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Fast and Numerically Stable Approximate Solution of Trummer’s Problem

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Trummer’s problem is the problem of multiplication of an n × n Cauchy matrix C by a vector. It serves as the basis for the solution of several problems in scientific computing and engineering [1]. The straightforward algorithm solves Trummer’s problem in O(n2) flops. The fast algorithm solves the problem in O(nlog2n) flops [2] but has poor numerical stability. The algorithm we discuss here in this paper is the celebrated multipoint algorithm [3] which has been studied by Pan et al. The algorithm approximates the solution in O(nlogn) flops in terms of n but its cost estimate depends on the bound of the approximation error and also depends on the correlation between the entries of the pair of n-dimensional vectors defining the input matrix C.

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Tabanjeh, M. (2014) Fast and Numerically Stable Approximate Solution of Trummer’s Problem. American Journal of Computational Mathematics, 4, 387-395. doi: 10.4236/ajcm.2014.45033.


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