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Mathematics of Computation

Published by the American Mathematical Society since 1960 (published as Mathematical Tables and other Aids to Computation 1943-1959), Mathematics of Computation is devoted to research articles of the highest quality in computational mathematics.

ISSN 1088-6842 (online) ISSN 0025-5718 (print)

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A new algorithm for diagonalizing a real symmetric matrix
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by C. Donald LaBudde PDF
Math. Comp. 18 (1964), 118-123 Request permission


The algorithm described in this paper is essentially a Jacobi-like procedure employing Householder and Jacobi orthogonal similarity transformations successively on a real symmetric matrix to obtain, in the limit, a diagonal matrix of eigenvalues. The columns of the product matrix of all the orthogonal transformations, taken in the proper order, form a complete orthonormal set of eigenvectors.
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  • © Copyright 1964 American Mathematical Society
  • Journal: Math. Comp. 18 (1964), 118-123
  • MSC: Primary 65.35
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  • MathSciNet review: 0160319