s method without restarts (solid line) to Broyden’s method with
restarts every three iterates (dashed line). For c = .9 both methods required six
iterations for convergence. The implementation without restarts required 153
thousand ﬂoatingpoint operations and the restarted method 150, a substantial
improvement over the NewtonGMRES implementation.
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For c = .9999, the restarted iteration has much more trouble. The un
restarted iteration converges in 10 iterations at a cost of roughly 249 thousand
ﬂoatingpoint operations. The restarted iteration requires 18 iterations and
407 ﬂoatingpoint operations. Even so, both implementations performed bet
ter than NewtonGMRES.
0 1 2 3 4 5 6
10
8
10
7
10
6
10
5
10
4
10
3
10
2
10
1
10
0
Iterations
R
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l
a
t
i
v
e
N
o
n
l
i
n
e
a
r
R
e
s
i
d
u
a
l
Fig. 7.2. Broyden’s method for the Hequation, c = .9.
0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16 18
10
7
10
6
10
5
10
4
10
3
10
2
10
1
10
0
Iterations
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l
a
t
i
v
e
N
o
n
l
i
n
e
a
r
R
e
s
i
d
u
a
l
Fig. 7.3. Broyden’s method for the Hequation, c = .9999.
One should take some care in drawing general conclusions. While Broyden’s
method on this example performed better than NewtonGMRES, the storage
in NewtonGMRES is used in the inner iteration, while that in Broyden in the
nonlinear iteration. If many nonlinear iterations are needed, it may be the case
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that Broyden’s method may need restarts while the GMRES iteration for the
linear problem for the Newton step may not.
Convectiondiﬀusion equation. We consider the nonlinear convection
diﬀusion equation from ¸ 6.4.2. We use the same mesh width h = 1/32 on
a uniform square grid. We set C = 20, u
0
= 0, and τ
r
= τ
a
= h
2
. We
preconditioned with the Poisson solver fish2d.
We allowed for an increase in the residual, which happened on the second
iterate. This is not supported by the local convergence theory for nonlinear
problems; however it can be quite successful in practice. One can do this in
brsol by setting the third entry in the parameter list to 1, as one would if the
problem were truly linear. In ¸ 8.4.3 we will return to this example.
In Fig. 7.4 we compare Broyden’s method without restarts (solid line) to
Broyden’s method with restarts every 8 iterates (dashed line). The unrestarted
Broyden iteration converges in 12 iterations at a cost of roughly 2.2 million
ﬂoatingpoint operations. This is a modest improvement over the Newton
GMRES cost (reported in ¸ 6.4.2) of 2.6 million ﬂoatingpoint operations.
However, the residual norms do not monotonically decrease in the Broyden
iteration (we ﬁx this in ¸ 8.3.2) and more storage was used.
0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
10
4
10
3
10
2
10
1
10
0
10
1
Iterations
R
e
l
a
t
i
v
e
N
o
n
l
i
n
e
a
r
R
e
s
i
d
u
a
l
Fig. 7.4. Broyden’s method for nonlinear PDE.
At most ﬁve inner GMRES iterations were required. Therefore the GMRES
inner iteration for the NewtonGMRES approach needed storage for at most
10 vectors (the Krylov basis, s, x
c
, F(x
c
), F(x
c
+ hv)) to accommodate the
NewtonGMRES iteration. The Broyden iteration when restarted every n
iterates, requires storage of n+2 vectors ¦s
j
¦
n−1
j=0
, x, and z (when stored in the
same place as F(x)). Hence restarting the Broyden iteration every 8 iterations
most closely corresponds to the NewtonGMRES requirements. This approach
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took 15 iterations to terminate at a cost of 2.4 million ﬂoatingpoint operations,
but the convergence was extremely irregular after the restart.
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7.5. Exercises on Broyden’s method
7.5.1. Prove Proposition 7.2.1.
7.5.2. Prove Proposition 7.3.1.
7.5.3. Extend Proposition 7.3.1 by showing that if A is a nonsingular N N
matrix, U is N M, V is M N, then A + UV is nonsingular if and
only if I + V A
−1
U is a nonsingular M M matrix. If this is the case,
then
(A+UV )
−1
= A
−1
−A
−1
U(I +V A
−1
U)
−1
V A
−1
.
This is the Sherman–Morrison–Woodbury formula [68], [199]. See [102]
for further generalizations.
7.5.4. Duplicate the results reported in ¸ 7.4. Vary the parameters in the
equations and the number of vectors stored by Broyden’s method and
report on their eﬀects on performance. What happens in the diﬀerential
equation examples if preconditioning is omitted?
7.5.5. Solve the Hequation with Broyden’s method and c = 1. Set τ
a
= τ
r
=
10
−8
. What qfactor for linear convergence do you see? Can you account
for this by applying the secant method to the equation x
2
= 0? See [53]
for a complete explanation.
7.5.6. Try to solve the nonlinear convectiondiﬀusion equation in ¸ 6.4 with
Broyden’s method using various values for the parameter C. How does
the performance of Broyden’s method diﬀer from NewtonGMRES?
7.5.7. Modify nsol to use Broyden’s method instead of the chord method after
the initial Jacobian evaluation. How does this compare with nsol on the
examples in Chapter 5.
7.5.8. Compare the performance of Broyden’s method and NewtonGMRES on
the Modiﬁed Bratu Problem
−∇
2
u +du
x
+e
u
= 0
on (0, 1) (0, 1) with homogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions.
Precondition with the Poisson solver fish2d. Experiment with various
mesh widths, initial iterates, and values for the convection coeﬃcient d.
7.5.9. The bad Broyden method [26], so named because of its inferior perfor
mance in practice [63], updates an approximation to the inverse of the
Jacobian at the root so that B
−1
≈ F
(x
∗
)
−1
satisﬁes the inverse secant
equation
B
−1
+
y = s (7.45)
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with the rankone update
B
−1
+
= B
−1
c
+
(s −B
−1
c
y)y
T
y
2
2
.
Show that the bad Broyden method is locally superlinearly convergent
if the standard assumptions hold. Try to implement the bad Broyden
method in a storageeﬃcient manner using the ideas from [67] and ¸ 7.3.
Does anything go wrong? See [67] for more about this.
7.5.10. The Schubert or sparse Broyden algorithm [172], [27] is a quasiNewton
update for sparse matrices that enforces both the secant equation and the
sparsity pattern. For problems with tridiagonal Jacobian, for example,
the update is
(B
+
)
ij
= (B
c
)
ij
+
(y −B
c
s)
i
s
j
i+1
k=i−1
s
2
k
for 1 ≤ i, j ≤ N and [i − j[ ≤ 1. Note that only the subdiagonal, su
perdiagonal, and main diagonal are updated. Read about the algorithm
in [172] and prove local superlinear convergence under the standard as
sumptions and the additional assumption that the sparsity pattern of B
0
is the same as that of F
(x
∗
). How would the Schubert algorithm be
aﬀected by preconditioning? Compare your analysis with those in [158],
[125], and [189].
7.5.11. Implement the bad Broyden method, apply it to the examples in ¸ 7.4,
and compare the performance to that of Broyden’s method. Discuss the
diﬀerences in implementation from Broyden’s method.
7.5.12. Implement the Schubert algorithm on an unpreconditioned discretized
partial diﬀerential equation (such as the Bratu problem from Exer
cise 7.5.8) and compare it to NewtonGMRES and Broyden’s method.
Does the relative performance of the methods change as h is decreased?
This is interesting even in one space dimension where all matrices are
tridiagonal. References [101], [93], [92], and [112], are relevant to this
exercise.
7.5.13. Use your result from Exercise 5.7.14 in Chapter 5 to numerically estimate
the qorder of Broyden’s method for some of the examples in this
section (both linear and nonlinear). What can you conclude from your
observations?
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Chapter 8
Global Convergence
By a globally convergent algorithm we mean an algorithm with the property
that for any initial iterate the iteration either converges to a root of F or fails
to do so in one of a small number of ways. Of the many such algorithms we
will focus on the class of line search methods and the Armijo rule [3], [88],
implemented inexactly [24], [25], [70].
Other methods, such as trust region [153], [154], [181], [129], [63], [24],
[25], [173], [70], and continuation/homotopy methods [1], [2], [109], [159],
[198], can be used to accomplish the same objective. We select the line search
paradigm because of its simplicity, and because it is trivial to add a line search
to an existing locally convergent implementation of Newton’s method. The
implementation and analysis of the line search method we develop in this
chapter do not depend on whether iterative or direct methods are used to
compute the Newton step or upon how or if the Jacobian is computed and
stored. We begin with single equations, where the algorithms can be motivated
and intuition developed with a very simple example.
8.1. Single equations
If we apply Newton’s method to ﬁnd the root x
∗
= 0 of the function
f(x) = arctan(x) with initial iterate x
0
= 10 we ﬁnd that the initial iterate
is too far from the root for the local convergence theory in Chapter 5 to be
applicable. The reason for this is that f
(x) = (1 + x
2
)
−1
is small for large
x; f(x) = arctan(x) ≈ ±π/2, and hence the magnitude of the Newton step
is much larger than that of the iterate itself. We can see this eﬀect in the
sequence of iterates:
10, −138, 2.9 10
4
, −1.5 10
9
, 9.9 10
17
,
a failure of Newton’s method that results from an inaccurate initial iterate.
If we look more closely, we see that the Newton step s = −f(x
c
)/f
(x
c
) is
pointing toward the root in the sense that sx
c
< 0, but the length of s is too
large. This observation motivates the simple ﬁx of reducing the size of the step
until the size of the nonlinear residual is decreased. A prototype algorithm is
given below.
135
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Algorithm 8.1.1. lines1(x, f, τ)
1. r
0
= [f(x)[
2. Do while [f(x)[ > τ
r
r
0
+τ
a
(a) If f
(x) = 0 terminate with failure.
(b) s = −f(x)/f
(x) (search direction)
(c) x
t
= x +s (trial point)
(d) If [f(x
t
)[ < [f(x)[ then x = x
t
(accept the step)
else
s = s/2 goto 2c (reject the step)
When we apply Algorithm lines1 to our simple example, we obtain the
sequence
10, −8.5, 4.9, −3.8, 1.4, −1.3, 1.2, −.99, .56, −0.1, 9 10
−4
, −6 10
−10
.
The quadratic convergence behavior of Newton’s method is only apparent
very late in the iteration. Iterates 1, 2, 3, and 4 required 3, 3, 2, and 2
steplength reductions. After the fourth iterate, decrease in the size of the
nonlinear residual was obtained with a full Newton step. This is typical of the
performance of the algorithms we discuss in this chapter.
We plot the progress of the iteration in Fig. 8.1. We plot
[arctan(x)/arctan(x
0
)[
as a function of the number of function evaluations with the solid line. The
outer iterations are identiﬁed with circles as in ¸ 6.4. One can see that most of
the work is in the initial phase of the iteration. In the terminal phase, where
the local theory is valid, the minimum number of two function evaluations per
iterate is required. However, even in this terminal phase rapid convergence
takes place only in the ﬁnal three outer iterations.
Note the diﬀerences between Algorithm lines1 and Algorithm nsol. One
does not set x
+
= x +s without testing the step to see if the absolute value of
the nonlinear residual has been decreased. We call this method a line search
because we search along the line segment
(x
c
, x
c
−f(x
c
)/f
(x
c
))
to ﬁnd a decrease in [f(x
c
)[. As we move from the right endpoint to the left,
some authors [63] refer to this as backtracking.
Algorithm lines1 almost always works well. In theory, however, there is
the possibility of oscillation about a solution without convergence [63]. To
remedy this and to make analysis possible we replace the test for simple
decrease with one for suﬃcient decrease. The algorithm is to compute a search
direction d which for us will be the Newton direction
d = −f(x
c
)/f
(x
c
)
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0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35
10
10
10
9
10
8
10
7
10
6
10
5
10
4
10
3
10
2
10
1
10
0
Function Evaluations
R
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v
e
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o
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i
n
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a
r
R
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s
i
d
u
a
l
Fig. 8.1. Newton–Armijo iteration for inverse tangent.
and then test steps of the form s = λd, with λ = 2
−j
for some j ≥ 0, until
f(x +s) satisﬁes
[f(x
c
+λd)[ < (1 −αλ)[f(x
c
)[. (8.1)
The condition in (8.1) is called suﬃcient decrease of [f[. The parameter
α ∈ (0, 1) is a small, but positive, number intended to make (8.1) as easy
as possible to satisfy. We follow the recent optimization literature [63] and
set α = 10
−4
. Once suﬃcient decrease has been obtained we accept the step
s = λd. This strategy, from [3] (see also [88]) is called the Armijo rule. Note
that we must now distinguish between the step and the Newton direction,
something we did not have to do in the earlier chapters.
Algorithm 8.1.2. nsola1(x, f, τ)
1. r
0
= [f(x)[
2. Do while [f(x)[ > τ
r
r
0
+τ
a
(a) If f
(x) = 0 terminate with failure.
(b) d = −f(x)/f
(x) (search direction)
(c) λ = 1
i. x
t
= x +λd (trial point)
ii. If [f(x
t
)[ < (1 −αλ)[f(x)[ then x = x
t
(accept the step)
else
λ = λ/2 goto 2(c)i (reject the step)
This is essentially the algorithm implemented in the MATLAB code nsola.
We will analyze Algorithm nsola in ¸ 8.2. We remark here that there is
nothing critical about the reduction factor of 2 in the line search. A factor of
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10 could well be better in situations in which small values of λ are needed for
several consecutive steps (such as our example with the arctan function). In
that event a reduction of a factor of 8 would require three passes through the
loop in nsola1 but only a single reduction by a factor of 10. This could be
quite important if the search direction were determined by an inexact Newton
method or an approximation to Newton’s method such as the chord method
or Broyden’s method.
On the other hand, reducing λ by too much can be costly as well. Taking
full Newton steps ensures fast local convergence. Taking as large a fraction as
possible helps move the iteration into the terminal phase in which full steps
may be taken and fast convergence expected. We will return to the issue of
reduction in λ in ¸ 8.3.
8.2. Analysis of the Armijo rule
In this section we extend the onedimensional algorithm in two ways before
proceeding with the analysis. First, we accept any direction that satisﬁes the
inexact Newton condition (6.1). We write this for the Armijo sequence as
F
(x
n
)d
n
+F(x
n
) ≤ η
n
F(x
n
). (8.2)
Our second extension is to allow more ﬂexibility in the reduction of λ. We
allow for any choice that produces a reduction that satisﬁes
σ
0
λ
old
≤ λ
new
≤ σ
1
λ
old
,
where 0 < σ
0
< σ
1
< 1. One such method, developed in ¸ 8.3, is to minimize
an interpolating polynomial based on the previous trial steps. The danger is
that the minimum may be too near zero to be of much use and, in fact, the
iteration may stagnate as a result. The parameter σ
0
safeguards against that.
Safeguarding is an important aspect of many globally convergent methods and
has been used for many years in the context of the polynomial interpolation
algorithms we discuss in ¸ 8.3.1 [54], [63], [86], [133], [87]. Typical values of σ
0
and σ
1
are .1 and .5. Our algorithm nsola incorporates these ideas.
While (8.2) is motivated by the Newtoniterative paradigm, the analysis
here applies equally to methods that solve the equations for the Newton step
directly (so η
n
= 0), approximate the Newton step by a quasiNewton method,
or even use the chord method provided that the resulting direction d
n
satisﬁes
(8.2). In Exercise 8.5.9 you are asked to implement the Armijo rule in the
context of Algorithm nsol.
Algorithm 8.2.1. nsola(x, F, τ, η).
1. r
0
= F(x)
2. Do while F(x) > τ
r
r
0
+τ
a
(a) Find d such that F
(x)d +F(x) ≤ ηF(x)
If no such d can be found, terminate with failure.
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(b) λ = 1
i. x
t
= x +λd
ii. If F(x
t
) < (1 −αλ)F(x) then x = x
t
else
Choose σ ∈ [σ
0
, σ
1
]
λ = σλ
goto 2(b)i
Note that step 2a must allow for the possibility that F
is illconditioned
and that no direction can be found that satisﬁes (8.2). If, for example, step
2a were implemented with a direct factorization method, illconditioning of F
might be detected as part of the factorization.
Let ¦x
n
¦ be the iteration produced by Algorithm nsola with initial iterate
x
0
. The algorithm can fail in some obvious ways:
1. F
(x
n
) is singular for some n. The inner iteration could terminate with
a failure.
2. x
n
→ ¯ x, a local minimum of F which is not a root.
3. x
n
 → ∞.
Clearly if F has no roots, the algorithm must fail. We will see that if F has no
roots then either F
(x
n
) has a limit point which is singular or ¦x
n
¦ becomes
unbounded.
The convergence theorem is the remarkable statement that if ¦x
n
¦ and
¦F
(x
n
)
−1
¦ are bounded (thereby eliminating premature failure and local
minima of F that are not roots) and F
is Lipschitz continuous in a
neighborhood of the entire sequence ¦x
n
¦, then the iteration converges to a
root of F at which the standard assumptions hold, full steps are taken in the
terminal phase, and the convergence is qquadratic.
We begin with a formal statement of our assumption that F
is uniformly
Lipschitz continuous and bounded away from zero on the sequence ¦x
n
¦.
Assumption 8.2.1. There are r, γ, m
f
> 0 such that F is deﬁned, F
is
Lipschitz continuous with Lipschitz constant γ, and F
(x)
−1
 ≤ m
f
on the
set
Ω(¦x
n
¦, r) =
∞
_
n=0
¦x[ x −x
n
 ≤ r¦.
Assumption 8.2.1 implies that the line search phase (step 2b in Algorithm
nsola) will terminate in a number of cycles that is independent of n. We show
this, as do [25] and [70], by giving a uniform lower bound on λ
n
(assuming
that F(x
0
) ,= 0). Note how the safeguard bound σ
0
enters this result. Note
also the very modest conditions on η
n
.
Lemma 8.2.1. Let x
0
∈ R
N
and α ∈ (0, 1) be given. Assume that ¦x
n
¦ is
given by Algorithm nsola with
¦η
n
¦ ⊂ (0, ¯ η] ⊂ (0, 1 −α) (8.3)
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and that Assumption 8.2.1 holds. Then either F(x
0
) = 0 or
λ
n
≥
¯
λ = σ
0
min
_
r
m
f
F(x
0
)
,
2(1 −α − ¯ η)
m
2
f
F(x
0
)(1 + ¯ η)
2
γ
_
. (8.4)
Proof. Let n ≥ 0. By the fundamental theorem of calculus and (8.2) we
have, for any λ ∈ [0, 1]
F(x
n
+λd
n
) = F(x
n
) +λF
(x
n
)d
n
+
_
1
0
(F
(x
n
+tλd
n
) −F
(x
n
))λd
n
dt
= (1 −λ)F(x
n
) +λξ
n
+
_
1
0
(F
(x
n
+tλd
n
) −F
(x
n
))λd
n
dt,
where, by the bound η
n
≤ ¯ η,
ξ
n
 ≤ η
n
F(x
n
) ≤ ¯ ηF(x
n
).
The step acceptance condition in nsola implies that ¦F(x
n
)¦ is a decreasing
sequence and therefore
d
n
 = F
(x
n
)
−1
(ξ
n
−F(x
n
)) ≤ m
f
(1 + ¯ η)F(x
n
).
Therefore, by Assumption 8.2.1 F
is Lipschitz continuous on the line segment
[x
n
, x
n
+λd
n
] whenever
λ ≤
¯
λ
1
= r/(m
f
F(x
0
)).
Lipschitz continuity of F
implies that if λ ≤
¯
λ
1
then
F(x
n
+λd
n
) ≤ (1 −λ)F(x
n
) +λ¯ ηF(x
n
) +
γ
2
λ
2
d
n

2
≤ (1 −λ)F(x
n
)[ +λ¯ ηF(x
n
) +
m
2
f
γ(1 + ¯ η)
2
λ
2
F(x
n
)
2
2
≤ (1 −λ + ¯ ηλ)F(x
n
) +λF(x
n
)
m
2
f
γλ(1 + ¯ η)
2
F(x
0
)
2
< (1 −αλ)F(x
n
),
which will be implied by
λ ≤
¯
λ
2
= min
_
¯
λ
1
,
2(1 −α − ¯ η)
(1 + ¯ η)
2
m
2
f
γF(x
0
)
_
.
This shows that λ can be no smaller than σ
0
¯
λ
2
, which completes the proof.
Now we can show directly that the sequence of Armijo iterates either is
unbounded or converges to a solution. Theorem 8.2.1 says even more. The
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sequence converges to a root at which the standard assumptions hold, so in the
terminal phase of the iteration the step lengths are all 1 and the convergence
is qquadratic.
Theorem 8.2.1. Let x
0
∈ R
N
and α ∈ (0, 1) be given. Assume that ¦x
n
¦
is given by Algorithm nsola, ¦η
n
¦ satisﬁes (8.3), ¦x
n
¦ is bounded, and that
Assumption 8.2.1 holds. Then ¦x
n
¦ converges to a root x
∗
of F at which the
standard assumptions hold, full steps are taken for n suﬃciently large, and the
convergence behavior in the ﬁnal phase of the iteration is that given by the local
theory for inexact Newton methods (Theorem 6.1.2).
Proof. If F(x
n
) = 0 for some n, then we are done because Assump
tion 8.2.1 implies that the standard assumptions hold at x
∗
= x
n
. Otherwise
Lemma 8.2.1 implies that F(x
n
) converges qlinearly to zero with qfactor at
most (1 −α
¯
λ).
The boundedness of the sequence ¦x
n
¦ implies that a subsequence ¦x
n
k
¦
converges, say to x
∗
. Since F is continuous, F(x
∗
) = 0. Eventually
[x
n
k
− x
∗
[ < r, where r is the radius in Assumption 8.2.1 and therefore the
standard assumptions hold at x
∗
.
Since the standard assumptions hold at x
∗
, there is δ such that if x ∈ B(δ),
the Newton iteration with x
0
= x will remain in B(δ) and converge q
quadratically to x
∗
. Hence as soon as x
n
k
∈ B(δ), the entire sequence, not
just the subsequence, will remain in B(δ) and converge to x
∗
. Moreover,
Theorem 6.1.2 applies and hence full steps can be taken.
At this stage we have shown that if the Armijo iteration fails to converge
to a root either the continuity properties of F or nonsingularity of F
break
down as the iteration progresses (Assumption 8.2.1 is violated) or the iteration
becomes unbounded. This is all that one could ask for in terms of robustness
of such an algorithm.
Thus far we have used for d the inexact Newton direction. It could well be
advantageous to use a chord or Broyden direction, for example. All that one
needs to make the theorems and proofs in ¸ 8.2 hold is (8.2), which is easy to
verify, in principle, via a forward diﬀerence approximation to F
(x
n
)d.
8.3. Implementation of the Armijo rule
The MATLAB code nsola is a modiﬁcation of nsolgm which provides for a
choice of several Krylov methods for computing an inexact Newton direction
and globalizes Newton’s method with the Armijo rule. We use the l
2
norm in
that code and in the numerical results reported in ¸ 8.4. If GMRES is used
as the linear solver, then the storage requirements are roughly the same as for
Algorithm nsolgm if one reuses the storage location for the ﬁnite diﬀerence
directional derivative to test for suﬃcient decrease.
In Exercise 8.5.9 you are asked to do this with nsol and, with each
iteration, numerically determine if the chord direction satisﬁes the inexact
Newton condition. In this case the storage requirements are roughly the same
as for Algorithm nsol. The iteration can be very costly if the Jacobian must be
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evaluated and factored many times during the phase of the iteration in which
the approximate solution is far from the root.
We consider two topics in this section. The ﬁrst, polynomial interpolation
as a way to choose λ, is applicable to all methods. The second, how Broyden’s
method must be implemented, is again based on [67] and is more specialized.
Our Broyden–Armijo code does not explicitly check the inexact Newton
condition and thereby saves an evaluation of F. Evaluation of F
(x
c
)d
c
if the
full step is not accepted (here d
c
is the Broyden direction) would not only verify
the inexact Newton condition but provide enough information for a twopoint
parabolic line search. The reader is asked to pursue this in Exercise 8.5.10.
8.3.1. Polynomial line searches. In this section we consider an elabora
tion of the simple line search scheme of reduction of the steplength by a ﬁxed
factor. The motivation for this is that some problems respond well to one or
two reductions in the steplength by modest amounts (such as 1/2) and others
require many such reductions, but might respond well to a more aggressive
steplength reduction (by factors of 1/10, say). If one can model the decrease
in F
2
as the steplength is reduced, one might expect to be able to better
estimate the appropriate reduction factor. In practice such methods usually
perform better than constant reduction factors.
If we have rejected k steps we have in hand the values
F(x
n
)
2
, F(x
n
+λ
1
d
n
)
2
, . . . F(x
n
+λ
k−1
d
n
)
2
.
We can use this iteration history to model the scalar function
f(λ) = F(x
n
+λd
n
)
2
2
with a polynomial and use the minimum of that polynomial as the next
steplength. We consider two ways of doing this that use second degree
polynomials which we compute using previously computed information.
After λ
c
has been rejected and a model polynomial computed, we compute
the minimum λ
t
of that polynomial analytically and set
λ
+
=
_
¸
¸
¸
¸
¸
_
¸
¸
¸
¸
¸
_
σ
0
λ
c
if λ
t
< σ
0
λ
c
,
σ
1
λ
c
if λ
t
> σ
1
λ
c
,
λ
t
otherwise.
(8.5)
Twopoint parabolic model. In this approach we use values of f and f
at λ = 0 and the value of f at the current value of λ to construct a 2nd degree
interpolating polynomial for f.
f(0) = F(x
n
)
2
2
is known. Clearly f
(0) can be computed as
f
(0) = 2(F
(x
n
)
T
d
n
)
T
F(x
n
) = 2F(x
n
)
T
(F
(x
n
)d
n
). (8.6)
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Use of (8.6) requires evaluation of F
(x
n
)d
n
, which can be obtained by
examination of the ﬁnal residual from GMRES or by expending an additional
function evaluation to compute F
(x
n
)d
n
with a forward diﬀerence. In any
case, our approximation to f
(0) should be negative. If it is not, it may
be necessary to compute a new search direction. This is a possibility with
directions other than inexact Newton directions, such as the Broyden direction.
The polynomial p(λ) such that p, p
agree with f, f
at 0 and p(λ
c
) = f(λ
c
)
is
p(λ) = f(0) +f
(0)λ +cλ
2
,
where
c =
f(λ
c
) −f(0) −f
(0)λ
c
λ
2
c
.
Our approximation of f
(0) < 0, so if f(λ
c
) > f(0), then c > 0 and p(λ) has a
minimum at
λ
t
= −f
(0)/(2c) > 0.
We then compute λ
+
with (8.5).
Threepoint parabolic model. An alternative to the twopoint model that
avoids the need to approximate f
(0) is a threepoint model, which uses f(0)
and the two most recently rejected steps to create the parabola. The MATLAB
code parab3p implements the threepoint parabolic line search and is called
by the two codes nsola and brsola.
In this approach one evaluates f(0) and f(1) as before. If the full step is
rejected, we set λ = σ
1
and try again. After the second step is rejected, we
have the values
f(0), f(λ
c
), and f(λ
−
),
where λ
c
and λ
−
are the most recently rejected values of λ. The polynomial
that interpolates f at 0, λ
c
, λ
−
is
p(λ) = f(0) +
λ
λ
c
−λ
−
_
(λ −λ
−
)(f(λ
c
) −f(0))
λ
c
+
(λ
c
−λ)(f(λ
−
) −f(0))
λ
−
_
.
We must consider two situations. If
p
(0) =
2
λ
c
λ
−
(λ
c
−λ
−
)
(λ
−
(f(λ
c
) −f(0)) −λ
c
(f(λ
−
) −f(0)))
is positive, then we set λ
t
to the minimum of p
λ
t
= −p
(0)/p
(0)
and apply the safeguarding step (8.5) to compute λ
+
. If p
(0) ≤ 0 one could
either set λ
+
to be the minimum of p on the interval [σ
0
λ, σ
1
λ] or reject the
parabolic model and simply set λ
+
to σ
0
λ
c
or σ
1
λ
c
. We take the latter approach
and set λ
+
= σ
1
λ
c
. In the MATLAB code nsola from the collection, we
implement this method with σ
0
= .1, σ
1
= .5.
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Interpolation with a cubic polynomial has also been suggested [87], [86],
[63], [133]. Clearly, the polynomial modeling approach is heuristic. The
safeguarding and Theorem 8.2.1 provide insurance that progress will be made
in reducing F.
8.3.2. Broyden’s method. In Chapter 7 we implemented Broyden’s
method at a storage cost of one vector for each iteration. The relation
y − B
c
s = F(x
+
) was not critical to this and we may also incorporate a line
search at a cost of a bit of complexity in the implementation. As in ¸ 7.3, our
approach is a nonlinear version of the method in [67].
The diﬀerence from the development in ¸ 7.3 is that the simple relation
between the sequence ¦w
n
¦ and ¦v
n
¦ is changed. If a line search is used, then
s
n
= −λ
n
B
−1
n
F(x
n
)
and hence
y
n
−B
n
s
n
= F(x
n+1
) −(1 −λ
n
)F(x
n
). (8.7)
If, using the notation in ¸ 7.3, we set
u
n
=
y
n
−B
n
s
n
s
n

2
, v
n
=
s
n
s
n

2
, and w
n
= (B
−1
n
u
n
)/(1 +v
T
n
B
−1
n
u
n
),
we can use (8.7) and (7.38) to obtain
w
n
= λ
n
_
−d
n+1
s
n

2
+ (λ
−1
n
−1)
s
n
s
n

2
_
= λ
n
_
−s
n+1
/λ
n+1
s
n

2
+ (λ
−1
n
−1)
s
n
s
n

2
_
,
(8.8)
where
d
n+1
= −B
−1
n+1
F(x
n+1
)
is the search direction used to compute x
n+1
. Note that (8.8) reduces to (7.41)
when λ
n
= 1 and λ
n+1
= 1 (so d
n+1
= s
n+1
).
We can use the ﬁrst equality in (8.8) and the relation
d
n+1
= −
_
I −
w
n
s
T
n
s
n

2
_
B
−1
n
F(x
n+1
)
to solve for d
n+1
and obtain an analog of (7.44)
d
n+1
= −
s
n

2
2
B
−1
n
F(x
n+1
) −(1 −λ
n
)s
T
n
B
−1
n
F(x
n+1
)s
n
s
n

2
2
+λ
n
s
T
n
B
−1
n
F(x
n+1
)
(8.9)
We then use the second equality in (8.8) to construct B
−1
c
F(x
+
) as we did in
Algorithm brsol. Veriﬁcation of (8.8) and (8.9) is left to Exercise 8.5.5.
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Algorthm brsola uses these ideas. We do not include details of the line
search or provide for restarts or a limited memory implementation. The
MATLAB implementation, provided in the collection of MATLAB codes, uses
a threepoint parabolic line search and performs a restart when storage is
exhausted like Algorithm brsol does.
It is possible that the Broyden direction fails to satisfy (8.2). In fact, there
is no guarantee that the Broyden direction is a direction of decrease for F
2
.
The MATLAB code returns with an error message if more than a ﬁxed number
of reductions in the step length are needed. Another approach would be to
compute F
(x
c
)d numerically if a full step is rejected and then test (8.2) before
beginning the line search. As a side eﬀect, an approximation of f
(0) can be
obtained at no additional cost and a parabolic line search based on f(0), f
(0),
and f(1) can be used. In Exercise 8.5.10 the reader is asked to fully develop
and implement these ideas.
Algorithm 8.3.1. brsola(x, F, τ, maxit, nmax)
1. Initialize:
F
c
= F(x) r
0
= F(x)
2
, n = −1,
d = −F(x), compute λ
0
, s
0
= λ
0
d
2. Do while n ≤ maxit
(a) n = n + 1
(b) x = x +s
n
(c) Evaluate F(x)
(d) If F(x)
2
≤ τ
r
r
0
+τ
a
exit.
(e) i. z = −F(x)
ii. for j = 0, n −1
a = −λ
j
/λ
j+1
, b = 1 −λ
j
z = z + (as
j+1
+bs
j
)s
T
j
z/s
j

2
2
(f) d = (s
n

2
2
z + (1 −λ
n
)s
T
n
zs
n
)/(s
n

2
2
−λ
n
s
T
n
z)
(g) Compute λ
n+1
with a line search.
(h) Set s
n+1
= λ
n+1
d, store s
n+1

2
and λ
n+1
.
Since d
n+1
and s
n+1
can occupy the same location, the storage require
ments of Algorithm brsola would appear to be essentially the same as those
of brsol. However, computation of the step length requires storage of both the
current point x and the trial point x + λs before a step can be accepted. So,
the storage of the globalized methods exceeds that of the local method by one
vector. The MATLAB implementation of brsola in the collection illustrates
this point.
8.4. Examples for Newton–Armijo
The MATLAB code nsola is a modiﬁcation of nsolgm that incorporates the
threepoint parabolic line search from ¸ 8.3.1 and also changes η using (6.20)
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once the iteration is near the root. We compare this strategy, using GMRES
as the linear solver, with the constant η method as we did in ¸ 6.4 with γ = .9.
As before, in all the ﬁgures we plot F(x
n
)
2
/F(x
0
)
2
against the number
of function evaluations required by all line searches and inner and outer
iterations to compute x
n
. Counts of function evaluations corresponding to
outer iterations are indicated by circles. We base our absolute error criterion
on the norm  
2
/
√
N as we did in ¸ 6.4.2 and 7.4.
In ¸ 8.4.3 we compare the Broyden–Armijo method with NewtonGMRES
for those problems for which both methods were successful. We caution the
reader now, and will repeat the caution later, that if the initial iterate is far
from the solution, an inexact Newton method such as NewtonGMRES can
succeed in many case in which a quasiNewton method can fail because the
quasiNewton direction may not be an inexact Newton direction. However,
when both methods succeed, the quasiNewton method, which requires a single
function evaluation for each outer iteration when full steps can be taken, may
well be most eﬃcient.
8.4.1. Inverse tangent function. Since we have easy access to analytic
derivatives in this example, we can use the twopoint parabolic line search.
We compare the twopoint parabolic line search with the constant reduction
search (σ
0
= σ
1
= .5) for the arctan function. In Fig. 8.2 we plot the iteration
history corresponding to the parabolic line search with the solid line and that
for the constant reduction with the dashed line. We use x
0
= 10 as the initial
iterate with τ
r
= τ
a
= 10
−8
. The parabolic line search required 7 outer iterates
and 21 function evaluations in contrast with the constant reduction searches 11
outer iterates and 33 function evaluations. In the ﬁrst outer iteration, both line
searches take three steplength reductions. However, the parabolic line search
takes only one reduction in the next three iterations and none thereafter. The
constant reduction line search took three reductions in the ﬁrst two outer
iterations and two each in following two.
8.4.2. Convectiondiﬀusion equation. We consider a much more diﬃ
cult problem. We take (6.21) from ¸ 6.4.2,
−∇
2
u +Cu(u
x
+u
y
) = f
with the same right hand side f, initial iterate u
0
= 0, 31 31 mesh and
homogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions on the unit square (0, 1) (0, 1)
that we considered before. Here, however, we set C = 100. This makes a
globalization strategy critical (Try it without one!). We set τ
r
= τ
a
= h
2
/10.
This is a tighter tolerance that in ¸ 6.4.2 and, because of the large value of C
and resulting illconditioning, is needed to obtain an accurate solution.
In Fig. 8.3 we show the progress of the iteration for the unpreconditioned
equation. For this problem we plot the progress of the iteration using η = .25
with the solid line and using the sequence given by (6.20) with the dashed
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0 5 10 15 20 25 30 35
10
12
10
10
10
8
10
6
10
4
10
2
10
0
Function Evaluations
R
e
l
a
t
i
v
e
N
o
n
l
i
n
e
a
r
R
e
s
i
d
u
a
l
Fig. 8.2. Newton–Armijo for the arctan function.
line. We set the parameters in (6.20) to γ = .9 and η
max
= .25. This problem
is very poorly conditioned and much tighter control on the inner iteration is
needed than for the other problems. The two approaches to selection of the
forcing term performed very similarly. The iterations required 75.3 (constant
η) and 75.4 (varying η) million ﬂoating point operations, 759 (constant η) and
744 (varying η) function evaluations, and 25 (constant η) and 22 (varying η)
outer iterations.
0 100 200 300 400 500 600 700 800
10
5
10
4
10
3
10
2
10
1
10
0
Function Evaluations
R
e
l
a
t
i
v
e
N
o
n
l
i
n
e
a
r
R
e
s
i
d
u
a
l
Fig. 8.3. Newton–Armijo for the PDE, C = 100.
We consider the preconditioned problem in Fig. 8.4. In the computation we
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preconditioned (6.21) with the fast Poisson solver fish2d. In Fig. 8.4 we show
the progress of the iteration for the preconditioned equation. For this problem
we plot the progress of the iteration using η = .25 with the solid line and using
the sequence given by (6.20) with the dashed line. We set the parameters in
(6.20) to γ = .9 and η
max
= .99.
The constant η iteration terminated after 79 function evaluations, 9 outer
iterations, and roughly 13.5 million ﬂoatingpoint operations. The line search
in this case reduced the step length three times on the ﬁrst iteration and twice
on the second and third.
The iteration in which ¦η
n
¦ is given by (6.20) terminated after 70 function
evaluations, 9 outer iterations, and 12.3 million ﬂoatingpoint operations. The
line search in the nonconstant η case reduced the step length three times on
the ﬁrst iteration and once on the second. The most eﬃcient iteration, with
the forcing term given by (6.20), required at most 16 inner iterations while the
constant η approach needed at most 10.
0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80
10
5
10
4
10
3
10
2
10
1
10
0
Function Evaluations
R
e
l
a
t
i
v
e
N
o
n
l
i
n
e
a
r
R
e
s
i
d
u
a
l
Fig. 8.4. Newton–Armijo for the PDE, C = 100.
8.4.3. Broyden–Armijo. We found that the Broyden–Armijo line search
failed on all the unpreconditioned convection diﬀusion equation examples. In
these cases the Jacobian is not well approximated by a low rank perturbation
of the identity [112] and the ability of the inexact Newton iteration to ﬁnd a
good search direction was the important factor.
We begin by revisiting the example in ¸ 6.4.2 with C = 20. As reported
in ¸ 6.4.2, the NewtonGMRES iteration always took full steps, terminating
in 4 outer iterations, 16 function evaluations, and 2.6 million ﬂoatingpoint
operations. When compared to the Broyden’s method results in ¸ 6.4.2,
when increases in the residual were allowed, the Broyden–Armijo costs reﬂect
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an improvement in eﬃciency. The Broyden iteration in ¸ 6.4.2 took 12
iterations and 2.8 million ﬂoatingpoint operations while the Broyden–Armijo
took 9 iterations and required 2 million ﬂoatingpoint operations. We set
τ
a
= τ
r
= h
2
, η
max
= .5, and γ = .9 as we did in ¸ 6.4.2.
In our implementation of brsola the threepoint parabolic line search was
used. The steplength was reduced on the second iteration (twice) and the third
(once). Figure 8.5 compares the Broyden–Armijo iteration (solid line) to the
GMRES iteration (dashed line).
0 2 4 6 8 10 12 14 16
10
3
10
2
10
1
10
0
Function Evaluations
R
e
l
a
t
i
v
e
N
o
n
l
i
n
e
a
r
R
e
s
i
d
u
a
l
Fig. 8.5. NewtonGMRES and Broyden–Armijo for the PDE, C = 20.
For the more diﬃcult problem with C = 100, the performance of the
two methods is more similar. In Fig. 8.6 we compare our implementation
of Newton–GMRES–Armijo (dashed line) to Broyden–Armijo (solid line). We
set τ
a
= τ
r
= h
2
/10, η
max
= .99, and γ = .9. The Broyden–Armijo iteration
required 34 nonlinear iterations, roughly 16 million ﬂoatingpoint operations,
and 85 function evaluations. In terms of storage, the Broyden–Armijo iteration
required storage for 37 vectors while the NewtonGMRES iteration needed at
most 16 inner iterations, needing to store 21 vectors, and therefore was much
more eﬃcient in terms of storage.
Restarting the Broyden iteration every 19 iterations would equalize the
storage requirements with Newton–GMRES–Armijo. Broyden’s method suf
fers under these conditions as one can see from the comparison of Broyden–
Armijo (solid line) and Newton–GMRES–Armijo (dashed line) in Fig. 8.7. The
restarted Broyden–Armijo iteration took 19.5 million ﬂoatingpoint operations,
42 outer iterates, and 123 function evaluations.
From these examples we see that Broyden–Armijo can be very eﬃcient pro
vided only a small number of iterations are needed. The storage requirements
increase as the nonlinear iteration progresses and this fact puts Broyden’s
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0 10 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90
10
5
10
4
10
3
10
2
10
1
10
0
Function Evaluations
R
e
l
a
t
i
v
e
N
o
n
l
i
n
e
a
r
R
e
s
i
d
u
a
l
Fig. 8.6. NewtonGMRES and Broyden–Armijo for the PDE, C = 100.
