By Martin Gardner

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2) is called the QR decomposition of A, and the matrix R will be called the R-factor of A. Proof. The proof is by induction on n. \ otherwise. Since U^y = 0 it follows that where p = \\ai\\2, r = A%y. For n = 1, A^ is empty and the theorem holds with Q = U and R = p, a scalar. Assume now that the induction hypothesis holds for n — 1. 1 gives a way to compute Q and R, provided we can construct an orthogonal matrix U = (y, U\) given its first column. 1. The systematic use of orthogonal transformations to reduce matrices to simpler form was initiated by Givens [361, 1958] and Householder [475, 1958].

8 allows some flexibility. For example, taking the limit r —> oo gives the case when only A is perturbed. 38). It is strictly smaller if A* < 0. ,(A). The expressions for rjp in the theorem are elegant but unsuitable for computation since they can suffer from cancellation when A* < 0. Higham [467, 1996, Chap. 15] has suggested the alternative formula, where This is more computationally reliable, but still expensive to compute. Simpler lower and upper bounds are given in Walden, Karlsson, and Sun [811, 1995].

2. Running rounding error analysis. , to perform a running error analysis. This gives an a posteriori error analysis, as compared to the a priori error analysis discussed above. An example is the use of interval analysis for which special-purpose hardware and software now exist. A simple form of a posteriori analysis, called running error analysis, was used in the early days of computing by Wilkinson; see [842, 1986]. To illustrate his idea we rewrite the basic model for floating point arithmetic as These relations are satisfied for most implementations of floating point arithmetic.