Sylvester's identity and multistep integer-preserving Gaussian elimination

Author:
Erwin H. Bareiss

Journal:
Math. Comp. **22** (1968), 565-578

MSC:
Primary 65.35

DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-1968-0226829-0

MathSciNet review:
0226829

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Abstract: A method is developed which permits integer-preserving elimination in systems of linear equations, , such that the magnitudes of the coefficients in the transformed matrices are minimized, and the computational efficiency is considerably increased in comparison with the corresponding ordinary (single-step) Gaussian elimination. The algorithms presented can also be used for the efficient evaluation of determinants and their leading minors. Explicit algorithms and flow charts are given for the two-step method. The method should also prove superior to the widely used fraction-producing Gaussian elimination when is nearly singular.

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DOI:
https://doi.org/10.1090/S0025-5718-1968-0226829-0

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