0 20 40 60 80 100 120 140
10
5
10
4
10
3
10
2
10
1
10
0
Function Evaluations
R
e
l
a
t
i
v
e
N
o
n
l
i
n
e
a
r
R
e
s
i
d
u
a
l
Fig. 8.7. NewtonGMRES and restarted Broyden–Armijo for the PDE, C = 100.
method at a disadvantage to NewtonGMRES when the number of nonlinear
iterations is large.
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8.5. Exercises on global convergence
8.5.1. How does the method proposed in [10] diﬀer from the one implemented in
nsola? What could be advantages and disadvantages of that approach?
8.5.2. In what ways are the results in [25] and [70] more general than those in
this section? What ideas do these papers share with the analysis in this
section and with [3] and [88]?
8.5.3. Implement the Newton–Armijo method for single equations. Apply your
code to the following functions with x
0
= 10. Explain your results.
1. f(x) = arctan(x) (i.e., Duplicate the results in ¸ 8.1.)
2. f(x) = arctan(x
2
)
3. f(x) = .9 + arctan(x)
4. f(x) = x(1 + sin(1/x))
5. f(x) = e
x
6. f(x) = 2 + sin(x)
7. f(x) = 1 +x
2
8.5.4. A numerical analyst buys a German sports car for $50,000. He puts
$10,000 down and takes a 7 year installment loan to pay the balance. If
the monthly payments are $713.40, what is the interest rate? Assume
monthly compounding.
8.5.5. Verify (8.8) and (8.9).
8.5.6. Show that if F
is Lipschitz continuous and the iteration ¦x
n
¦ produced
by Algorithm nsola converges to x
∗
with F(x
∗
) ,= 0, then F
(x
∗
) is
singular.
8.5.7. Use nsola to duplicate the results in ¸ 8.4.2. Vary the convection
coeﬃcient in the convectiondiﬀusion equation and the mesh size and
report the results.
8.5.8. Experiment with other linear solvers such as GMRES(m), BiCGSTAB,
and TFQMR. This is interesting in the locally convergent case as well.
You might use the MATLAB code nsola to do this.
8.5.9. Modify nsol, the hybrid Newton algorithm from Chapter 5, to use the
Armijo rule. Try to do it in such a way that the chord direction is used
whenever possible.
8.5.10. Modify brsola to test the Broyden direction for the descent property
and use a twopoint parabolic line search. What could you do if the
Broyden direction is not a descent direction? Apply your code to the
examples in ¸ 8.4.
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8.5.11. Modify nsola to use a cubic polynomial and constant reduction line
searches instead of the quadratic polynomial line search. Compare the
results with the examples in ¸ 8.4.
8.5.12. Does the secant method for equations in one variable always give a
direction that satisﬁes (8.2) with η
n
bounded away from 1? If not, when
does it? How would you implement a secantArmijo method in such a
way that the convergence theorem 8.2.1 is applicable?
8.5.13. Under what conditions will the iteration given by nsola converge to a
root x
∗
that is independent of the initial iterate?
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Index
Aconjugacy, 20
Anorm, 12
Approximate inverse, 6, 77
Armijo rule, 137
Arnoldi process, 37
Backtracking, 136
Bad Broyden method, 132
Banach Lemma, 6
BiCG, 47
algorithm, 47
BiCGSTAB, 50
algorithm, 50
ﬁnite diﬀerence, 110
Biconjugacy, 47
BiConjugate Gradient, 47
algorithm, 47
Biorthogonality, 47
Bounded deterioration, 118, 121
Breakdown, 47
Broyden sequence, 120
Broyden’s method, 113
convergence
linear equations, 118
nonlinear equations, 120
implementation, 123
limited memory, 123
restarting, 123
sparse, 133
Brsol
algorithm, 126
Brsola
algorithm, 145
Cauchy sequence, 67
CGNE, 25
CGNR, 25
CGS, 48
algorithm, 49
Chandrasekhar Hequation, 87
solution
Broyden’s method, 128
Newton’s method, 87
NewtonGMRES, 107
Characteristic polynomial, 34
Chord method, 74
algorithm, 74
convergence, 76
Condition number, 3
Conjugate Gradient
algorithm, 22
ﬁnite termination, 14
minimization property, 12
use of residual polynomials, 14
Conjugate Gradient Squared, 48
algorithm, 49
Conjugate transpose, 34
Contraction mapping, 67
Contraction Mapping Theorem, 67
ConvectionDiﬀusion Equation
Broyden’s method, 130
Newton–Armijo, 146
NewtonGMRES, 108
solution
Broyden’s method, 130
Convergence theorem
Broyden’s method
linear equations, 119
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nonlinear equations, 123
chord method, 76, 77
contraction mapping, 67
ﬁnite diﬀerence Newton, 81
inexact Newton’s method, 96,
99
Newton’s method, 71
Newton–Armijo, 141
NewtonGMRES, 103
secant method, 82
Shamanskii method, 79
DASPK, 110
Dennis–Mor´e Condition, 114
superlinear convergence, 115
Diagonalizable matrix, 34
Diagonalizing transformation, 34
Diﬀerence approximation, 79
choice of h, 80
directional derivative, 80
Jacobian, 80
nonlinearity, 80
Elementary Jordan block, 60
Fixed point, 66
Fixedpoint iteration, 66
Forcing term, 95
choice of, 104
Gauss–Seidel
algorithm, 9
Givens rotation, 43
Globally convergent algorithm, 135
GMRES
algorithm, 40, 45
diagonalizable matrices, 34
ﬁnite diﬀerences, 101
ﬁnite termination, 34
GMRES(m), 39, 46
algorithm, 46
loss of orthogonality, 41
minimization property, 33
restarts, 39, 46
use of residual polynomials, 33
Gram–Schmidt process, 37
loss of orthogonality, 40, 41
modiﬁed, 40
Hequation, 87
solution
Broyden’s method, 128
Newton’s method, 87
NewtonGMRES, 107
H¨older Continuity, 91
High order methods, 78
Hybrid algorithms, 36
Induced matrix norm
deﬁnition, 3
Inexact Newton method, 95
Inner iteration, 100
Inverse power method, 94
Inverse secant equation, 132
Inverse Tangent
Newton–Armijo, 146
Iteration matrix, 5
Iteration statistics, 91
Jacobi
algorithm, 8
convergence result, 8
preconditioning, 9
Jacobi preconditioning, 24
Jordan block, 60
Kantorovich Theorem, 83
Krylov subspace, 11
Left preconditioning, 36
Limited memory, 123
Line Search
parabolic
threepoint, 143
twopoint, 142
polynomial, 142
Line search, 135, 136
Linear PDE
BiCGSTAB, 57
Broyden’s method, 127
CGNR, 55
GMRES, 54
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solution
Broyden’s method, 127
TFQMR, 58
Lipschitz continuous
deﬁnition, 67
Local improvement, 75
inexact, 100
Matrix norm, 3
Matrix splitting, 7
Modiﬁed Bratu Problem, 132
Newton direction, 136
Newton’s method, 71
algorithm, 74
convergence rate, 71
ﬁnite diﬀerences, 81
stagnation, 81
inexact, 95
monotone convergence, 92
termination, 72
NewtonGMRES, 101
convergence rates, 103
ﬁnite diﬀerences, 101
safeguarding, 105
Newtoniterative method, 100
Normal matrix, 34
Nsol
algorithm, 86
Nsola
algorithm, 138
Nsolgm
algorithm, 105
Outer iteration, 100
Over solving, 104
Picard iteration, 66
Poisson solver, 24, 27
preconditioner
for CG, 24, 27
for GMRES, 36, 54
Polynomial preconditioning, 24, 36
Richardson iteration, 7
Positive deﬁnite matrix, 11
Preconditioned CG
algorithm, 23
Preconditioning
conjugate gradient, 19
GMRES, 36
incomplete
factorization, 24, 36
Jacobi, 24
Poisson solver, 27, 36, 54
polynomial, 24, 36
Richardson iteration, 6
Quasiminimization, 52
QuasiNewton methods, 113
Quasiresidual, 51
Quasiresidual norm, 52
Relaxation parameter, 9
Reorthogonalization, 41
Residual
linear, 11
as error estimate, 4
nonlinear
as error estimate, 72
relative nonlinear, 72
Residual polynomials
application to CG, 14
application to CGNR, 25
application to GMRES, 33
application to TFQMR, 52
deﬁnition, 14
Richardson iteration, 5
nonlinear, 66
Right preconditioning, 36
Schubert algorithm, 133
Search direction, 136
Secant equation, 113
Secant method, 82
convergence, 82
qorder, 91
rorder, 91
Secant update, 113
Shamanskii method, 78
algorithm, 78
convergence, 79
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ﬁnite diﬀerences, 91
Sherman–Morrison
formula, 124, 132
Sherman–Morrison–Woodbury for
mula, 132
Simple decrease, 136
SOR
algorithm, 9
SPD matrix, 12
Spectral radius, 7
Stagnation, 94
Newton’s method, 75
Stationary iterative methods, 5
as preconditioners, 24
Successive substitution, 66
Suﬃcient decrease, 137
Symmetric Gauss–Seidel
algorithm, 9
preconditioning, 9
Symmetric matrix, 11
Symmetric positive deﬁnite matrix,
12
Termination
CG, 16
GMRES, 35, 38
linear equations, 4
nonlinear equations, 72
TFQMR, 52
TFQMR, 51
algorithm, 53
ﬁnite diﬀerence, 110
weights, 52
Weighted norm, 98
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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Newtoniterative methods . . . . . . .5 Exercises on inexact Newton methods .2 Termination of the iteration . . . . . . 6. .6. .1 Types of convergence .7 3. . . . CHAPTER 7. . . . . . . . . e 7. . . . . 51 54 55 60 65 65 66 68 71 71 72 73 75 76 77 78 79 82 83 86 91 95 95 95 97 100 100 101 104 104 106 107 108 110 113 114 116 118 120 123 127 CHAPTER 4. . . . . 6. . . CHAPTER 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. . . . . . . . . . Inexact Newton Methods 6. . 5. . . . . . . . . .4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5 The Kantorovich Theorem .2 Fixedpoint iteration . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Implementation of Broyden’s method 7. . . Examples for GMRES iteration . . . . Exercises on GMRES . .3 NewtonGMRES implementation .4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Newton’s Method 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Broyden’s method 7. . 7. . . . 6.9 . . . . . . . . . .3 The standard assumptions . . . . . . . . . . . .4. . . . . . 5. . . 6. . . . . . . 5. . . .8 3. . . . This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. . . . . . .1 The basic estimates . . 5. . . . . . . . .com/SIAM/FR16. . . . . . . .4 Diﬀerence approximation to F . . . . . . . Examples for CGNR. 5. . . 7. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7 Exercises on Newton’s method . . . . . . . . . . . . 6. . . . . . . . . . . . . .2. . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Examples for Broyden’s method . . . .1 Chandrasekhar Hequation. . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Approximate inversion of F . . . .1 The Dennis–Mor´ condition . . . . . . . . . . 7. . . . . . . . . .2. . CHAPTER 6. . . . .6 Examples for Newton’s method . . . . . . . . . .4. . .2. . . . . . . . . . . 5. . . . . . .1. 5. . . . . .3 Errors in the function. . . . .2 Nonlinear problems. . 6. . . . . .4. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. . . . . . .Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. . . . . 5. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .1 Newton GMRES.4. . . . .1 The chord method. . .2 Convergence analysis . . .1 Direct analysis. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . and TFQMR iteration . . . 5. . . .5 The secant method. . . . . . .1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Other Newtoniterative methods. . . . . . 4. . . . Basic Concepts and FixedPoint Iteration 4. . 5. . . . . . . . . . .4 Examples for NewtonGMRES . CONTENTS 3. . . . . . . . viii 3. . BiCGSTAB. . 6. . . . . . . . . . . . 4. . . . 6. .2 Convectiondiﬀusion equation. . . . . . 6. . . . . . . . . . 6. . . . . .ecsecurehost. .4 TFQMR.1 Linear problems. .2. . . . . . .3 The Shamanskii method. . . . . . . .4 Errors in the function and derivative . . . . . . . . . . . . .1. . . .html. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Weighted norm analysis. . . . . . . . . . . .1 Local convergence of Newton’s method 5. . . . . . . . . . . . .3 Implementation of Newton’s method . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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or [184]. These examples are intended to provide results that can be used to validate the reader’s own implementations and to give a sense of how the algorithms perform. we have selected for coverage mostly algorithms and methods of analysis which extend directly to the inﬁnitedimensional case and whose convergence can be thoroughly analyzed. We present a limited number of computational examples. Our approach is to focus on a small number of methods and treat them in depth. xi Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. A good introduction to the latest 1 MATLAB is a registered trademark of The MathWorks. The analysis of Broyden’s method presented in Chapter 7 and the implementations presented in Chapters 7 and 8 are diﬀerent from the classical ones and also extend directly to an inﬁnitedimensional setting.1 on an Apple Macintosh Powerbook 180) and the MATLAB environment is an excellent one for getting experience with the algorithms. For example.0a on various SUN SPARCstations and version 4. We assume that the reader is familiar with elementary numerical analysis.ecsecurehost.1 MATLAB codes for many of the algorithms are available by anonymous ftp. It may also be used as a textbook for introductory courses in nonlinear equations or iterative methods or as source material for an introductory course in numerical analysis at the graduate level. and for smalltomedium scale production work. Inc. The computational examples in this book were done with MATLAB (version 4. for doing the exercises. . The examples are not designed to give a complete picture of performance or to be a suite of test problems. [105]. Though this book is written in a ﬁnitedimensional setting. the matrixfree formulation and analysis for GMRES and conjugate gradient is almost unchanged in an inﬁnitedimensional setting.html. and the central ideas of direct methods for the numerical solution of dense linear systems as described in standard texts such as [7]. The computational examples and exercises focus on discretizations of inﬁnitedimensional problems such as integral and diﬀerential equations. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. Preface This book on iterative methods for linear and nonlinear equations can be used as a tutorial and a reference by anyone who needs to solve nonlinear systems of equations or large linear systems.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. linear algebra.com/SIAM/FR16.
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Review and notation We begin by setting notation and reviewing some ideas from numerical linear algebra that we expect the reader to be familiar with. Throughout this chapter x will denote a potential solution and {xk }k≥0 the sequence of iterates.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. where κ(A) is understood to be inﬁnite if A is singular.com/SIAM/FR16.html.1) Ax = b. Definition 1. and Induced norms have the important property that Ax ≤ A x . We will denote the ith component of a vector x by (x)i (note the parentheses) and the ith component of xk by (xk )i . In this chapter · will denote a norm on RN as well as the induced matrix norm. We will rarely need to refer to individual components of vectors.ecsecurehost. x =1 where A is a nonsingular N × N matrix. x∗ = A−1 b ∈ RN is to be found. We will write linear equations as (1. If · · is is the lp norm x p = N j=1 1/p (x)i  p 3 Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. Recall that the condition number of A relative to the norm κ(A) = A A−1 . This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. Let · be a norm on RN . An excellent reference for the basic ideas of numerical linear algebra and direct methods for linear equations is [184].1. Chapter 1 Basic Concepts and Stationary Iterative Methods 1. The induced matrix norm of an N × N matrix A is deﬁned by A = max Ax . .1.1. b ∈ RN is given.
(1. which is a common choice. b The two conditions (1.2) and (1. particularly when the linear iteration is being used as part of a nonlinear solver. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. For this reason we prefer to terminate the iteration when rk (1.4) are the same when x0 = 0. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www.ecsecurehost. The termination criterion (1. One termination criterion is (1. 4 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS we will write the condition number as κp . Lemma 1. Let A be nonsingular and let x∗ = A−1 b. Hence e A−1 r r ≤ = κ(A) .2) depends on the initial iterate and may result in unnecessary work when the initial iterate is good and a poor result when the initial iterate is far from the solution. e0 r0 rk < τ. Since r = b − Ax = −Ae we have e = A−1 Ae ≤ A−1 and r0 = Ae0 ≤ A e0 . Let b. e0 A −1 r0 r0 Ae = A−1 r e r ≤ κ(A) .html.1.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. x.1.2) which can be related to the error e = x − x∗ in terms of the condition number. x0 ∈ RN . Most iterative methods terminate when the residual r = b − Ax is suﬃciently small.com/SIAM/FR16.4) < τ.3) Proof. r0 as asserted. .
Iterative methods of this form are called stationary iterative methods because the transition from xk to xk+1 does not depend on the history of the iteration. BASIC CONCEPTS 5 1.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Since M Sk + I = Sk+1 . Lemma 1.5) x = (I − A)x + b. If M is an N × N matrix with M < 1 then I − M is nonsingular and 1 (I − M )−1 ≤ (1.8) .1) as a linear ﬁxedpoint iteration. One way to do this is to write Ax = b as (1.6) xk+1 = (I − A)xk + b. Hence l Ml . All our results are based on the following lemma.ecsecurehost.html. we must have M S + I = S and hence (I − M )S = I. say to S. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. The Banach Lemma and approximate inverses The most straightforward approach to an iterative solution of a linear system is to rewrite (1. We will discuss more general methods in which {xk } is given by (1. We will show that I − M is nonsingular and that (1. In (1. k l=0 Ml To see this note that for all m > k m l=k+1 Sk − Sm ≤ Now. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. 1− M Proof. M l ≤ M norm.7) M is an N ×N matrix called the iteration matrix. k → ∞. The Krylov methods discussed in Chapters 2 and 3 are not stationary iterative methods.8) holds by showing that the series ∞ M l = (I − M )−1 .com/SIAM/FR16. and to deﬁne the Richardson iteration (1.2. because m l=k+1 · is a matrix norm that is induced by a vector 1 − M m−k 1− M Sk − Sm ≤ M l = M k+1 →0 as m. This proves that I − M is nonsingular and that S = (I − M )−1 . Hence the sequence Sk converges.1.7) xk+1 = M xk + c.2. l=0 The partial sums Sk = form a Cauchy sequence in RN ×N . .
1.html. (1. 1 − I − BA A − B −1 ≤ Proof. It is sometimes possible to precondition a linear equation by multiplying both sides of (1.1) by a matrix B BAx = Bb so that convergence of iterative methods is improved. Let M = I − BA.11) implies the ﬁrst part of (1. Corollary 1. and use (1. The following corollary is a direct consequence of Lemma 1. Definition 1. Richardson iteration.2.9).12) If the norm of I − BA is small. inequality (1. then A and B are both nonsingular and (1. proves (1. A − B −1 = B −1 (I − BA). 1 − I − BA Since A−1 = (I − M )−1 B. the matrices B that allow us to apply the Banach lemma and its corollary are called approximate inverses. preconditioned with approximate inversion.1. as Lemma 1.2.2.9).10) A−1 − B ≤ A−1 ≤ B .2.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.1 I − M = I − (I − BA) = BA is nonsingular. The second part follows in a similar way from B −1 = A(I − M )−1 . termination decisions based on the Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. The following theorem is often referred to as the Banach Lemma.com/SIAM/FR16. 6 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS Noting that (I − M )−1 ≤ ∞ l=0 M l = (1 − M )−1 .1. In the context of Richardson iteration. A consequence of Corollary 1.8) and completes the proof. To complete the proof note that A−1 − B = (I − BA)A−1 .2. then not only will the iteration converge rapidly. By Lemma 1.2.7) converges to x = (I − M )−1 c for all initial iterates x0 . . 1 − I − BA A I − BA . has the form xk+1 = (I − BA)xk + Bb. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. but. If M < 1 then the iteration (1. Theorem 1. Hence both A and B are nonsingular.1 is that Richardson iteration (1.1 indicates. By (1. 1 − I − BA B −1 ≤ A .1. 1 − I − BA B I − BA .9) and (1.1. B is an approximate inverse of A if I − BA < 1. If A and B are N × N matrices and B is an approximate inverse of A.6) will converge if I − A < 1.ecsecurehost.8) (1.11) A−1 B −1 = (I − M )−1 ≤ 1 1− M = 1 .
3. [111].1. [117]. The term on the righthand side of the second equality in (1. A consequence of Theorem 1. [169].1 is a characterization of convergent stationary iterative methods. We mention one other approach. We let σ(A) denote the set of eigenvalues of A. Theorem 1. Methods such as Jacobi. Matrix splittings and classical stationary iterative methods There are ways to convert Ax = b to a linear ﬁxedpoint iteration that are diﬀerent from (1. However the norm of M could be small in some norms and quite large in others.ecsecurehost.7) to the norm of the matrix M . The inequality (1. [6].13) is the limit used by the radical test for convergence of the series An .7) in terms of spectral radius. in fact.2.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Let A be an N × N matrix. and related problems [15]. Theorem 1. can also be interpreted in this light.com/SIAM/FR16. It is clear. Hence the performance of the iteration is not completely described by M . 1. Multigrid methods [19]. which tries to approximate A−1 by a polynomial in A [123]. polynomial preconditioning. integral equations.3. We state that converse as a theorem and refer to [105] for a proof.3. [99]. The iteration (1.5. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www.1. and sucessive overrelaxation (SOR) iteration are based on splittings of A of the form A = A1 + A2 . 1. BASIC CONCEPTS 7 preconditioned residual Bb − BAx will better reﬂect the actual error. The concept of spectral radius allows us to make a complete description.3.1. [100].2.4.html. Then for any > 0 there is a norm · on RN such that ρ(A) > A − . and Exercise 1. This method is a very eﬀective technique for solving diﬀerential equations. The spectral radius of an N × N matrix A is (1.13) ρ(A) = max λ = lim An λ∈σ(A) n→∞ 1/n . The proof is left as an exercise.1. [126]. Let M be an N ×N matrix. [179].14) ρ(A) ≤ A for any induced matrix norm. . The spectral radius The analysis in § 1. Lemma 1.14) has a partial converse that allows us to completely describe the performance of iteration (1.7) converges for all c ∈ RN if and only if ρ(M ) < 1.3. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. The spectral radius of M is independent of any particular matrix norm of M .2 related convergence of the iteration (1. Definition 1. Gauss–Seidel.5). that (1.
Hence MJAC ∞ < 1 and the iteration converges to the unique solution of x = M x + D−1 b. [144].15) converges to x∗ = A−1 b for all b. Let A be an N × N matrix and assume that for all 1≤i≤N (1. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. As a ﬁrst example we consider the Jacobi iteration that uses the splitting A1 = D.4. 1 The analysis of the method is based on an estimation of the spectral radius of the iteration matrix M = −A−1 A2 . This leads to the iteration matrix MJAC = −D−1 (L + U ). However the classical methods have a role as preconditioners. [193].Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Then Ax = b is converted to the ﬁxedpoint problem x = A−1 (b − A2 x). Also I − M = D−1 A is nonsingular and therefore A is nonsingular.15) (xk+1 )i = a−1 bi ii − j=i aij (xk )j .html.ecsecurehost. 0< j=i Then A is nonsingular and the Jacobi iteration (1. The limited description in this section is intended as a review that will set some notation to be used later. 8 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS where A1 is a nonsingular matrix constructed so that equations with A1 as coeﬃcient matrix are easy to solve. A2 = L + U. We present only one convergence result for the classical stationary iterative methods. where D is the diagonal of A and L and U are the (strict) lower and upper triangular parts. Note that the ith row sum of M = MJAC satisﬁes N j=1 mij  = j=i aij  aii  < 1. These methods are usually less eﬃcient than the Krylov methods discussed in Chapters 2 and 3 or the more modern stationary methods based on multigrid ideas. Theorem 1.1. Note that A1 is diagonal and hence trivial to invert. or [200].16) aij  < aii .com/SIAM/FR16. . Proof. Letting (xk )i denote the ith component of the kth iterate we can express Jacobi iteration concretely as (1. [105]. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. 1 For a detailed description of the classical stationary iterative methods the reader may consult [89].
and the papers cited therein provide additional reading on this topic. [8]. A symmetric Gauss–Seidel iteration is a forward Gauss–Seidel iteration followed by a backward Gauss–Seidel iteration. A1 = D + L. References [200]. If A is symmetric then U = LT . This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. and hence A−1 y is easy to compute for vectors 1 y. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. A2 = L.18) BSGS = (D + LT )−1 D(D + L)−1 . The successive overrelaxation iteration modiﬁes Gauss–Seidel by adding a relaxation parameter ω to construct an iteration with iteration matrix MSOR = (D + ωL)−1 ((1 − ω)D − ωU ). That means that one wants to ﬁnd B such that M = I − BA and then use B as an approximate inverse.ecsecurehost. and iteration matrix MBGS = −(D + U )−1 L. one wants to write the stationary method as a preconditioned Richardson iteration. unlike Jacobi iteration. MGS = −(D + L)−1 U. A2 = U. [89]. (1. [193].17) For symmetric Gauss–Seidel (1. The performance can be dramatically improved with a good choice of ω but still is not competitive with Krylov methods.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. resulting in the splitting A1 = D + U. From the point of view of preconditioning. BASIC CONCEPTS 9 Gauss–Seidel iteration overwrites the approximate solution with the new value as soon as it is computed. Note also that. the iteration depends on the ordering of the unknowns. .com/SIAM/FR16. Note that A1 is lower triangular. This results in the iteration (xk+1 )i = a−1 bi − ii the splitting and iteration matrix aij (xk+1 )j − j<i j>i aij (xk )j . Backward Gauss–Seidel begins the update of x with the N th coordinate rather than the ﬁrst. BJAC = D−1 . For the Jacobi iteration.html. This leads to the iteration matrix MSGS = MBGS MGS = (D + U )−1 L(D + L)−1 U. A further disadvantage is that the choice of ω is often diﬃcult to make. In that event MSGS = (D + U )−1 L(D + L)−1 U = (D + LT )−1 L(D + L)−1 LT .
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Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. Chapter 2 Conjugate Gradient Iteration 2. we assume that A is a nonsingular N × N matrix and let x∗ = A−1 b. CG is intended to solve symmetric positive deﬁnite (spd) systems. [12]. and [78]. at the kth iteration. Ak−1 r0 ) for k ≥ 1. It has come into wide use over the last 15 years as an iterative method and has generally superseded the Jacobi–Gauss–Seidel–SOR family of methods. minimize. . There are other Krylov methods that are not as well understood as CG or GMRES.com/SIAM/FR16. The residual is r = b − Ax. The conjugate gradient (CG) iteration was invented in the 1950s [103] as a direct method. . Brief descriptions of several of these methods and their properties are in § 3. conjugate gradient and GMRES. 11 Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. Krylov methods do not have an iteration matrix. As in Chapter 1.1. Recall that A is symmetric if A = AT and positive deﬁnite if xT Ax > 0 for all x = 0.html. Ar0 .6.ecsecurehost. The two such methods that we’ll discuss in depth. . Unlike the stationary iterative methods. So {rk }k≥0 will denote the sequence of residuals rk = b − Axk . . some measure of error over the aﬃne space x0 + Kk . Krylov methods and the minimization property In the following two chapters we describe some of the Krylov space methods for linear equations. . where x0 is the initial iterate and the kth Krylov subspace Kk is Kk = span(r0 .
Since A is spd we may deﬁne a norm (you should check that this is a norm) by (2. minimizing φ is equivalent to minimizing x − x∗ 2 and hence to minimizing x − x∗ A . Note that if φ(˜) is the minimal value (in RN ) then x ∇φ(˜) = A˜ − b = 0 x x and hence x = x∗ .Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.html.1. the implementation. The kth iterate xk of CG minimizes (2. and in the section on GMRES that follows. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. Let S ⊂ RN . In this section. and at the very end. If xk minimizes φ over S then xk also minimizes x∗ − x A = r A−1 over S. Therefore x − x∗ 2 A = 2φ(x) + (x∗ )T Ax∗ . Since (x∗ )T Ax∗ is independent of x. We state this as a lemma.2) 1 φ(x) = xT Ax − xT b 2 over x0 + Kk . .1. 12 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS In this section we assume that A is spd. Lemma 2.com/SIAM/FR16. performance. A If e = x − x∗ then e 2 A = eT Ae = (A(x − x∗ ))T A−1 (A(x − x∗ )) = b − Ax 2 A−1 and hence the Anorm of the error is also the A−1 norm of the residual.ecsecurehost. · A is called the Anorm. Note that x − x∗ 2 A = (x − x∗ )T A(x − x∗ ) = xT Ax − xT Ax∗ − (x∗ )T Ax + (x∗ )T Ax∗ . The development in these notes is diﬀerent from the classical work and more like the analysis for GMRES and CGNR in [134]. After that we describe termination criterion. ˜ Minimizing φ over any subset of RN is the same as minimizing x − x∗ A over that subset. Since A is symmetric and Ax∗ = b −xT Ax∗ − (x∗ )T Ax = −2xT Ax∗ = −2xT b. We will use this lemma in the particular case that S = x0 + Kk for some k. preconditioning. we begin with a description of what the algorithm does and the consequences of the minimization property of the iterates.1) x A = √ xT Ax. Proof.
we can express x∗ − w as x∗ − w = x∗ − x0 − Since Ax∗ = b we have r0 = b − Ax0 = A(x∗ − x0 ) and therefore x∗ − w = x∗ − x0 − where the polynomial p(z) = 1 − k−1 j=0 k−1 j=0 k−1 j=0 γj Aj r0 . 2 Buy this book from SIAM at http://www.p(0)=1 min p(A)(x∗ − x0 ) A. where U is an orthogonal matrix whose columns are the eigenvectors of A and Λ is a diagonal matrix with the positive eigenvalues of A on the diagonal. γj Aj+1 (x∗ − x0 ) = p(A)(x∗ − x0 ). Since U U T = U T U = I by orthogonality of U .ecsecurehost.com/SIAM/FR16.5) x = xT Ax = A1/2 x 2 . 2 A Deﬁne A1/2 = U Λ1/2 U T and note that (2.1 implies that since xk minimizes φ over x0 + Kk (2. we have Aj = U Λj U T .4) Pk denotes the set of polynomials of degree k. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.2. CONJUGATE GRADIENT ITERATION 13 2. Since any w ∈ x0 + Kk can be written as w= k−1 j=0 γj Aj r0 + x0 for some coeﬃcients {γj }. γj z j+1 has degree k and satisﬁes p(0) = 1.1. The spectral theorem for spd matrices asserts that A = U ΛU T .html. . Hence (2. Hence p(A) = U p(Λ)U T .4) x∗ − xk A = p∈Pk .Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Consequences of the minimization property Lemma 2.3) x∗ − xk A ≤ x∗ − w A for all w ∈ x0 + Kk . In (2.
The set of kth degree residual polynomials is (2. by (2.html. Let k be given and let {¯k } be any kth degree polynomial such that pk (0) = 1. When doing that we seek to terminate the iteration when some speciﬁed error tolerance is reached.7) and the fact ¯ that p vanishes on σ(A). Here σ(A) is the set of all eigenvalues of A.7) is to show how the CG algorithm can be viewed as a direct method. Let A be spd. based on information on σ(A). ¯ ¯ p ∈ PN because p has degree N and p(0) = 1. The following corollary is an important consequence of (2.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. Then the CG algorithm will ﬁnd the solution within N iterations.7) easy to evaluate.ecsecurehost. Then p ¯ (2. that make either the middle or the right term in (2. since in most applications the number of unknowns N is very large. for any x ∈ RN and p(A)x A = A1/2 p(A)x 2 ≤ p(A) 2 A1/2 x 2 ≤ p(A) 2 x A.1. Hence. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. let i=1 p(z) = ¯ N i=1 (λi − z)/λi .2. ¯ Definition 2. This is not as good as it sounds. As a test polynomial. This leads to an upper estimate for the number of CG iterations required to reduce the Anorm of the error to a given tolerance.8) Pk = {p  p is a polynomial of degree k and p(0) = 1. and one cannot aﬀord to perform N iterations. Let A be spd and let {xk } be the CG iterates.com/SIAM/FR16. Let {λi }N be the eigenvalues of A. Proof. It is best to regard CG as an iterative method. p z∈σ(A) We will refer to the polynomial pk as a residual polynomial [185].1.7) xk − x∗ x0 − x∗ A A ≤ max ¯k (z). Corollary 2. One simple application of (2. together with (2.6) xk − x∗ A ≤ x0 − x∗ A p∈Pk . .} In speciﬁc contexts we try to construct sequences of residual polynomials. p Note that our test polynomial had the eigenvalues of A as its roots. In that way we showed (in the absence of all roundoﬀ error!) that CG terminated in ﬁnitely many iterations with the exact solution.2.6).2. 14 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS Hence. Theorem 2.p(0)=1 z∈σ(A) min max p(z). ¯ xN − x∗ A ≤ x0 − x∗ A z∈σ(A) max ¯(z) = 0. This.4) implies that (2.1.
This means that we terminate the iteration after (2.7).html. CONJUGATE GRADIENT ITERATION 15 In the two examples that follow we look at some other easy consequences of (2. Let A be spd.com/SIAM/FR16. 2. By the spectral theorem l=1 x∗ = k l=1 (γl /λil )uil . we have by (2. p(z) = ¯ k l=1 (λil − z)/λil . Let {λil } be the eigenvalues of A associated with the eigenvectors {uil }k . This completes the proof.3. Theorem 2. p(λil ) = 0 for 1 ≤ l ≤ k and ¯ hence p(A)x∗ = ¯ k l=1 p(λil )γl /λil uil = 0.4) and the fact that x0 = 0 that xk − x∗ A ≤ p(A)x∗ ¯ A = 0. Termination of the iteration In practice we do not run the CG iteration until an exact solution is found.7) and therefore estimate the reduction in the relative Anorm of the error. We use the residual polynomial. ¯ One can easily verify that p ∈ Pk .2. Let b be a linear i=1 combination of k of the eigenvectors of A b= k l=1 γl uil . but rather terminate once some criterion has been satisﬁed.2. ¯ So. Assume that there are exactly k ≤ N distinct eigenvalues of A. we can use a similar technique to prove the following theorem. Moreover. Let A be spd with eigenvectors {ui }N .3. The error estimates that come from the minimization property. however. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. Then the CG iteration for Ax = b with x0 = 0 will terminate in at most k iterations. If the spectrum of A has fewer than N points. Theorem 2. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. are based on (2. One typical criterion is small (say ≤ η) relative residuals.9) b − Axk 2 ≤ η b 2 .2.ecsecurehost. .Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Then the CG iteration terminates in at most k iterations. Proof.
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the size of the Anorm of the error will be reduced by a factor of 10−3 when 10−k ≤ 10−3 . in one sense. but also use Lemma 2. √ √ Hence. 11). when k ≥ 3. If we let pk (z) = ¯ (10 − z)k /10k . p ≤ x∗ A 10 −k . the size of the relative residual will be reduced by a factor of 10−3 when √ 10−k ≤ 3 × 10−3 / 11. the sharpest possible.14) xk − x∗ A A ≤ x∗ A 9≤z≤11 max ¯k (z). we can estimate κ2 (A) by κ2 (A) ≤ 11/9. . after k iterations we have Axk − b 2 √ ≤ 11 × 10−k /3. Assume that x0 = 0 and that the eigenvalues of A are contained in the interval (9.15) xk − x ∗ A ≤ 2 x0 − x ∗ A κ2 (A) − 1 κ2 (A) + 1 k .2 to relate small Anorm errors to small relative residuals. To use Lemma 2.2 we simply note that κ2 (A) ≤ 11/9. then pk ∈ Pk . CONJUGATE GRADIENT ITERATION 17 Anorm error is small. is (2. Note that it is always the case that the spectrum of a spd matrix is contained in the interval [λN . ∞). that is.ecsecurehost.05. b 2 So.3. when k ≥ 4. One can obtain a more precise estimate by using a polynomial other than pk in the upper estimate for the righthand side of (2. since ( x − 1)/( x + 1) is an increasing function of x on the interval (1.7) to get ¯ xk − x∗ It is easy to see that Hence. This means that we may apply (2. In the case of the above example.com/SIAM/FR16. We consider a very simple example.html. after k iterations (2. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. A result from [48] (see also [45]) that is. ≤√ κ2 (A) + 1 11 + 3 Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. Hence. p 9≤z≤11 max ¯k (z) = 10−k . λ1 ] and that κ2 (A) = λ1 /λN .Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. √ κ2 (A) − 1 11 − 3 ≈ .7). So.3. that is.
The estimate based on the clustering gives convergence in 3k iterations when (.3 = 12. p which is a sharper estimate on convergence.25)k = (.5) and (399. However. Based on this information the best estimate of the condition number of A is κ2 (A) ≤ 400. 18 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS Therefore (2. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.25/1. if we use as a residual polynomial p3k ∈ P3k ¯ p3k (z) = ¯ It is easy to see that z∈σ(A) (1.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.3/. 1. but CG can perform very well.6. which also predicts termination within three iterations.3 ≈ 2. From the results above one can see that if the condition number of A is near one.91) ≈ 3.15) can be very pessimistic. This would indicate fairly slow convergence.91)k . (1. If the eigenvalues cluster in a small number of intervals.05k < 10−3 or when k > − log10 (2000)/ log10 (. Hence (2.15) would predict a reduction in the size of the Anorm error by a factor of 10−3 when 2 × .25 − z)k (400 − z)2k .2)k .5 also covers this point. Exercise 2. Assume that x0 = 0 and the eigenvalues of A lie in the two intervals (1.8.15) would predict that xk − x∗ when 2 × (.html. Even if the condition number Buy this book from SIAM at http://www.2)k ≤ 10−3 or when k > −3/ log10 (. We will illustrate this with an example. the condition number can be quite large.com/SIAM/FR16. .04 = 82.15) predicts 83 iterations and the clustering analysis 15 (the smallest integer multiple of 3 larger than 3 × 4. In fact. 400).3/1. which.ecsecurehost. A ≤ 10−3 x∗ A. (2.5. When we do.15) gives xk − x∗ x∗ A A ≤ 2 × (19/21)k ≈ 2 × (.3.9). when inserted into (2.91)k < 10−3 or when k > − log10 (2000)/ log10 (.25)k × 4002k max ¯3k (z) ≤ (.05) ≈ 3. We may have more precise information than a single interval containing σ(A). the CG iteration will converge very rapidly.2) = 4. the estimate in (2.
Recalling that ∇φ(x) = Ax − b = −r we have (2. as a side eﬀect. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed..18). Lemma 2. either xk = x∗ or a search direction pk+1 = 0 can be found very cheaply so that xk+1 = xk + αk+1 pk+1 for some scalar αk+1 . such a simple approach can destroy the symmetry of the coeﬃcient matrix and a more subtle implementation is required. (2.4.1. if xk = xk+1 .ecsecurehost. we have.html.17) αk+1 = pT (b − Axk ) p T rk k+1 = T k+1 .1).18) Proof.e.16) =0 dα for the correct choice of α = αk+1 .Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. unless the l iteration terminates prematurely. CONJUGATE GRADIENT ITERATION 19 is large. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. for any ξ ∈ Kk dφ(xk + tξ) = ∇φ(xk + tξ)T ξ = 0 dt at t = 0. Since xk minimizes φ on x0 + Kk . pT Apk+1 pk+1 Apk+1 k+1 If xk = xk+1 then the above analysis implies that α = 0. Let A be spd and let {xk } be the conjugate gradient iterates.5. 2 The next lemma characterizes the search direction and. In the context of CG. In fact dφ(xk + αpk+1 ) (2. easier to solve) is called preconditioning. Implementation The implementation of CG depends on the amazing fact that once xk has been determined. the iteration will perform well if the eigenvalues are clustered in a few small intervals. this proves (2.19) T ∇φ(xk )T ξ = −rk ξ = 0 for all ξ ∈ Kk . . We show that this only happens if xk is the solution. Once pk+1 has been found. αk+1 is easy to compute from the minimization property of the iteration.com/SIAM/FR16. Now. The transformation of the problem into one with eigenvalues clustered near one (i.16) can be written as pT Axk + αpT Apk+1 − pT b = 0 k+1 k+1 k+1 leading to (2. Equation (2. proves that (if we deﬁne p0 = 0) pT rk = 0 for all 0 ≤ l < k ≤ n.1 then implies that T T rk 2 = rk rk = rk rk+1 = 0 and hence xk = x∗ .4.8. We used this term before in the context of Richardson iteration and accomplished the goal by multiplying A by an approximate inverse. then rk = rk+1 . We discuss this in § 2.4. Lemma 2. 2. Since rl ∈ Kk for all l < k (see Exercise 2. Then T rk rl = 0 for all 0 ≤ l < k.
