By Endre Süli, David F. Mayers

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Equating the elements of A and LU we conclude that n aij = lik ukj , 1 ≤ i, j ≤ n . 15) k=1 Recalling that L and U are lower and upper triangular respectively, we see that, in fact, the range of k in this sum extends only up to min{i, j}, the smaller of the numbers i and j. 16) lik ukj , 1 ≤ i ≤ j ≤ n. 17) k=1 i aij = k=1 Rearranging these equations, and using the fact that lii = 1 for all i = 1, 2, . . , n, we ﬁnd that lij = 1 ujj j−1 aij − lik ukj k=1 , i = 2, . . , n , j = 1, . . 18) i = 1, .

N , is unit lower triangular of order n and has the form I + µrs E (rs) with 1 ≤ s < r ≤ n, where I is the identity matrix of order n. That is, L(1) = I +µ21 E (21) , L(2) = I +µ31 E (31) , . . , L(N ) = I +µn n−1 E (n n−1) . 1 Thus, for 1 ≤ s < r ≤ n, the inverse of the matrix I + µrs E (rs) is the lower triangular matrix I − µrs E (rs) , which corresponds to the subtraction of row s, multiplied by µrs , from row r. Hence −1 A = L−1 (1) . . 1. 3 LU factorisation Having seen that the Gaussian elimination process gives rise to the factorisation A = LU of the matrix A ∈ Rn×n , n ≥ 2, where L is unit 1 Leopold Kronecker (7 December 1823, Liegnitz, Prussia, Germany (now Legnica, Poland) – 29 December 1891, Berlin, Germany) made signiﬁcant contributions to the theory of elliptic functions, the theory of ideals and the algebra of quadratic forms.

Starting from x0 = 1 + ε, x1 = −1 + ε, show that x2 = 12 ε + O(ε2 ), and determine x3 , x4 and x5 , neglecting terms of order O(ε2 ). Explain why, at least for suﬃciently small values of ε, the sequence (xk ) converges to the solution −1. Repeat the calculation with x0 and x1 interchanged, so that x0 = −1 + ε and x1 = 1 + ε, and show that the sequence now converges to the solution 1. Write the secant iteration in the form xk f (xk−1 ) − xk−1 f (xk ) , k = 1, 2, 3, . . 10 Supposing that f has a continuous second derivative in a neighbourhood of the solution ξ of f (x) = 0, and that f (ξ) > 0 and f (ξ) > 0, deﬁne ϕ(xk , xk−1 ) = xk+1 − ξ , (xk − ξ)(xk−1 − ξ) where xk+1 has been expressed in terms of xk and xk−1 .