The convergence of stationary iterations with indefinite splitting

28 October 2014
Andy Wathen

The relationship of diagonal dominance ideas to the convergence of stationary iterations is well known. There are a multitude of situations in which such considerations can be used to guarantee convergence when the splitting matrix (the preconditioner) is positive definite. In this talk we will describe and prove sufficient conditions for convergence of a stationary iteration based on a splitting with an indefinite preconditioner. Simple examples covered by this theory coming from Optimization and Economics will be described.

This is joint work with Michael Ferris and Tom Rutherford

  • Numerical Analysis Group Internal Seminar