We have the following theorem.1. (2. 20 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS Lemma 2. in fact.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.23). By Lemma 2.com/SIAM/FR16. (2. Let A be spd and assume that rk = 0. trivial. k+1 It only remains to solve for βk+1 so that pT Ark−1 = 0. (2. pT Aξ = 0 for all ξ ∈ Kk . . then rl ∈ Kl+1 ⊂ Kk−1 .20) pk+1 ∈ Kk+1 . up to a scalar multiple.23) Proof. we need only verify that a βk+1 can be found so that if pk+1 is given by (2. Let pk+1 be given by (2.23) then pT Arl = 0 k+1 for all 0 ≤ l ≤ k − 1. The condition pT Aξ = 0 is called Aconjugacy of pk+1 to Kk .4.4.22) αk+1 pT Aξ = −(Axk − b)T ξ = −∇φ(xk )T ξ = 0.e. it is. . . (2. Let A be spd and let {xk } be the conjugate gradient iterates. be expressed as pk+1 = rk + wk with wk ∈ Kk . Since k rk = rk−1 − αk Apk Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. any k+1 pk+1 satisfying (2. k+1 k If l ≤ k − 2. k+1 Proof. a subspace of dimension one less than Kk+1 . Now. Theorem 2.4.19) and (2.24) T βk+1 = −rk Ark−1 /pT Ark−1 k provided pT Ark−1 = 0.21) ∇φ(xk+1 )T ξ = (Axk + αk+1 Apk+1 − b)T ξ = 0 for all ξ ∈ Kk . If xk = x∗ then xk+1 = xk + αk+1 pk+1 and pk+1 is determined up to a scalar multiple by the conditions (2.2 and the fact that Kk = span(r0 .2 then implies that pT Arl = 0 for 0 ≤ l ≤ k − 2..2. . Then pk+1 = rk + βk+1 pk for some βk+1 and k ≥ 0. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. .22) implies that pk+1 ∈ Kk+1 is Aorthogonal (i.html. k+1 This uniquely speciﬁes the direction of pk+1 as (2. Lemma 2.21) then imply that for all ξ ∈ Kk . Trivially k+1 (2.20) can. While one might think that wk would be hard to compute.4. Since Kk ⊂ Kk+1 . Then for any l ≤ k T pT Arl = rk Arl + βk+1 pT Arl .ecsecurehost. rk−1 ). in the scalar product (x. y) = xT Ay) to Kk . Deﬁne p0 = 0.
4.30).27) note that pT Apk = 0 and hence (2. Lemma 2.31) pT Apk = pT A(rk−1 + βk pk−1 ) k k = pT Ark−1 + βk pT Apk−1 = pT Ark−1 .28) T pT rk+1 = rk rk+1 + βk+1 pT rk+1 = 0 k+1 k αk+1 = rk 2 2 pT Apk+1 k+1 rk rk−1 2 2 2.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.html. Then (2. To get (2.30) Also note that (2.4.26).ecsecurehost.4. (2.27) Proof.29) gives T 0 = pT rk − αk+1 pT Apk+1 = rk k+1 k+1 2 2 − αk+1 pT Apk+1 . (2.25) pT Ark−1 = rk−1 2 /αk = 0.1 we have (2. k T Since rk rk−1 = 0 by Lemma 2. pT Apk k Now combine (2. The common implementation of conjugate gradient uses a diﬀerent form for αk and βk than given in (2.23) implies that k+1 (2.29) k+1 2 Taking scalar products of both sides of rk+1 = rk − αk+1 Apk+1 with pk+1 and using (2.com/SIAM/FR16. k 2 This completes the proof. Let A be spd and assume that rk = 0. k k k βk+1 = T −rk Apk . Note that for k ≥ 0 (2.26) and (2.2.17) and (2.24). .25) to get βk+1 = T −rk Apk αk . and (2. An immediate consequence of (2.28) is that pT rk = 0 and k hence pT rk = (rk + βk+1 pk )T rk = rk 2 . CONJUGATE GRADIENT ITERATION 21 2 2 we have T rk rk−1 = rk−1 − αk pT Ark−1 . 2 βk+1 = by Lemma 2.3.31). rk−1 2 2 Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. k+1 which is equivalent to (2.
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Now take scalar products of both sides of rk = rk−1 − αk Apk with rk and use Lemma 2.4.1 to get rk
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Hence (2.27) holds. The usual implementation reﬂects all of the above results. The goal is to ﬁnd, for a given , a vector x so that b−Ax 2 ≤ b 2 . The input is the initial iterate x, which is overwritten with the solution, the right hand side b, and a routine which computes the action of A on a vector. We limit the number of iterations to kmax and return the solution, which overwrites the initial iterate x and the residual norm. Algorithm 2.4.1. cg(x, b, A, , kmax) 1. r = b − Ax, ρ0 = r 2 , k = 1. 2 √ 2. Do While ρk−1 > b 2 and k < kmax (a) if k = 1 then p = r else β = ρk−1 /ρk−2 and p = r + βp (b) w = Ap (c) α = ρk−1 /pT w (d) x = x + αp (e) r = r − αw (f) ρk = r
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(g) k = k + 1 Note that the matrix A itself need not be formed or stored, only a routine for matrixvector products is required. Krylov space methods are often called matrixfree for that reason. Now, consider the costs. We need store only the four vectors x, w, p, and r. Each iteration requires a single matrixvector product (to compute w = Ap), two scalar products (one for pT w and one to compute ρk = r 2 ), and three 2 operations of the form ax + y, where x and y are vectors and a is a scalar. It is remarkable that the iteration can progress without storing a basis for the entire Krylov subspace. As we will see in the section on GMRES, this is not the case in general. The spd structure buys quite a lot. 2.5. Preconditioning To reduce the condition number, and hence improve the performance of the iteration, one might try to replace Ax = b by another spd system with the same solution. If M is a spd matrix that is close to A−1 , then the eigenvalues
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of M A will be clustered near one. However M A is unlikely to be spd, and hence CG cannot be applied to the system M Ax = M b. In theory one avoids this diﬃculty by expressing the preconditioned problem in terms of B, where B is spd, A = B 2 , and by using a twosided preconditioner, S ≈ B −1 (so M = S 2 ). Then the matrix SAS is spd and its eigenvalues are clustered near one. Moreover the preconditioned system SASy = Sb has y ∗ = S −1 x∗ as a solution, where Ax∗ = b. Hence x∗ can be recovered from y ∗ by multiplication by S. One might think, therefore, that computing S (or a subroutine for its action on a vector) would be necessary and that a matrixvector multiply by SAS would incur a cost of one multiplication by A and two by S. Fortunately, this is not the case. If y k , rk , pk are the iterate, residual, and search direction for CG applied ˆ ˆ to SAS and we let ˆ ˆ ˆ ˆ xk = S y k , rk = S −1 rk , pk = S pk , and zk = S rk , then one can perform the iteration directly in terms of xk , A, and M . The reader should verify that the following algorithm does exactly that. The input is the same as that for Algorithm cg and the routine to compute the action of the preconditioner on a vector. Aside from the preconditioner, the arguments to pcg are the same as those to Algorithm cg. Algorithm 2.5.1. pcg(x, b, A, M, , kmax) 1. r = b − Ax, ρ0 = r 2 , k = 1 2 √ 2. Do While ρk−1 > b 2 and k < kmax (a) z = M r (b) τk−1 = z T r (c) if k = 1 then β = 0 and p = z else β = τk−1 /τk−2 , p = z + βp (d) w = Ap (e) α = τk−1 /pT w (f) x = x + αp (g) r = r − αw (h) ρk = rT r (i) k = k + 1 Note that the cost is identical to CG with the addition of • the application of the preconditioner M in step 2a and • the additional inner product required to compute τk in step 2b.
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Of these costs, the application of the preconditioner is usually the larger. In the remainder of this section we brieﬂy mention some classes of preconditioners. A more complete and detailed discussion of preconditioners is in [8] and a concise survey with many pointers to the literature is in [12]. Some eﬀective preconditioners are based on deep insight into the structure of the problem. See [124] for an example in the context of partial diﬀerential equations, where it is shown that certain discretized secondorder elliptic problems on simple geometries can be very well preconditioned with fast Poisson solvers [99], [188], and [187]. Similar performance can be obtained from multigrid [99], domain decomposition, [38], [39], [40], and alternating direction preconditioners [8], [149], [193], [194]. We use a Poisson solver preconditioner in the examples in § 2.7 and § 3.7 as well as for nonlinear problems in § 6.4.2 and § 8.4.2. One commonly used and easily implemented preconditioner is Jacobi preconditioning, where M is the inverse of the diagonal part of A. One can also use other preconditioners based on the classical stationary iterative methods, such as the symmetric Gauss–Seidel preconditioner (1.18). For applications to partial diﬀerential equations, these preconditioners may be somewhat useful, but should not be expected to have dramatic eﬀects. Another approach is to apply a sparse Cholesky factorization to the matrix A (thereby giving up a fully matrixfree formulation) and discarding small elements of the factors and/or allowing only a ﬁxed amount of storage for the factors. Such preconditioners are called incomplete factorization preconditioners. So if A = LLT + E, where E is small, the preconditioner is (LLT )−1 and its action on a vector is done by two sparse triangular solves. We refer the reader to [8], [127], and [44] for more detail. One could also attempt to estimate the spectrum of A, ﬁnd a polynomial p such that 1 − zp(z) is small on the approximate spectrum, and use p(A) as a preconditioner. This is called polynomial preconditioning. The preconditioned system is p(A)Ax = p(A)b and we would expect the spectrum of p(A)A to be more clustered near z = 1 than that of A. If an interval containing the spectrum can be found, the residual polynomial q(z) = 1 − zp(z) of smallest L∞ norm on that interval can be expressed in terms of Chebyshev [161] polynomials. Alternatively q can be selected to solve a least squares minimization problem [5], [163]. The preconditioning p can be directly recovered from q and convergence rate estimates made. This technique is used to prove the estimate (2.15), for example. The cost of such a preconditioner, if a polynomial of degree K is used, is K matrixvector products for each application of the preconditioner [5]. The performance gains can be very signiﬁcant and the implementation is matrixfree.
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Alternatively. . when we consider the AT A norm of the error.com/SIAM/FR16. There are three disadvantages that may or may not be serious. CONJUGATE GRADIENT ITERATION 25 2. there are situations where this is not possible.6. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.ecsecurehost. for any residual polynomial pk ∈ Pk . one could solve (2.32) AT Ax = AT b. one might consider solving Ax = b by applying CG to the normal equations (2.33) then y∗ − y 2 AAT = (y ∗ − y)T (AAT )(y ∗ − y) = (AT y ∗ − AT y)T (AT y ∗ − AT y) = x∗ − x 2 2 is minimized over y0 + Kk at each iterate. The advantages of this approach are that all the theory for CG carries over and the simple implementation for both CG and PCG can be used. Conjugate Gradient on the Normal equations to minimize the Error. The analysis with residual polynomials is similar to that for CG. more important. The reason for this name is that the minimization property of CG as applied to (2. The reason for this name is that the minimization property of CG as applied to (2.33) AAT y = b and then set x = AT y to solve Ax = b. p Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. we have x∗ − x 2 AT A = (x∗ − x)T AT A(x∗ − x) = A(x∗ − x) 2 2 = r 2. As above. [134]. 2 Hence. disadvantage is that one must compute the action of AT on a vector as part of the matrixvector product involving AT A.html. CGNR and CGNE If A is nonsingular and nonsymmetric. ¯ (2.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. [78]. The second is that two matrixvector products are needed for each CG iterate since w = AT Ap = AT (Ap) in CGNR and w = AAT p = A(AT p) in CGNE. Hence the name Conjugate Gradient on the Normal equations to minimize the Residual. the analysis for CGNE is essentially the same. As we will see in the chapter on nonlinear problems. The ﬁrst is that the condition number of the coeﬃcient matrix AT A is the square of that of A.34) rk 2 ≤ pk (AT A)r0 ¯ 2 ≤ r0 2 z∈σ(AT A) max ¯k (z). This approach [46] is now called CGNE [78]. The third. We consider the case for CGNR. This approach [103] is called CGNR [71]. [134].32) asserts that x∗ − x 2 AT A = (x∗ − x)T AT A(x∗ − x) = (Ax∗ − Ax)T (Ax∗ − Ax) = (b − Ax)T (b − Ax) = r 2 is minimized over x0 + Kk at each iterate.33) asserts that if y ∗ is the solution to (2.
3.ecsecurehost. y < 1 subject to homogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions u(x. described in the comment lines. y) = u(1. Hence the performance of CGNR and CGNE is determined by the distribution of singular values. hence we need not prove a result like Lemma 2. to reﬂect the boundary conditions. The estimate is in terms of the l2 norm of the residual. MATLAB functions for the matrixvector product and (optionally) the preconditioner.35) ˙ −∇(a(x. the residual polynomial is to be maximized over the eigenvalues of AT A. 0) = u(x.2. and iteration parameters to specify the maximum number of iterations and the termination criterion.8. The inputs. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. The unknowns are uij ≈ u(xi . 2. We discretize with a ﬁvepoint centered diﬀerence scheme with n2 points and mesh width h = 1/(n + 1). 26 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS There are two major diﬀerences between (2. On return the code supplies the approximate solution x and the history of the iteration as the vector of residual norms. xj )h−2 /2. and deﬁne αij = −a(xi . y) = 0. We set u0j = u(n+1)j = ui0 = ui(n+1) = 0. Examples for preconditioned conjugate iteration In the collection of MATLAB codes we provide a code for preconditioned conjugate gradient iteration. which corresponds exactly to the termination criterion. y ≤ 1 (Exercise 2. y) on 0 < x.34) and (2.10).Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. . which is the set of the squares of the singular values of A. One can verify [105] that the diﬀerential operator is positive deﬁnite in the Hilbert space sense and that the ﬁvepoint discretization described below is positive deﬁnite if a > 0 for all 0 ≤ x. the right hand side vector b.36) = (αij + α(i+1)j )(u(i+1)j − uij ) −(α(i−1)j + αij )(uij − u(i−1)j ) + (αi(j+1) + αij )(ui(j+1) − uij ) −(αij + αi(j−1) )(uij − ui(j−1) ) Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. We express the discrete matrixvector product as (Au)ij (2. x0 .7).com/SIAM/FR16.html. Most signiﬁcantly. 0 < x. 1) = u(0. We consider the discretization of the partial diﬀerential equation (2. y)∇u) = f (x. y < 1. are the initial iterate.7. xj ) where xi = ih for 1 ≤ i ≤ n.
The eﬀectiveness of such a preconditioner has been analyzed in [124] and some of the many ways to implement the solver eﬃciently are discussed in [99]. which predicts decrease in e A but not necessarily in r as the iteration progresses.9. In the results reported here we took n = 31 resulting in a system with N = n2 = 961 unknowns. For a preconditioner we use a Poisson solver. [188]. . For many types of domains and boundary conditions. is more eﬃcient that the classical stationary iterative methods. however. subject to homogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions. which is what pcgsol expects to see. j ≤ n. The initial iterate was the zero vector.com/SIAM/FR16. This example illustrates the importance of a good preconditioner. We expect secondorder accuracy from the method and accordingly we set termination parameter = h2 = 1/1024. plotting rk 2 / b 2 on a semilog scale. and the representation as a onedimensional array.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. [186]. designed to take advantage of fast MATLAB builtin functions. The initial iterate was u0 = 0. in the case of the MATLAB environment used in this book. For the computations reported in this section we took a(x. See the routine fish2d in collection of MATLAB codes for an example of how to do this in MATLAB. CONJUGATE GRADIENT ITERATION 27 for 1 ≤ i. We allowed up to 100 CG iterations.html. The properties of CG on the preconditioned problem in the continuous case have been analyzed in [48]. Poisson solvers can be designed to take advantage of vector and/or parallel architectures or. This can be explained by the fact that the eigenvalues are not clustered and κ(A) = O(1/h2 ) = O(n2 ) = O(N ) and hence (2.5 ). Note that the reduction in r is not monotone. For the MATLAB implementation we convert freely from the representation of u as a twodimensional array (with the boundary conditions added). y) = cos(x) and took the right hand side so that the exact solution was the discretization of 10xy(1 − x)(1 − y) exp(x4. In Fig. We will report our results graphically. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.8. Even the unpreconditioned iteration. This is consistent with the theory. By this we mean an operator G such that v = Gw is the solution of the discrete form of −vxx − vyy = w.1 the solid line is a plot of rk / b and the dashed line a plot of u∗ −uk A / u∗ −u0 A . Because of this their execution time is less than a simple count of ﬂoatingpoint operations would indicate. Note that the unpreconditioned iteration is slowly convergent.15) indicates that convergence will be slow. and [187].ecsecurehost. The fast Poisson solver in the collection of Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. which is useful for computing the action of A on u and applying fast solvers. The reader is asked to quantify this in terms of execution times in Exercise 2. 2.
com/SIAM/FR16. codes fish2d is based on the MATLAB fast Fourier transform. The preconditioned iteration required 5 iterations for convergence and the unpreconditioned iteration 52. 2. Not only does the preconditioned iteration converge more rapidly. 28 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS 1 10 Relative Residual and Anorm of Error 10 0 10 1 10 2 10 3 10 4 0 10 20 30 Iterations 40 50 60 Fig.ecsecurehost. but the number of iterations required to reduce the relative residual by a given amount is independent of the mesh spacing [124].2 the solid line is the graph of rk 2 / b 2 for the preconditioned iteration and the dashed line for the unpreconditioned. In Fig.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. 10 1 10 0 Relative Residual 10 1 10 2 10 3 10 4 0 10 20 30 Iterations 40 50 60 Fig.html. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.1. CG for 2D elliptic equation.2. . 2. 2. the builtin function fft. We caution the reader that the preconditioned iteration is not as much faster than the Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. PCG for 2D elliptic equation.
. CONJUGATE GRADIENT ITERATION 29 unpreconditioned one as the iteration count would suggest.11 you are asked to compare execution times for your own environment.87 million ﬂoatingpoint operations. In the MATLAB environment we used. As we remarked above. The MATLAB flops command indicates that the unpreconditioned iteration required roughly 1. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www.com/SIAM/FR16. In Exercise 2. the cost of the preconditioner is considerable.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.ecsecurehost.html. this speed is a result of the eﬃciency of the MATLAB fast Fourier transform. Hence. the execution time of the preconditioned iteration was about 60% of that of the unpreconditioned.8.2 million ﬂoatingpoint operations while the preconditioned iteration required .
2.2. 2).10. 2.8.2. y) > 0 for all 0 ≤ x. in MATLAB by writing the matrixvector product routines and using the MATLAB codes pcgsol and fish2d.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. 30 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS 2. Show that if A has constant diagonal then PCG with Jacobi preconditioning produces the same iterates as CG with no preconditioning. 2. give a rough estimate of the number of CG iterates required to reduce the relative residual to O(1/N ).8.9.8. Estimate the number of ﬂoatingpoint operations reduce the A norm of the error by a factor of 10−3 using CG iteration. 1. Give upper estimates based on (2. 2.5. Compare the execution times on your computing environment (using the cputime command in MATLAB.com/SIAM/FR16. and spd. Estimate the number of CGNR/CGNE iterations required to reduce the relative residual by a factor of 10−4 . Prove that p(Λ) = maxi p(λi ) where · is any induced matrix norm. Let {xk } be the conjugate gradient iterates.8.8. 2.8.3.2).11. Prove Theorem 2. Assume that A is N × N .36) is symmetric and 2 positive deﬁnite on Rn if a(x. Is B unique? 2. y)? Try a(x. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www.8.ecsecurehost.8. Let A be a nonsingular matrix with all singular values in the interval (1.8.1. Duplicate the results in § 2. Let A be spd. Prove that the linear transformation given by (2. for instance). 2.7.1 + x and examine the accuracy of the result.html.8.1) ∪ (2. 2. For the matrix A in problem 5. What happens as N is increased? How are the performance √ and accuracy aﬀected by changes in a(x. Let Λ be a diagonal matrix with Λii = λi and let p be a polynomial. 2.3.6.4. assume that the cost of a matrix vector multiply is 4N ﬂoatingpoint multiplies. Explain your ﬁndings.8. Exercises on conjugate gradient 2.8. nonsingular. . y) = . 2.7 for example. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.8. Assume that A is spd and that σ(A) ⊂ (1. 2. Show that there is a spd B such that B 2 = A. y ≤ 1. If κ(A) = O(N ). Prove that rl ∈ Kk for all l < k.6) for the number of CG iterations required to reduce the A norm of the error by a factor of 10−3 and for the number of CG iterations required to reduce the residual by a factor of 10−3 .
y) = 1. 1) = u(1. 2. 0) = u(x. Experiment with diﬀerent mesh sizes and preconditioners (Fast Poisson solver. < 1. y) + ex+y u(x.13. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.com/SIAM/FR16. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. y) − uyy (x. 0 < x.14. y) = 0. and symmetric Gauss–Seidel). Jacobi.12. Modify pcgsol so that φ(x) is computed and stored at each iterate and returned on output.17) and symmetric Gauss–Seidel (1. y) = 1. . subject to the inhomogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions u(x.ecsecurehost. Plot φ(xn ) as a function of n for each of the examples.8. y.18) preconditioners for the elliptic boundary value problem in § 2. Apply CG and PCG to solve the ﬁvepoint discretization of −uxx (x.15. 0 < x.html.8. Use the Jacobi and symmetric Gauss–Seidel iterations from Chapter 1 to solve the elliptic boundary value problem in § 2. 2. u(0.8.7.7.8.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Compare the performance with respect to both computer time and number of iterations to preconditioning with the Poisson solver. How does the performance compare to CG and PCG? 2. CONJUGATE GRADIENT ITERATION 31 2. Implement Jacobi (1. y < 1.
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The minimization property and its consequences The GMRES (Generalized Minimum RESidual) was proposed in 1986 in [167] as a Krylov subspace method for nonsymmetric systems. .1. Then for all pk ∈ Pk ¯ (3. The use of residual polynomials is made more complicated because we cannot use the spectral theorem to decompose A. Let A be nonsingular and let xk be the kth GMRES iteration. We have just proved the following result.1.1) The beginning of this section is much like the analysis for CG. Note that if x ∈ x0 + Kk then x = x0 + and so b − Ax = b − Ax0 − k−1 j=0 k−1 j=0 k j=1 γj Aj r0 γj A j+1 r0 = r0 − γj−1 Aj r0 . Theorem 3. This is a signiﬁcant advantage in many cases.1. one must store a basis for Kk . ¯ 33 Buy this book from SIAM at http://www.1. ¯ ¯ Hence if x ∈ x0 + Kk then r = p(A)r0 where p ∈ Pk is a residual polynomial. ¯ From this we have the following corollary. Chapter 3 GMRES Iteration 3.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.html. (3.ecsecurehost. Unlike CGNR.3) rk r0 2 2 ≤ pk (A) 2 . The kth (k ≥ 1) iteration of GMRES is the solution to the least squares problem minimizex∈x0 +Kk b − Ax 2 .com/SIAM/FR16. Then for all pk ∈ Pk ¯ (3. Let A be nonsingular and let xk be the kth GMRES iteration. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. GMRES does not require computation of the action of AT on a vector. Corollary 3.2) rk 2 = min p(A)r0 ¯ p∈Pk 2 ≤ pk (A)r0 2 .1. and therefore storage requirements increase as the iteration progresses. Moreover.
Let A = V ΛV −1 be a nonsingular diagonalizable matrix. The characteristic polynomial of A is p(z) = det(A − zI). p z∈σ(A) 2 ¯ Proof.2.html. 34 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS We can apply the corollary to prove ﬁnite termination of the GMRES iteration.1. Recall that the scalar product in C N . Let A be nonsingular. Theorem 3. p has degree N . Theorem 3. This is not an option for general nonsymmetric matrices. Let pk ∈ Pk .3).ecsecurehost. We can easily estimate pk (A) ¯ pk (A) ¯ as asserted. Hence we will switch to complex matrices and vectors. p(0) = det(A) = 0 since A is nonsingular. In the remainder of this section we must use complex arithmetic to analyze the convergence. In particular. Recall that A is diagonalizable if there is a nonsingular (possibly complex!) matrix V such that A = V ΛV −1 . It is well known [141] that p(A) = pN (A) = 0.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. we will use the l2 norm in C N . This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. the space of complex N vectors. Proof. Then the GMRES algorithm will ﬁnd the solution within N iterations. Then for all pk ∈ Pk ¯ (3. Here Λ is a (possibly complex!) diagonal matrix with the eigenvalues of A on the diagonal. is xH y. Our use of complex arithmetic will be implicit for the most part and is needed only so that we may admit the possibility of complex eigenvalues of A.3. In that case the columns of V are the eigenvectors of A and V −1 = V H .4) rk r0 2 2 ≤ κ2 (V ) max ¯k (z).com/SIAM/FR16.1. 2 by ≤ V 2 V −1 2 pk (Λ) ¯ 2 ≤ κ2 (V ) max ¯k (z). We can use the structure of a diagonalizable matrix to prove the following result. p z∈σ(A) Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. rN = b − AxN = 0 and hence xN is the solution. and so pN (z) = p(z)/p(0) ∈ PN ¯ is a residual polynomial. . By ¯ (3. If A is a diagonalizable matrix and p is a polynomial then p(A) = V p(Λ)V −1 A is normal if the diagonalizing transformation V is orthogonal. However.2) to get information from clustering of the spectrum just like we did for CG. In Chapter 2 we applied the spectral theorem to obtain more precise information on convergence rates. if A is diagonalizable we may use (3. Let xk be the kth GMRES iterate. We pay a price in that we must use complex arithmetic for the only time in this book. Here V H is the complex conjugate transpose of V .
Buy this book from SIAM at http://www.5) holds without requiring a lemma like Lemma 2. for Ax = b will terminate in at most k iterations. As was the case with CG. Using the residual polynomial pk (z) = (10 − z)k /10k we ﬁnd ¯ rk r0 2 2 ≤ (100)10−k = 102−k . It is a direct ¯ rk 2 ≤ ρk r0 2 .5) holds when 102−k < η or when k > 2 + log10 (η).1.4.html. If A is not diagonalizable.2. This is particularly so for the ﬁnite diﬀerence Jacobian matrices we consider in Chapters 6 and 8. and that κ2 (V ) = 100. Theorem 3. the chances are very high that a computed matrix will be diagonalizable. rate estimates have been derived in [139]. that the eigenvalues of A lie in the interval (9.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.ecsecurehost. Termination As is the case with CG. Theorem 3.6) 2 ≤ ρ < 1. we terminate the iteration when (3.5. Assume that I − A consequence of (3. Let pk (z) = (1 − z)k .5) rk 2 ≤η b 2 for the purposes of this example. we look at some easy consequences of (3. of course. Let b be a linear combination of k of the eigenvectors of A b= k l=1 γl uil . Let A be a nonsingular normal matrix. The convergence rate estimates for the diagonalizable case will involve κ2 (V ). As the set of nondiagonalizable matrices has measure zero in the space of N × N matrices. If A is normal. We can use (3.4) directly to estimate the ﬁrst k such that (3. . Assume that A = V ΛV −1 is diagonalizable.1.4). [134]. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. κ2 (V ) = 1. GMRES is best thought of as an iterative method. 11).2. and [34]. GMRES ITERATION 35 It is not clear how one should estimate the condition number of the diagonalizing transformation if it exists. Again we look at examples. Assume that A has only k distinct eigenvalues. [192]. but will otherwise resemble those for CG.3. Then GMRES will terminate in at most k iterations.6) illustrates the potential beneﬁts of a good approximate inverse preconditioner. with x0 = 0.3) and (3. As we did for CG. 3. Then the GMRES iteration.com/SIAM/FR16. Hence (3.3) and (3. Let A be a nonsingular diagonalizable matrix. Hence we conﬁne our attention to diagonalizable matrices. We assume that x0 = 0 and hence r0 = b. [33].2) that (3. The estimate (3.
if the product M A can be formed without error. Most of the preconditioning ideas mentioned in § 2. One important aspect of implementation is that. one can write a single matrixvector product routine for M A (or AM ) that includes both the application of A to a vector and that of the preconditioner. Some hybrid algorithms use the GMRES/Arnoldi process itself to construct polynomial preconditioners for GMRES or for Richardson iteration [135].6) essentially tells the whole story. one can apply the algorithm directly to the system M Ax = M b (or AM y = b).com/SIAM/FR16.1. [120]. Preconditioning done in this way is called left preconditioning. . then applying GMRES to M Ax = M b allows one to apply (3.7 we use the Poisson solver preconditioner for nonsymmetric partial diﬀerential equations.3. we have. The residual of the preconditioned problem is the same as that of the unpreconditioned problem. CGNR. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. [72]. Incomplete factorization (LU in this case) preconditioners can be used [165] as can polynomial preconditioners. Hence. the value of the relative residuals as estimators of the relative error is unchanged.5 are useful for GMRES as well. This is a very active area of research and we refer to [134]. In the examples in § 3. CGNE. Multigrid [99] and alternating direction [8]. if M A has a smaller condition number than A. Preconditioning Preconditioning for GMRES and other methods for nonsymmetric problems is diﬀerent from that for CG. However there are two diﬀerent ways to view preconditioning. by Lemma 1.html.6) to the preconditioned system. [164]. 36 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS The convergence estimates for GMRES in the nonnormal case are much less satisfying that those for CG. one can solve the system AM y = b with GMRES and then set x = M y. Hence. [34]. If one can ﬁnd M such that I − MA 2 = ρ < 1. [33]. Right preconditioning has been used as the basis for a method that changes the preconditioner as the iteration progresses [166]. 3. and [36] for discussions of and pointers to additional references to several questions related to nonnormal matrices. This is called right preconditioning.ecsecurehost.1. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. [182] methods have similar performance and may be more generally applicable. If I − AM 2 = ρ < 1. unlike PCG. ek e0 2 2 ≤ κ2 (M A) rk r0 2 2 . Hence. or GMRES in the normal case. [183].Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. There is no concern that the preconditioned system be spd and hence (3. Again we mention [8] and [12] as a good general references for preconditioning. If r = M Ax − M b is the residual for the preconditioned system. we might expect the relative residual of the preconditioned system to be a better indicator of the relative error than the relative residual of the original system.
1) to a least squares where problem in Rk for the coeﬃcient vector y of z = x − x0 . GMRES implementation: Basic ideas Recall that the least squares problem deﬁning the kth GMRES iterate is minimizex∈x0 +Kk b − Ax 2 . Then any z ∈ Kk can be written as z= vlk k l=1 yl vlk .7) minimizey∈Rk r0 − AVk y 2 . A division by zero is referred to as breakdown and happens only if the solution to Ax = b is in x0 + Kk−1 . Algorithm 3. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. Since x − x0 = Vk y for some y ∈ Rk . arnoldi(x0 . a map that computes the action of A on a vector.7) very eﬃciently and the resulting least squares problem requires no extra multiplications of A with vectors. This is a standard linear least squares problem that could be solved by a QR factorization. Hence we can convert (3.html. one can represent (3. . Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. The problem with such a direct approach is that the matrix vector product of A with the basis matrix Vk must be taken at each iteration. If one uses Gram–Schmidt orthogonalization.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. is the lth column of Vk . we must have xk = x0 + Vk y where y minimizes b − A(x0 + Vk y) 2 = r0 − AVk y 2 .1. b. . GMRES ITERATION 37 3. . however. Hence.ecsecurehost.4. The algorithm computes an orthonormal basis for Kk and stores it in the columns of V .com/SIAM/FR16.4. our least squares problem in Rk is (3. say. and a dimension k. Suppose one had an orthogonal projector Vk onto Kk . V ) 1. then the columns of the matrix Vk are an orthonormal basis for Kk . 2. The data are vectors x0 and b. A. Deﬁne r0 = b − Ax0 and v1 = r0 / r0 2 . For i = 1. k − 1 vi+1 = Avi − Avi − i T j=1 ((Avi ) vj )vj i T j=1 ((Avi ) vj )vj 2 If there is never a division by zero in step 2 of Algorithm arnoldi. . The Gram–Schmidt procedure for formation of an orthonormal basis for Kk is called the Arnoldi [4] process. k. .
which overwrites the initial iterate x and the residual norm. Since the columns of Vi are an orthonormal basis for Ki . Setting β = r0 and e1 = (1. where H is an i × i matrix. If the Arnoldi process does not break down. rk = b − Axk = r0 − A(xk − x0 ) = Vk+1 (βe1 − Hk y k ). Let A be nonsingular. where y k minimizes βe1 − Hk y 2 over Rk .com/SIAM/FR16. Proof. The input is the initial iterate. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. 0. The Arnoldi process (unless it terminates prematurely with a solution) produces matrices {Vk } with orthonormal columns such that (3. we can use it to implement GMRES in an eﬃcient way. Then x = A−1 b ∈ x0 + Ki . the righthand side b. By the Gram–Schmidt construction. Set hji = (Avj )T vi . (3. .e. x. and a map that computes the action of A on a vector. we have AVi = Vi H. let the vectors vj be generated by Algorithm arnoldi. . Note that when y k has been computed. and let i be the smallest integer for which Avi − i j=1 ((Avi )T vj )vj = 0. We limit the number of iterations to kmax and return the solution. H is nonsingular since A is. The upper Hessenberg structure can be exploited to make the solution of the least squares problems very eﬃcient [167]. By hypothesis Avi ∈ Ki and hence AKi ⊂ Ki . the k +1×k matrix Hk whose entries are hij is upper Hessenberg.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. 0)T ∈ Ri we have ri 2 2 = b − Axi 2 = r0 − A(xi − x0 ) 2 .. Since r0 = βVi e1 and Vi is an orthogonal matrix ri 2 = Vi (βe1 − Hy) 2 = βe1 − Hy Ri+1 . where · Rk+1 denotes the Euclidean norm in Rk+1 . .html. We have. ≤ b 2. rk 2 = Vk+1 (βe1 − Hk y k ) 2 = βe1 − Hk y k Rk+1 . . Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. for some y k ∈ Rk . i. Since xi − x0 ∈ Ki there is y ∈ Ri such that xi − x0 = Vi y. using the orthogonality of Vk+1 . .ecsecurehost.1. a vector x so that b − Ax 2 AVk = Vk+1 Hk .9) The goal of the iteration is to ﬁnd. hij = 0 if i > j + 1. for a given .4. 38 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS Lemma 3. the norm of rk can be found without explicitly forming xk and computing rk = b − Axk . Setting y = βH −1 e1 proves that ri = 0 by the minimization property.8) Hence. Hence xk = x0 + Vk y k .
0. .4. . . We replace Rk+1 . While ρ > b 2 and k < kmax do (a) k = k + 1 (b) for j = 1. [167]. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. . We discuss implementation of GMRES(m) later in this section. 0)T (f) e1 = ∈ Rk+1 Minimize βe1 − Hk y k Rk+1 over Rk to obtain y k .2. which depends on this orthogonality. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. ρ = r 2 . There are more eﬃcient ways to solve the least squares problem in step 2f. kmax.html. the backward division operator. when it works it can signiﬁcantly reduce the storage costs of the iteration. . If this happens. the result from the previous call. . (g) ρ = βe1 − Hk y k 3. call GMRES again with x0 = xk . b. A more serious problem with the implementation proposed in Algorithm gmresa is that the vectors vj may become nonorthogonal as a result of cancellation errors. .Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. call GMRES and explicitly test the residual b−Axk if k = m upon termination. [197].k = vk+1 k j=1 hjk vj 2 2 (e) vk+1 = vk+1 / vk+1 (1. Note that xk is only computed upon termination and is not needed within the iteration. However. One way to implement this is to set kmax to the maximum number m of vectors that one can store. and the simple oneline MATLAB approach can be eﬃcient for such problems. GMRES ITERATION 39 Algorithm 3.com/SIAM/FR16. . . A partial remedy is to replace the classical Gram–Schmidt orthogonalization in Algorithm gmresa with modiﬁed Gram–Schmidt orthogonalization. This restarted version of the algorithm is called GMRES(m) in [167]. A. and we use the method of [167] in the collection of MATLAB codes. k = 0 2. at a cost of O(k 3 ) ﬂoatingpoint operations. xk = x0 + Vk y k . There is no general convergence theorem for the restarted algorithm and restarting will slow the convergence down. This means that in order to perform k GMRES iterations one must store k vectors of length N .ecsecurehost. . v1 = r/ r 2 . It is an important property of GMRES that the basis for the Krylov space must be stored as the iteration progress. gmresa(x. Step 2f can be done with a single MATLAB command.9). For very large problems this becomes prohibitive and the iteration is restarted when the available room for basis vectors is exhausted. which is often the case for large problems. (3. r = b − Ax. k hjk = (Avk )T vj (c) vk+1 = Avk − (d) hk+1. Algorithm gmresa can be implemented very straightforwardly in MATLAB. will not hold and the residual and approximate solution could be inaccurate. β = ρ. If the norm of the residual is larger than . The savings are slight if k is small relative to N . ρ) 1.
we see that xk need only be computed after termination as the least squares residual ρ can be used to approximate the norm of the residual (they are identical in exact arithmetic). For modiﬁed Gram–Schmidt 1. ρ = r 2 .0436e − 07 1.3. However.3565e − 16 T Here vi vj − δij  ≤ 10−8 for all i. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. We illustrate this point with a simple example from [128].4. This implementation solves the upper Hessenberg least squares problem using the MATLAB backward division operator.0436e − 07 −1.004. b.0000e − 07 1. Second.com/SIAM/FR16. The outline of our implementation is Algorithm gmresb. While ρ > b 2 and k < kmax do (a) k = k + 1 Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. k = 0 2. The versions we implement in the collection of MATLAB codes use modiﬁed Gram–Schmidt. . there is an opportunity to compensate for a loss of orthogonality in the basis vectors for the Krylov space.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.0000e + 00 4. First.0000e − 07 1. . and is not particularly eﬃcient. V = 1. v1 = r/ r 2 .0000e + 00 1.9905e − 01 .ecsecurehost. [160]. ρ) 1. . .0456e − 14 1. k T vk+1 = vk+1 − (vk+1 vj )vj .0436e − 07 9. j.0000e + 00 1.3568e − 02 T The columns of VU are not orthogonal at all. the modiﬁed form is much more likely in practice to maintain orthogonality of the basis. While modiﬁed Gram–Schmidt and classical Gram–Schmidt are equivalent in inﬁnite precision. Let δ = 10−7 and deﬁne 1 1 1 A = δ δ 0 .0000e − 07 −1. 40 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS the loop in step 2c of Algorithm gmresa with vk+1 = Avk for j = 1.0000e + 00 . this version is very simple and illustrates some important ideas.html. V = 1. doing the computations in MATLAB.0456e − 14 1. One can take a second pass through the modiﬁed Gram–Schmidt process and restore lost orthogonality [147]. kmax.9715e − 08 −9. gmresb(x. In fact v2 v3 ≈ −. δ 0 δ We orthogonalize the columns of A with classical Gram–Schmidt to obtain 1. r = b − Ax. A. .0000e + 00 4. Algorithm 3. We present a better implementation in Algorithm gmres.0000e − 07 −1. β = ρ.
xk = x0 + Vk y k . . k T i.k = vk+1 2 2 • vk+1 = vk+1 / vk+1 Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. . . GMRES ITERATION 41 (b) vk+1 = Avk for j = 1. . . The modiﬁed Gram–Schmidt process with reorthogonalization looks like • vk+1 = Avk for j = 1. hjk = vk+1 vj ii. . . . . k T hjk = vk+1 vj vk+1 = vk+1 − hjk vj • hk+1. One can test for loss of orthogonality [22].html. .com/SIAM/FR16. . These more complex implementations are necessary if A is ill conditioned or many iterations will be taken. .k = vk+1 2 Rk+1 . . 0. . For example.k = vk+1 2 • If loss of orthogonality is detected For j = 1. one can augment the modiﬁed Gram–Schmidt process • vk+1 = Avk for j = 1. vk+1 = vk+1 − hjk vj (c) hk+1. . This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. One can reorthogonalize in every iteration or only if a test [147] detects a loss of orthogonality. k T htmp = vk+1 vj hjk = hjk + htmp vk+1 = vk+1 − htmp vj • hk+1. [147].k = vk+1 2 2 (d) vk+1 = vk+1 / vk+1 (1. . and reorthogonalize if needed or use a more stable means to create the matrix V [195]. one can still lose orthogonality in the columns of V . 0)T (e) e1 = ∈ Rk+1 Minimize βe1 − Hk y k Rk+1 to obtain y k ∈ Rk .ecsecurehost. Even if modiﬁed Gram–Schmidt orthogonalization is used. (f) ρ = βe1 − Hk y k 3. . There is nothing to be gained by reorthogonalizing more than once [147]. k T hjk = vk+1 vj vk+1 = vk+1 − hjk vj • hk+1.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. • vk+1 = vk+1 / vk+1 2 with a second pass (reorthogonalization). . .
