The first four chapters of this book give a comprehensive and unified theory of the Krylov methods. Many of these are shown to be particular examples of the block conjugate-gradient algorithm and it is this observation that permits the unification of the theory. The two major sub-classes of those methods, the Lanczos and the Hestenes-Stiefel, are developed in parallel as natural generalisations of the Orthodir (GCR) and Orthomin algorithms. These are themselves based on Arnoldi's algorithm and a generalised Gram-Schmidt algorithm and their properties, in particular their stability properties, are determined by the two matrices that define the block conjugate-gradient algorithm. These are the matrix of coefficients and the preconditioning matrix.
In Chapter 5 the"transpose-free" algorithms based on the conjugate-gradient squared algorithm are presented while Chapter 6 examines the various ways in which the QMR technique has been exploited. Look-ahead methods and general block methods are dealt with in Chapters 7 and 8 while Chapter 9 is devoted to error analysis of two basic algorithms.
In Chapter 10 the results of numerical testing of the more important algorithms in their basic forms (i.e. without look-ahead or preconditioning) are presented and these are related to the structure of the algorithms and the general theory. Graphs illustrating the performances of various algorithm/problem combinations are given via a CD-ROM.
Chapter 11, by far the longest, gives a survey of preconditioning techniques. These range from the old idea of polynomial preconditioning via SOR and ILU preconditioning to methods like SpAI, AInv and the multigrid methods that were developed specifically for use with parallel computers. Chapter 12 is devoted to dual algorithms like Orthores and the rev
· comprehensive and unified approach · up-to-date chapter on preconditioners · complete theory of stability · includes dual and reverse methods · comparison of algorithms on CD-ROM · objective assessment of algorithms
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