0011 0 . This is an appealing algorithm.10) Avk 2 + δ vk+1 2 = Avk 2 to working precision. by QR factorization or the MATLAB backward division operator. because of its simplicity. More eﬃcient and equally eﬀective approaches are based on other ideas. A variation on a method from [147] is used in [22]. 1)T . When k is not too large and the cost of matrixvector products is high. The idea is that if the new vector is very small relative to Avk then information may have been lost and a second pass through the modiﬁed Gram–Schmidt process is needed. and (3. say.com/SIAM/FR16.10) (MGMPO). We employ this test in the MATLAB code gmres with δ = 10−3 . especially when implemented in an environment like MATLAB. a bruteforce solution to the least squares problem using the MATLAB backward division operator is not terribly ineﬃcient. In Table 3. This doubles the cost of the computation of V and is usually unnecessary. 1. and reorthogonalization in every iteration (MGMFO). reorthogonalization based on the test (3. 0. The kth GMRES iteration requires a matrixvector product. The method based on (3. in step 2e of gmresb is O(k3 ) ﬂoatingpoint operations.1 we tabulate relative residuals as a function of the iteration counter for classical Gram–Schmidt without reorthogonalization (CGM). the bruteforce method can be very costly. 42 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS One approach to reorthogonalization is to reorthogonalize in every step.ecsecurehost. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. For large k. To illustrate the eﬀects of loss of orthogonality and those of reorthogonalization we apply GMRES to the diagonal system Ax = b where b = (1. modiﬁed Gram–Schmidt without reorthogonalization (MGM). This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. x0 = (0. however. We provide an implementation of Algorithm gmresb in the collection of MATLAB codes. the reorthogonalization strategy based on (3. .11) . Hence the total cost of the m GMRES iterations is m matrixvector products and O(m4 + m2 N ) ﬂoatingpoint operations.001 0 0 . While classical Gram–Schmidt fails. we ﬁnd in the MATLAB environment that a solution to full precision requires more than three iterations unless reorthogonalization is applied after every iteration.html. k scalar products.10) is almost as eﬀective as the much more expensive approach of reorthogonalizing in every step.10) is the default in the MATLAB code gmresa. The k scalar products require O(kN ) ﬂoatingpoint operations and the cost of a solution of the Hessenberg least squares problem.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. A= 0 0 0 104 While in inﬁnite precision arithmetic only three iterations are needed to solve the system exactly. Reorthogonalization is done after the Gram–Schmidt loop and before vk+1 is normalized if (3. and the solution of the Hessenberg least squares problem in step 2e. 0)T .
Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.00e+00 8.1 Eﬀects of reorthogonalization. GMRES ITERATION Table 3.69e05 4.88e02 6.88e02 6. The O(k 2 ) cost of the triangular solve and the O(kN ) cost of the construction of xk are incurred after termination. A 2 × 2 Givens rotation is a matrix of the form c −s s c (3.70e08 3.00e+00 8. Householder reﬂections [195].87e05 3. implementations using Givens rotations [167]. which makes an angle of −θ with the xaxis through an angle θ so that it overlaps the xaxis.88e02 6.53e05 2. [22]. G c −s = 1 0 .35e05 3. −s).16e01 3.00e05 2.88e02 6. An N × N Givens rotation replaces a 2 × 2 block on the diagonal of the Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.html.42e08 5. .com/SIAM/FR16.42e08 3. The orthogonal matrix G rotates the vector (c.5.74e05 3. The implementation in Algorithm gmres and in the MATLAB code collection is from [167]. π].34e34 3.04e18 MGMPO 1. or a shifted Arnoldi process [197] are much more eﬃcient than the bruteforce approach in Algorithm gmresb. 43 k 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 CGM 1.ecsecurehost.12) G= .04e24 MGMFO 1. s = sin(θ) for θ ∈ [−π.00e+00 8.16e01 3.37e05 MGM 1.16e01 3.16e01 3. This implementation maintains the QR factorization of Hk in a clever way so that the cost for a single GMRES iteration is O(N k) ﬂoatingpoint operations. Implementation: Givens rotations If k is large.74e05 2.00e+00 8. where c = cos(θ).
. A straightforward application of these ideas to Algorithm gmres would solve the least squares problem by computing the product of k Givens rotations Q. . s) is an N × N givens rotation of the form (3.. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. . . 0 1 0 0 . . and noting that βe1 − Hk y k Rk+1 = Q(βe1 − Hk y k ) Rk+1 = g − Rk y k Rk+1 .. . Givens rotations are used to annihilate single nonzero elements of matrices in reduction to triangular form [89]. 0 .. we can now apply G2 (c2 . This method is also used in the QR algorithm for computing eigenvalues [89]. . We deﬁne G1 = G1 (c1 ..com/SIAM/FR16. where Rk is the k + 1 × k triangular factor of the QR factorization of Hk .Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. changes h11 and the subsequent columns).13) 0 . They are of particular value in reducing Hessenberg matrices to triangular form and thereby solving Hessenberg least squares problems such as the ones that arise in GMRES.15) c2 = h22 / h2 + h2 and s2 = −h32 / h2 + h2 .. of course.. . G1 we see that QH = R is upper triangular.. 22 32 22 32 and annihilate h32 . Continuing in this way and setting Q = GN .html.ecsecurehost. setting g = βQe1 . ..14) c1 = h11 / h2 + h2 and s1 = −h21 / h2 + h2 . (3. Our notation is that Gj (c. [184].13) with a 2 × 2 Givens rotation in rows and columns j and j + 1. s2 ) to H. . c −s . . s c 1 0 . Note that G2 does not aﬀect the ﬁrst column of H. 0 . 0 . then the ﬁrst column of H now has only a single nonzero element h11 . 44 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS N × N identity matrix with a 2 × 2 Givens rotation. . Similarly. s1 ) by (3. . 11 21 11 21 If we replace H by G1 H. We reduce H to triangular form by ﬁrst multiplying the matrix by a Givens rotation that annihilates h21 (and. . where (3. . 1 . Let H be an N × M (N ≥ M ) upper Hessenberg matrix with rank M . Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. G= . This reduction can be accomplished in O(N ) ﬂoatingpoint operations and hence is far more eﬃcient than a solution by a singular value decomposition or a reduction based on Householder transformations...
Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. we can incrementally perform the QR factorization of H as the GMRES iteration progresses [167].10) to test for loss of orthogonality. Solve the upper triangular system Ry k = w. G1 (c1 . . note that if Rk = Qk Hk and.k = 0 iv. . j ≤ k. k = 0. To see this. then computing the Givens rotation Gk+1 that annihilates the (k + 2)nd element of Qk hk+2 .Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. β = ρ.com/SIAM/FR16.k /ν hk. (e) vk+1 = vk+1 / vk+1 (f) ii.5. however. sk )g. 3. GMRES ITERATION 45 In the context of GMRES iteration.j = hi. 4. We overwrite the upper triangular part of Hk with the triangular part of the QR factorization of Hk in the MATLAB code. vk+1 = vk+1 − hjk vj (c) hk+1. sk ) . Algorithm 3.k /ν. Set ri. .k − sk hk+1. . ρ) 1. . hk+1. r = b − Ax.k . A. kmax. g = ρ(1. . we add the new column hk+2 to Hk . hjk = vk+1 vj ii. 0. 0)T ∈ Rkmax+1 2.j for 1 ≤ i.k k+1.k = vk+1 2 (d) Test for loss of orthogonality and reorthogonalize if necessary. b. The MATLAB implementation of Algorithm gmres uses (3. . ν = 2 i. g = Gk (ck . . iii. sj ) in turn to obtain Qk x = Gk (ck . .k = ck hk. after orthogonalization.html. we can update both Qk and Rk by ﬁrst multiplying hk+2 by Qk (that is applying the ﬁrst k Givens rotations to hk+2 ). gmres(x. While ρ > b 2 and k < kmax do (a) k = k + 1 (b) vk+1 = Avk for j = 1. s1 )x. v1 = r/ r 2 .ecsecurehost. sk = −hk+1.k . . . xk = x0 + Vk y k . If k > 1 apply Qk−1 to the kth column of H. (g) ρ = (g)k+1 . and ﬁnally setting Qk+1 = Gk+1 Qk and forming Rk+1 by augmenting Rk with Gk+1 Qk hk+2 .1. h2 + h2 k. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. Set (w)i = (g)i for 1 ≤ i ≤ k. ρ = r 2 . ck = hk. k T i. The MATLAB implementation of Algorithm gmres stores Qk by storing the sequences {cj } and {sj } and then computing the action of Qk on a vector x ∈ Rk+1 by applying Gj (cj .
but.2. and converge in N iterations for all nonsingular A. All the methods we present in this section require two matrixvector products for each iteration. . Consistently with our implementation of GMRES. as we have seen. and {vk }m . but can still be quite useful. kmax. these methods can also be implemented in a manner that incorporates Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. be based on some kind of minimization principle or conjugacy. GMRES. and CGNE.html. ρ) 1. Aside from the parameter m. In § 3. as with CG. m. Restarting can seriously degrade performance. An ideal method would. x. CGNR. . This implementation does not test for success and may. k = m 3.com/SIAM/FR16. However. [74]. and only terminate if an acceptable approximate solution has been found. You are asked to repair this in exercise 7. GMRES needs only matrixvector products and uses A alone.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. a basis for Kk must be stored to compute xk .8 we give an example of how this squaring of the condition number can lead to failure of the iteration. gmresm(x. Algorithm 3. b. While ρ > b 2 and k < kmax do (a) gmres(x. like CG. the arguments to Algorithm gmresm are the same as those for Algorithm gmres. have modest storage requirements that do not depend on the number of iterations needed for convergence. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.5. share the properties that they are easy to implement.ecsecurehost. k=1 3. fail to terminate. b.6. ρ) (b) k = k + m The storage costs of m iterations of gmres or of gmresm are the m + 2 vectors b. 46 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS We close with an example of an implementation of GMRES(m) . therefore. we take the view that preconditioners will be applied externally to the iteration. A. Hence. CGNR and CGNE have the disadvantages that a transposevector product must be computed for each iteration and that the coeﬃcient matrix AT A or AAT has condition number the square of that of the original matrix. However. For large and illconditioned problems. m. can be analyzed by a common residual polynomial approach. m. methods based on shortterm recurrences such as CG that also satisfy minimization or conjugacy conditions cannot be constructed for general matrices. gmres(x. only need matrixvector products. A. ρ) 2. Other methods for nonsymmetric systems The methods for nonsymmetric linear systems that receive most attention in this book. . the storage requirements increase as the iteration progresses. The methods we describe in this section fall short of the ideal. We discuss only a small subset of these methods and refer the reader to [12] and [78] for pointers to more of the literature on this subject. b. . A. it may be impossible to store enough basis vectors and the iteration may have to be restarted.
ρ0 = 1. The earliest such method BiCG (Biconjugate gradient) [122]. however. BiCG. A is not spd. A. GMRES ITERATION 47 the preconditioner and uses the residual for the original system to control termination. If either ρk−1 = 0 or p ˆ place. This algorithmic description is explained and ˆ motivated in more detail in [122]. If. the kth residual must satisfy the biorthogonality condition (3. . AT r0 .html. While there are approaches Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. does not enforce a minimization principle. 3.1. bicg(x. instead. r0 is a usersupplied vector and is ˆ ˆ often set to r0 . i. Using the notation of Chapter 2 and [191] we give an implementation of BiCG making the choice r0 = r0 . Do While r 2 > b 2 and k < kmax (a) k = k + 1 (b) ρk = rT r. [78]. the algorithm can become unstable or produce inaccurate results.16) where T rk w = 0 for all w ∈ Kk . This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. . Even if these quantities are nonzero but very small. there is no guarantee that ρk in step 2b or pT Ap. p = r + β p ˆ ˆ ˆ (d) v = Ap (e) α = ρk /(ˆT v) p (f) x = x + αp (g) r = r − αv. Algorithm 3. We do not recommend use of BiCG and present this algorithm only as a basis for discussion of some of the properties of this class of algorithms. r = r. p = p = 0. (AT )k−1 r0 ) r ˆ ˆ is the Krylov space for AT and the vector r0 . k = 0 ˆ 2.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. .1. will not ˆ T Ap = 0 we say that a breakdown has taken vanish. [76]. {ˆk } such that biorthogonality r p holds. . Kk = span(ˆ0 . and [191]. . e.ecsecurehost. b.2) for CG [89].6.16) is equivalent to the minimization principle (2. {ˆk } and search directions {pk }. rk rl = 0 if k = l and the search directions {pk } and {ˆk } satisfy ˆT p the biconjugacy property pT Apl = 0 if k = l. [76]. r = b − Ax. ˆk In the symmetric positive deﬁnite case (3. .6. r = r − αAT p ˆ ˆ ˆ Note that if A = AT is spd. BiCG produces the same iterations as CG (but computes everything except x twice).com/SIAM/FR16. The algorithm gets its name because it produces sequences of residuals {rk }. the denominator in step 2e. kmax) ˆ 1. β = ρk /ρk−1 ˆ (c) p = r + βp.
The possibility of breakdown is small and certainly should not eliminate the algorithms discussed below from consideration if there is not enough storage for GMRES to perform well. ¯ ˆ ¯ r Hence. However. 48 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS [80]. CGS.ecsecurehost.com/SIAM/FR16. to avoid some breakdowns in many variations of BiCG. A transposevector product is needed. such as GMRES. but that the cost of the GMRES iteration increases (in terms of ﬂoatingpoint operations) as the iteration progresses. . reminding us that GMRES.6. This explains the name. [81]. where pk is the same polynomial produced by BiCG and used in ¯ (3.17) rk = pk (A)r0 and rk = pk (AT )ˆ0 . This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. One should also keep in mind that a single BiCG iteration requires two matrixvector products and a GMRES iterate only one.17). the eﬀort in computing r ˆ at each iteration is wasted in that r makes no contribution to x. Note that there is pk ∈ Pk such that both ¯ (3. [78]. Conjugate Gradient Squared.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. [148]. All of the methods we present in this section can break down and should be implemented with that possibility in mind.17) implies that the scalar product rT r in BiCG (step 2b of ˆ Algorithm bicg) can be represented without using AT as T rk rk = (¯k (A)r0 )T (¯k (AT )ˆ0 ) = (¯k (A)2 r0 )T r0 . will always reduce the residual more rapidly than BiCG (in terms of iterations. one can restart the BiCG iteration or pass the computation to another algorithm. Once breakdown has occurred. The algorithm takes advantage of the fact that (3.html. 3.2. A remedy for one of the problems with BiCG is the Conjugate Gradient Squared (CGS) algorithm [180]. by the minimization property for GMRES GM rk RES 2 Bi−CG ≤ rk 2. but not necessarily in terms of computational work). ˆ BiCG sometimes performs extremely well and the remaining algorithms in this section represent attempts to capture this good performance and damp the erratic behavior when it occurs. which at the least will require additional programming and may not be possible at all. [79]. if suﬃcient storage is available. The performance of the algorithm can be erratic or even unstable with residuals increasing by several orders of magnitude from one iteration to the next. Breakdowns aside. there are other problems with BiCG. Moreover. there are no methods that both limit storage and completely eliminate the possibility of breakdown [74].18) ¯ is produced. ˆ p p r p ˆ The other references to AT can be eliminated in a similar fashion and an iteration satisfying rk = pk (A)2 r0 (3. We can compare the bestcase performance of BiCG with that of GMRES.
r0 = r0 ˆ 3. kmax) 1. In our description of CGS we will index the vectors and scalars that would be overwritten in an implementation so that we can describe some of the ideas in TFQMR later on.com/SIAM/FR16.4. v0 = Ap0 .20) ¯ ¯ pk (z) = pk−1 (z) − αk−1 z qk−1 (z) ¯ ¯ where the auxiliary polynomials qk ∈ Pk are given by q0 = 1 and for k ≥ 1 by ¯ (3.2.21) ¯ ¯ qk (z) = pk (z) + βk qk−1 (z). . BiCGSTAB is the most eﬀective representative of this class of algorithms. We present an algorithmic description of CGS that we will refer to in our discussion of TFQMR in § 3.18) then ¯ (3. If the algorithm does not break down. Since p2 ∈ P2k we have ¯k (3.html. p0 = u0 = r0 = b − Ax 2.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. x0 = x. .6. This may.ecsecurehost. b. One can show [180]. [191]. of course. that if pk is the residual polynomial from (3. Do While r 2 > b 2 and k < kmax (a) k = k + 1 ˆT (b) σk−1 = r0 vk−1 (c) αk−1 = ρk−1 /σk−1 (d) qk = uk−1 − αk−1 vk−1 (e) xk = xk−1 + αk−1 (uk−1 + qk ) rk = rk−1 − αk−1 A(uk−1 + qk ) (f) ρk = r0 rk . then αk−1 = 0 for all k. [77]. Algorithm 3. change the convergence properties for the worse and either improve good convergence or magnify erratic behavior [134]. βk = ρk /ρk−1 ˆT uk = rk + βk qk pk = uk + βk (qk + βk pk−1 ) vk = Apk Breakdowns take place when either ρk−1 or σk−1 vanish. GMRES ITERATION 49 The work used in BiCG to compute r is now used to update x.6. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. This description is taken from [77]. cgs(x. k = 0 ˆT 4.19) GM r2k RES 2 CGS ≤ rk 2.17) and (3. CGS has the same potential for breakdown as BiCG. ¯ We provide no MATLAB implementation of BiCG or CGS. A. ρ0 = r0 r0 . CGS ˆ replaces the transposevector product with an additional matrixvector product and applies the square of the BiCG polynomial to r0 to produce rk .
p. Algorithm 3. letting s overwrite r when needed. which is described and motivated fully in [191]. The performance in cases where the spectrum has a signiﬁcant imaginary part can be improved by constructing qk to have complex conjugate pairs of roots. BiCGSTAB can have a much lower average cost per iterate than GMRES. We provide an implementation of Algorithm bicgstab in the collection of MATLAB codes.ecsecurehost.18) with rk = qk (A)pk (A)r0 (3. bicgstab(x. The Biconjugate gradient stabilized method (BiCGSTAB) [191] attempts to smooth the convergence of CGS by replacing (3.8. (3. kmax) ˆ ˆT 1. which can be thought of [12] as a blend of BiCG and GMRES(1).6. ρ0 = α = ω = 1. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.22) where qk (z) = k i=1 (1 − ωi z). In our description of the implementation. b. v = p = 0. BiCGSTAB. r0 = r = r. We will present such a case in § 3. A.html. One must store seven vectors (x. . ρk+1 = −ωˆ0 t 2 (h) x = x + αp + ωs (i) r = s − ωt Note that the iteration can break down in steps 2b and 2e. r = b − Ax. r0 . we use r0 = r0 ˆ and follow the notation of [191]. The reason for this is that the cost of orthogonalization in GMRES can be much more than that of a matrixvector product if the dimension of the Krylov space is large. r. The examples in [191] indicate the eﬀectiveness of this approach. In a situation where many GMRES iterations are needed and matrixvector product is fast. The constant ωi is selected to minimize ri = qi (A)pi (A)r0 as a function of ωi . t = As rT (g) ω = tT s/ t 2 . b. t). There is no convergence theory for BiCGSTAB and no estimate of the residuals that is better than that for CGS.6.3. v.com/SIAM/FR16. Do While r 2 > b 2 and k < kmax (a) k = k + 1 (b) β = (ρk /ρk−1 )(α/ω) (c) p = r + β(p − ωv) (d) v = Ap rT (e) α = ρk /(ˆ0 v) (f) s = r − αv. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. [98]. ρ1 = r0 r ˆ 2. k = 0. A single iteration reˆ quires four scalar products.19).Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. The cost in storage and in ﬂoatingpoint operations per iteration remains bounded for the entire iteration.3. 50 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS 3. .
All algorithms in this family minimize the norm of an easily computable quantity q = f − Hz. 0 −1 −1 0 diag(α0 . . . [81]. 0 .26) rm = r0 − AYm z = Wm+1 (e1 − Bm z). . TFQMR. if m = 2k is even.. a quasiresidual over z ∈ RN . Hence. Now we consider the quasiminimal residual (QMR) family of algorithms [80].4. The quasiresidual is related to the true residual by a fullrank linear transformation r = Lq and reduction of the residual can be approximately measured by reduction in q. . . .. The speciﬁc formulation of q and L depends on the algorithm. therefore.23) where the denominator is nonzero by assumption.25) for some z ∈ Rm .24) where Ym is the N × m matrix with columns {yj }m . to illustrate the quasiminimization idea. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. −1 . Therefore. . . and Bm is the (m + 1) × m matrix given by j=1 −1 Bm = 0 . (3.23) in matrix form as AYm = Wm+1 Bm .. (¯k (A))2 r0 p p (A)¯ ¯k pk−1 (A)r0 q Here the sequences {¯k } and {¯k } are given by (3. . (3. [202]. . We express (3. Returning to Algorithm cgs we deﬁne sequences ym = and wm = uk−1 q k if m = 2k − 1 is odd. . the p CGS residual satisﬁes CGS rk = w2k+1 . (3. . . 0 .com/SIAM/FR16. .ecsecurehost. We assume that CGS does not break down and. α0 ..20) and (3. . If we let r be the nearest integer less than or equal to a real r we have Aym = (wm − wm+1 )/α (m−1)/2 .6. We will focus on the transposefree algorithm TFQMR proposed in [77].Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. .21). α (m−1)/2 ) . Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. . αk = 0 for all k ≥ 0. if m = 2k is even.html. GMRES ITERATION 51 3. . [37]. if m = 2k − 1 is odd. [77]. . 1 Our assumptions that no breakdown takes place imply that Km is the span of {yj }m and hence j=1 xm = x0 + Ym z (3. 1 0 1 . Wm+1 the N × (m + 1) j=1 matrix with columns {wj }m+1 . .
ecsecurehost. As one can see from that description. therefore. We can.28) rm = r0 − AYm z = Wm+1 Ω−1 (fm+1 − Hm z) m+1 Ω = diag(ω1 . The diagonal entries in the matrix Ωm+1 are called weights. also use the quasiminimization condition to estimate the TFQMR residual in terms of residual polynomials. . 0)T ∈ Rm .27) and rewrite (3. each k produces two approximate solutions (corresponding to m = 2k − 1 and m = 2k). .29) minimizez∈Rm fm+1 − Hm z 2 . 52 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS where.31) rm 2 2 then the columns of Wm+1 Ω−1 have m+1 2 = Wm+1 Ω−1 (fm+1 − Hm z) m+1 √ ≤ τm m + 1. . approximate residuals are not computed in Algorithm tfqmr. Then if ξm > 0 m+1 (3. If Wm+1 Ω−1 were an orthogonal matrix. . Instead we have the quasiresidual norm τm = fm+1 − Hm zm 2 . One can [80]. The solution to the least squares problem (3.29) can be done by using Givens rotations to update the factorization of the upper Hessenberg matrix Hm [77] and this is reﬂected in the implementation description below.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.29) (thereby quasiminimizing the residual) to obtain zm and then set (3. and we do this in Algorithm tfqmr.32) GM τm ≤ rm RES 2 /ξm . Let ξm be the smallest singular value of Wm+1 Ω−1 . we could minimize rm by solving m+1 the least squares problem (3. Note that if k corresponds to the iteration counter for CGS. In a sense. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. ωm ) where fm+1 = Ωm+1 e1 = ωm+1 e1 and Hm = Ωm+1 Bm is bidiagonal and hence upper Hessenberg.26) as (3. Assume that the TFQMR iteration does not break down or terminate with GM the exact solution for k iterations and let 1 ≤ m ≤ 2k. The quasiminimization idea is to solve (3.1. Now if we pick the weights ωi = wi norm one. The weights make it possible to derive straightforward estimates of the residual in terms of easily computed terms in the iteration. as in our discussion of GMRES. . This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. base our termination criterion on τm . the conditioning of the matrix Wm+1 can be improved by scaling.30) xm = x0 + Ym zm . Let rm RES be the residual for the mth GMRES iteration. Let A be an N × N matrix and let x0 . Hence (3. [78]. e1 = (1. ω2 . Let (3. Theorem 3. .com/SIAM/FR16.html. . b ∈ RN be given.6. . . 0.
η = 0 2. .1. Let A = V ΛV −1 be a nonsingular diagonalizable matrix.ecsecurehost. Hence. As a corollary we have a ﬁnite termination result and a convergence estimate for diagonalizable matrices similar to Theorem 3. tfqmr(x.4. ii. GMRES ITERATION 53 Proof.3 to (3.2. u2 = Ay2 (c) For i. Theorem 3. rm r0 2 2 ≤ √ −1 m + 1ξm κ(V ) max φ(z) z∈σ(A) for all φ ∈ Pm . A. Then. Corollary 3. iv. kmax) 1. by the quasiminimization property GM rm RES 2 ≥ ξm τm as desired.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. v. τ = r 2 . Do While k < kmax (a) k = k + 1 T (b) σk−1 = r0 v. We may write GM GM rm RES = r0 + Ym zm RES and obtain GM rm RES 2 GM = Wm+1 Ω−1 (fm+1 −Hm zm RES ) m+1 2 GM ≥ ξm fm+1 −Hm zm RES 2. α = ρk−1 /σk−1 .com/SIAM/FR16.1. For 1 ≤ m ≤ 2k let ξm be the smallest singular value of Wm+1 Ω−1 m+1 and let xm be given by (3.3. u1 = v = Ay1 .1. We apply Theorem 3. θ = 0. η = c2 αk−1 x = x + ηd √ If τ m + 1 ≤ b 2 terminate successfully T (d) ρk = r0 w. β = ρk /ρk−1 Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. The implementation below follows [77] with r0 = r0 used throughout. y2 = y1 − αk−1 v. iii. Let A be an N × N matrix and let x0 .6. . Assume that TFQMR does not break down or terminate with the solution for k iterations. c = 1/ 1 + θ2 τ = τ θc.6. k = 0. b ∈ RN be given.32) and use (3. if ξm > 0.html. vi. 2 (m = 2k − 2 + j) w = w − αk−1 uj d = yj + (θ2 η/αk−1 )d √ θ = w 2 /τ . d = 0 T ρ0 = r0 r0 . b.30).31) to obtain the following result. Then within (N + 1)/2 iterations the TFQMR iteration will either break down or terminate with the solution. j = 1. ˆ Algorithm 3.6. w1 = y1 = r0 = b − Ax. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.
html. As a preconditioner we use the fast Poisson solver fish2d described in § 2. y) = 1. a2 (x. We do not pass the preconditioner to the GMRES code. For the computations reported in this section we took a1 (x. u1 = Ay1 (f) v = u1 + β(u2 + βv) Note that y2 and u2 = Ay2 need only be computed if the loop in step 2c does not terminate when j = 1. In all the GMRES examples. y) + uyy (x. are the initial iterate x0 . For general coeﬃcients {aj } the operator L is not selfadjoint and its discretization is not symmetric. and [139]. y) + a3 (x.ecsecurehost. We let n = 31 to create a system with 961 unknowns. For methods like GMRES(m). The inputs. y) = 1. y) = f (x. 54 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS (e) y1 = w + βy2 . Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. . CGNR. y) on 0 < x. [34]. y < 1.8 × 10−4 b 2 . we limit the number of GMRES iterations to 60. [121]. The unknowns are uij ≈ u(xi . we expect secondorder accuracy and terminate the iteration when rk 2 ≤ h2 b 2 ≈ 9. 1) = u(0. y)) + a1 (x. whose storage requirements do not increase with the number of iterations. y) +a2 (x. the righthand side vector b. y) = −(uxx (x. The motivation for this choice is similar to that for the conjugate gradient computations and has been partially explained theoretically in [33]. we allow for more iterations.7. 0) = u(x. BiCGSTAB. rather we pass the preconditioned problem. described in the comment lines. a MATLAB function for the matrixvector product. y) = 20y.33) (Lu)(x. As in § 2. the preconditioned system is GLu = Gf . We take advantage of this in the MATLAB code tfqmr to potentially reduce the matrixvector product cost by one. y < 1 subject to homogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions u(x. y)ux (x.com/SIAM/FR16. We consider the discretization of the partial diﬀerential equation (3. y)u(x.7. If we let Gu denote the action of the Poisson solver on u.7. Examples for GMRES iteration These examples use the code gmres from the collection of MATLAB codes. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. and a3 (x. 3. We compute Lu in a matrixfree manner as we did in § 2. and TFQMR. y) = u(1. xj ) where xi = ih for 1 ≤ i ≤ n. 0 < x. y)uy (x.7 we discretize with a ﬁvepoint centered difference scheme with n2 points and mesh width h = 1/(n + 1).Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. and iteration parameters to specify the maximum number of iterations and the termination criterion. y) = 0. As before.
6 million ﬂoating point operations. To apply CGNR to the preconditioned problem.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. The execution times in our environment indicate that the preconditioned iterations are even faster than the diﬀerence in operation counts indicates.3 shows. we require the transpose of GL. and TFQMR iteration When a transpose is available.5 ). 3. a single CGNR iteration costs roughly the same as two GMRES iterations. in the case where the cost of the matrixvector product dominates the computation. In this case the MATLAB flops command indicates that the unpreconditioned iteration terminated after 223 iterations and 9. . The reason for this is that the FFT routine is a MATLAB intrinsic and is not interpreted MATLAB code. However. 3. Hence. The cost of the application of the transpose of L or GL is the same as that of the application of L or GL itself. The dashed line corresponds to Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. However. For the restarted iteration.4. which is given by (GL)∗ u = L∗ G∗ u = L∗ Gu. Note that the plots are semilog plots of r 2 / b 2 and that the righthand sides in the preconditioned and unpreconditioned cases are not the same. this eﬀect has serious consequences as Fig. GMRES ITERATION 55 u0 = 0 was the initial iterate. even in the unpreconditioned case. For elliptic problems like (3. the transpose (adjoint) of L is given by L∗ u = −uxx − uyy − a1 ux − a2 uy + a3 u as one can derive by integration by parts. The MATLAB flops command indicates that the unpreconditioned iteration required 7. Note the importance of preconditioning. In Figs. BiCGSTAB. CGNR (or CGNE) is an alternative to GMRES that does not require storage of the iteration history. GMRES(3) in the terminology of § 3. Restarting after 3 iterations is more costly in terms of the iteration count than not restarting.7 we took the right hand side so that the exact solution was the discretization of 10xy(1 − x)(1 − y) exp(x4.html.8. 3. The preconditioned iteration required 1. In both ﬁgures the solid line is the history of the preconditioned iteration and the dashed line that of the unpreconditioned.ecsecurehost. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.7 million ﬂoating point operations and the preconditioned iteration required 13 iterations and 2. In other computing environments preconditioners which vectorize or parallelize particularly well might perform in the same way. we restarted the algorithm after three iterations. Examples for CGNR.1 and 3.33).3 million ﬂoating point operations and terminated after 8 iterations.6 million ﬂoating point operations and converged in 56 iterations.2 we plot iteration histories corresponding to preconditioned or unpreconditioned GMRES. CGNR has the eﬀect of squaring the condition number. As in § 2.com/SIAM/FR16. the restarted iteration terminated successfully.
converging in eight iterations. GMRES for 2D elliptic equation. The MATLAB flops command indicates that the unpreconditioned iteration required 13.7 million ﬂoatingpoint operations Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. CGNR on the unpreconditioned problem. The matrix corresponding to the discretization of L∗ L has a large condition number. This is a result of squaring the large condition number.1. We limited the number of iterations to 310 = 10m and the unpreconditioned formulation of CGNR had made very little progress after 310 iterations. The preconditioned formulation did quite well...2. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. The solid line corresponds to the CGNR applied to the preconditioned problem.e. 10 0 10 Relative Residual 1 10 2 10 3 10 4 0 50 100 Iterations 150 200 250 Fig. CG applied to L∗ Lu = L∗ f . 3. 3. i.html. . CG applied to L∗ G2 Lu = L∗ G2 f . GMRES(3) for 2D elliptic equation.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.ecsecurehost.e.com/SIAM/FR16. i. 56 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS 0 10 10 Relative Residual 1 10 2 10 3 10 4 0 10 20 30 Iterations 40 50 60 Fig.
31). The preconditioned iteration terminated in six iterations (12 matrixvector products) and required roughly 1. possibly. since our unpreconditioned matrixvector product is so inexpensive. GMRES ITERATION 57 and the preconditioned iteration 2. We plot only full iterations (m = 2k) except.7 million ﬂoatingpoint operations. CGNR for 2D elliptic equation.33) with the same data and termination criterion as for the GMRES example. 10 0 10 Relative Residual 1 10 2 10 3 10 4 0 50 100 150 200 Iterations 250 300 350 Fig.5 we plot the convergence histories in terms of the approximate residual 2k + 1τ2k given by (3. In Fig. We see a considerable improvement in cost over CGNR and. The unpreconditioned iteration took 40 iterations and 2. with the unpreconditioned iteration being very irregular. and the graphs are monotonic. but not varying by many orders of magnitude as a CGS or BiCG iteration might.4. the behavior of even the preconditioned iteration can also be poor if the coeﬃcients of the ﬁrst derivative terms are too large. .9. a better cost/iterate than GMRES in the unpreconditioned case.html.com/SIAM/FR16. The approximate residual is given in terms of the quasiresidual norm τm rather than the true residual. as you are asked to investigate in Exercise 3.√3. As in the previous examples.3. We plot the iteration histories in Fig. CGNE has similar performance. We repeat the experiment with TFQMR as our linear solver. see Exercise 3. Our Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. 3. We use the code tfqmr that is included in our collection.4 million.9.9.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. This code has the same input/output arguments as gmres. Neither convergence history is monotonic. for the ﬁnal iterate. the solid line corresponds to the preconditioned iteration and the dashed line to the unpreconditioned iteration.ecsecurehost. 3.8. We applied BiCGSTAB to both the preconditioned and unpreconditioned forms of (3. However. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. The examples for BiCGSTAB use the code bicgstab from the collection of MATLAB codes.2 million ﬂoatingpoint operations.
The preconditioned iteration was much more eﬃcient. This led to actual relative residuals of 7 × 10−5 for the unpreconditioned iteration and 2 × 10−4 for the preconditioned iteration.5. TFQMR for 2D elliptic equation.31) to make termination decisions. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.4. 10 0 10 Relative Approximate Residual 1 10 2 10 3 10 4 10 5 0 10 20 30 40 Iterations 50 60 70 Fig.4.ecsecurehost.9 million ﬂoatingpoint operations and 7 iterations.com/SIAM/FR16. indicating that it is reasonable to use the quasiresidual estimate (3. termination criterion is based on the quasiresidual and (3.6.1 million ﬂoatingpoint operations and 67 iterations for termination. The plateaus in the graph of the convergence history for the Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. .Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.31) as described in √ § 3. 3.html. taking 1. BiCGSTAB for 2D elliptic equation. stopping the iteration when τm m + 1/ b 2 ≤ h−2 . The unpreconditioned iteration required roughly 4. 58 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS 1 10 10 0 Relative Residual 10 1 10 2 10 3 10 4 0 5 10 15 20 Iterations 25 30 35 40 Fig. 3.
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Prove Theorem 3. How do other methods such as CGNR. One way to do this is to call the gmres code with another code which has an outer loop to control the restarting as in Algorithm gmresm. Modify the MATLAB GMRES code to allow for restarts.10) detects loss of orthogonality.9. u(0) = u(1) = 0.9. .4.9.com/SIAM/FR16. Give an example of a matrix that is not diagonalizable.7. Prove that the Arnoldi process (unless it terminates prematurely with a solution) produces a basis for Kk+1 that satisﬁes (3. Try this for meshes with 50.9.9. BiCGSTAB. . How would you test for failure in a restarted algorithm? What kinds of failures can occur? Repeat Exercise 6 with a limit of three GMRES iterations before a restart.html. precondition with a solver for the highorder term in the diﬀerential equation using the correct boundary conditions. Let A = Jλ be an elementary Jordan block of size N corresponding to an eigenvalue λ = 0. 3. and TFQMR perform? 3.1. .3. Duplicate Table 3.5. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. See [167] for another example.1 and add two more columns corresponding to classical Gram–Schmidt orthogonalization with reorthogonalization at every step and determine when the test in (3. 1 λ 0 λ . 0 1 . and λ ∈ R such that the GMRES residuals satisfy rk 2 = r0 2 for all k < N . Consider the centered diﬀerence discretization of −u + u + u = 1.9. 200. points. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. 0 1 Give an example of x0 . Solve this problem with GMRES (without preconditioning) and then apply as a preconditioner the map M deﬁned by −(M f ) = f. CGNE. . 100. How does the performance of the iteration depend on the mesh? Try other preconditioners such as Gauss–Seidel and Jacobi. This means that Jλ = λ 0 1 λ . (M f )(0) = (M f )(1) = 0. 3. 0 0 .1. That is. How do your conclusions compare with those in [160]? 3.8).4 and Theorem 3. . . b ∈ RN . .2.9. Exercises on GMRES 3. 3.1. 60 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS 3.. 3.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.ecsecurehost. .9.6. λ 0 ....5.
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Basic Concepts and FixedPoint Iteration
This part of the book is about numerical methods for the solution of systems of nonlinear equations. Throughout this part, we will let · denote a norm on RN as well as the induced matrix norm. We begin by setting the notation. We seek to solve (4.1) F (x) = 0. Here F : RN → RN . We denote the ith component of F by fi . If the components of F are diﬀerentiable at x ∈ RN we deﬁne the Jacobian matrix F (x) by ∂fi F (x)ij = (x). ∂xj The Jacobian matrix is the vector analog of the derivative. We may express the fundamental theorem of calculus as follows. Theorem 4.0.1. Let F be diﬀerentiable in an open set Ω ⊂ RN and let ∗ ∈ Ω. Then for all x ∈ Ω suﬃciently near x∗ x F (x) − F (x∗ ) = 4.1. Types of convergence Iterative methods can be classiﬁed by the rate of convergence. Definition 4.1.1. Let {xn } ⊂ RN and x∗ ∈ RN . Then • xn → x∗ qquadratically if xn → x∗ and there is K > 0 such that xn+1 − x∗ ≤ K xn − x∗ 2 . • xn → x∗ qsuperlinearly with qorder α > 1 if xn → x∗ and there is K > 0 such that xn+1 − x∗ ≤ K xn − x∗ α . • xn → x∗ qsuperlinearly if
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• xn → x∗ qlinearly with qfactor σ ∈ (0, 1) if xn+1 − x∗ ≤ σ xn − x∗ for n suﬃciently large. Definition 4.1.2. An iterative method for computing x∗ is said to be locally (qquadratically, qsuperlinearly, qlinearly, etc.) convergent if the iterates converge to x∗ (qquadratically, qsuperlinearly, qlinearly, etc.) given that the initial data for the iteration is suﬃciently good. Note that a qsuperlinearly convergent sequence is also qlinearly convergent with qfactor σ for any σ > 0. A qquadratically convergent sequence is qsuperlinearly convergent with qorder 2. In general, a qsuperlinearly convergent method is preferable to a qlinearly convergent one if the cost of a single iterate is the same for both methods. We will see that often a method that is more slowly convergent, in terms of the convergence types deﬁned above, can have a cost/iterate so low that the slow iteration is more eﬃcient. Sometimes errors are introduced into the iteration that are independent of the errors in the approximate solution. An example of this would be a problem in which the nonlinear function F is the output of another algorithm that provides error control, such as adjustment of the mesh size in an approximation of a diﬀerential equation. One might only compute F to low accuracy in the initial phases of the iteration to compute a solution and tighten the accuracy as the iteration progresses. The rtype convergence classiﬁcation enables us to describe that idea. Definition 4.1.3. Let {xn } ⊂ RN and x∗ ∈ RN . Then {xn } converges to x∗ r(quadratically, superlinearly, linearly) if there is a sequence {ξn } ⊂ R converging q(quadratically, superlinearly, linearly) to zero such that xn − x∗ ≤ ξn . We say that {xn } converges rsuperlinearly with rorder α > 1 if ξn → 0 qsuperlinearly with qorder α. 4.2. Fixedpoint iteration Many nonlinear equations are naturally formulated as ﬁxedpoint problems (4.2) x = K(x) where K, the ﬁxedpoint map, may be nonlinear. A solution x∗ of (4.2) is called a ﬁxed point of the map K. Such problems are nonlinear analogs of the linear ﬁxedpoint problems considered in Chapter 1. In this section we analyze convergence of ﬁxedpoint iteration, which is given by (4.3) xn+1 = K(xn ).
This iterative method is also called nonlinear Richardson iteration, Picard iteration, or the method of successive substitution.
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Let Ω be a closed subset of RN and let K be a contraction mapping on Ω with Lipschitz constant γ < 1 such that K(x) ∈ Ω for all x ∈ Ω. Hence lim xn+k − xn = 0 n. ≤ γ i x1 − x0 .k→∞ and therefore the sequence {xn } is a Cauchy sequence and has a limit x∗ [162]. . The sequence {xn } remains bounded since for all i ≥ 1 xi+1 − xi = K(xi ) − K(xi−1 ) ≤ γ xi − xi−1 . k ≥ 0.2. and therefore xn − x0 = ≤ n−1 i=0 xi+1 n−1 i=0 − xi n−1 i i=0 γ xi+1 − xi ≤ x1 − x0 ≤ x1 − x0 /(1 − γ). Definition 4.com/SIAM/FR16.1. The standard result for ﬁxedpoint iteration is the Contraction Mapping Theorem [9].2. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. K : Ω → RN is a contraction mapping on Ω if K is Lipschitz continuous on Ω with Lipschitz constant γ < 1.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.ecsecurehost. x∗ ∈ Ω. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. Let x0 ∈ Ω. Then there is a unique ﬁxed point of K. Let Ω ⊂ RN and let G : Ω → RM .2. Proof. Definition 4. FIXEDPOINT ITERATION 67 Before discussing convergence of ﬁxedpoint iteration we make two deﬁnitions. Let Ω ⊂ RN .2. Compare the proof to that of Lemma 1. .3) converges qlinearly to x∗ with qfactor γ for all initial iterates x0 ∈ Ω. and the iteration deﬁned by (4. Now. then x∗ − y ∗ = K(x∗ ) − K(y ∗ ) ≤ γ x∗ − y ∗ . Theorem 4.html. If K has two ﬁxed points x∗ and y ∗ in Ω. xn+k − xn = K(xn+k−1 ) − K(xn−1 ) ≤ γ xn+k−1 − xn−1 ≤ γ K(xn+k−2 ) − K(xn−2 ) ≤ γ 2 xn+k−2 − xn−2 ≤ .1. G is Lipschitz continuous on Ω with Lipschitz constant γ if G(x) − G(y) ≤ γ x − y for all x. ≤ γ n xk − x0 ≤ γ n x1 − x0 /(1 − γ).2. .2. for all n. y ∈ Ω. . Note that {xn } ⊂ Ω because x0 ∈ Ω and K(x) ∈ Ω whenever x ∈ Ω. .1.1 and Corollary 1.
1.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.1.4) y n+1 − y n = hf (y n+1 ). Finally we note that xn+1 − x∗ = K(xn ) − K(x∗ ) ≤ γ xn − x∗ .4) y k denotes the approximation of y(t0 + kh). which completes the proof. Assumption 4. From this we conclude that for h suﬃciently small we can integrate forward in time and that the time step h can be chosen independently of y.html. (4. i. One simple application of this theorem is to numerical integration of ordinary diﬀerential equations by implicit methods.3. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. Advancing in time from y n to y n+1 requires solution of the ﬁxedpoint problem y = K(y) = y n + hf (y). consider the initial value problem y = f (y).ecsecurehost. Hence the ﬁxed point is unique. Nonlinear variations of the classical stationary iterative methods such as Gauss–Seidel have also been used. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. 4. 68 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS Since γ < 1 this can only hold if x∗ − y ∗ = 0. x∗ = y ∗ . and the methods based on Newton’s method which we present in the subsequent chapters are used much more often [83]. y. For simplicity we assume that f is bounded and Lipschitz continuous. In (4. This time step may well be too small to be practical. 2. y K(x) − K(y) = hf (x) − f (y) ≤ hM x − y. we may apply the contraction mapping theorem with Ω = R since for all x. This type of analysis was used by Picard to prove existence of solutions of initial value problems [152]. e.3.1 has a solution x∗ . If hM < 1. y(t0 ) = y0 and its solution by the backward Euler method with time step h.com/SIAM/FR16. say f (y) ≤ M and f (x) − f (y) ≤ M x − y for all x. For example. see [145] for a more complete discussion of these algorithms. The standard assumptions We will make the standard assumptions on F . . Equation 4. F : Ω → RN ×N is Lipschitz continuous with Lipschitz constant γ.
We let B(r) denote the ball of radius r about x∗ B(r) = {x  e < r}.3. However the classical result on quadratic convergence of Newton’s method requires them and we make them throughout. we note that if x ∈ B(δ) then x∗ + te ∈ B(δ) for all 0 ≤ t ≤ 1.5) (4.7). FIXEDPOINT ITERATION 69 3.html.8) I − F (x∗ )−1 F (x) = F (x∗ )−1 (F (x∗ ) − F (x)) ≤ γ F (x∗ )−1 e ≤ γδ F (x∗ )−1 < 1/2. These assumptions can be weakened [108] without sacriﬁcing convergence of the methods we consider here. F (x∗ ) is nonsingular.1 is an important consequence of the standard assumptions. This will follow from δ< since then (4. en = xn − x∗ is the error in that iterate.7.com/SIAM/FR16. Exercise 5. where e = x − x∗ . Then there is δ > 0 so that for all x ∈ B(δ) (4.1.7) F (x∗ )−1 F (x) ≤ 2 F (x∗ ) . This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. We use (4. If xn is the nth iterate of a sequence. Lemma 4. Lemma 4.3. Let δ be small enough so that B(δ) ⊂ Ω. Proof.6) and (4.6) is a direct consequence of the Banach Lemma if I − F (x∗ )−1 F (x) < 1/2. For all x ∈ B(δ) we have F (x) ≤ F (x∗ ) + γ e . F (x)−1 ≤ 2 F (x∗ )−1 .5) and Theorem 4. F (x∗ )−1 2γ −1 To prove the ﬁnal inequality (4. Hence (4. . we will always denote a root of F by x∗ . −1 e /2 ≤ F (x) ≤ 2 F (x∗ ) e .0.1 to obtain F (x) ≤ 1 0 F (x∗ + te) e dt ≤ 2 F (x∗ ) e Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. Assume that the standard assumptions hold. The next result (4.ecsecurehost.5) holds if γδ < F (x∗ ) .1 illustrates one way to weaken the standard assumptions. The notation introduced above will be used consistently. Throughout this part.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.
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In this language.html.1) We may also view x+ as the root of the twoterm Taylor expansion or linear model of F about xc Mc (x) = F (xc ) + F (xc )(x − xc ). Then there are K > 0 and δ > 0 such that if xc ∈ B(δ) the Newton iterate from xc given by (5. [156]. Let δ be small enough so that the conclusions of Lemma 4. The convergence result on Newton’s method follows from Lemma 4.1) satisﬁes e+ ≤ K ec 2 . [13]. Then there is δ such that if x0 ∈ B(δ) the Newton iteration xn+1 = xn − F (xn )−1 F (xn ) converges qquadratically to x∗ . This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. The proof of convergence of the complete Newton iteration will be complete if we reduce δ if needed so that Kδ < 1.2.1. By Theorem 4.1. Let the standard assumptions hold. [137]. (5. This completes the proof of (5. Newton’s method is x+ = xc − F (xc )−1 F (xc ). 71 Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. . By Lemma 4. Theorem 5. Local convergence of Newton’s method We will describe iterative methods for nonlinear equations in terms of the transition from a current iterate xc to a new iterate x+ .2) with K = γ F (x∗ )−1 .1 hold.1.3.2) Proof.1. Let the standard assumptions hold. In the context of single systems this method appeared in the 17th century [140]. Theorem 5.1 and the Lipschitz continuity of F e+ ≤ (2 F (x∗ )−1 )γ ec 2 /2.1. Chapter 5 Newton’s Method 5.com/SIAM/FR16.3.1 e+ = ec − F (xc )−1 F (xc ) = F (xc )−1 1 0 (F (xc ) − F (x∗ + tec ))ec dt. (5.ecsecurehost.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.0.3.
We raised this issue in the context of linear equations in Chapter 1 when we compared (1. (5. when the initial iterate is far from the root and methods such as those discussed in Chapter 8 are needed. There are. Then for all x ∈ B(δ) e F (x) 4κ(F (x∗ )) e ≤ ≤ . where the initial iterate is an interpolation of a solution from a coarser computational mesh [99].3. Therefore if xn ∈ B(δ) we may continue the iteration. Assume that the standard assumptions hold. [105]. then if F (x∗ ) is well conditioned.1. .1. 5. if there is error in the evaluation of F or the initial iterate is near a root.3) en+1 ≤ K en 2 ≤ η en < en and hence xn+1 ∈ B(ηδ) ⊂ B(δ). This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. Lemma 5. a termination decision based on the relative residual may be made too late in the iteration or. a nonlinear form of Lemma 1.1.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. 72 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS Proof. Then if n ≥ 0 and xn ∈ B(δ).3. as a direct consequence of applying Lemma 4.ecsecurehost.2) and (1.1. local convergence results like those in this and the following two chapters describe the terminal phase of the iteration. In the nonlinear case.1 hold. and solution of discretizations of partial diﬀerential equations. [126].1 we conclude that if F (x∗ ) is well conditioned. many situations in which the initial iterate is very near the root.1 implies that (5.1 hold for x ∈ B(δ).3. Since x0 ∈ B(δ) by assumption. however. ∗ )) 4 e0 κ(F (x F (x0 ) e0 where κ(F (x∗ )) = F (x∗ ) F (x∗ )−1 is the condition number of F (x∗ ) relative to the norm · . Let δ > 0 be small enough so that the conclusions of Lemma 4.html.1. [83]. In all Buy this book from SIAM at http://www.3) then implies that xn → x∗ qquadratically. [16]. The assumption that the initial iterate be “suﬃciently near” the solution (x0 ∈ B(δ)) may seem artiﬁcial at ﬁrst look. where δ is small enough so that the conclusions of Lemma 4.com/SIAM/FR16.2. Termination of the iteration We can base our termination decision on Lemma 4. Moreover. Theorem 5.2. Let δ be small enough so that the conclusions of Theorem 5.3.2. However. We have. Two examples are implicit integration of ordinary diﬀerential equations and diﬀerential algebraic equations. as we will see in the next section. the entire sequence {xn } ⊂ B(δ). Reduce δ if needed so that Kδ = η < 1.1.1 twice. where the initial iterate is derived from the solution at the previous time step. the size of the relative nonlinear residual is a good indicator of the size of the error. If x ∈ B(δ). From Lemma 5. there is no “righthand side” to use as a scaling factor and we must balance the relative and absolute size of the nonlinear residuals in some other way.4).1 hold. the iteration may not terminate at all. we may terminate the iteration when the relative nonlinear residual F (x) / F (x0 ) is small.
in order to estimate ec this way.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. If one decides to continue.4) the decision to stop the iteration can be made before computation and factorization of F (xc ). However. where the relative error tolerance τr and absolute error tolerance τa are input to the algorithm. . make use of this in the special case of the chord method.3. then termination on small steps becomes more attractive. the issues for sparse Jacobians when direct methods are used to solve linear systems are very similar. and terminate the iteration when s is suﬃciently small. In order to compute the Newton iterate x+ from a current point xc one must ﬁrst evaluate F (xc ) and decide whether to terminate the iteration. and [151]. However. [23]. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. the Jacobian F (xc ) must be computed and factored.html. If computation and factorization of the Jacobian are inexpensive. the relation between the step and the error is less clear.ecsecurehost. [23]. whereas by terminating on small relative residuals or on a condition like (5. then e+ ≤ σ ec implies that (1 − σ) ec ≤ s ≤ (1 + σ) ec . NEWTON’S METHOD 73 of our MATLAB codes and algorithms for nonlinear equations our termination criterion is to stop the iteration if (5. If the iteration is qlinearly convergent. Implementation of Newton’s method In this section we assume that direct methods will be used to solve the linear equation for the Newton step.4) F (x) ≤ τr F (x0 ) + τa . one must do most of the work needed to compute x+ . This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. Our examples and discussions of operation counts make the implicit assumption that the Jacobian is dense.1. say. Another way to decide whether to terminate is to look at the Newton step s = −F (xc )−1 F (xc ) = x+ − xc . In Chapter 6 we consider algorithms in which iterative methods are used to solve the equation for the Newton step. [151]. This criterion is based on Theorem 5. [21]. 5. Combinations of relative and absolute error tolerances are commonly used in numerical methods for ordinary diﬀerential equations or diﬀerential algebraic equations [16]. Hence. which implies that ec = s + O( ec 2 ). near the solution s and ec are essentially the same size.com/SIAM/FR16.1. For methods other than Newton’s method. Hence the step is a reliable indicator of the error provided σ is not too near 1. The diﬀerential equations codes discussed in [16]. [21].
Algorithm 5. . τa ) ∈ R2 . The inputs are the same as for Newton’s method. See Exercise 5.7.21 for an example. (c) Solve LU s = −F (x) (d) x = x + s (e) Evaluate F (x).Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. For deﬁniteness in the description of Algorithm newton we use an LU factorization of F . r0 = F (x) 2. Factorization of F in the dense case costs O(N 3 ) ﬂoatingpoint operations. F. The inputs of the algorithm are the initial iterate x. Evaluation of F by ﬁnite diﬀerences should be expected to cost N times the cost of an evaluation of F because each column in F requires an evaluation of F to form the diﬀerence approximation. One approach to reducing the cost of items 2a and item 2b in the Newton iteration is to move them outside of the main loop.3. newton(x. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.html. there may be little alternative to diﬀerence Jacobians. Algorithm 5. F. automatic diﬀerentiation (see [94] for a collection of articles on this topic) may provide such an alternative. This method is called the chord method. In many cases F can be computed more eﬃciently. 74 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS Then the step is computed as the solution of F (xc )s = −F (xc ) and the iterate is updated x+ = xc + s. Do while F (x) > τr r0 + τa (a) Compute F (x) (b) Factor F (x) = LU . chord(x. Of these steps. Hence the cost of a Newton step may be roughly estimated as N + 1 evaluations of F and O(N 3 ) ﬂoatingpoint operations. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. and directly than with diﬀerences and the analysis above for the cost of a Newton iterate is very pessimistic. Compute F (x) 3. x+ = xc − F (x0 )−1 F (xc ).ecsecurehost. For general nonlinearities or general purpose codes such as the MATLAB code nsol from the collection. τ ) 1. τ ) 1.3. the nonlinear map F .2.1. In the future. accurately. and a vector of termination tolerances τ = (τr . Factor F (x) = LU . This means that the linear approximation of F (x) = 0 that is solved at each iteration has derivative determined by the initial iterate. the evaluation and factorization of F are the most costly.com/SIAM/FR16. r0 = F (x) 2. Any other appropriate factorization such as QR or Cholesky could be used as well.
5) ¯ e+ ≤ K( ec 2 + ∆(xc ) ec + (xc ) ). Theorem 5.1 imply (5. is entirely due to ﬂoatingpoint roundoﬀ. Do while F (x) > τr r0 + τa (a) Solve LU s = −F (x) (b) x = x + s (c) Evaluate F (x). Proof. If.1.1 and Theorem 5. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. there is no reason to expect that F (xn ) will ever be smaller than in general. the resulting iteration can return a result that is an O( ) accurate approximation to x∗ . If ∆ is suﬃciently small. This is diﬀerent from convergence and was called “local improvement” in [65]. 5. Let δ be small enough so that the conclusions of Lemma 4. .4.1 and Theorem 5. + (F (xc ) + ∆(xc ))−1 Buy this book from SIAM at http://www.1 hold.6) e+ ≤ K ec 2 + 2 F (xc )−1 − (F (xc ) + ∆(xc ))−1 ) F (x∗ ) ec (xc ) .ecsecurehost.1. We will refer to this phase of the iteration in which the nonlinear residual is no longer being reduced as stagnation of the iteration. The only diﬀerence in implementation from Newton’s method is that the computation and factorization of the Jacobian are done before the iteration is begun. We continue in the next section with an analysis of the eﬀects of errors in the function and Jacobian in a general context and then consider the chord method and diﬀerence approximation to F as applications. and δ1 > 0 such that if xc ∈ B(δ) and ∆(xc ) < δ1 then x+ = xc − (F (xc ) + ∆(xc ))−1 (F (xc ) + (xc )) is deﬁned (i. Let the standard assumptions hold.html. + Lemma 4.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. F (xc ) + ∆(xc ) is nonsingular) and satisﬁes (5. δ > 0. Then there are ¯ K > 0. Similar diﬀerences arise if F (xc ) is numerically approximated by diﬀerences. The diﬀerence in the iteration itself is that an approximation to F (xc ) is used.e.3. Let xN = xc − F (xc )−1 F (xc ) + and note that x+ = xN + (F (xc )−1 − (F (xc ) + ∆(xc ))−1 )F (xc ) − (F (xc ) + ∆(xc ))−1 (xc ). These issues are discussed in [201] as well.1..3.4. NEWTON’S METHOD 75 4.com/SIAM/FR16. Errors in the function and derivative Suppose that F and F are computed inaccurately so that F + and F + ∆ are used instead of F and F in the iteration. for example.
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∆(xc ) ≤ F (x∗ )−1 ∆(xc ) ≤ F (xc )−1
−1
/4
then Lemma 4.3.1 implies that
−1
/2
and the Banach Lemma implies that F (xc ) + ∆(xc ) is nonsingular and (F (xc ) + ∆(xc ))−1 ≤ 2 F (xc )−1 ≤ 4 F (x∗ )−1 . Hence F (xc )−1 − (F (xc ) + ∆(xc ))−1 ≤ 8 F (x∗ )−1 We use these estimates and (5.6) to obtain e+ ≤ K ec Setting
2 2
∆(xc ) .
+ 16 F (x∗ )−1
2
F (x∗ ) ∆(xc ) ec + 4 F (x∗ )−1
2
(xc ) .
¯ K = K + 16 F (x∗ )−1
F (x∗ ) + 4 F (x∗ )−1
completes the proof. The remainder of this section is devoted to applications of Theorem 5.4.1. 5.4.1. The chord method. Recall that the chord method is given by
x+ = xc − F (x0 )−1 F (xc ). In the language of Theorem 5.4.1 (xc ) = 0, ∆(xc ) = F (x0 ) − F (xc ). Hence, if xc , x0 ∈ B(δ) ⊂ Ω (5.7) ∆(xc ) ≤ γ x0 − xc ≤ γ( e0 + ec ).
We apply Theorem 5.4.1 to obtain the following result. Theorem 5.4.2. Let the standard assumptions hold. Then there are KC > 0 and δ > 0 such that if x0 ∈ B(δ) the chord iterates converge qlinearly to x∗ and (5.8) en+1 ≤ KC e0 en . Proof. Let δ be small enough so that B(δ) ⊂ Ω and the conclusions of Theorem 5.4.1 hold. Assume that xn ∈ B(δ). Combining (5.7) and (5.5) implies ¯ ¯ en+1 ≤ K( en (1 + γ) + γ e0 ) en ≤ K(1 + 2γ)δ en . Hence if δ is small enough so that ¯ K(1 + 2γ)δ = η < 1
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then the chord iterates converge qlinearly to x∗ . Qlinear convergence implies ¯ that en < e0 and hence (5.8) holds with KC = K(1 + 2γ). Another variation of the chord method is x+ = xc − A−1 F (xc ), where A ≈ F (x∗ ). Methods of this type may be viewed as preconditioned nonlinear Richardson iteration. Since ∆(xc ) = A − F (xc ) ≤ A − F (x∗ ) + F (x∗ ) − F (xc ) , if xc ∈ B(δ) ⊂ Ω then ∆(xc ) ≤ A − F (x∗ ) + γ ec ≤ A − F (x∗ ) + γδ. Theorem 5.4.3. Let the standard assumptions hold. Then there are KA > 0, δ > 0, and δ1 > 0, such that if x0 ∈ B(δ) and A − F (x∗ ) < δ1 then the iteration xn+1 = xn − A−1 F (xn ) converges qlinearly to x∗ and (5.9) en+1 ≤ KA ( e0 + A − F (x∗ ) ) en .
5.4.2. Approximate inversion of F . Another way to implement chordtype methods is to provide an approximate inverse of F . Here we replace F (x)−1 by B(x), where the action of B on a vector is less expensive to compute than a solution using the LU factorization. Rather than express the iteration in terms of B −1 (x) − F (x) and using Theorem 5.4.3 one can proceed directly from the deﬁnition of approximate inverse. Note that if B is constant (independent of x) then the iteration x+ = xc − BF (xc ) can be viewed as a preconditioned nonlinear Richardson iteration. We have the following result. Theorem 5.4.4. Let the standard assumptions hold. Then there are KB > 0, δ > 0, and δ1 > 0, such that if x0 ∈ B(δ) and the matrixvalued function B(x) satisﬁes (5.10) I − B(x)F (x∗ ) = ρ(x) < δ1
for all x ∈ B(δ) then the iteration xn+1 = xn − B(xn )F (xn ) converges qlinearly to x∗ and (5.11) en+1 ≤ KB (ρ(xn ) + en ) en .
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Proof. On one hand, this theorem could be regarded as a corollary of the Banach Lemma and Theorem 5.4.1. We give a direct proof. First, by (5.10) we have (5.12) B(x) = B(x)F (x∗ )F (x∗ )−1 ≤ B(x)F (x∗ ) F (x∗ )−1 ≤ MB = (1 + δ1 ) F (x∗ )−1 .
Using (5.12) and e+ = ec − B(xc )F (xc ) =
1 0
(I − B(xc )F (x∗ + tec ))ec dt
1 0
= (I − B(xc )F (x∗ ))ec + B(xc ) we have
(F (x∗ ) − F (x∗ + tec ))ec dt
e+ ≤ ρ(xc ) ec + MB γ ec 2 /2.
This completes the proof with KB = 1 + MB γ/2. 5.4.3. The Shamanskii method. Alternation of a Newton step with a sequence of chord steps leads to a class of highorder methods, that is, methods that converge qsuperlinearly with qorder larger than 2. We follow [18] and name this method for Shamanskii [174], who considered the ﬁnite diﬀerence Jacobian formulation of the method from the point of view of eﬃciency. The method itself was analyzed in [190]. Other highorder methods, especially for problems in one dimension, are described in [190] and [146]. We can describe the transition from xc to x+ by y1 (5.13) = xc − F (xc )−1 F (xc ),
yj+1 = yj − F (xc )−1 F (yj ) for 1 ≤ j ≤ m − 1, x+ = ym .
Note that m = 1 is Newton’s method and m = ∞ is the chord method with {yj } playing the role of the chord iterates. Algorithmically a second loop surrounds the factor/solve step. The inputs for the Shamanskii method are the same as for Newton’s method or the chord method except for the addition of the parameter m. Note that we can overwrite xc with the sequence of yj ’s. Note that we apply the termination test after computation of each yj . Algorithm 5.4.1. sham(x, F, τ, m) 1. r0 = F (x) 2. Do while F (x) > τr r0 + τa
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This means. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. In the special case where (x) is a result of ﬂoatingpoint roundoﬀ in full precision (¯ ≈ 10−15 ). that very small diﬀerence steps h can lead to inaccurate results.4. If this is not the case. for instance. Because of this we must carefully specify what we mean by a diﬀerence approximation to the Jacobian. the analysis here indicates that h ≈ 10−7 is a reasonable choice. h F (x)w − √ The quantity inside the Oterm is minimized when h = ¯. Then F (x + hw) + (x + hw) − F (x) − (x) = O(h + ¯/h).2.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.4. Exploitation of special structure could reduce this cost.4. Hence the evaluation of a full ﬁnite diﬀerence Jacobian would cost N function evaluations. This can become very important if part of F is computed from measured data. 80 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS Assume that (x) ≤ ¯. If F (x) has already been computed. The choice h ≈ 10−15 in this case can lead to disaster (try it!). Here we have made the implicit assumption that x and w are of roughly the same size. h should be scaled to reﬂect that. Deﬁnition 5. The choice h = ¯1/2 x / w reﬂects all the discussion above. Let F be deﬁned in a neighborhood of x ∈ RN and let Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. The reason for this is that the derivative has been approximated. the cost of a forward diﬀerence approximation of F (x)w is an additional evaluation of F (at the point x+hw). The forward diﬀerence approximation to the directional derivative is not a linear operator in w. A more important consequence of this analysis is that the choice of step size in a forward diﬀerence approximation to the action of the Jacobian on a vector must take into account the error in the evaluation of F . Definition 5. one for each column of the Jacobian.1 below speciﬁes the usual choice.ecsecurehost.com/SIAM/FR16. Let F be deﬁned in a neighborhood of x ∈ RN . Definition 5. (∇h F )(x) is the N × N matrix whose jth column is given by F (x + h x ej ) − F (x) h x F (he ) − F (x) j x=0 x=0 (∇h F )(x)j = h We make a similar deﬁnition of the diﬀerence approximation of the directional derivative. and so linearity has been lost.1. .html.
while en >> ¯. one should expect the sequence { en } to stagnate and cease to decrease once√ en ≈ ¯. w. and (x) ≤ ¯ for all x ∈ B(δ). h ≤ h. F (x + h x w/ w ) − F (x) . Theorem 5. NEWTON’S METHOD 81 w ∈ RN . ¯.4. w = 0.html. Theorem 5.ecsecurehost. [42]. When en ≤ ¯. ¯.4.4. Therefore in the early phases of the iteration. then ∇h (F + )(x) is nonsingular for all x ∈ B(δ) and there is MF > 0 such that F (x) − ∇h (F + )(x) ≤ MF (h + ¯/h). We have (5. Then there are δ. Let the standard assumptions hold.6.1. Hence.6 says that en+1 = O(¯). Note that Theorem 5.6 does not imply that an iteration will converge to Even if is entirely due to ﬂoatingpoint roundoﬀ. A diﬀerence approximation to a full Jacobian does not use any special structure of the Jacobian and will probably be less eﬃcient than a hand coded analytic Jacobian. w w The standard assumptions and the Banach Lemma imply the following result.4. h x = 0. Then there are positive δ. and there is M− > 0 such that √ hc > M− ¯ then satisﬁes e+ ≤ KD (¯ + ( ec + hc ) ec ). the progress of the iteration will be indistinguishable from Newton’s method as implemented with an exact √ Jacobian. h x F (hw/ w ) − F (x) .Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. x = 0.1 implies the following result.4. w = 0. x+ = xc − ∇hc (F + )(xc )−1 (F (xc ) + (xc )) Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. Let the standard assumptions hold. and KD such that if xc ∈ B(δ).15)Dh F (x : w) = 0. Theorem 5. (x) ≤ ¯ for all x ∈ B(δ). there is no guarantee that (xn ) → 0 as xn → x∗ . to evaluate ∇h F with far fewer than N evaluations of F . Hence one will see quadratic convergence until the error in F admits no further reduction. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. .1. If the sparsity pattern is such that F can be reduced to x∗ . If information on the sparsity pattern of the Jacobian is available it is sometimes possible [47].4.com/SIAM/FR16. h > ¯ 0 such that if x ∈ B(δ). If we assume that the forward diﬀerence step has been selected so that √ √ h = O( ¯). then ∆(x) = O( ¯) by Lemma 5. ¯ Lemma 5.
an = xn − xn−1 The resulting method is called the secant method and is due to Newton [140]. Theorem 5.4. We will prove that the secant method is locally qsuperlinearly convergent if the standard assumptions hold. If F (x∗ ) is ill conditioned or the Lipschitz constant of F is large. they should be used with caution. We have (xc ) = 0 and (5. We assume for the sake of simplicity that there are no errors in the evaluation of f .1.16) and the fundamental theorem of calculus ∆(xn ) = 1 0 (f (xn−1 + ts) − f (xn )) dt Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. [137]. is likely to be more accurate than ∇h F (x)w. The results in this section are for single equations f (x) = 0. Moreover.16) ∆(xc ) = f (xc ) − f (x− ) − f (xc ). where f is a realvalued function of one real variable. imply that f (x∗ ) = 0.7. 5. Proof. There is no reason to use a diﬀerence approximation to f for equations in a single variable because one can use previously computed data to approximate f (xn ) by f (xn ) − f (xn−1 ) . Let the standard assumptions hold with N = 1. Dh F (x : w) is not.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Let δ be small enough so that B(δ) ⊂ Ω and the conclusions of Theorem 5.e. x0 . . x−1 ∈ B(δ) and x0 = x−1 then the secant iterates converge qsuperlinearly to x∗ .4.ecsecurehost. (x) = 0. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. xc − x− We have the following theorem.com/SIAM/FR16. which uses the size of w.5.html. . xn ∈ B(δ). x0 and x−1 . The standard assumptions.1 hold.4. . Assume that x−1 . In order to start.4. Then there is δ > 0 such that if x0 . While we used full matrix approximations to numerical Jacobians in all the examples reported here. Otherwise xn = xn−1 . . the entire solution process can take advantage of this structure [59]. a linear function of w and it is usually the case that (∇h F (x))w = Dh F (x : w). . For problems in which the Lipschitz constant of F is large. Let xc be the current iterate and x− the previous iterate. the error in the diﬀerence approximation will be large. The secant method. we are done. If xn = x∗ for some ﬁnite n. If we set s = xn − xn−1 we have by (5. too. one needs two approximations to x∗ . The local convergence theory can be easily described by Theorem 5. the diﬀerence between them may be signiﬁcant and a diﬀerence approximation to a directional derivative. 82 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS a block triangular form. then. in general.. i.
F is diﬀerentiable at x0 . we give a simpliﬁed version of a Kantorovichlike result for the chord Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. [106]. r− = βγ We will let B0 be the closed ball of radius r− about x0 B0 = {x  x − x0 ≤ r− }.5.4.html.7. .1. This result is of use. which states that if the standard assumptions “almost” hold at a point x0 . F is Lipschitz continuous with Lipschitz constant γ in a ball of radius r ≥ r− about x0 where ¯ √ 1 − 1 − 2βηγ .com/SIAM/FR16. Assumption 5. F (x0 )−1 ≤ β. There are β. We do not prove the result in its full generality and refer to [106]. We require the following assumption. r. This completes the proof. 2. 5. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.1 implies (5.5. 2 and hence ∆(xn ) ≤ γxn−1 − xn /2 ≤ Applying Theorem 5. NEWTON’S METHOD 83 γ(en  + en−1 ) . and γ with βηγ ≤ 1/2 and x0 ∈ RN ¯ such that 1. in proving that discretizations of nonlinear diﬀerential and integral equations have solutions that are near to that of the continuous problem. [57]. and F (x0 )−1 F (x0 ) ≤ η.17) ¯ en+1  ≤ K((1 + γ/2)en 2 + γen en−1 /2). The Kantorovich Theorem In this section we present the result of Kantorovich [107]. for example. The secant method and the classical bisection (see Exercise 5. and [58] for a complete proof and for discussions of related results. η. then there is a root and the Newton iteration converges rquadratically to that root. [145]. Therefore en+1  ¯ ≤ K((1 + γ/2)en  + γen−1 /2) → 0 en  as n → ∞.8) method are the basis for the popular method of Brent [17] for the solution of single equations.ecsecurehost. ¯ K(1 + γ)δ = η < 1 If we reduce δ so that then xn → x∗ qlinearly. However.
5.com/SIAM/FR16. By the fundamental theorem of calculus and Assumption 5. and xn ∈ B0 for all n. Let Assumption 5.ecsecurehost. 84 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS method to show how existence of a solution can be derived from estimates on the function and Jacobian.18) βγη < 1/2.1.5. Unlike the chord method results in [106]. Theorem 5. Theorem 5. the chord iteration with x0 as the initial iterate converges to x∗ qlinearly with qfactor βγr− . [145]. and [57]. .1 we have for all x ∈ S F (x0 )−1 F (x) = F (x0 )−1 F (x0 ) +F (x0 )−1 (5. Then there is a unique root x∗ of F in B0 .5.19) 1 0 F (x0 + t(x − x0 ))(x − x0 ) dt = F (x0 )−1 F (x0 ) + x − x0 +F (x0 )−1 1 0 (F (x0 + t(x − x0 )) − F (x0 ))(x − x0 ) dt and φ(x) − x0 = −F (x0 )−1 F (x0 ) −F (x0 )−1 Hence. βγ about x0 .1 hold and let (5.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.5. Moreover x∗ is the unique root of F in the ball of radius √ 1 + 1 − 2βηγ ¯ min r. 2 φ(x) − x0 ≤ η + βγr− /2 = r− . We will show that the map φ(x) = x − F (x0 )−1 F (x) is a contraction on the set S = {x  x − x0 ≤ r− }.html.1 assumes a bit more than Assumption 5. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. Proof.1 but has a simple proof that uses only the contraction mapping theorem and the fundamental theorem of calculus and obtains qlinear convergence instead of rlinear convergence. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www.5. 1 0 (F (x0 + t(x − x0 )) − F (x0 ))(x − x0 ) dt.
1 and has a very diﬀerent proof. the Newton iteration with x0 as the initial iterate converges to x∗ .1 hold. Letting r = x − x0 we have by (5. Clearly x∗ is a root of F because it is a ﬁxed point of φ. . Hence we may assume that r > r− . This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. ≤ 2n βγ n Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. This completes the proof. We know that βγr− < 1 by our assumption that βηγ < 1/2. Theorem 5. Let Assumption 5. using the rquadratic estimates from [106]. We state the theorem in the standard way [145].com/SIAM/FR16. The Kantorovich theorem is more precise than Theorem 5. 1 0 Therefore.2. for all x. This proves the convergence result and the uniqueness of x∗ in B0 . x∗ is the unique root of F in the ball of radius √ 1 + 1 − 2βηγ ¯ min r. r+ ) r then F (x) = 0. then we are done by the uniqueness of x∗ in B0 . y ∈ S. To show that φ is a contraction on S and to prove the qlinear convergence we will show that φ(x) − φ(y) ≤ βγr− x − y for all x. Note that for all x ∈ B0 φ (x) = I − F (x0 )−1 F (x) = F (x0 )−1 (F (x0 ) − F (x)) and hence φ (x) ≤ βγ x − x0 ≤ βγr− < 1. We must show ¯ that if x is such that r− < x − x0 < min(¯.1) will imply that there is a unique ﬁxed point x∗ of φ in S and that xn → x∗ qlinearly with qfactor βγr− .5.ecsecurehost. To prove the remainder of the uniqueness assertion let √ 1 + 1 − 2βηγ r+ = βγ ¯ and note that r+ > r− because βηγ < 1/2.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. βγ about x0 and the errors satisfy (5.20) en (2βηγ)2 . If r = r− .5. the contraction mapping theorem (Theorem 4.2. If we do this. [106]. y ∈ B0 .19) F (x0 )−1 F (x) ≥ r − η − βγr2 /2 > 0 because r− < r < r+ .5. and xn ∈ B0 for all n. Then there is a unique root x∗ of F in B0 .html. [63]. φ(x) − φ(y) = φ (y + t(x − y))(x − y) dt ≤ βγr− x − y . NEWTON’S METHOD 85 and φ maps S into itself.
6. Algorithm 5. a threshold for the ratio of successive residuals is also input. If F (x+ ) / F (xc ) is below a given threshold. the reader is asked to create a sparse form of nsol.7. If F (x) ≤ τr r0 + τa exit. x = x + s iv. r+ = F (x) .20) implies that the convergence is rquadratic (see Exercise 5. is = is + 1 ii.ecsecurehost.1.25. The output of the MATLAB implementation of nsol is the solution. rc = r0 = F (x) 2. Examples for Newton’s method In the collection of MATLAB codes we provide an implementation nsol of Newton’s method. rc = r+ vi.7. Solve LU s = −F (x) iii. 5. . the Shamanskii method. The Jacobian is recomputed and factored if either the ratio of successive residuals exceeds the threshold 0 < ρ < 1 or the number of iterations without an update exceeds m. In Exercise 5. 86 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS If βηγ < 1/2 then (5. σ = 0 (d) Do While is < m and σ ≤ ρ i. This latter option decides if the Jacobian should be recomputed based on the ratio of successive residuals. Do while F (x) > τr r0 + τa (a) Compute ∇h F (x) ≈ F (x) (b) Factor ∇h F (x) = LU .html. σ = r+ /rc . While our examples have dense Jacobians. In the MATLAB code the iteration is terminated with an error condition if σ ≥ 1 at any point. the history of the iteration stored as the vector of l∞ norms of the nonlinear residuals. τ.com/SIAM/FR16. we compute and factor F (x+ ) for use in the subsequent chord steps. the ideas in the implementation of nsol also apply to situations in which the Jacobian is sparse and direct methods for solving the equation for the Newton step are necessary. ρ) 1. the chord method. Evaluate F (x) v. In addition to the inputs of Algorithm sham. m.16). F. say) and sparse matrix factorizations. One would still want to minimize the number of Jacobian computations (by the methods of [47] or [42]. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. however. and an error ﬂag. This indicates that the local convergence analysis in this Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. which is not easy. nsol uses diffjac to approximate the Jacobian by ∇h F with h = 10−7 . the Jacobian is not recomputed.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. (c) is = 0. nsol(x.6. If the ratio is too large. or a combination of all of them based on the reduction in the nonlinear residual.
nsol allows the user to specify a maximum number of iterations. The Chandrasekhar Hequation. [30]. nsol is based on the assumption that a diﬀerence Jacobian will be used. and the ratio Rn = F (xn ) ∞ / F (xn−1 ) ∞ Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. We computed all Jacobians with the MATLAB code diffjac. The resulting discrete problem is (5. Only one of these solutions has physical meaning.html.22) F (x)i = xi − 1 − c 2N µi xj µi + µj j=1 N −1 . Because H has a singularity at µ = 0. NEWTON’S METHOD 87 section is not applicable. where µi = (i − 1/2)/N for 1 ≤ i ≤ N . In Table 5.21 you are asked to modify the code to accept an analytic Jacobian.ecsecurehost. however. In Exercise 5.21) and the discrete analog (5. We present some iteration statistics in both tabular and graphical form. the default is 40. 1). Here we approximate integrals on [0. We used the function identically one as initial iterate. The standard assumptions hold near either solution [110] for c ∈ [0. Many times the Jacobian can be computed eﬃciently by reusing results that are already available from the function evaluation.21) F (H)(µ) = H(µ) − 1 − The Chandrasekhar Hequation.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. F (xn ) ∞ / F (x0 ) ∞ .22) have two solutions for c ∈ (0. In Chapter 8 we discuss how to recover from this. is used to solve exit distribution problems in radiative transfer. With these default parameters the decision to update the Jacobian is made based entirely on the reduction in the norm of the nonlinear residual. The parameters m and ρ are assigned the default values of 1000 and . [41].com/SIAM/FR16. In the computations reported here we set N = 100 and c = . We begin with a comparison of Newton’s method and the chord method. We set the termination parameters τr = τa = 10−6 . It is known [132] that both (5.7.1 we tabulate the iteration counter n. 1] by 1 0 f (µ) dµ ≈ 1 N N j=1 f (µj ). (5.9. with the 0 function or the constant function with value 1 as initial iterate. We will discretize the equation with the composite midpoint rule. c 2 1 µH(ν) dν 0 −1 µ+ν = 0.5. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. Newton’s method. the solution of the discrete problem is not even a ﬁrstorder accurate approximation to that of the continuous problem. will ﬁnd the physically meaningful solution [110]. The discrete problem has its own physical meaning [41] and we will attempt to solve it to high accuracy. 1). .
18 you are asked to obtain timings in your environment and will see how the ﬂoatingpoint operation counts are related to the actual timings. In Fig.1 the solid curve is a plot of F (xn ) ∞ / F (x0 ) ∞ for Newton’s method and the dashed curve a plot of F (xn ) ∞ / F (x0 ) ∞ for the chord method. In the context of this particular example.480e01 2.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.136e01 for n ≥ 1 for both Newton’s method and the chord method. In Fig.136e01 2.729e07 ∞ Rn 1. n 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 F (xn ) ∞ / F (x0 ) 1.8 for Newton’s method. for this problem.698e03 7. For this example the MATLAB flops command returns an fairly accurate indicator of the cost.891e06 ∞ Rn 1.074e02 6. 5.7. If we think of the chord method as a preconditioned nonlinear Richardson iteration with the initial Jacobian playing the role of preconditioner.353e05 2. the cost of the Jacobian computation can be reduced by analytic evaluation and reuse of data that have already been computed for the evaluation of F .3 million.000e+00 1. but do not tabulate.480e01 3.1 Comparison of Newton and chord iteration.7. . the simple chord method is the most eﬃcient. The good performance of the chord method is no accident. 5.com/SIAM/FR16. The concave iteration track is the signature of superlinear convergence.865e04 F (xn ) ∞ / F (x0 ) 1.823e02 2.html. as compared with over 8.21. the cost of a single evaluation and factorization of the Jacobian is far more than the cost of the entire remainder of the chord iteration. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. The reader is encouraged to do this in Exercise 5.ecsecurehost.000e+00 1. then the chord method should be much more eﬃcient than Newton’s method if the equations for the steps can be solved cheaply.388e03 2.2 we compare the Shamanskii method with m = 2 with Newton’s method.480e01 1. 88 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS Table 5. See Exercise 5.132e01 2. the iteration statistics.077e01 2. we plot.8 million ﬂoatingpoint operations while the chord iteration required under 3. The Newton iteration required over 8.511e03 1. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. The ideas in Chapters 6 and 7 show how the low iteration cost of the chord method can be combined with the small number of iterations of a superlinearly convergent nonlinear iterative method.118e01 2. the linear track indicates linear convergence. In the remaining examples. However.136e01 2.136e01 2.480e01 2.15 for a more careful examination of this concavity. In Exercise 5.965e04 6. In the case considered here.334e05 1. The Shamanskii computation required under 6 million ﬂoatingpoint operations.7. The linear convergence of the chord method can also be seen in the convergence of the ratios Rn to a constant value.
The hybrid approach in nsol with the default parameters would be the chord method for this problem. The qfactor for the chord method in this computation was over .1. The hybrid method in nsol with the default parameters Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. Newton and chord methods for Hequation.5 3 3.9.html.5 4 Fig. 5.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. .5 2 Iterations 2. c = .9. For this problem the Jacobian at the solution is nearly singular [110]. indicating very slow convergence. the chord method requires 188 iterations and 10. Aside from c. While Newton’s method converges in 7 iterations and requires 21 million ﬂoatingpoint operations. We now reconsider the Hequation with c = .2. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.96.com/SIAM/FR16.9999. 10 0 10 Relative Nonlinear Residual 1 10 2 10 3 10 4 10 5 10 6 10 7 0 0. NEWTON’S METHOD 0 89 10 10 Relative Nonlinear Residual 1 10 2 10 3 10 4 10 5 10 6 10 7 0 1 2 3 4 Iterations 5 6 7 8 Fig. all iteration parameters are the same as in the previous example.ecsecurehost. c = .6 million ﬂoatingpoint operations.5 1 1. 5. Newton and Shamanskii method for Hequation.
While the plots indicate qlinear convergence of the nonlinear residuals. the theory does not. . In Fig.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.3. support this. however. In practice. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. plots like those in this section are common. 5. Newton and hybrid methods for Hequation c = . 10 0 10 Relative Nonlinear Residual 1 10 2 10 3 10 4 10 5 10 6 0 2 4 6 8 Iterations 10 12 14 Fig. converges in 14 iterations.html. One should approach plots of convergence histories with some caution. 5.ecsecurehost. This implies only that the nonlinear residual norms { F (xn ) } converge rlinearly to zero. and requires 12 million ﬂoatingpoint operations. in general.com/SIAM/FR16. 90 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS computes the Jacobian four times during the course of the iteration.3 we compare the Newton iteration with the hybrid.9999. The theory for the chord method asserts that the error norms converge qlinearly to zero.
for nonsingular N × N matrices A and B.com/SIAM/FR16.5. we terminate the iteration. When one does this. 5. A function G is said to be H¨lder continuous with exponent α in Ω if o α for all x. When asked to do this. Let ∇h F be given by Deﬁnition 5.1. Show that the secant method converges qsuperlinearly with qorder √ ( 5 + 1)/2.7. If f (y) = 0. In what way is the convergence analysis of the secant method changed if there are errors in the evaluation of f ? 5. Show that if the Lipschitz G(x) − G(y) ≤ K x − y continuity condition on F in the standard assumptions is replaced by H¨lder continuity with exponent α > 0 that the Newton iterates converge o with qorder 1 + α.1. and in the rest of this part of the book.2. and the ratio of F (xn ) / F (xn−1 ) for n ≥ 1.7. xk ) that r l contain a root of a function of one variable. 5.html. prove that the iteration given by xn+1 = xn − (∇hn F (xn ))−1 F (xn ) is locally qsuperlinearly convergent if hn → 0.4. Exercises on Newton’s method In some of the exercises here. x0 ) such that f (x0 )f (x0 ) < 0. This is easy. Given the standard assumptions.7.7. r l Show that the sequence xk = (xk + xk )/2 is rlinearly convergent if f is r l continuous and there exists (x0 . one can visually inspect the plot to determine superlinear convergence (concavity) without explicitly computing the ratios. r r l l Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. Given (xk . the norm of F . 5. Can the performance of the Newton iteration be improved by a linear change of variables? That is.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Use the l∞ norm. xk ) with r l f (xk )f (xk ) < 0 we replace one of the endpoints with y = (xk + xk )/2 r r l l to force f (xk+1 )f (xk+1 ) < 0. A better alternative in the MATLAB environment is to use the semilogy command to plot the norms.7. for each iteration tabulate the iteration counter.7. 5.7.ecsecurehost. can the Newton iterates for F (x) = 0 and AF (Bx) = 0 show any performance diﬀerence when started at the same initial iterate? What about the chord method? 5.7. Suppose F (xn ) is replaced by ∇hn F (xn ) in the Shamanskii method.7.7.4. you will be asked to plot or tabulate iteration statistics. . y ∈ Ω. The bisection method produces a sequence of intervals (xk . 5. Prove that the secant method converges rsuperlinearly with rorder √ ( 5 + 1)/2. When is it locally qquadratically convergent? 5.6.3.8. Discuss how hn must be decreased as the iteration progresses to preserve the qorder of m + 1 [174]. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. NEWTON’S METHOD 91 5.
then the Newton iteration converges monotonically to x∗ . and f (x∗ ) = f (x∗ ) = 0 but f (x∗ ) = 0 then the iteration xn+1 = xn − 2f (xn )/f (xn ) converges locally qquadratically to x∗ provided x0 is suﬃciently near to x∗ . x0 = 10 5.7. Write a program that solves single nonlinear equations with Newton’s method. f (x) = x2 + 1. . x0 is suﬃciently near x∗ .7. Can the ideas in [170] be applied to some of the highorder methods discussed in [190] for equations in one unknown? 5. 1. x0 = 3 4.7.7.ecsecurehost. .9.html. show that log( en ) is a concave function of n in the sense that log( en+1 ) − log( en ) Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. If xn → x∗ qsuperlinearly with qorder α > 1.7. and f (x0 )f (x0 ) > 0. but not equal to x∗ [171]. and explain your results. x0 = 1 3. How would you estimate the qorder of a qsuperlinearly convergent sequence? Rigorously justify your answer.7.13.7. 5. see [170]. Show that if f is a real function of one real variable.7. f is Lipschitz continuous. 5.9. In what cases is this algorithm superior to Newton’s method? For hints and generalizations of this idea to functions of several variables.99x0 . and the secant method. f (k) (x∗ ) = 0 = f (k+1) (x∗ )? See [131]. the standard assumptions hold. What if f (x∗ ) = 0? How can you extend this result if f (x∗ ) = f (x∗ ) = . What problems might arise in such a method? Resolve these problems and implement your algorithm. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. For scalar functions of one variable a quadratic model of f about a point xc is mc (x) = f (xc ) + f (xc )(x − xc ) + f (xc )(x − xc )2 /2. For the secant method. f (x) = cos(x) − x. f (x) = sin(x).14. Show that if f is a real function of one real variable. f (x) = tan−1 (x). 5. 5. tabulate or plot iteration statistics. Apply your program to the following function/initial iterate combinations.com/SIAM/FR16. . f (x∗ ) = 0 and f (x) is Lipschitz continuous.5 2. f (x) = x2 .5 5. the chord method.15. then the Newton iteration converges cubically (qsuperlinear with qorder 3). x0 = .10.11. use x−1 = .12. the standard assumptions hold. x0 = . Consider the iterative method that deﬁnes x+ as a root of mc .Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Show that if f is a real function of one real variable. 92 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS 5. Test it on the problems in Exercise 5.
NEWTON’S METHOD 93 is a decreasing function of n for n suﬃciently large.4.7. [170].20. Duplicate the results on the Hequation in § 5.11 improve the convergence? Try one of the approaches in [51].16. Try the chord method and compare the results to part 4 of Exercise 5. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.7. Use the theory in [89]. Prove that F can be computed at a cost of less than twice that of an evaluation of F .22. 5. Modify dirder by setting the forward diﬀerence step h = 10−2 . 5.com/SIAM/FR16. 5.9 and c = . [184] or another book on numerical linear algebra and Theorem 5. the chord method. How does the analysis for the QR factorization diﬀer? 5. c = . Compare timings and ﬂop counts with Newton’s method. How does the performance of the methods diﬀer as N and c change? Compare your results to the tabulated values of the H function in [41] or [14]. Is this still the case if the convergence is qsuperlinear but there is no qorder? What if the convergence is qlinear? 5. the discretized nonlinearity from the H equation in (5. Compute by hand the Jacobian of F .1 to describe how this factorization error aﬀects the convergence of the Newton iteration. Does the trick in Exercise 5. Solve the Hequation with N = 100.html. Explain your results (see [50] and [157]).21.7. Try diﬀerent values of N and c. and the algorithm in nsol. Modify nsol to accept this analytic Jacobian rather than evaluate a diﬀerence Jacobian. Solve the Hequation with c = 1 and N = 100. [49]. [75].7.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. c combination and the MATLAB flops command to get an idea for the number of ﬂoatingpoint operations required by the various methods. Tabulate or plot iteration statistics. [184]) the computed LU factorization of F (x) is the exact LU factorization of a nearby matrix. Compare execution times in your environment. [35] and [155] for more discussion of this.7.22). How do the execution times and ﬂop counts change? 5. Typically (see [89].7.19.7. LU = F (x) + E.ecsecurehost.7.20) is rquadratically (but not qquadratically) convergent to 0 if βηγ < 1/2. . Show that the sequence on the right side of (5. You might also look at [90].9999 with ﬁxedpoint iteration. 5.7. Use the MATLAB cputime command to see how long the entire iteration took for each N.17.18. or [118] for acceleration of the convergence.6.9 (see [52]). How does this change aﬀect the convergence rate observations that you have made? Buy this book from SIAM at http://www.
such as the the MATLAB rand function.7.24. u(0) = u(1) = 0. What is the Jacobian of this system? If x = (φ.23) to the inverse power method. Here.23) F (φ. See [150] for more development of this idea. In MATLAB. Add noise to your function evaluation with a random number generator. Show that the number n of Newton iterations needed to obtain en ≤ e0 is O(log( )) and that the number of ﬂoatingpoint operations required is O(N 3 log( )).25. What about the chord method? 5. you could modify diffjac to use the techniques of [47] and nsol to use the sparse matrix factorization in MATLAB. Apply your code to the central diﬀerence discretization of the twopoint boundary value problem −u = sin(u) + f (x). λ) ∈ RN +1 is an eigenvectoreigenvalue pair. that the cost of a function evaluation is O(N 2 ) ﬂoatingpoint operations. λ) of an N ×N matrix A by solving the system of N + 1 nonlinear equations (5. the cost of a Jacobian is O(N ) function evaluations.23.7. how are the convergence rates diﬀerent? What is an appropriate termination criterion? At what point does the iteration stagnate? 5. Develop a sparse version of nsol for problems with tridiagonal Jacobian. the solution is u∗ (x) = x(1 − x). for example. Let u0 = 0 be the initial iterate. If the size of the noise is O(10−4 ) and you make the appropriate adjustments to dirder. and f (x) = 2 − sin(x(1 − x)). Buy this book from SIAM at http://www.26. and that x0 is near enough to x∗ so that the Newton iteration converges qquadratically to x∗ .com/SIAM/FR16. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. when is F (x) nonsingular? Relate the application of Newton’s method to (5.7.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.7. Suppose you try to ﬁnd an eigenvectoreigenvalue pair (φ.html. 94 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS 5. 5. Assume that the standard assumptions hold. λ) = Aφ − λφ φT φ − 1 = 0 0 for the vector x = (φT . λ)T ∈ RN +1 . .ecsecurehost.
Any approximate step is accepted provided that the relative residual of the linear equation is small.1.2. We follow [69] and refer to the term ηc on the right hand side of (6.1) F (xc )s + F (xc ) ≤ ηc F (xc ) are considered.1. The proof and application of Theorem 6. This is quite useful because conditions like (6. See [145] and [175].2) e+ ≤ KI ( ec + ηc ) ec . Let the standard assumptions hold.1) as the forcing term.2 we show how the requirements of the simple analysis can be changed to admit a more aggressive (i.com/SIAM/FR16. but the other Krylov subspace methods discussed in Chapters 2 and 3 and elsewhere can also be used. for discussion of these ideas in the context of the classical stationary iterative methods.1 should be compared to that of Theorem 5. Then there are δ and KI such that if xc ∈ B(δ). larger) choice of the parameter η. Direct analysis.1.ecsecurehost. and x+ = xc + s then (6.1. 6.1) are precisely the small linear residual termination conditions for iterative solution of the linear system for the Newton step.html.1 we give a straightforward analysis that uses the techniques of Chapter 5.e.1 and the other results in Chapter 5. The basic estimates We will discuss speciﬁc implementation issues in § 6. Theorem 6. We will present this result in two parts. This was the view taken in [55] where inexact Newton methods in which the step satisﬁes (6.1.1). Another way to look at this is to ask how an approximate solution of the linear equation for the Newton step aﬀects the iteration.4.1.1.1. In most of this chapter we will focus on the approximate solution of the equation for the Newton step by GMRES. 95 Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. Before that we will give the basic result from [55] to show how a step that satisﬁes (6. 6. .1) aﬀects the convergence. for example.1.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.1 describes how errors in the derivative/function aﬀect the progress in the Newton iteration. Chapter 6 Inexact Newton Methods Theorem 5. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. In § 6. In § 6. s satisﬁes (6. Such methods are not new..
the proof is complete.3) and Theorem 5. . p for some Kη > 0 the convergence is qsuperlinear 2 Our deﬁnition of r is consistent with the idea that the residual in a linear equation is b − Ax. Now. We summarize the implications of Theorem 6.com/SIAM/FR16.1 hold. where K is the constant from (5.1.6) imply that s + F (xc )−1 F (xc ) ≤ F (xc )−1 ηc F (xc ) ≤ 4κ(F (x∗ ))ηc ec .1 and Theorem 5.html. and (4. which is a direct consequence of (6. Let δ be small enough so that the conclusions of Lemma 4. using (6.1). {ηn } ⊂ [0. and • if ηn ≤ Kη F (xn ) with qorder 1 + p. In [55] r = F (xc )s + F (xc ).1 for iterative methods in the next result.1.2) note that if2 r = −F (xc )s − F (xc ) is the linear residual then s + F (xc )−1 F (xc ) = −F (xc )−1 r and (6. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. then the inexact Newton iteration ¯ ¯ xn+1 = xn + sn .2. (6.2) and will suﬃce to explain most computational observations. Moreover • if ηn → 0 the convergence is qsuperlinear. If we set KI = K + 4κ(F (x∗ )).3) e+ = ec + s = ec − F (xc )−1 F (xc ) − F (xc )−1 r. Then there are δ and η such that if x0 ∈ B(δ).1.7).1 e+ ≤ ec − F (xc )−1 F (xc ) + 4κ(F (x∗ ))ηc ec ≤ K ec 2 + 4κ(F (x∗ ))ηc ec . To prove the ﬁrst assertion (6. Let the standard assumptions hold. Theorem 6.ecsecurehost. (4.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.2). 96 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS Proof. where F (xn )sn + F (xn ) ≤ ηn F (xn ) converges qlinearly to x∗ . Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. η ]. Hence.1.3.
1).Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. INEXACT NEWTON METHODS 97 Proof. Reduce δ and η if needed so that ¯ KI (δ + η ) < 1.1.html.ecsecurehost.1. ¯ If ηn → 0 then qsuperlinear convergence follows from the deﬁnition. with γ ec 2 2 . s satisﬁes (6.2 that if F (x∗ ) is ill conditioned very small forcing terms must be used. 6.1 implies that F (xc ) ≤ F (x∗ )ec + Since we have.2. and ηc ≤ η < η < 1. ¯ This proves qlinear convergence with a qfactor of KI (δ + η ).2) holds for xc ∈ B(δ). Weighted norm analysis. 1) other than requiring that 1 not be an accumulation point. x+ = xc + s. F (x∗ )e+ = F (x∗ )(ec + s) = F (x∗ )(ec − F (xc )−1 F (xc ) − F (xc )−1 r). Theorem 6. Let δ be small enough so that (6.4) F (x∗ )e+ ≤ η F (x∗ )ec .1. ¯ 1−p p + Kη 2p F (x∗ ) p ) en 1+p Proof.1. This is not the case and the purpose of this subsection is to describe more accurately the necessary restrictions on the forcing terms.2).5) Now. The results here diﬀer from those in § 6.com/SIAM/FR16. then ¯ (6. Let the standard assumptions hold. F (x∗ )ec ec = F (x∗ )−1 F (x∗ )ec ≤ F (x∗ )−1 γ F (x∗ )−1 2 F (xc ) ≤ (1 + M0 δ) F (x∗ )ec . M0 = (6.2) to conclude en+1 ≤ KI ( en which completes the proof. To prove (6. ¯ where KI is from (6.4) note that Theorem 4. Since KI = O(κ(F (x∗ ))). one might conclude from Theorem 6.3. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.0. . Then if n ≥ 0 and xn ∈ B(δ) we have en+1 ≤ KI ( en + ηn ) en ≤ KI (δ + η ) en < en . If ηn ≤ Kη F (xn ) then we may use (4.1 in that no restriction is put on the sequence {ηn } ⊂ [0. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. Then there is δ such that if xc ∈ B(δ).7) and (6.
3 asserts qlinear convergence in the weighted norm if the initial iterate is suﬃciently near x∗ .6) Since F (x∗ )F (xc )−1 r ≤ r + (F (x∗ ) − F (xc ))F (xc )−1 r ≤ (1 + 2γ F (x∗ )−1 we may set ec ) r . (6.4) to hold than for (6.1. The application of Theorem 6.1.2 in that we do not demand that {ηn } be bounded away from 1 by a suﬃciently large amount.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.1. Now let δ be small enough so that ¯ (1 + M1 δ)(1 + M0 δ)η + M2 δ F (x∗ )−1 ≤ η and the proof is complete. F (x∗ )e+ ≤ F (x∗ )F (xc )−1 r + K F (x∗ ) ec 2 .7) and (6.5 for all n) that try to minimize the number of inner iterations are completely justiﬁed by this result if the initial iterate is suﬃciently near the solution.4. Note that the distance δ from the initial iterate to the solution may have to be smaller for (6. using (4.1.3 described in Theorem 6.1.2). . F (x∗ )e+ (6.4 and compare it to a modiﬁcation of a choice from Buy this book from SIAM at http://www.4 diﬀers from Theorem 6.7) ≤ (1 + M1 δ) r + M2 δ ec ≤ (1 + M1 δ)(1 + M0 δ)ηc F (x∗ )ec +M2 δ F (x∗ )−1 F (x∗ )ec ≤ ((1 + M1 δ)(1 + M0 δ)η + M2 δ F (x∗ )−1 ) F (x∗ )ec . just that 1 not be an accumulation point.4) is remarkable in its assertion that any method that produces a step with a linear residual less than that of the zero step will reduce the norm of the error if the error is measured with the weighted norm · ∗ = F (x∗ ) · .1. 98 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS By Theorem 5. The importance of this theorem for implementation is that choices of the sequence of forcing terms {ηn } (such as ηn = . Hence.com/SIAM/FR16. M1 = 2γ F (x∗ )−1 .ecsecurehost. We make such a choice in one of the examples considered in § 6. and M2 = K F (x∗ ) and obtain. In fact. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. However (6.5).html.1 F (x∗ )(ec − F (xc )−1 F (xc )) ≤ K F (x∗ ) ec 2 . Theorem 6. This is made precise in Theorem 6.
The superlinear convergence results then follow exactly as in the proof of Theorem 6. e < δ∗ = F (x∗ ) δ0 ∗ Set δ = F (x∗ ) −1 δ∗ .4) holds for ec < δ0 .2 might lead one to believe that a small value of ηn is necessary for convergence.4) implies that if en ∗ < δ∗ then (6. Let the standard assumptions hold. For all x ∈ RN . (6. Let δ0 be such that (6.html.1. To prove the assertions on qsuperlinear convergence.2. where F (xn )sn + F (xn ) ≤ ηn F (xn ) converges qlinearly with respect to · ∗ to x∗ .com/SIAM/FR16. η] with η < η < 1. Our ﬁrst task is to relate the norms · and · ∗ so that we can estimate δ. The most signiﬁcant diﬀerence is the norm in which qlinear convergence takes place.1. .8) Note that e < δ0 if x ∗ ≤ F (x∗ ) x ≤ κ(F (x∗ )) x ∗ . This proves the ﬁrst assertion.5.9) en+1 ∗ ≤ η en ¯ ∗ < δ∗ and hence xn → x∗ qlinearly with respect to the weighted norm. Theorem 6. Proof.1.2). note that since xn → x∗ . {ηn } ⊂ [0. Moreover • if ηn → 0 the convergence is qsuperlinear.4 shows that the sequence of forcing terms need only be kept bounded away from Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. We state this result as Proposition 6.4. Then e0 ∗ < δ∗ if e0 < δ. INEXACT NEWTON METHODS 99 [69] that decreases ηn rapidly with a view toward minimizing the number of outer iterations. and • if ηn ≤ Kη F (xn ) p for some Kη > 0 the convergence is qsuperlinear with qorder 1 + p. Then there is δ such that if x0 ∈ B(δ). Theorem 6.2 and 6. We close this section with some remarks on the two types of results in Theorems 6. While Theorem 6.1.1 and leave the proof to the reader in Exercise 6.1 hold. Rather we note that (6.1.4) and (6.1.4.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. The implications for the choice of the forcing terms {ηn } are also diﬀerent. qlinear convergence with respect to the weighted norm · ∗ is equivalent to qlinear convergence of the sequence of nonlinear residuals { F (xn ) }. The proof uses both (6. Our proof does not rely on the (possibly false) assertions that en < δ for all n or that xn → x∗ qlinearly with respect to the unweighted norm.1.ecsecurehost.1. eventually en will be small enough so that the conclusions of Theorem 6. then the inexact Newton ¯ iteration xn+1 = xn + sn .2.
In the examples discussed in § 6. Let the standard assumptions hold. 100 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS 1.12) F (x∗ )e+ ≤ η F (x∗ )ec + KE (xc ) .1.1. then (6. In this section. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. Then F (xn ) converges qlinearly to 0 if and only if en ∗ does.html. x+ = xc + s.5 may well suﬃce for linear convergence. Let the standard assumptions hold.6.1. Theorem 6. but at a price of a greater number of outer iterations. . Note that errors in the derivative.4 we will scale the l2 norm by a factor of 1/N so that the results for the diﬀerential and integral equations will be independent of the computational mesh.1) with an iterative method for the linear system for the Newton step.2.1 and 6. such as those arising from a diﬀerence approximation of the action of F (xc ) on a vector. Proposition 6.10) F (xc )s + F (xc ) + (xc ) ≤ ηc F (xc ) + (xc ) and x+ = xc + s. for example. NewtonGMRES.11) e+ ≤ KI (( ec + ηc ) ec + (xc ) ). Typically the nonlinear iteration that generates the sequence {xn } is called the outer iteration and the linear iteration that generates the approximations to the steps is called the inner iteration. to the reader as exercises. Then there is δ such that if xc ∈ B(δ). We leave the proofs. Errors in the function. We will discuss other factors in the choice of forcing terms in § 6. This naming convention is taken from [175] and [145].1) holds). then ¯ there is KE such that (6.1. These methods have also been called truncated Newton methods [56]. A constant sequence such as ηn = . which are direct analogs to the proofs of Theorems 6. NewtonSOR.2. Let the standard assumptions hold and let xn → x∗ .3. CG. s satisﬁes (6. or GMRES to solve the linear system. can be regarded as part of the inexact solution of the equation for the Newton step. s satisﬁes (6. Theorem 6. would use SOR. terminating when the relative linear residual is smaller than ηc (i.ecsecurehost. Newtoniterative methods A Newtoniterative method realizes (6. ¯ 6. See [55] or Proposition 6.1.e. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.com/SIAM/FR16. Then there are δ and KI such that if xc ∈ B(δ). The name of the method indicates which linear iterative method is used. when (6. NewtonCG. we state two theorems on inexact local improvement. 6.1 and its proof for an illustration of this point.3. The reason for this is that the Krylov methods use the scalar product and the estimates in Chapters 2 and 3 are in terms of the Euclidean norm.5.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.10). and ηc ≤ η < η < 1. In this section we use the l2 norm to measure nonlinear residuals.1.3. [136] in the context of optimization.1.
. h. kmax. ρ = r 2 . 0)T (e) e1 = ∈ Rk+1 Minimize βe1 − Hk y k Rk+1 to obtain y k ∈ Rk .html.1. To illustrate this point. .k = vk+1 2 2 2 and k < kmax do (d) vk+1 = vk+1 / vk+1 (1. we give the forwarddiﬀerence GMRES algorithm for computation of the Newton step. We give a MATLAB implementation of this algorithm in the collection of MATLAB codes. Algorithm 6. x. application of GMRES to the linear equation for the Newton step with matrixvector products approximated by ﬁnite diﬀerences is the same as the application of GMRES to the matrix Gh F (x) whose last k − 1 columns are the vectors vk = Dh F (x : vk−1 ) The sequence {vk } is formed in the course of the forwarddiﬀerence GMRES iteration.15). Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. . In the case of CGNR and CGNE. (5. β = ρ. r = −F (x).2. It is important to note that this is entirely diﬀerent from forming the ﬁnite diﬀerence Jacobian ∇h F (x) and applying that matrix to w. (f) ρ = βe1 − Hk y k 3. While ρ > η F (x) (a) k = k + 1 (b) vk+1 = Dh F (x : vk ) for j = 1. s = Vk y k . Rk+1 . INEXACT NEWTON METHODS 101 6. 0. fdgmres(s. . s = −F (x)−1 F (x).Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. [24]. We provide a detailed analysis of the NewtonGMRES iteration. k T i. and that the initial iterate for the linear problem is the zero vector. . k = 0 2.1. ρ) 1. Note that matrixvector products are replaced by forward diﬀerence approximations to F (x).ecsecurehost. . In fact. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. an evaluation of the action of F (xc )T on a vector is also required. the action of F (xc ) on a vector w is approximated by a forward diﬀerence. η. s = 0. v1 = r/ r 2 . . that b = −F (x). hjk = vk+1 vj ii. a sequence of approximate steps {sk } is produced. F. . In our MATLAB implementation we solve the least squares problem in step 2e by the Givens rotation approach used in Algorithm gmres. We begin by discussing the eﬀects of a forward diﬀerence approximation to the action of the Jacobian on a vector. Newton GMRES. In many implementations [20]. as pointed out in [20]. If the linear iterative method is any one of the Krylov subspace methods discussed in Chapters 2 and 3 then each inner iteration requires at least one evaluation of the action of F (xc ) on a vector. vk+1 = vk+1 − hjk vj (c) hk+1.2. Dh F (x : w) for some h.com/SIAM/FR16.
h.3.html.15) Assume that F (x)s + F (x) 2 2 ≤ η F (x) 2 ≤ η F (x) 2 + h¯ s 2 /2. Proof. could be speciﬁed by the action of ∇h F on any basis for Kk . Let the standard assumptions hold. the orthogonal complement of Kk . 1). Bs + F (x) and therefore (6. is not used by the algorithm and. since B and Gh F agree on Kk . and δ such that if x ∈ B(δ). . where {vj }k is the orthonormal basis for Kk generated j=1 by Algorithm fdgmres. Let {uj } be any orthonormal basis for RN such that uj = vj for 1 ≤ j ≤ k.13) F (x)s + F (x) 2 < (η + CG h) F (x) 2 . The action of Gh F on Kk .ecsecurehost. Consider the linear map deﬁned by its action on {uj } Buj = Dh F (x : uj ). This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. h ≤ h.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.1. Note that Dh F (x : uj ) = 1 0 F (x + th x 2 uj )uj dt 1 0 (F = F (x)uj + (x + th x 2 uj ) − F (x))uj dt. with γ = γ( x∗ 2 + δ). we have. Proposition 6. ¯ ¯ Then there are CG . Since F is Lipschitz continuous and {uj } is an orthonormal basis for RN we have.14) B − F (x) 2 ≤ h x 2 γ/2 ≤ h¯ /2 γ Since the linear iteration (fdgmres) terminates in k < kmax iterations. for the purposes of ⊥ analysis. ¯ (6.2.com/SIAM/FR16. First let δ be small enough so that B(δ) ⊂ Ω and the conclusions to Lemma 4. Assuming that there is no error in the evaluation of F we may summarize the observations above in the following proposition. and Algorithm fdgmres terminates with k < kmax then the computed step s satisﬁes (6. Let η ∈ (0. Hence Gh F is also ﬁrst order accurate in h. the diﬀerence between ∇h F and Gh F is that the columns are computed by taking directional derivatives based on two diﬀerent orthonormal bases: ∇h F using the basis of unit vectors in coordinate directions and Gh F the basis for the Krylov space Kk ⊥ constructed by algorithm fdgmres.1 hold. which is a special case of the more general results in [20]. γ ¯γ h¯ ≤ F (x∗ )−1 −1 2 /2 Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. 102 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS As should be clear from inspection of Algorithm gmres.
Theorem 6.1. and Proposition 6.ecsecurehost.1. Then there are δ.2.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Therefore. 6. Moreover. ηn . η) F (x 2 Proposition 6.1 hold.15) completes the proof with CG = 4¯ (1 + ∗ )−1 .2.2. INEXACT NEWTON METHODS 103 Then Lemma 4.com/SIAM/FR16.16) with (6.2. • if σn → 0 the convergence is qsuperlinear. F. σ ] ¯ with 0 < σ < 1 then the forward diﬀerence NewtonGMRES iteration ¯ xn+1 = xn + sn Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. Assume that the assumptions of Proposition 6. hn . we must specify not only the sequence {ηn }.3.1 and (6.1. but also the steps {hn } used to compute forward diﬀerences. Assume that the assumptions of Proposition 6.15) will hold.15) imply F (x∗ )−1 −1 2 s 2 /2 ≤ F (x)−1 ≤ F (x)s 2 −1 2 s 2 2 ≤ (1 + η) F (x) 2 ¯γ + h¯ s 2 /2. Then there is δ such that if x0 ∈ B(δ) and the sequences {ηn } and {hn } satisfy σn = ηn + CG hn ∈ [0.html.4. We summarize our results so far in the analogs of Theorem 6.1 applies to a restarted GMRES because upon successful termination (6.2. (6.2.2. xn . This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.1 hold. Theorem 6.4 and Theorem 6.2.17) F (xn )sn + F (xn ) 2 < σn F (xn ) 2 .1 implies that a ﬁnite diﬀerence implementation will not aﬀect the performance of NewtonGMRES if the steps in the forward diﬀerence approximation of the derivatives are suﬃciently small.1. Note also that Proposition 6. therefore. The proofs are immediate consequences of Theorems 6. σ such that if x0 ∈ B(δ) and the sequences {ηn } and {hn } ¯ satisfy σn = ηn + CG hn ≤ σ ¯ then the forward diﬀerence NewtonGMRES iteration xn+1 = xn + sn where sn is computed by Algorithm fdgmres with arguments (sn .16) s 2 ≤ 4(1 + η) F (x∗ )−1 F (x) 2 . γ Combining (6.2. ρ) converges qlinearly and sn satisﬁes (6. kmax.1 and are left as (easy) exercises. .2. In an implementation.1. and • if σn ≤ Kη F (xn ) p for some Kη > 0 the convergence is qsuperlinear 2 with qorder 1 + p.
GMRES may not be practical. We adjust η as the iteration progresses with a variation of a choice from [69]. Newtonmultigrid [99] is one approach using a stationary iterative method. σn ≈ ηn if ηn is not too small and Theorem 6. This algorithm requires diﬀerent inputs than nsol. 6. we must provide a method for forming the sequence of forcing terms {ηn }. a forward diﬀerence formulation is not an option because approximation of the transposevector product by diﬀerences is not possible. In addition. Other iterative methods may be used as the solver for the linear equation for the Newton step.2.ecsecurehost. the function. Moreover • if σn → 0 the convergence is qsuperlinear. hn . NewtonCG is a possible approach.5.3. ρ) converges qlinearly with respect to · ∗ and sn satisﬁes (6.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.com/SIAM/FR16. 104 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS where sn is computed by Algorithm fdgmres with arguments (sn . If a transpose is needed. F. [111]. BiCGSTAB and TFQMR should be considered in all cases where there is not enough storage for GMRES(m) to perform well. Setting η to a constant for the entire iteration is often a reasonable strategy as we see in § 6. The reader may also be interested in experimenting with the other Krylov subspace methods described in § 3. If a constant η is too small. as it is in the context of unconstrained minimization. and [12]. See also [6]. ηn . as it will be if CGNR or CGNE is used as the iterative method. and • if σn ≤ Kη F (xn ) p for some Kη > 0 the convergence is qsuperlinear 2 with qorder 1 + p. CGNR and CGNE oﬀer alternatives.html. When storage is restricted or the problem is very large. . [63]. the vector of termination tolerances as we did for nsol. This issue is independent of the particular linear solver and our discussion is in the general inexact Newton method setting.6. but the choice of that constant depends on the problem.2. much eﬀort can be wasted in the initial stages of the iteration. kmax. The choice in Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. but require evaluation of transposevector products. for a small m.13. Computation of ∇h F (x) and its transpose analytically is one option as is diﬀerentiation of F automatically or by hand.17). [78]. may not converge rapidly enough to be useful. Other Newtoniterative methods. 6.2. The reader may explore this further in Exercise 6.4. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. In the case where hn is approximately the square root of machine roundoﬀ. xn .2 states that the observed behavior of the forward diﬀerence implementation will be the same as that of an implementation with exact derivatives. As input we must give the initial iterate. GMRES(m). NewtonGMRES implementation We provide a MATLAB code nsolgm in the collection that implements a forwarddiﬀerence NewtonGMRES algorithm. If F is symmetric and positive deﬁnite.
1 is somewhat arbitrary. n > 0. A method of safeguarding was suggested in [69] to avoid volatile decreases in ηn . n = 0.19) C ηn = A min(ηmax . This oversolving on the ﬁnal step can be controlled comparing the norm of the current nonlinear residual F (xn ) to the nonlinear residual norm at which the iteration would terminate τt = τa + τr F (x0 ) and bounding ηn from below by a constant multiple of τt / F (xn ) . n > 0.com/SIAM/FR16.18) B ηn = ηmax . If ηn is uniformly bounded away from 1. . In this way. max(ηn . INEXACT NEWTON METHODS 105 [69] is motivated by a desire to avoid such over solving. ηn ).1. (6. A where γ ∈ (0.9 asks the reader to modify nsolgm so that other choices of the sequence {ηn } can be used. γηn−1 ≤ . Exercise 6. γηn−1 > .5. the most information possible would be extracted from the inner iteration. max(ηn . 1] is a parameter. ηn ). min(η A max . Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. As a measure of the degree to which the nonlinear iteration approximates the solution we begin with A ηn = γ F (xn ) 2 / F (xn−1 ) 2 . 2 A 2 min(ηmax .5τt / F (xn ) )). n = 0.1. In (6.9 as recommended in [69]. In all the examples in this book we use the value γ = .9 and ηmax = . The constant .9999 are used.18) the parameter ηmax is an upper limit on the sequence {ηn }. γηn−1 )). The idea is that if ηn−1 is suﬃciently large we do not let ηn decrease by much more than a factor of ηn−1 .html. Over solving means that the linear equation for the Newton step is solved to a precision far beyond what is needed to correct the nonlinear iteration.1. In order to specify the choice at n = 0 and bound the sequence away from 1 we set (6.20) C ηn = min(ηmax . 2 n > 0. The algorithm nsolgm does this and uses (6. . B It may happen that ηn is small for one or more iterations while xn is still far from the solution. In [69] the choices γ = . This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.ecsecurehost. ηmax . There is a chance that the ﬁnal iterate will reduce F far beyond the desired level and that the cost of the solution of the linear equation for the last step will be more accurate than is really needed.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. A for n > 0 would guarantee qquadratic convergence by then setting ηn = ηn Theorem 6.1. We use dirder to approximate directional derivatives and use the default value of h = 10−7 . This safeguarding does improve the performance of the iteration.
4 are independent of the outer iteration. x. because of our applications to diﬀerential and integral equations. rc = r+ ≤ τr r0 + τa exit.ecsecurehost. k=1 Since GMRES forms the inner iterates and makes termination decisions based on scalar products and l2 norms. x + hv. η) (c) x = x + s (d) Evaluate F (x) (f) If F (x) 2 √ (e) r+ = F (x) 2 / N . σ = r+ /rc . and the Krylov basis {vk }m . we also terminate the outer iteration on small l2 norms of the nonlinear residuals. If a maximum of m GMRES iterations is needed (or GMRES(m) is used as a linear solver) the storage requirements of Algorithm nsolgm are the m + 5 vectors x.5. the total cost of the outer iteration will be two function evaluations since F (xc ) will be known.1. it is equivalent to precondition the nonlinear equation before calling nsolgm. Note that the cost of an outer iterate is one evaluation of F to compute the value at the current iterate and other evaluations of F to compute the forward diﬀerences for each inner iterate. we scale the l2 norm of the nonlinear √ residual by a factor of 1/ N so that constant functions will have norms that are independent of the computational mesh. GMRES will have to be restarted.html. We illustrate the consequences of this in § 6. However.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. In all the ﬁgures we plot the relative nonlinear residual F (xn ) 2 / F (x0 ) 2 against the number of function evaluations required by all inner and outer iterations to compute xn .3.9. Do while F (x) 2 / N > τr r0 + τa (a) Select η. F (x).4 and ask the reader to make the necessary modiﬁcations to nsolgm in Exercise 6. η) √ 1. but also the total cost. F (x + hv). the cost of the entire iteration can be greatly reduced.com/SIAM/FR16. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. Since the Newton steps for M F (x) = 0 are the same as those for F (x) = 0.4. Note that if only a single inner iteration is needed. This enables us to directly compare the costs of diﬀerent strategies for selection of η. nsolgm(x. Hence if a large value of η can be used. rc = r0 = F (x) 2 / N √ 2. τ. 6. From these plots one can compare not only the number of outer iterations. One new function evaluation will be needed to approximate the action of F (xc ) on a vector Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. (b) fdgmres(s. The preconditioners we use in § 6. 106 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS Algorithm 6. F. . s. Counts of function evaluations corresponding to outer iterations are indicated by circles. F. Examples for NewtonGMRES In this section we consider two examples. We revisit the Hequation and solve a preconditioned nonlinear convectiondiﬀusion equation. For large and poorly conditioned problems.
20). 4 outer iterations.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.9 and ηmax = . This cost is entirely a result of the computation and factorization of a single Jacobian. 6. We see that the constant η iteration terminates after 12 function evaluations. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. 6.2 the results change for the more illconditioned problem with c = .ecsecurehost.9999. 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 1 2 Relative Nonlinear Residual 3 4 5 6 7 8 0 2 4 6 8 Function Evaluations 10 12 Fig. slower by a factor of over 1000.1. 6. INEXACT NEWTON METHODS 107 and then F (x+ ) will be evaluated to test for termination.9 and ηmax = .1 we plot the progress of the iteration using η = . c = . We solve the Hequation on a 100point mesh with c = . . Here the iteration with ηn = .com/SIAM/FR16. We used τr = τa = 10−6 in this example.1 performed slightly better and Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. NewtonGMRES for the Hequation. 6. We also count the evaluation of F (x0 ) as an additional cost in the evaluation of x1 . The initial iterate is the function identically one.25. which therefore has a minimum cost of three function evaluations. which terminated after 10 function evaluations.1. This is a slightly higher overall cost than the other approach in which {ηn } is given by (6.20) with the dashed line.3 million ﬂoatingpoint operations.html.20) and used as the default in nsolgm. We set the parameters in (6. and roughly 275 thousand ﬂoatingpoint operations. This choice of ηmax was the one that did best overall in our experiments on this problem. We set the parameters in (6.20) to γ = . reported in § 5. 3 outer iterations.9 using two schemes for selection of the parameter η.1 with the solid line and using the sequence given by (6.9. In Fig.4.6 incurred a cost of 3. In Fig.20) to γ = . The chord method with the diﬀerent (but very similar for this problem) l∞ termination condition for the same problem. For each example we compare a constant value of ηn with the choice given in (6. and 230 thousand ﬂoatingpoint operations.25. Chandrasekhar Hequation.
2.html. Convectiondiﬀusion equation. c = . The iteration with the decreasing {ηn } given by (6.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.2. NewtonGMRES for the Hequation.4. 6.20) required 23 function evaluations.3.ecsecurehost. . and 537 thousand ﬂoatingpoint operations. NewtonGMRES for the PDE. tial equation (6. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.com/SIAM/FR16. 6.21) We consider the partial diﬀeren − ∇2 u + Cu(ux + uy ) = f Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. C = 20. 108 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS 0 10 10 Relative Nonlinear Residual 1 10 2 10 3 10 4 10 5 10 6 10 7 0 5 10 15 Function Evaluations 20 25 Fig. 7 outer iterations. and roughly 513 thousand ﬂoatingpoint operations. 6. terminated after 22 function evaluations and 7 outer iterations.9999 10 0 Relative Nonlinear Residual 10 1 10 2 10 3 10 4 0 2 4 6 8 10 12 Function Evaluations 14 16 18 Fig.
The iteration with {ηn } given by (6. To be consistent with the secondorder accuracy of the diﬀerence scheme we used τr = τa = h2 . INEXACT NEWTON METHODS 109 with homogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions on the unit square (0. In Exercise 6. the choice of {ηn } given by (6. Examples of such cases include (1) implicit time integration of nonlinear parabolic partial diﬀerential equations or ordinary diﬀerential equations in which the initial iterate is either the converged solution from the previous time step or the output of a predictor and (2) solution of problems in which the initial iterate is an interpolant of the solution from a coarser mesh. the iteration for C = 20 required more than 80 function evaluations to converge. When preconditioning was not done. 6.20) reduced the number of inner iterations in the early stages of the iteration and avoided oversolving.html.5.com/SIAM/FR16.9 and ηmax = . Preconditioning is crucial for good performance.21) with the fast Poisson solver fish2d.5. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. In the computation we preconditioned (6. We compare the same possibilities for {ηn } as in the previous example and report the results in Fig. where h = 1/32.3. a large choice of ηmax or constant η may be the more eﬃcient choice.5 ).ecsecurehost. The computation with constant η terminated after 19 function evaluations and 4 outer iterates at a cost of roughly 3 million ﬂoatingpoint operations. .7 we discretized (6.9 the reader is asked to explore this.21) on a 31 × 31 grid using centered diﬀerences. In (6. As in § 3. 1).6 million ﬂoatingpoint operations. 4 outer iterations. f has been constructed so that the exact solution was the discretization of 10xy(1 − x)(1 − y) exp(x4. 1) × (0. In this case.20) we set γ = . however.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.20) required 16 function evaluations. We set C = 20 and u0 = 0. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. In cases where the initial iterate is very good and only a single Newton iterate might be needed. and 2.
preconditioned NewtonGMRES is implemented in such a way that the data needed for the preconditioner is only computed when needed.14). ηn = 21−n [24]. 40 and how preconditioning aﬀects the iteration.2.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.3. For the Hequation example in § 6.10.2 and 6.12.6. Verify (6.5.4. 6.4. ηn = min( F (xn ) 2 .999999.99999. In the DASPK code for integration of diﬀerential algebraic equations. which may be less often that with each outer iteration.html.5.9.5. Prove Theorems 6. and x is suﬃciently near x∗ then F (x) /(1 + ) ≤ F (x∗ )e ≤ (1 + ) F (x) . 6.4.1.5.5. Are the converged solutions for the preconditioned and unpreconditioned convectiondiﬀusion example in § 6.11.5.2.5.5. Verify (6. 0 < < 1. 6. Prove Theorems 6.5. .1 be proved for a ﬁnitediﬀerence BiCGSTAB or TFQMR linear solver? If not. Is there a relation to the Shamanskii method? 6. how is the performance aﬀected if GMRES(m) is used instead of GMRES? Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. what are some possible implications? 6.4. 6. 6.2.5.1.6.8.1.5 and 6.4 equally accurate? 6. Duplicate the results in § 6.2. such as c = . and ηn = . How do the choices ηn = 1/(n + 1). .75 aﬀect the results? Present the results of your experiments as graphical iteration histories. 6. (n + 2)−1 ) [56].5. . ηn = . For the convectiondiﬀusion example in § 6.com/SIAM/FR16. [23]. Can anything like Proposition 6. 110 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS 6.ecsecurehost.8).5. Discuss this strategy and when it might be useful. What happens when c = 1? See [119] for an explanation of this. and for the convectiondiﬀusion equation various values of C such as C = 1. vary the parameter c and see how the performance of NewtonGMRES with the various choices of {ηn } is aﬀected. Prove Proposition 6. 6.1. Experiment with the sequence of forcing terms {ηn }.1 by showing that if the standard assumptions hold.5.7.05. Exercises on inexact Newton methods 6.1. 6.5. 10. For the Hequation experiment with various values of c. Give an example in which F (xn ) → 0 qlinearly but xn does not converge to x∗ qlinearly.5. ηn = 10−4 [32].
6.ecsecurehost.5. which allows you to choose from a variety of forward diﬀerence Krylov methods.14. which we describe more fully in Chapter 8. INEXACT NEWTON METHODS 111 6. How will you deal with the need for a transpose in the case of CGNR? How does the performance (in terms of time.25.5. or NewtonTFQMR to the two examples in § 6. might be of use in this exercise. . Apply NewtonCGNR. ﬂoatingpoint operations.13. NewtonBiCGSTAB.7. and nsola.4.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.com/SIAM/FR16. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. The MATLAB codes fdkrylov. If you have done Exercise 5. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www.html. function evaluations) compare to NewtonGMRES? Experiment with the forcing terms. apply nsolgm to the same twopoint boundary value problem and compare the performance.
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Broyden’s method is an example of a secant update.2) B+ = Bc + (y − Bc s)sT F (x+ )sT = Bc + .3) B+ s = y. Chapter 7 Broyden’s method QuasiNewton methods maintain approximations of the solution x∗ and the Jacobian at the solution F (x∗ ) as the iteration progresses. (7.3.3) alone is a system of N equations in N 2 113 Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. The advantages of such methods.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.html. the cost is little more than that of the chord method.com/SIAM/FR16.ecsecurehost.1) −1 x+ = xc − Bc F (xc ). quasiNewton methods require only one function evaluation for each nonlinear iterate. if a good preconditioner (initial approximation to F (x∗ )) can be found. these methods could have an advantage in terms of function evaluation cost over Newtoniterative methods. After the computation of x+ . In comparison with Newtoniterative methods. This means that the updated approximation to F (x∗ ) satisﬁes the secant equation (7. Broyden’s method [26] computes B+ by (7. Bc is updated to form B+ . . The method we present in this chapter. The construction of B+ determines the quasiNewton method. and hence is a very powerful alternative to Newton’s method or the chord method. Broyden’s method. is that solution of equations with the quasiNewton approximation to the Jacobian is often much cheaper than using F (xn ) as the coeﬃcient matrix. In fact. as we shall see in § 7.3) uniquely speciﬁes the classical secant method. If xc and Bc are the current approximate solution and Jacobian. then (7. sT s sT s In (7. For equations in several variables (7. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. is locally superlinearly convergent. In one dimension. Hence.2) y = F (x+ ) − F (xc ) and s = x+ − xc . there is no cost in function evaluations associated with an inner iteration. if the Jacobian is dense.
[130]. [143].4) is consistent with our use of e = x − x∗ . This technique is based on veriﬁcation of the Dennis–Mor´ condition [61]. More subtle structural properties can also be preserved by secant methods. or positive deﬁniteness. One interesting result. [104]. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.5) −1 xn+1 = xn − Bn F (xn ) where Bn = F (x∗ )+En ≈ F (x∗ ) is generated by some method (not necessarily Broyden’s method). symmetry. the Broyden iteration will converge qsuperlinearly to the root. is that for linear problems Broyden’s method converges in 2N iterations [29]. and [64] for discussion and analysis of several such methods. which we will not discuss further.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. and [116]. We will express our results in terms of the error in the Jacobian (7. While we could use E = B −F (x). The Dennis–Mor´ condition e In this section we consider general iterative methods of the form (7. [82]. In this chapter we will assume that the function values are accurate and refer the reader to [66]. See [62] and [64] for discussion of this topic. of the approximate Jacobian. Veriﬁcation of qsuperlinear convergence cannot be done by the direct approaches used in Chapters 5 and 6. [60] on the sequence e of steps {sn } and errors in the Jacobian {En } (7. and we refer the reader to [28].ecsecurehost. The role of the secant equation is very deep.1. [63].html. Ax = b. [62]. [95]. we will write sn = xn+1 − xn . The analysis is somewhat clearer in the linear case and the plan of this chapter is to present results for the linear case for both the theory and the examples. In this chapter we show that if the data x0 and B0 are suﬃciently good. 7. We must relate the superlinear convergence condition that ηn → 0 in Theorem 6. Some examples can be found in [101]. [143]. In this book we focus on Broyden’s method and our methods of analysis are not as general as those in [62] and [64].4) E = B − F (x∗ ) and the step s = x+ −xc . but easier to verify condition in order to analyze Broyden’s method. One can also apply the method to linear least squares problems [84]. (7. . and [114] for discussions of quasiNewton methods with inaccurate data. When indexing of the steps is necessary. 114 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS unknowns.1. Broyden’s method is also applicable to linear equations [29]. [96]. [113].com/SIAM/FR16. [84]. sn Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. [82]. Locally superlinearly convergent secant methods can be designed to maintain the sparsity pattern. where B ≈ A is updated. [84]. [104].6) n→∞ lim En sn = 0.2 to a more subtle. [65].
Let the standard assumptions hold. e Conversely.ecsecurehost. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. The assumption that xn = x∗ for any n implies that the sequence (7.html.6).9) we have en+1 = νn en ≤ 2νn sn . let {Bn } be a sequence of nonsingular N × N matrices. assume that xn → x∗ and that (7.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.1 and its corollary for linear problems.com/SIAM/FR16. Let µn = En sn . Now. are used to prove superlinear convergence for Broyden’s method in this chapter and many other quasiNewton methods. BROYDEN’S METHOD 115 The main result in this section.10) νn = en+1 / en is deﬁned and and νn → 0 by superlinear convergence of {xn }. [62].5).8) En sn ≤ F (x∗ )en+1 + γ en 2 /2. Our formulation of the Dennis–Mor´ result is e a bit less general than that in [60] or [63].1.7) (7.6) holds.8) implies that En sn ≤ (2 F (x∗ ) νn + γ en ) sn which implies the DennisMor´ condition (7.6) holds.1. if xn → x∗ qsuperlinearly. Assume that xn = x∗ for any n. By (7. . Theorem 7. [28]. let x0 ∈ RN be given and let {xn }∞ be given n=1 by (7. and hence (7. Theorem 7.7) En sn = −F (x∗ )sn − F (xn ) = −F (x∗ )en+1 + F (x∗ )en − F (xn ). We use the fundamental theorem of calculus and the standard assumptions to obtain F (x∗ )en − F (xn ) = and hence Therefore. and [64] for several more examples. by (7. sn Buy this book from SIAM at http://www.9) sn /2 ≤ en ≤ 2 sn .1. See [61]. Since −F (xn ) = Bn sn = F (x∗ )sn + En sn we have (7. Then xn → x∗ qsuperlinearly if and only if xn → x∗ and the Dennis–Mor´ condition (7. then for n suﬃciently large (7. e Proof. 1 0 (F (x∗ ) − F (x∗ + ten ))en dt F (x∗ )en − F (xn ) ≤ γ en 2 /2.
This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. Since ηn → 0. the proof is complete by Theorem 6.16) F (xn ) + F (xn )sn ≤ ηn F (xn ) . 2 − θ).14) Moreover. Since µn → 0 by assumption.com/SIAM/FR16. [104].17) then (7. sn ≤ 2 F (x∗ )−1 F (xn ) .18) T ψn+1 = ψn − θn (ηn ψn )ηn + n is either 1 or 0 for lim η T ψn n→∞ n = 0. Convergence analysis Our convergence analysis is based on an approach to inﬁnitedimensional problems from [97]. (7. ηn = 2 F (x∗ )−1 (µn + γ en ). and we employ notation from all four of these references. (7. Hence. for n suﬃciently large. Let ψ0 ∈ RN be given.2.1.11) again. ηn → 0 where < ∞. We begin with a lemma from [104].13) µn ≤ F (x∗ )−1 −1 /2. and [115].14) and (7. 7. If {ψn }∞ is given by n=1 (7. That paper was the basis for [168].ecsecurehost.12) sn En sn = (Bn − F (x∗ ))sn = −F (xn ) − F (x∗ )sn . We assume now that n is large enough so that (7.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www.15) implies that (7. F (x∗ )−1 −1 ≤ F (x∗ )sn ≤ En sn + F (xn ) = µn sn + F (xn ) .html. 2 and let {ηn }∞ be a set of vectors in RN such that ηn n=0 all n.11) (7. which is the inexact Newton condition.2. . since (7. n=0 Let { n }∞ ⊂ RN be such that n=0 n n 2 Since xn → x∗ by assumption. We will use the l2 norm throughout our discussion. using the standard assumptions and (7.1.2. ˆ Lemma 7. Combining (7.15) ≤ F (xn ) + F (x∗ )sn + (F (x∗ ) − F (xn ))sn ≤ (µn + γ en ) sn .13) holds. 116 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS We have. Let 0 < θ < 1 and let ˆ ˆ {θn }∞ ⊂ (θ. F (xn ) + F (xn )sn (7.
≤ ψn ≤ ψn 2 2 2 2 T − θn (2 − θn )(ηn ψn )2 ˆ T − θ2 (ηn ψn )2 ≤ ψn 2 . 2a which is valid for a > 0 and b ≤ a. we can use the fact that ˆ θn (2 − θn ) > θ2 > 0 to show that the sequence {ψn } is bounded in l2 norm by ψ0 ψn+1 2 2 2 and.ecsecurehost. in fact. 2 Therefore. ˆ θ2 We let M → ∞ to obtain (7.com/SIAM/FR16. This inequality is used often in the analysis of quasiNewton methods [63]. M n=0 T (ηn ψn )2 ≤ ψ0 2 2 − ψM +1 ˆ θ2 2 2 ≤ ψ0 2 .html.18).19) implies convergence to zero of the terms in the series.22) T (ηn ψn )2 ≤ − ψn+1 2 ≤ ψn 2 − T θn (2 − θn )(ηn ψn )2 + 2 ψn 2 n 2.20) we conclude that if ψn = 0 then T ψn − θn (ηn ψn )ηn 2 ≤ ψn 2 2 2 T − θn (2 − θn )(ηn ψn )2 T θn (2 − θn )(ηn ψn )2 . This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.21) Hence (7. for any M > 0. We ﬁrst consider the case in which n = 0 for all n. 2 ψn 2 ( ψn θn (2 − θn ) 2 − ψn+1 2 + n 2 ). In that case.21) we conclude that ψn+1 2 ≤ µ.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Convergence of the series in (7. which holds even if ψn = 0. which is (7.20) a2 − b2 ≤ a − b2 . Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. To prove the result for n = 0 we use the inequality (7. From (7.19) ∞ n=0 T (ηn ψn )2 < ∞. From (7. 2 ψn 2 ≤ ψn Hence if ψn = 0 (7. BROYDEN’S METHOD 117 Proof. .
19) holds and the proof is complete. In this section F (x) = Ax−b and Bn = A+En . θc ∈ [0. the Broyden update has a very simple form.24) B+ = Bc + θc (y − Bc s)sT (Ec s)sT = Bc − θc .1 to prove a result from [130] on the convergence of Broyden’s method for linear problems. Let A be nonsingular.ecsecurehost.com/SIAM/FR16. The role of ˆ the parameter θ and the sequence {θn } in Lemma 7.2. The standard assumptions in this case reduce to nonsingularity of A.html. The reader should compare the statement of the result with that in the nonlinear case.2. In the linear case. Then (7.23).2. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www.2. 118 where ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS ∞ i 2 i=0 µ= Hence M T 2 n=0 (ηn ψn ) + ψ0 2 . This property. called bounded deterioration [28]. 2]. s 2 s 2 2 2 Lemma 7.1 is nicely illustrated by this application of the lemma. ˆ θ2 Hence (7. ≤ 2µ ˆ θ2 2µ ˆ θ2 M n=0 ( ψn 2 − ψn+1 2 + M n 2) = ψ0 2 − ψM +1 2+ n 2 n=0 ≤ 2µ2 .Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Our ﬁrst task is to show that the errors in the Broyden approximations to A do not grow. Let Bc be nonsingular and let B+ be formed by the Broyden update (7. Linear problems.1. is an important part of the convergence analysis. . This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. 7.25) E+ 2 ≤ Ec 2 . We may use Lemma 7. and xc ∈ RN be given. We will consider a modiﬁed update (7.23) B+ = Bc + θc (y − Bc s)sT (Ax+ − b)sT = Bc + θc . sT s sT s If xc and Bc are the current approximations to x∗ = A−1 b and A and s = x+ − xc then y − Bc s = (Ax+ − Axc ) − Bc (x+ − xc ) = −Ec s and therefore (7.2.
However the results in [130] assume only that the ˆ sequence {θn } satisﬁes the hypotheses of Lemma 7.ecsecurehost. If {θn } is such the matrices Bn obtained by (7.1 for some θ ∈ (0.5. s 2 2 ≤ Ec 2 I − θ c Ps 2 and I − θc Ps 2 ≤ 1 by orthogonality of Ps and the fact that 0 ≤ θc ≤ 2.1.2. Assume that {θn } satisﬁes the ˆ hypotheses of Lemma 7. otherwise.2. For linear problems one can show that the Dennis–Mor´ condition implies e convergence and hence the assumption that convergence takes place is not needed.2.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Now. Let A be nonsingular. 1 − sign(γc )σ θc = . Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. By subtracting A from both sides of (7. 1) and that θc is always chosen so that B+ is nonsingular.html. The superlinear convergence result is remarkable in that the initial iterate need not be near the root. where Ps is the orthogonal projector (7.com/SIAM/FR16.2.28) −1 xn+1 = xn − Bn (Axn − b) then the Dennis–Mor´ condition implies convergence of {xn } to x∗ = A−1 b.24) we have E+ = E c − θ c (Ec s)sT s 2 2 (7. In [130] one suggestion was γc  ≥ σ. Let A be nonsingular. 1). 1).26) = Ec (I − θc Ps ). . 1 − γc where γc = −1 −1 (Bc y)T s (Bc As)T s = 2 s 2 s 2 2 and σ ∈ (0. Theorem 7.1 for some θ ∈ (0.28) converges qsuperlinearly to x∗ = A−1 b for every initial iterate x0 . 1.2. θc can always be selected to make B+ nonsingular.23) are nonsingular then the modiﬁed Broyden iteration (7.1.1 for some θ ∈ (0. If {θn } is such that the matrices Bn obtained by (7.23) are nonsingular and {xn } is given by the modiﬁed Broyden iteration (7. Assume that {θn } satisﬁes ˆ the hypotheses of Lemma 7.27) This completes the proof as E+ 2 Ps = ssT . e We leave the proof as Exercise 7. Speciﬁcally Proposition 7.1. BROYDEN’S METHOD 119 Proof. 1) is ﬁxed.
Let φ ∈ RN be given. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. we have n→∞ lim En sn =0 sn 2 which is the Dennis–Mor´ condition. Bn is nonsingular for all n.29) n→∞ lim φT En sn sn 2 = 0.29) holds.1. We say that the Broyden sequence ({xn }. sn 2 As j was arbitrary. Let Pn = Since for all v ∈ RN and all n T v T (En φ) = φT (En v) sn sT n . the unit vector in the jth En sn coordinate direction. . and we may invoke Lemma 7. and [104]. setting φ = ej .1. that does not use the Frobenius norm and extends to various inﬁnitedimensional settings. x0 . The result here is not a local convergence result. sn 2 sn 2 This completes the proof. [63].2). [115].30) T ηn ψ n = T En sn (En φ)T sn = φT → 0. that the Broyden iteration will terminate in 2N steps in the linear case. It is known [29]. Nonlinear problems.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.ecsecurehost. Our approach is to show that for every φ ∈ RN that (7.1) and (7.2.1 and Proposition 7. However we must show that the sequence {Bn } of Broyden updates exists and remains nonsingular. {Bn }) for the data (F.2. and xn+1 and Bn+1 can be computed from xn and Bn using (7. B0 ) exists if F is deﬁned at xn for all n.26) T T En+1 φ = (I − θn Pn )En φ. 120 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS Proof. ψn = En φ. by (7. Definition 7. T ηn = sn / sn 2 . We make a deﬁnition that allows us to compactly express this fact. Assuming that (7. Our analysis of the nonlinear case is diﬀerent from the classical work [28].2.2. we provide a proof based on ideas from [97].2. It is global in the sense that qsuperlinear convergence takes place independently of the initial choices of x and B.1. 7. shows that the j component of has limit zero.com/SIAM/FR16. This will imply qsuperlinear convergence e by Theorem 7. For nonlinear problems our analysis is local and we set θn = 1. [143].1 with n =0 to conclude that (7. [82].html. As indicated in the preface. [84]. sn 2 2 and. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www.
Bounded deterioration. We ﬁrst prove a bounded deterioration result like Lemma 7. Assume that −1 x+ = xc − Bc F (xc ) = xc + s ∈ Ω and B+ is given by (7. Theorem 7. Note that (7. We then show that if the initial data is suﬃciently good.com/SIAM/FR16.2. The development of the proof is complicated.2. Let the standard assumptions hold. Our ﬁrst task is to show that bounded deterioration holds.31) E+ 2 ≤ Ec + γ( ec 2 + e+ 2 )/2 Proof. BROYDEN’S METHOD 121 We will show that if the standard assumptions hold and x0 and B0 are suﬃciently good approximations to x∗ and F (x∗ ) then the Broyden sequence exists for the data (F.6).Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. the errors in the Jacobian approximation can grow as the iteration progresses. which.2) to obtain E+ = Ec (I − Ps ) + where Ps is is given by (7.32) as F (x+ ) = −Ec s + and then using (7. However. x0 .2). . this growth can be limited and therefore the Broyden sequence exists and the Broyden iterates converges to x∗ at least qlinearly.html. the possible increase can be bounded in terms of the errors in the current and new iterates. Let xc ∈ Ω and a nonsingular matrix Bc be given. Unlike the linear case.27) and ∆c = 1 0 1 0 1 0 (F (xc + ts) − F (x∗ ))s dt. However in the nonlinear case.2. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.ecsecurehost. together with the qlinear convergence e proved earlier completes the proof of local qsuperlinear convergence. the sequence { En } need not be monotone nonincreasing.32) = −F (x+ ) + We begin by writing (7. B0 ) and that the Broyden iterates converge qsuperlinearly to x∗ . Finally we verify the Dennis–Mor´ condition (7. Then (7. (F (xc + ts) − F (x∗ ))s dt (∆c s)sT s 2 2 (F (xc + ts) − F (x∗ )) dt. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www.2.7) implies that Ec s = −F (x+ ) + (F (x+ ) − F (xc ) − F (x∗ )s) (7.
2. Local qlinear convergence.34) δB = δ1 − δ 2 . To do this reduce δ if needed so that γ(1 + r)δ < δ1 (7. . Theorem 7.33) δ2 = 2(1 − r) and set (7. the qfactor is at most KA (δ + δ1 ) ≤ r.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. en+1 2 2 and therefore 2 En+1 ≤ En 2 + γ(1 + r) en 2 /2 ≤ En (1 + r)γδ 2 We can estimate En 2 . reducing δ and δ1 further if needed. 2(1 − r) Buy this book from SIAM at http://www.3.2. + ∆c Just as in the proof of Lemma 7. Let the standard assumptions hold. Since E0 2 < δB < δ1 we may begin the induction. + γ(1 + r)rn δ/2. 2 2 2 We show that En 2 ≤ δ1 by induction. Then. En+1 Since En 2 2 2 ≤ En ≤ r en 2 + γ( en+1 2 + en 2 )/2. which will prove the result.4.2. We will prove the result by choosing δB and reducing δ if necessary so that E0 2 ≤ δB will imply that En 2 ≤ δ1 for all n. where KA is from the statement of Theorem 5. We must explore the relation between the size of E0 needed to enforce qlinear convergence and the qfactor.3 hold. (1 + r)γδ ≤ δ1 .3 states that Broyden’s method is locally qlinearly convergent. . by the standard assumptions ∆c 2 ≤ γ( ec ≤ Ec 2 + e+ 2 )/2. Let r ∈ (0. 1) be given. . B0 ) exists and xn → x∗ qlinearly with qfactor at most r. Then there are δ and δB such that if x0 ∈ B(δ) and E0 2 < δB the Broyden sequence for the data (F. Now assume that Ek 2 < δ1 for all 0 ≤ k ≤ n. n j=0 < δ1 . .2. in the same way to obtain En+1 2 ≤ E0 2+ rj ≤ δB + which completes the proof.2 for the linear case E+ and the proof is complete. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.ecsecurehost.html.com/SIAM/FR16. Let δ and δ1 be small enough so that the conclusions of Theorem 5.4. By Theorem 7. 122 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS Hence. x0 . En−1 2 .2. The proof is more complex than similar results in Chapters 5 and 6. Theorem 7.3. Proof.
the oldest of the stored vectors is replaced by the most recent. As in the proof of Theorem 7. Let the standard assumptions hold.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.4.html. The ﬁnal task is to verify e the Dennis–Mor´ condition.2.1. x0 .2.1 let Pn = Set ∆n = 1 0 sn sT n . . BROYDEN’S METHOD 123 Veriﬁcation of the Dennis–Mor´ condition. B0 ) exists and xn → x∗ qsuperlinearly. [31]. clears the storage and starts over. sn 2 2 (F (xn + tsn ) − F (x∗ )) dt.1 with T ψn = En φ. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www.2. In these methods. Let δ and δB be such that the conclusions of Theorem 7. [142].1 implies that T ηn ψn = T En sn (En φ)T sn = φT → 0.2. as in the proof of Theorem 7.1. implies the Dennis–Mor´ condition and e completes the proof.3. sn 2 sn 2 This.6) holds e to complete the proof. n The hypothesis in the lemma that n n 2 <∞ holds since Theorem 7.2.3 and the standard assumptions imply ∆n 2 ≤ γ(1 + r)rn δ/2. 7. ηn = sn / sn 2 . Proof. Then there are δ and δB such that if x0 ∈ B(δ) and E0 2 < δB the Broyden sequence for the data (F. n We wish to apply Lemma 7. Let φ ∈ RN be arbitrary. e Theorem 7.3 hold. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. Implementation of Broyden’s method The implementation of Broyden’s method that we advocate here is related to one that has been used in computational ﬂuid mechanics [73].ecsecurehost.com/SIAM/FR16. Some such methods are called limited memory formulations in the optimization literature [138]. restarting. Note that T T En+1 φ = (I − Pn )En φ + Pn ∆T φ.2. after the storage available for the iteration is exhausted. Hence Lemma 7. and n = Pn ∆T φ.1 we need only show that Dennis–Mor´ condition (7.2. Another approach. By Theorem 7.
(B + uv T )−1 = I − 1 + v T B −1 u The expression (7.3. Assume that the Broyden sequence ({xn }. The consequence of this proof for implementation is that we can assume that B0 = I.ecsecurehost. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. If a better choice for B0 exists. If (7. B0 ) exists. The basis for this is the following simple formula [68].1.35) holds by deﬁnition when n = 0. In the context of a sequence of Broyden updates {Bn } we have for n ≥ 0. {Bn }) for the data (F.36). B0 .3. then −1 −1 yn+1 = yn − Cn B0 F (yn ) (7.4. [11].5.35) for all n. x0 . though a limited memory approach could be used as well. We begin by showing how the initial approximation to F (x∗ ). we can incorporate that into the −1 function evaluation. We leave the proof to Exercise 7. Bn = B0 Cn (7.36) −1 = xn − (B0 Cn )−1 F (xn ) = xn − Bn F (xn ) = xn+1 .2. {Cn }) exists for the data −1 (B0 F. Proof. We use a restarted approach. In this case. [176].1.com/SIAM/FR16. may be regarded as a preconditioner and incorporated into the deﬁntion of F just as preconditioners were in the implementation of NewtonGMRES in § 6. Lemma 7. 124 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS This latter approach is similar to the restarted GMRES iteration.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.html. Our plan will be to store Bn in a compact and easy to apply form. . Proposition 7. Equation (7. v ∈ RN . Now sn = xn+1 − xn = yn+1 − yn by (7. sn 2 2 = B0 Cn + B0 This completes the proof. Then B + uv T is invertible if and only if 1 + v T B −1 u = 0. Hence Bn+1 = Bn + F (xn+1 )sT n sn 2 2 −1 B0 F (yn+1 )sT n = B0 Cn+1 . x0 . Our basic implementation is a nonlinear version of the implementation for linear problems in [67]. We proceed by induction. T Bn+1 = Bn + un vn . Then the Broyden sequence ({yn }. [177]. I) and xn = yn .37) is called the Sherman–Morrison formula.37) B −1 . This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. Let B be a nonsingular N × N matrix and let u.35) holds for a given n. (B −1 u)v T (7.
we can write (7. (7. the computation of the Broyden step) can be computed from the 2n vectors {wj . One may carry this one important step further [67] and eliminate the need to store the sequence {wn }. (I − w0 v0 ) 2 and vn = sn / sn 2 . Therefore.e.38) as (7. Since the empty matrix product is the identity. vj }n−1 at a cost of O(N n) j=0 ﬂoatingpoint operations. (7. . −1 = (I − w T T T Bn n−1 vn−1 )(I − wn−2 vn−2 ) .38) = n−1 j=0 T (I − wj vj ). if B0 = I.39) (I − wj vj )F (xn ).com/SIAM/FR16. wn = −sn+1 / sn 2 . the Broyden step for the following iteration is n−1 −1 T (7.40) implies that for n ≥ 1 T −1 sn = −w + Cw w(vn−1 w) = w(−1 + Cw (Cw − sn−1 2 )) = −Cw w sn−1 Hence. for n ≥ 0. In fact.41) 2 = − sn−1 2 wn−1 . sn = −Bn F (xn ) = − j=0 Since the product n−2 j=0 T (I − wj vj )F (xn ) must also be computed as part of the computation of wn−1 we can combine the computation of wn−1 and sn as follows: w (7. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www.40) = n−2 j=0 T (I − wj vj )F (xn ) 2 T + vn−1 w)−1 wn−1 = Cw w where Cw = ( sn−1 sn T = −(I − wn−1 vn−1 )w.42) −1 Bn = n−1 j=0 I+ sj+1 sT j sj 2 2 .Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. BROYDEN’S METHOD 125 where un = F (xn+1 )/ sn Setting we see that.. Moreover. Note that (7. .ecsecurehost.38) is valid for n ≥ 0. one need only store the steps {sn } and their norms to construct the sequence {wn }. −1 Hence the action of Bn on F (xn ) (i.html. . −1 T −1 wn = (Bn un )/(1 + vn Bn un ) (7.
44) sn+1 = − −1 Bn F (xn+1 ) −1 1 + sT Bn F (xn+1 )/ sn n 2 2 . s0 = −F (x).ecsecurehost. τ. By Proposition 7. Our looping convention is that the loop in step 2(e)ii is skipped if n = 0.43) for sn+1 to obtain (7. 126 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS We cannot use (7. n = −1. Instead. for j = 0. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. We can use (7. 2. maxit.1. r0 = F (x) 2 .Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.42) and (7.44) to describe an algorithm. adding to the input list a limit nmax on the number of Broyden iterations taken before a restart and a limit maxit on the number of nonlinear iterations.3. z = −F (x) ii.6. We use a restarting approach in the algorithm. of n + O(1) vectors for the nth iterate. Algorithm 7. nmax) 1. we solve (7. Our notation and algorithmic framework are based on [67].42) and (7. (e) if n < nmax then i.43) =− I+ sn+1 sT n sn 2 2 sn+1 sT n sn 2 2 n−1 j=0 I+ sj+1 sT j 2 sj 2 F (xn+1 ) −1 Bn F (xn+1 ). the denominator in (7. brsol(x.39) directly to compute sn+1 because sn+1 appears on both sides of the equation sn+1 = − I + (7. Note that B0 = I is implicit in the algorithm. making Broyden’s method competitive in storage with GMRES as a linear solver [67]. F. itc = itc + 1 (b) x = x + sn (c) Evaluate F (x) (d) If F (x) 2 ≤ τr r0 + τa exit. this is consistent with setting the empty matrix product to the identity. itc = 0. Do while itc < maxit (a) n = n + 1. restarting with B0 when storage is exhausted. . Our implementation is similar to GMRES(m).com/SIAM/FR16. n − 1 z = z + sj+1 sT z/ sj j 2 2 Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. is of the same order as GMRES.44) −1 1 + sT Bn F (xn+1 )/ sn n 2 2 T −1 = 1 + vn Bn un is nonzero unless Bn+1 is singular. The storage requirement. The termination criteria are the same as for Algorithm nsol in § 5.3.html.1.
7. However the dense matrix approach makes it possible to detect ill conditioning in the approximate Jacobians. where more elaborate numerical experiments that those given here are presented. and in several papers on inﬁnitedimensional problems as well [91]. and therefore need storage for nmax + 2 vectors. Our implementation of brsol in the collection of MATLAB codes stores z and F separately in the interest of clarity and therefore requires nmax + 3 vectors of storage. and F (x). BROYDEN’S METHOD 127 iii.ecsecurehost. we allow for increases in the nonlinear residual.1 we present results for (3. . not compute snmax+1 . where z and F (x) may occupy the same j=0 storage location.5 million ﬂoating point operations. We use the same mesh. z. sn+1 = z/(1 − sT z/ sn 2 ) n 2 (f) if n = nmax then n = −1. As an example we consider the linear PDE (3.com/SIAM/FR16.1. righthand side. The theory in this chapter indicates that Broyden’s method can be viewed as an alternative to GMRES as an iterative method for nonsymmetric linear equations. Linear problems.4. the iteration will restart with xnmax . Examples for Broyden’s method Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. In Fig. [120]. 7.7. which computes xn and sn+1 . x.7.html. We compare Broyden’s method without restarts (solid line) to Broyden’s method with restarts every three iterates (dashed line). If the data is suﬃciently good. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. [104]. bounded deterioration implies that the Broyden matrices will be well conditioned and superlinear convergence implies that only a few iterates will be needed. This requirement of one more vector than the algorithm in [67] needed is a result of the nonlinearity.33) from § 3. coeﬃcients. s = −F (x). requires O(nN ) ﬂoatingpoint operations and storage of n + 3 vectors. a slightly higher cost than the GMRES solution. The Sherman–Morrison approach in Algorithm brsol is more eﬃcient. We use the MATLAB code brsol.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. A MATLAB implementation of brsol is provided in the collection of MATLAB codes. √ In all the examples in this section we use the l2 norm multiplied by 1/ N . and solution as the example in § 3. the steps {sj }n .33) preconditioned with the Poisson solver fish2d. If n < nmax. we feel that the approach of Algorithm brsol is the best approach. One can also see highly irregular performance from the 7. than the dense matrix approach proposed in [85]. in terms of both time and storage.5 million ﬂoating point operations. In view of all this. If n = nmax. This point has been explored in some detail in [67]. We set τa = τr = h2 where h = 1/32.4. Broyden’s method terminated after 9 iterations at a cost of roughly 1. For linear problems. then the nth iteration of brsol. The restarted iteration required 24 iterations and 3. especially for large problems.
however.ecsecurehost. The examples in this section. . For c = . The cost in function evaluations for Broyden’s method is one for each nonlinear iteration and for NewtonGMRES one for each outer iteration and one for each inner iteration. Broyden’s method for the linear PDE. Hence. 7. and the sequence of steps saves a vector over the nonlinear case. The implementation without restarts required 153 thousand ﬂoatingpoint operations and the restarted method 150. the cost of a solution by Broyden’s method could be much less than that of one by NewtonGMRES.4. We compare Broyden’s method without restarts (solid line) to Broyden’s method with restarts every three iterates (dashed line). Nonlinear problems.3). Storage of the residual. as well as those in § 8. NewtonGMRES as the inner iteration progresses and Broyden’s method as the outer iteration progresses.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.9999 (Fig. 7. if function evaluations are very expensive.1. If storage is at a premium. and the number of nonlinear iterations is large. In the linear case [67] one can store only the residuals and recover the terminal iterate upon exit. Broyden’s method and NewtonGMRES both require more storage as iterations progress. Broyden’s method could be at a disadvantage as it might need to be restarted many times. the vector z. 128 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS restarted method.html. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www.9 (Fig. a substantial improvement over the NewtonGMRES implementation. Our general recommendation is to try both. We consider the Hequation from Chapters 5 and 6 and a nonlinear elliptic partial diﬀerential equation.9 both methods required six iterations for convergence.2) and c = .4 illustrate the diﬀerences in the two methods. 7.2. 7. As before we solve the Hequation on a 100point mesh with c = . Chandrasekhar Hequation. 10 1 10 Relative Residual 0 10 1 10 2 10 3 0 5 10 Iterations 15 20 25 Fig.com/SIAM/FR16.
c = . One should take some care in drawing general conclusions. c = .9999. Broyden’s method for the Hequation.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. both implementations performed better than NewtonGMRES. 7. Broyden’s method for the Hequation. while that in Broyden in the nonlinear iteration.html. it may be the case Buy this book from SIAM at http://www.3.com/SIAM/FR16.ecsecurehost. While Broyden’s method on this example performed better than NewtonGMRES.9999. the storage in NewtonGMRES is used in the inner iteration. 10 0 10 Relative Nonlinear Residual 1 10 2 10 3 10 4 10 5 10 6 10 7 0 2 4 6 8 10 Iterations 12 14 16 18 Fig. If many nonlinear iterations are needed. .2. The restarted iteration requires 18 iterations and 407 ﬂoatingpoint operations.9. Even so. The unrestarted iteration converges in 10 iterations at a cost of roughly 249 thousand ﬂoatingpoint operations. 7. the restarted iteration has much more trouble. BROYDEN’S METHOD 129 For c = . 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 0 1 2 Relative Nonlinear Residual 3 4 5 6 7 8 0 1 2 3 Iterations 4 5 6 Fig. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.
com/SIAM/FR16. We set C = 20.4. In Fig. In § 8. This is a modest improvement over the NewtonGMRES cost (reported in § 6.html. Therefore the GMRES inner iteration for the NewtonGMRES approach needed storage for at most 10 vectors (the Krylov basis. F (xc + hv)) to accommodate the NewtonGMRES iteration. 10 1 10 Relative Nonlinear Residual 0 10 1 10 2 10 3 10 4 0 2 4 6 8 Iterations 10 12 14 16 Fig. u0 = 0. The unrestarted Broyden iteration converges in 12 iterations at a cost of roughly 2. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.2 million ﬂoatingpoint operations. We allowed for an increase in the residual. x. which happened on the second iterate. however it can be quite successful in practice. 7. The Broyden iteration when restarted every n iterates.4.2.3 we will return to this example.4. s. Convectiondiﬀusion equation. This is not supported by the local convergence theory for nonlinear problems. and τr = τa = h2 . 130 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS that Broyden’s method may need restarts while the GMRES iteration for the linear problem for the Newton step may not. However. At most ﬁve inner GMRES iterations were required. Hence restarting the Broyden iteration every 8 iterations most closely corresponds to the NewtonGMRES requirements. We use the same mesh width h = 1/32 on a uniform square grid. We consider the nonlinear convectiondiﬀusion equation from § 6.2) of 2. We preconditioned with the Poisson solver fish2d. F (xc ).Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. 7.4.4 we compare Broyden’s method without restarts (solid line) to Broyden’s method with restarts every 8 iterates (dashed line). xc . Broyden’s method for nonlinear PDE. One can do this in brsol by setting the third entry in the parameter list to 1. as one would if the problem were truly linear. requires storage of n + 2 vectors {sj }n−1 . .6 million ﬂoatingpoint operations.2) and more storage was used. This approach Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. the residual norms do not monotonically decrease in the Broyden iteration (we ﬁx this in § 8.ecsecurehost.3. and z (when stored in the j=0 same place as F (x)).
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V is M × N . The bad Broyden method [26].2. What qfactor for linear convergence do you see? Can you account for this by applying the secant method to the equation x2 = 0? See [53] for a complete explanation.5.1. Set τa = τr = 10−8 . How does the performance of Broyden’s method diﬀer from NewtonGMRES? 7. Exercises on Broyden’s method 7. Experiment with various mesh widths.5.5.3.5. 1) × (0. 7. Modify nsol to use Broyden’s method instead of the chord method after the initial Jacobian evaluation. U is N × M .5.4.5. updates an approximation to the inverse of the Jacobian at the root so that B −1 ≈ F (x∗ )−1 satisﬁes the inverse secant equation −1 B+ y = s (7. so named because of its inferior performance in practice [63].3. then A + U V is nonsingular if and only if I + V A−1 U is a nonsingular M × M matrix. 132 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS 7.2. initial iterates. Compare the performance of Broyden’s method and NewtonGMRES on the Modiﬁed Bratu Problem −∇2 u + dux + eu = 0 on (0. Duplicate the results reported in § 7. 7. Try to solve the nonlinear convectiondiﬀusion equation in § 6.5. 7. then (A + U V )−1 = A−1 − A−1 U (I + V A−1 U )−1 V A−1 . 7.5.6. Precondition with the Poisson solver fish2d.7.html.com/SIAM/FR16.5. 7.9. .5. How does this compare with nsol on the examples in Chapter 5. This is the Sherman–Morrison–Woodbury formula [68].4 with Broyden’s method using various values for the parameter C. If this is the case. What happens in the diﬀerential equation examples if preconditioning is omitted? 7.5. See [102] for further generalizations. 7.1.ecsecurehost. Vary the parameters in the equations and the number of vectors stored by Broyden’s method and report on their eﬀects on performance. Extend Proposition 7.3. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.1 by showing that if A is a nonsingular N × N matrix.8. Prove Proposition 7. Prove Proposition 7. and values for the convection coeﬃcient d. [199]. Solve the Hequation with Broyden’s method and c = 1.45) Buy this book from SIAM at http://www.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. 1) with homogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions.4.1.
5.12. . References [101]. Try to implement the bad Broyden method in a storageeﬃcient manner using the ideas from [67] and § 7. Does the relative performance of the methods change as h is decreased? This is interesting even in one space dimension where all matrices are tridiagonal.5. and [189].10.13. Discuss the diﬀerences in implementation from Broyden’s method.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. [92]. and main diagonal are updated. 7. 7.3. are relevant to this exercise. How would the Schubert algorithm be aﬀected by preconditioning? Compare your analysis with those in [158]. For problems with tridiagonal Jacobian. Use your result from Exercise 5.11. 7. Does anything go wrong? See [67] for more about this.5. [93]. Note that only the subdiagonal. for example. the update is (y − Bc s)i sj (B+ )ij = (Bc )ij + i+1 2 k=i−1 sk for 1 ≤ i. [125].14 in Chapter 5 to numerically estimate the qorder of Broyden’s method for some of the examples in this section (both linear and nonlinear). and compare the performance to that of Broyden’s method. and [112].7. What can you conclude from your observations? Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. Read about the algorithm in [172] and prove local superlinear convergence under the standard assumptions and the additional assumption that the sparsity pattern of B0 is the same as that of F (x∗ ). Implement the Schubert algorithm on an unpreconditioned discretized partial diﬀerential equation (such as the Bratu problem from Exercise 7.5.com/SIAM/FR16. BROYDEN’S METHOD 133 with the rankone update −1 −1 B+ = Bc + −1 (s − Bc y)y T . y 2 2 Show that the bad Broyden method is locally superlinearly convergent if the standard assumptions hold.ecsecurehost. [27] is a quasiNewton update for sparse matrices that enforces both the secant equation and the sparsity pattern. Implement the bad Broyden method. apply it to the examples in § 7.8) and compare it to NewtonGMRES and Broyden’s method.4. j ≤ N and i − j ≤ 1.html. 7.5. superdiagonal. The Schubert or sparse Broyden algorithm [172].
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We begin with single equations. Single equations If we apply Newton’s method to ﬁnd the root x∗ = 0 of the function f (x) = arctan(x) with initial iterate x0 = 10 we ﬁnd that the initial iterate is too far from the root for the local convergence theory in Chapter 5 to be applicable. [109].Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. [198]. [2]. and continuation/homotopy methods [1]. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. The implementation and analysis of the line search method we develop in this chapter do not depend on whether iterative or direct methods are used to compute the Newton step or upon how or if the Jacobian is computed and stored.1. −138. [24]. [88]. . can be used to accomplish the same objective. [70]. and because it is trivial to add a line search to an existing locally convergent implementation of Newton’s method. If we look more closely. f (x) = arctan(x) ≈ ±π/2. a failure of Newton’s method that results from an inaccurate initial iterate. [63].ecsecurehost.9 × 1017 . We select the line search paradigm because of its simplicity. −1. 8. [181]. such as trust region [153]. [173]. [159]. This observation motivates the simple ﬁx of reducing the size of the step until the size of the nonlinear residual is decreased. A prototype algorithm is given below. 2. Of the many such algorithms we will focus on the class of line search methods and the Armijo rule [3]. Other methods. 9. [25].9 × 104 . We can see this eﬀect in the sequence of iterates: 10.com/SIAM/FR16. implemented inexactly [24]. Chapter 8 Global Convergence By a globally convergent algorithm we mean an algorithm with the property that for any initial iterate the iteration either converges to a root of F or fails to do so in one of a small number of ways. where the algorithms can be motivated and intuition developed with a very simple example.html. but the length of s is too large. [154]. we see that the Newton step s = −f (xc )/f (xc ) is pointing toward the root in the sense that sxc < 0. [129]. and hence the magnitude of the Newton step is much larger than that of the iterate itself. [25]. The reason for this is that f (x) = (1 + x2 )−1 is small for large x. 135 Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. [70].5 × 109 .
After the fourth iterate. and 4 required 3.html. −. Note the diﬀerences between Algorithm lines1 and Algorithm nsol. The outer iterations are identiﬁed with circles as in § 6. the minimum number of two function evaluations per iterate is required. some authors [63] refer to this as backtracking. τ ) 1. lines1(x. −1.1. even in this terminal phase rapid convergence takes place only in the ﬁnal three outer iterations.3. We plot the progress of the iteration in Fig. The algorithm is to compute a search direction d which for us will be the Newton direction d = −f (xc )/f (xc ) Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. and 2 steplength reductions. 136 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS Algorithm 8. .1. −0. One can see that most of the work is in the initial phase of the iteration. 3. .com/SIAM/FR16. 2.4. (b) s = −f (x)/f (x) (search direction) (c) xt = x + s (trial point) (d) If f (xt ) < f (x) then x = xt (accept the step) else s = s/2 goto 2c (reject the step) When we apply Algorithm lines1 to our simple example. To remedy this and to make analysis possible we replace the test for simple decrease with one for suﬃcient decrease.ecsecurehost. r0 = f (x) 2. We call this method a line search because we search along the line segment (xc . One does not set x+ = x + s without testing the step to see if the absolute value of the nonlinear residual has been decreased. The quadratic convergence behavior of Newton’s method is only apparent very late in the iteration. We plot arctan(x)/arctan(x0 ) as a function of the number of function evaluations with the solid line. Do while f (x) > τr r0 + τa (a) If f (x) = 0 terminate with failure.4. 9 × 10−4 . However.2. As we move from the right endpoint to the left. decrease in the size of the nonlinear residual was obtained with a full Newton step. f.9. 8. there is the possibility of oscillation about a solution without convergence [63].1. where the local theory is valid. we obtain the sequence 10.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. 3. In the terminal phase.5. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.99.8. 4. 1. however. 2. −6 × 10−10 . This is typical of the performance of the algorithms we discuss in this chapter. In theory. xc − f (xc )/f (xc )) to ﬁnd a decrease in f (xc ). −3. 1. Iterates 1.56. Algorithm lines1 almost always works well. −8.1.
2. number intended to make (8. . Newton–Armijo iteration for inverse tangent.1.html. nsola1(x.1) is called suﬃcient decrease of f . A factor of Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. and then test steps of the form s = λd. If f (xt ) < (1 − αλ)f (x) then x = xt (accept the step) else λ = λ/2 goto 2(c)i (reject the step) This is essentially the algorithm implemented in the MATLAB code nsola. from [3] (see also [88]) is called the Armijo rule. with λ = 2−j for some j ≥ 0.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.com/SIAM/FR16. τ ) 1. GLOBAL CONVERGENCE 0 137 10 10 10 Relative Nonlinear Residual 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 0 5 10 15 20 Function Evaluations 25 30 35 Fig.1) as easy as possible to satisfy. 1) is a small. We remark here that there is nothing critical about the reduction factor of 2 in the line search. xt = x + λd (trial point) ii. r0 = f (x) 2.1. Do while f (x) > τr r0 + τa (a) If f (x) = 0 terminate with failure. Algorithm 8. The condition in (8.1) f (xc + λd) < (1 − αλ)f (xc ).2. The parameter α ∈ (0.ecsecurehost. Note that we must now distinguish between the step and the Newton direction. f. This strategy. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. something we did not have to do in the earlier chapters. but positive. 8. until f (x + s) satisﬁes (8. We will analyze Algorithm nsola in § 8. Once suﬃcient decrease has been obtained we accept the step s = λd. (b) d = −f (x)/f (x) (search direction) (c) λ = 1 i. We follow the recent optimization literature [63] and set α = 10−4 .
Algorithm 8. . we accept any direction that satisﬁes the inexact Newton condition (6. Taking as large a fraction as possible helps move the iteration into the terminal phase in which full steps may be taken and fast convergence expected. reducing λ by too much can be costly as well.com/SIAM/FR16.2. where 0 < σ0 < σ1 < 1.1).9 you are asked to implement the Armijo rule in the context of Algorithm nsol. 1.html. 8. In Exercise 8. [133]. r0 = F (x) 2.3. This could be quite important if the search direction were determined by an inexact Newton method or an approximation to Newton’s method such as the chord method or Broyden’s method.2.3. Taking full Newton steps ensures fast local convergence.2) is motivated by the Newtoniterative paradigm. F.5. τ.2) F (xn )dn + F (xn ) ≤ ηn F (xn ) . This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. Typical values of σ0 and σ1 are . We allow for any choice that produces a reduction that satisﬁes σ0 λold ≤ λnew ≤ σ1 λold . [86]. Analysis of the Armijo rule In this section we extend the onedimensional algorithm in two ways before proceeding with the analysis. We write this for the Armijo sequence as (8. Our algorithm nsola incorporates these ideas.2). nsola(x. developed in § 8. [63]. First. 138 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS 10 could well be better in situations in which small values of λ are needed for several consecutive steps (such as our example with the arctan function). the analysis here applies equally to methods that solve the equations for the Newton step directly (so ηn = 0).Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Do while F (x) > τr r0 + τa (a) Find d such that F (x)d + F (x) ≤ η F (x) If no such d can be found. The parameter σ0 safeguards against that. Safeguarding is an important aspect of many globally convergent methods and has been used for many years in the context of the polynomial interpolation algorithms we discuss in § 8. Our second extension is to allow more ﬂexibility in the reduction of λ.5.3.1. In that event a reduction of a factor of 8 would require three passes through the loop in nsola1 but only a single reduction by a factor of 10. the iteration may stagnate as a result.1 [54]. One such method. While (8.1 and . Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. [87]. in fact.ecsecurehost. is to minimize an interpolating polynomial based on the previous trial steps. On the other hand. We will return to the issue of reduction in λ in § 8. terminate with failure. approximate the Newton step by a quasiNewton method. or even use the chord method provided that the resulting direction dn satisﬁes (8. η). The danger is that the minimum may be too near zero to be of much use and.
1. σ1 ] λ = σλ goto 2(b)i Note that step 2a must allow for the possibility that F is illconditioned and that no direction can be found that satisﬁes (8. We will see that if F has no roots then either F (xn ) has a limit point which is singular or {xn } becomes unbounded. xn → x. η ] ⊂ (0. GLOBAL CONVERGENCE 139 (b) λ = 1 i. F is Lipschitz continuous with Lipschitz constant γ.html. If. Lemma 8. full steps are taken in the terminal phase.ecsecurehost. xt = x + λd ii. There are r. γ. mf > 0 such that F is deﬁned. . then the iteration converges to a root of F at which the standard assumptions hold.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. ¯ 3. Assume that {xn } is given by Algorithm nsola with (8. n=0 Assumption 8. Clearly if F has no roots. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. step 2a were implemented with a direct factorization method. a local minimum of F which is not a root. We show this. as do [25] and [70].com/SIAM/FR16. 2. the algorithm must fail.2. If F (xt ) < (1 − αλ) F (x) then x = xt else Choose σ ∈ [σ0 . by giving a uniform lower bound on λn (assuming that F (x0 ) = 0). We begin with a formal statement of our assumption that F is uniformly Lipschitz continuous and bounded away from zero on the sequence {xn }.1 implies that the line search phase (step 2b in Algorithm nsola) will terminate in a number of cycles that is independent of n. Let x0 ∈ RN and α ∈ (0. xn → ∞. Let {xn } be the iteration produced by Algorithm nsola with initial iterate x0 . The inner iteration could terminate with a failure. 1 − α) Buy this book from SIAM at http://www.2. Assumption 8. illconditioning of F might be detected as part of the factorization. r) = ∞ {x  x − xn ≤ r}.2. F (xn ) is singular for some n. for example.2). 1) be given. Note how the safeguard bound σ0 enters this result. and the convergence is qquadratic. and F (x)−1 ≤ mf on the set Ω({xn }. The convergence theorem is the remarkable statement that if {xn } and { F (xn )−1 } are bounded (thereby eliminating premature failure and local minima of F that are not roots) and F is Lipschitz continuous in a neighborhood of the entire sequence {xn }. The algorithm can fail in some obvious ways: 1.1.3) ¯ {ηn } ⊂ (0. Note also the very modest conditions on ηn .
1 F is Lipschitz continuous on the line segment [xn .4) ¯ λn ≥ λ = σ0 min r 2(1 − α − η ) ¯ . for any λ ∈ [0. Let n ≥ 0. xn + λdn ] whenever ¯ λ ≤ λ1 = r/(mf F (x0 ) ).ecsecurehost. by Assumption 8. 2(1 − α − η ) ¯ (1 + η )2 m2 γ F (x0 ) ¯ f .2.com/SIAM/FR16. Proof.2) we have. Now we can show directly that the sequence of Armijo iterates either is unbounded or converges to a solution. The Buy this book from SIAM at http://www.2.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. 140 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS and that Assumption 8. ¯ This shows that λ can be no smaller than σ0 λ2 . mf F (x0 ) m2 F (x0 ) (1 + η )2 γ ¯ f .html. ¯ Lipschitz continuity of F implies that if λ ≤ λ1 then F (xn + λdn ) ≤ (1 − λ) F (xn ) + λ¯ F (xn ) + η ≤ (1 − λ) F (xn ) + λ¯ F (xn ) + η γ 2 λ dn 2 2 1 0 (F (xn + tλdn ) − F (xn ))λdn dt (F (xn + tλdn ) − F (xn ))λdn dt. which will be implied by ¯ ¯ λ ≤ λ2 = min λ1 . . Theorem 8. ¯ Therefore.1 holds. Then either F (x0 ) = 0 or (8. which completes the proof. 1] F (xn + λdn ) = F (xn ) + λF (xn )dn + = (1 − λ)F (xn ) + λξn + where. ¯ The step acceptance condition in nsola implies that { F (xn ) } is a decreasing sequence and therefore dn = F (xn )−1 (ξn − F (xn )) ≤ mf (1 + η ) F (xn ) . By the fundamental theorem of calculus and (8. by the bound ηn ≤ η . ¯ ξn ≤ ηn F (xn ) ≤ η F (xn ) .1 says even more. 1 0 ¯ m2 γ(1 + η )2 λ2 F (xn ) f 2 ¯ m2 γλ(1 + η )2 F (x0 ) f 2 2 ≤ (1 − λ + η λ) F (xn ) + λ F (xn ) ¯ < (1 − αλ) F (xn ) . This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.2.
html. 1) be given. the Newton iteration with x0 = x will remain in B(δ) and converge qquadratically to x∗ .9 you are asked to do this with nsol and. This is all that one could ask for in terms of robustness of such an algorithm. Assume that {xn } is given by Algorithm nsola. and that Assumption 8.1. in principle.1 and therefore the standard assumptions hold at x∗ . so in the terminal phase of the iteration the step lengths are all 1 and the convergence is qquadratic. via a forward diﬀerence approximation to F (xn )d. 8. {xn } is bounded. Theorem 8.1 holds.1 implies that the standard assumptions hold at x∗ = xn . Since the standard assumptions hold at x∗ .1. If F (xn ) = 0 for some n. {ηn } satisﬁes (8. In Exercise 8.com/SIAM/FR16. Implementation of the Armijo rule The MATLAB code nsola is a modiﬁcation of nsolgm which provides for a choice of several Krylov methods for computing an inexact Newton direction and globalizes Newton’s method with the Armijo rule. say to x∗ . full steps are taken for n suﬃciently large.2).Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.2.1. If GMRES is used as the linear solver. then we are done because Assumption 8. The boundedness of the sequence {xn } implies that a subsequence {xnk } converges. It could well be advantageous to use a chord or Broyden direction.5.2). Moreover.2.ecsecurehost. Eventually xnk − x∗  < r. All that one needs to make the theorems and proofs in § 8. Since F is continuous. Theorem 6. numerically determine if the chord direction satisﬁes the inexact Newton condition.2.3. not just the subsequence. We use the l2 norm in that code and in the numerical results reported in § 8. Proof. Otherwise Lemma 8. which is easy to verify. In this case the storage requirements are roughly the same as for Algorithm nsol. there is δ such that if x ∈ B(δ). .2 hold is (8.1 implies that F (xn ) converges qlinearly to zero with qfactor at ¯ most (1 − αλ). Then {xn } converges to a root x∗ of F at which the standard assumptions hold. will remain in B(δ) and converge to x∗ . then the storage requirements are roughly the same as for Algorithm nsolgm if one reuses the storage location for the ﬁnite diﬀerence directional derivative to test for suﬃcient decrease. with each iteration. F (x∗ ) = 0.1 is violated) or the iteration becomes unbounded.2 applies and hence full steps can be taken.4.2. where r is the radius in Assumption 8. Let x0 ∈ RN and α ∈ (0. The iteration can be very costly if the Jacobian must be Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. Hence as soon as xnk ∈ B(δ). Thus far we have used for d the inexact Newton direction. At this stage we have shown that if the Armijo iteration fails to converge to a root either the continuity properties of F or nonsingularity of F break down as the iteration progresses (Assumption 8.2.3). for example. the entire sequence. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.2. and the convergence behavior in the ﬁnal phase of the iteration is that given by the local theory for inexact Newton methods (Theorem 6. GLOBAL CONVERGENCE 141 sequence converges to a root at which the standard assumptions hold.
say). (8. We can use this iteration history to model the scalar function f (λ) = F (xn + λdn ) 2 2 with a polynomial and use the minimum of that polynomial as the next steplength. . The ﬁrst. The second. After λc has been rejected and a model polynomial computed.6) f (0) = 2(F (xn )T dn )T F (xn ) = 2F (xn )T (F (xn )dn ).1.html.ecsecurehost. 8. if λt > σ1 λc . Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. Clearly f (0) can be computed as 2 (8.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. otherwise. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. is applicable to all methods. F (xn + λ1 dn ) 2 . In this approach we use values of f and f at λ = 0 and the value of f at the current value of λ to construct a 2nd degree interpolating polynomial for f .5. The reader is asked to pursue this in Exercise 8. F (xn + λk−1 dn ) 2 . We consider two topics in this section. In this section we consider an elaboration of the simple line search scheme of reduction of the steplength by a ﬁxed factor. . polynomial interpolation as a way to choose λ.3.com/SIAM/FR16. one might expect to be able to better estimate the appropriate reduction factor. Evaluation of F (xc )dc if the full step is not accepted (here dc is the Broyden direction) would not only verify the inexact Newton condition but provide enough information for a twopoint parabolic line search. If we have rejected k steps we have in hand the values F (xn ) 2 . is again based on [67] and is more specialized. In practice such methods usually perform better than constant reduction factors. . . we compute the minimum λt of that polynomial analytically and set σ0 λc if λt < σ0 λc . but might respond well to a more aggressive steplength reduction (by factors of 1/10. We consider two ways of doing this that use second degree polynomials which we compute using previously computed information.5) λ+ = σ 1 λc λt Twopoint parabolic model. f (0) = F (xn ) 2 is known. The motivation for this is that some problems respond well to one or two reductions in the steplength by modest amounts (such as 1/2) and others require many such reductions.10. Our Broyden–Armijo code does not explicitly check the inexact Newton condition and thereby saves an evaluation of F . Polynomial line searches. If one can model the decrease in F 2 as the steplength is reduced. 142 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS evaluated and factored many times during the phase of the iteration in which the approximate solution is far from the root. how Broyden’s method must be implemented.
In this approach one evaluates f (0) and f (1) as before. it may be necessary to compute a new search direction.com/SIAM/FR16. which uses f (0) and the two most recently rejected steps to create the parabola. then we set λt to the minimum of p λt = −p (0)/p (0) and apply the safeguarding step (8. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. f at 0 and p(λc ) = f (λc ) is p(λ) = f (0) + f (0)λ + cλ2 .html.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. we have the values f (0).5. The polynomial that interpolates f at 0. where λc and λ− are the most recently rejected values of λ. The polynomial p(λ) such that p. If p (0) ≤ 0 one could either set λ+ to be the minimum of p on the interval [σ0 λ. If the full step is rejected.ecsecurehost. In any case. After the second step is rejected.5). . If it is not. GLOBAL CONVERGENCE 143 Use of (8. so if f (λc ) > f (0).1. The MATLAB code parab3p implements the threepoint parabolic line search and is called by the two codes nsola and brsola. σ1 λ] or reject the parabolic model and simply set λ+ to σ0 λc or σ1 λc . we set λ = σ1 and try again. such as the Broyden direction. We take the latter approach and set λ+ = σ1 λc . This is a possibility with directions other than inexact Newton directions. λ− is p(λ) = f (0) + λ λc − λ− (λ − λ− )(f (λc ) − f (0)) (λc − λ)(f (λ− ) − f (0)) + . we implement this method with σ0 = . Threepoint parabolic model. where c= f (λc ) − f (0) − f (0)λc . λ2 c Our approximation of f (0) < 0. λc λ− We must consider two situations. If p (0) = 2 (λ− (f (λc ) − f (0)) − λc (f (λ− ) − f (0))) λc λ− (λc − λ− ) is positive. which can be obtained by examination of the ﬁnal residual from GMRES or by expending an additional function evaluation to compute F (xn )dn with a forward diﬀerence.5) to compute λ+ . We then compute λ+ with (8. σ1 = .6) requires evaluation of F (xn )dn . In the MATLAB code nsola from the collection. p agree with f. and f (λ− ). then c > 0 and p(λ) has a minimum at λt = −f (0)/(2c) > 0. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. our approximation to f (0) should be negative. An alternative to the twopoint model that avoids the need to approximate f (0) is a threepoint model. f (λc ). λc .
In Chapter 7 we implemented Broyden’s method at a storage cost of one vector for each iteration. The relation y − Bc s = F (x+ ) was not critical to this and we may also incorporate a line search at a cost of a bit of complexity in the implementation.8) to construct Bc F (x+ ) as we did in Algorithm brsol. We can use the ﬁrst equality in (8. the polynomial modeling approach is heuristic. Note that (8. 8.8) and the relation dn+1 = − I − wn sT n sn 2 −1 Bn F (xn+1 ) to solve for dn+1 and obtain an analog of (7.44) (8.2.38) to obtain wn = λn (8. .3. yn − Bn sn sn −1 T −1 .8) = λn where −dn+1 sn + (λ−1 − 1) n sn 2 sn 2 −sn+1 /λn+1 sn + (λ−1 − 1) n sn 2 sn −1 dn+1 = −Bn+1 F (xn+1 ) 2 . Clearly. If a line search is used.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.html.7) and (7. As in § 7. Veriﬁcation of (8.com/SIAM/FR16. is the search direction used to compute xn+1 .9) is left to Exercise 8.5. [133].7) yn − Bn sn = F (xn+1 ) − (1 − λn )F (xn ). we set un = we can use (8.ecsecurehost. then −1 sn = −λn Bn F (xn ) and hence (8. The safeguarding and Theorem 8. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.8) reduces to (7.41) when λn = 1 and λn+1 = 1 (so dn+1 = sn+1 ). Broyden’s method.5.1 provide insurance that progress will be made in reducing F .3 is that the simple relation between the sequence {wn } and {vn } is changed. sn 2 sn 2 If. our approach is a nonlinear version of the method in [67]. 144 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS Interpolation with a cubic polynomial has also been suggested [87].8) and (8. vn = .9) dn+1 = − −1 −1 sn 2 Bn F (xn+1 ) − (1 − λn )sT Bn F (xn+1 )sn n 2 −1 sn 2 + λn sT Bn F (xn+1 ) n 2 −1 We then use the second equality in (8. The diﬀerence from the development in § 7.3.2. [86]. and wn = (Bn un )/(1 + vn Bn un ). [63].3. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. using the notation in § 7.
Examples for Newton–Armijo The MATLAB code nsola is a modiﬁcation of nsolgm that incorporates the threepoint parabolic line search from § 8.ecsecurehost. d = −F (x). However. and f (1) can be used. The MATLAB code returns with an error message if more than a ﬁxed number of reductions in the step length are needed.html. 8. n = −1.4. We do not include details of the line search or provide for restarts or a limited memory implementation. Do while n ≤ maxit (a) n = n + 1 (b) x = x + sn (c) Evaluate F (x) (d) If F (x) (e) 2 ≤ τr r0 + τa exit.10 the reader is asked to fully develop and implement these ideas.2). So.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. In Exercise 8.20) Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. computation of the step length requires storage of both the current point x and the trial point x + λs before a step can be accepted. there is no guarantee that the Broyden direction is a direction of decrease for F 2 . (h) Set sn+1 = λn+1 d. f (0).3. maxit. the storage requirements of Algorithm brsola would appear to be essentially the same as those of brsol. the storage of the globalized methods exceeds that of the local method by one vector. In fact. Algorithm 8. F. uses a threepoint parabolic line search and performs a restart when storage is exhausted like Algorithm brsol does. provided in the collection of MATLAB codes. s0 = λ0 d 2. Since dn+1 and sn+1 can occupy the same location. store sn+1 2 − λn sT z) n and λn+1 . nmax) 1. GLOBAL CONVERGENCE 145 Algorthm brsola uses these ideas. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.1. The MATLAB implementation. Another approach would be to compute F (xc )d numerically if a full step is rejected and then test (8. z = −F (x) ii. As a side eﬀect. an approximation of f (0) can be obtained at no additional cost and a parabolic line search based on f (0). It is possible that the Broyden direction fails to satisfy (8.5.3. for j = 0. τ. b = 1 − λj z = z + (asj+1 + bsj )sT z/ sj j 2 2 2 2 (f) d = ( sn 2 z + (1 − λn )sT zsn )/( sn n 2 (g) Compute λn+1 with a line search. Initialize: Fc = F (x) r0 = F (x) 2 .2) before beginning the line search. The MATLAB implementation of brsola in the collection illustrates this point. i. compute λ0 . . brsola(x.1 and also changes η using (6.com/SIAM/FR16. n − 1 a = −λj /λj+1 .
20) with the dashed Buy this book from SIAM at http://www.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. 8. 146 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS once the iteration is near the root. In the ﬁrst outer iteration. We caution the reader now.3 we compare the Broyden–Armijo method with NewtonGMRES for those problems for which both methods were successful. the quasiNewton method. In Fig. is needed to obtain an accurate solution. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.9. Inverse tangent function. Convectiondiﬀusion equation. For this problem we plot the progress of the iteration using η = .html. the parabolic line search takes only one reduction in the next three iterations and none thereafter. in all the ﬁgures we plot F (xn ) 2 / F (x0 ) 2 against the number of function evaluations required by all line searches and inner and outer iterations to compute xn . that if the initial iterate is far from the solution.2 we plot the iteration history corresponding to the parabolic line search with the solid line and that for the constant reduction with the dashed line.25 with the solid line and using the sequence given by (6. initial iterate u0 = 0. with the constant η method as we did in § 6. using GMRES as the linear solver. We set τr = τa = h2 /10. We take (6. As before.2 and. In § 8. cult problem.1. however.com/SIAM/FR16. The constant reduction line search took three reductions in the ﬁrst two outer iterations and two each in following two.4. However.2.2. We use x0 = 10 as the initial iterate with τr = τa = 10−8 .4. Here. We base our absolute error criterion on the norm · 2 / N as we did in § 6.4. 1) × (0. Since we have easy access to analytic derivatives in this example. However. 8.5) for the arctan function.4 with γ = . may well be most eﬃcient. 31 × 31 mesh and homogeneous Dirichlet boundary conditions on the unit square (0.4.ecsecurehost. We compare this strategy. which requires a single function evaluation for each outer iteration when full steps can be taken. The parabolic line search required 7 outer iterates and 21 function evaluations in contrast with the constant reduction searches 11 outer iterates and 33 function evaluations. we can use the twopoint parabolic line search. and will repeat the caution later. This makes a globalization strategy critical (Try it without one!). because of the large value of C and resulting illconditioning.4. . 8. Counts of function evaluations corresponding to outer iterations are√ indicated by circles. This is a tighter tolerance that in § 6. when both methods succeed. We consider a much more diﬃ −∇2 u + Cu(ux + uy ) = f with the same right hand side f . We compare the twopoint parabolic line search with the constant reduction search (σ0 = σ1 = .4.2 and 7. In Fig. we set C = 100.21) from § 6. an inexact Newton method such as NewtonGMRES can succeed in many case in which a quasiNewton method can fail because the quasiNewton direction may not be an inexact Newton direction.3 we show the progress of the iteration for the unpreconditioned equation. 8. 1) that we considered before. both line searches take three steplength reductions.4.
8. Newton–Armijo for the arctan function. We set the parameters in (6. The iterations required 75.20) to γ = . . 759 (constant η) and 744 (varying η) function evaluations.3.4 (varying η) million ﬂoating point operations. 10 0 10 Relative Nonlinear Residual 1 10 2 10 3 10 4 10 5 0 100 200 300 400 500 Function Evaluations 600 700 800 Fig.4. and 25 (constant η) and 22 (varying η) outer iterations.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. This problem is very poorly conditioned and much tighter control on the inner iteration is needed than for the other problems.25. 8.html. line. We consider the preconditioned problem in Fig. C = 100. In the computation we Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. Newton–Armijo for the PDE.ecsecurehost. 8.com/SIAM/FR16. The two approaches to selection of the forcing term performed very similarly.9 and ηmax = .3 (constant η) and 75. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. GLOBAL CONVERGENCE 0 147 10 10 Relative Nonlinear Residual 2 10 4 10 6 10 8 10 10 10 12 0 5 10 15 20 Function Evaluations 25 30 35 Fig.2.
.ecsecurehost. The line search in the nonconstant η case reduced the step length three times on the ﬁrst iteration and once on the second. C = 100. We begin by revisiting the example in § 6.html.9 and ηmax = .99. The most eﬃcient iteration.6 million ﬂoatingpoint operations. We found that the Broyden–Armijo line search failed on all the unpreconditioned convection diﬀusion equation examples. and roughly 13. with the forcing term given by (6.4. When compared to the Broyden’s method results in § 6.20) terminated after 70 function evaluations. the Broyden–Armijo costs reﬂect Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. Newton–Armijo for the PDE. For this problem we plot the progress of the iteration using η = .25 with the solid line and using the sequence given by (6.21) with the fast Poisson solver fish2d.3 million ﬂoatingpoint operations. Broyden–Armijo. In these cases the Jacobian is not well approximated by a low rank perturbation of the identity [112] and the ability of the inexact Newton iteration to ﬁnd a good search direction was the important factor.5 million ﬂoatingpoint operations. 9 outer iterations. As reported in § 6.4.20) to γ = . In Fig.com/SIAM/FR16.4 we show the progress of the iteration for the preconditioned equation. 8. 16 function evaluations.4.4.2. 10 0 10 Relative Nonlinear Residual 1 10 2 10 3 10 4 10 5 0 10 20 30 40 50 Function Evaluations 60 70 80 Fig. 8. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.3. 8.4.20). and 2. required at most 16 inner iterations while the constant η approach needed at most 10. when increases in the residual were allowed. 9 outer iterations. the NewtonGMRES iteration always took full steps. terminating in 4 outer iterations. The line search in this case reduced the step length three times on the ﬁrst iteration and twice on the second and third.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. 148 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS preconditioned (6.20) with the dashed line. The iteration in which {ηn } is given by (6. We set the parameters in (6. and 12.2 with C = 20.2. The constant η iteration terminated after 79 function evaluations.
5 million ﬂoatingpoint operations.8 million ﬂoatingpoint operations while the Broyden–Armijo took 9 iterations and required 2 million ﬂoatingpoint operations. and therefore was much more eﬃcient in terms of storage.ecsecurehost. and 85 function evaluations. From these examples we see that Broyden–Armijo can be very eﬃcient provided only a small number of iterations are needed. 10 0 Relative Nonlinear Residual 10 1 10 2 10 3 0 2 4 6 8 10 Function Evaluations 12 14 16 Fig. Figure 8.5. Restarting the Broyden iteration every 19 iterations would equalize the storage requirements with Newton–GMRES–Armijo. The storage requirements increase as the nonlinear iteration progresses and this fact puts Broyden’s Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. For the more diﬃcult problem with C = 100. 42 outer iterates. needing to store 21 vectors. In terms of storage. We set τa = τr = h2 /10. and γ = . Broyden’s method suffers under these conditions as one can see from the comparison of Broyden– Armijo (solid line) and Newton–GMRES–Armijo (dashed line) in Fig. ηmax = . C = 20.99. The Broyden–Armijo iteration required 34 nonlinear iterations. roughly 16 million ﬂoatingpoint operations.9. The steplength was reduced on the second iteration (twice) and the third (once). 8.5.5 compares the Broyden–Armijo iteration (solid line) to the GMRES iteration (dashed line).9 as we did in § 6.6 we compare our implementation of Newton–GMRES–Armijo (dashed line) to Broyden–Armijo (solid line).com/SIAM/FR16. ηmax = . In Fig. 8. 8. the Broyden–Armijo iteration required storage for 37 vectors while the NewtonGMRES iteration needed at most 16 inner iterations. The Broyden iteration in § 6. NewtonGMRES and Broyden–Armijo for the PDE.4. and γ = . . The restarted Broyden–Armijo iteration took 19.4. GLOBAL CONVERGENCE 149 an improvement in eﬃciency.2. the performance of the two methods is more similar. We set τa = τr = h2 .7. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. and 123 function evaluations.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.html. In our implementation of brsola the threepoint parabolic line search was used.2 took 12 iterations and 2.
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5.2. 8.4. 8. GLOBAL CONVERGENCE 151 8.5.000 down and takes a 7 year installment loan to pay the balance. Try to do it in such a way that the chord direction is used whenever possible. and TFQMR.9 + arctan(x) 4.9. to use the Armijo rule. Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. f (x) = ex 6.5.com/SIAM/FR16.5.000. f (x) = .5. BiCGSTAB.4.1. what is the interest rate? Assume monthly compounding. f (x) = arctan(x2 ) 3.. Show that if F is Lipschitz continuous and the iteration {xn } produced by Algorithm nsola converges to x∗ with F (x∗ ) = 0.html. How does the method proposed in [10] diﬀer from the one implemented in nsola? What could be advantages and disadvantages of that approach? 8. f (x) = arctan(x) (i. the hybrid Newton algorithm from Chapter 5. 8.5.ecsecurehost.3.9). Duplicate the results in § 8. f (x) = 1 + x2 8. Modify brsola to test the Broyden direction for the descent property and use a twopoint parabolic line search.5. then F (x∗ ) is singular. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. Experiment with other linear solvers such as GMRES(m).5. Verify (8. f (x) = 2 + sin(x) 7. Use nsola to duplicate the results in § 8.5. Modify nsol.4. 8. In what ways are the results in [25] and [70] more general than those in this section? What ideas do these papers share with the analysis in this section and with [3] and [88]? 8.e. . You might use the MATLAB code nsola to do this.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. Vary the convection coeﬃcient in the convectiondiﬀusion equation and the mesh size and report the results. He puts $10. Implement the Newton–Armijo method for single equations.7. f (x) = x(1 + sin(1/x)) 5. Apply your code to the following functions with x0 = 10. A numerical analyst buys a German sports car for $50.10.2. 1. Explain your results.8) and (8.) 2. What could you do if the Broyden direction is not a descent direction? Apply your code to the examples in § 8. 8. This is interesting in the locally convergent case as well.5.6. 8.1. If the monthly payments are $713.8.40.5. Exercises on global convergence 8.5.
2. Modify nsola to use a cubic polynomial and constant reduction line searches instead of the quadratic polynomial line search.13.ecsecurehost.11.4.1 is applicable? 8.5. Under what conditions will the iteration given by nsola converge to a root x∗ that is independent of the initial iterate? Buy this book from SIAM at http://www.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics.2) with ηn bounded away from 1? If not.html. Compare the results with the examples in § 8. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. 152 ITERATIVE METHODS FOR LINEAR AND NONLINEAR EQUATIONS 8. when does it? How would you implement a secantArmijo method in such a way that the convergence theorem 8.5. Does the secant method for equations in one variable always give a direction that satisﬁes (8. .5.com/SIAM/FR16.12. 8.
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. 47 BiCGSTAB. 47 Biorthogonality. 77 Armijo rule. Index Aconjugacy. 113 convergence linear equations. 110 Biconjugacy. 67 CGNE. 132 Banach Lemma. 108 solution Broyden’s method. 126 Brsola algorithm. 25 CGS. 48 algorithm. 121 Breakdown. 20 Anorm. 146 NewtonGMRES. 22 ﬁnite termination. 119 Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. 48 algorithm. 25 CGNR. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. 87 solution Broyden’s method. 47 algorithm. 47 algorithm. 118. 34 Chord method. 3 Conjugate Gradient algorithm. 12 use of residual polynomials. 6. 145 163 Cauchy sequence. 67 ConvectionDiﬀusion Equation Broyden’s method. 50 algorithm. 67 Contraction Mapping Theorem. 123 restarting.ecsecurehost. 120 Broyden’s method. 50 ﬁnite diﬀerence. 137 Arnoldi process. 136 Bad Broyden method. 123 limited memory.html.com/SIAM/FR16. 47 BiConjugate Gradient. 12 Approximate inverse. 47 Bounded deterioration. 118 nonlinear equations. 120 implementation. 6 BiCG. 49 Conjugate transpose. 128 Newton’s method. 87 NewtonGMRES. 123 sparse. 74 convergence. 49 Chandrasekhar Hequation. 14 Conjugate Gradient Squared. 74 algorithm. 76 Condition number. 107 Characteristic polynomial. 133 Brsol algorithm. 37 Backtracking. 47 Broyden sequence. 14 minimization property. 130 Newton–Armijo.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. 34 Contraction mapping. 130 Convergence theorem Broyden’s method linear equations.
80 directional derivative. 142 polynomial. 110 Dennis–Mor´ Condition. 60 Kantorovich Theorem. 128 Newton’s method.ecsecurehost. 82 Shamanskii method. 94 Inverse secant equation. 43 Globally convergent algorithm.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. 11 Left preconditioning. 9 Givens rotation. 103 secant method. 33 restarts. 34 Diﬀerence approximation. 77 contraction mapping. 36 Induced matrix norm deﬁnition. 96. 40. 143 twopoint. 41 modiﬁed. 9 Jacobi preconditioning. 45 diagonalizable matrices. 3 Inexact Newton method. 39. 71 Newton–Armijo. 8 convergence result. 91 o High order methods. 81 inexact Newton’s method. 54 Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. . 87 solution Broyden’s method. 46 use of residual polynomials. 76. 115 Diagonalizable matrix. 46 algorithm. 101 ﬁnite termination. 95 choice of. 123 Line Search parabolic threepoint. 104 Gauss–Seidel algorithm. 36 Limited memory. 164 nonlinear equations. 40. 135 GMRES algorithm. 66 Fixedpoint iteration. 79 DASPK. 41 minimization property. 40 Hequation. 46 loss of orthogonality. 79 choice of h. 8 preconditioning. 33 Gram–Schmidt process. 60 Fixed point. 80 Elementary Jordan block.html. 34 GMRES(m). 132 Inverse Tangent Newton–Armijo. 57 Broyden’s method.com/SIAM/FR16. 87 NewtonGMRES. 95 Inner iteration. 80 Jacobian. 66 Forcing term. 99 Newton’s method. 80 nonlinearity. 135. 67 ﬁnite diﬀerence Newton. 100 Inverse power method. 114 e superlinear convergence. 78 Hybrid algorithms. 34 Diagonalizing transformation. 37 INDEX loss of orthogonality. 55 GMRES. 141 NewtonGMRES. 34 ﬁnite diﬀerences. 127 CGNR. 24 Jordan block. 91 Jacobi algorithm. 123 chord method. 39. 83 Krylov subspace. 146 Iteration matrix. 142 Line search. 136 Linear PDE BiCGSTAB. 107 H¨lder Continuity. 5 Iteration statistics. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed.
36 incomplete factorization. 81 inexact. 54 polynomial.html. 113 Secant method. 24. 54 Polynomial preconditioning. 101 convergence rates. 67 Local improvement. 79 solution Broyden’s method. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. 36 Richardson iteration. 3 Matrix splitting. 7 Modiﬁed Bratu Problem. 14 Richardson iteration. 52 Relaxation parameter. 51 Quasiresidual norm. 72 NewtonGMRES. 78 algorithm. 72 Residual polynomials application to CG. 81 stagnation. 36. 27 preconditioner for CG. 41 Residual linear. 74 convergence rate. 6 Quasiminimization. 91 Secant update. 138 Nsolgm algorithm. 72 relative nonlinear. 24. 100 Normal matrix. 36 Jacobi. 103 ﬁnite diﬀerences. 66 Poisson solver. 113 Shamanskii method. 23 Preconditioning conjugate gradient. 24. 34 Nsol algorithm. 5 nonlinear. 52 QuasiNewton methods.com/SIAM/FR16. 101 safeguarding. 24. 95 monotone convergence. 36 Schubert algorithm. 104 Picard iteration. 11 Preconditioned CG Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. 136 Newton’s method. 133 Search direction. 36. 82 convergence. 33 application to TFQMR. 58 Lipschitz continuous deﬁnition. 78 convergence. 11 as error estimate. 24. 25 application to GMRES. 100 Matrix norm.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. 27 for GMRES. 27. 36 Richardson iteration. 24 Poisson solver. 136 Secant equation.ecsecurehost. INDEX 165 algorithm. . 100 Over solving. 66 Right preconditioning. 113 Quasiresidual. 132 Newton direction. 14 application to CGNR. 71 ﬁnite diﬀerences. 7 Positive deﬁnite matrix. 4 nonlinear as error estimate. 19 GMRES. 82 qorder. 86 Nsola algorithm. 71 algorithm. 52 deﬁnition. 127 TFQMR. 92 termination. 9 Reorthogonalization. 105 Outer iteration. 91 rorder. 75 inexact. 105 Newtoniterative method.
16 GMRES. 24 Successive substitution. .html. This electronic version is for personal use and may not be duplicated or distributed. 166 ﬁnite diﬀerences. 132 Sherman–Morrison–Woodbury formula. 4 nonlinear equations. 124. 51 algorithm. 7 Stagnation. 12 Spectral radius. 9 SPD matrix. 11 Symmetric positive deﬁnite matrix.com/SIAM/FR16. 110 weights. 132 Simple decrease. 12 Termination CG. 52 Weighted norm. 52 TFQMR. 38 linear equations. 72 TFQMR.ecsecurehost. 5 as preconditioners.Copyright ©1995 by the Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics. 136 SOR algorithm. 66 Suﬃcient decrease. 91 Sherman–Morrison formula. 35. 98 INDEX Buy this book from SIAM at http://www. 9 preconditioning. 94 Newton’s method. 9 Symmetric matrix. 75 Stationary iterative methods. 53 ﬁnite diﬀerence. 137 Symmetric Gauss–Seidel algorithm.