ETNA  Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis

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ETNA  Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis ISBN 9783700182580 Online Edition Research Article
Giovanni Barbarino,
Carlo Garoni,
Stefano SerraCapizzano
S. 28  112 doi:10.1553/etna_vol53s28 Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften doi:10.1553/etna_vol53s28
Abstract: In computational mathematics, when dealing with a large linear discrete problem (e.g., a linear system) arising from the numericaldiscretization of a differential equation (DE), knowledge of the spectral distribution of the associated matrix has proved to be useful information for designing/analyzing appropriate solvers–especially, preconditioned Krylov and multigrid solvers–for the considered problem. Actually, this spectral information is of interest also in itself as long as the eigenvalues of the aforementioned matrix represent physical quantities of interest, which is the case for several problems from engineering and applied sciences (e.g., the study of natural vibration frequencies in an elastic material).The theory of generalized locally Toeplitz (GLT) sequences is a powerful apparatus for computing the asymptotic spectral distribution of matrices $A_n$ arising from virtually any kind of numerical discretization of DEs. Indeed, when the meshfineness parameter $n$ tends to infinity, these matrices $A_n$ give rise to a sequence $\\{A_n\\}_n$, which often turns out to be a GLT sequence or one of its “relatives”, i.e., a block GLT sequence or a reduced GLT sequence. In particular, block GLT sequences are encountered in the discretization of systems of DEs as well as in the higherorder finite element or discontinuous Galerkin approximation of scalar/vectorial DEs.This work is a review, refinement, extension, and systematic exposition of the theory of block GLT sequences. It also includes several emblematic applications of this theory in the context of DE discretizations. Keywords: asymptotic distribution of singular values and eigenvalues, block Toeplitz matrices, block generalized locally Toeplitz matrices, numerical discretization of differential equations, finite differences, finite elements, isogeometric analysis, discontinuous Galerkin methods, tensor products, Bsplines Published Online: 2020/01/30 09:17:39 Object Identifier: 0xc1aa5572 0x003b41c9 Rights: . Electronic Transactions on Numerical Analysis (ETNA) is an electronic journal for the publication of significant new developments in numerical analysis and scientific computing. Papers of the highest quality that deal with the analysis of algorithms for the solution of continuous models and numerical linear algebra are appropriate for ETNA, as are papers of similar quality that discuss implementation and performance of such algorithms. New algorithms for current or new computer architectures are appropriate provided that they are numerically sound. However, the focus of the publication should be on the algorithm rather than on the architecture. The journal is published by the Kent State University Library in conjunction with the Institute of Computational Mathematics at Kent State University, and in cooperation with the Johann Radon Institute for Computational and Applied Mathematics of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (RICAM). Reviews of all ETNA papers appear in Mathematical Reviews and Zentralblatt für Mathematik. Reference information for ETNA papers also appears in the expanded Science Citation Index. ETNA is registered with the Library of Congress and has ISSN 10689613. …

Verlag der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften Austrian Academy of Sciences Press
A1011 Wien, Dr. Ignaz SeipelPlatz 2
Tel. +431515 81/DW 3420, Fax +431515 81/DW 3400 https://verlag.oeaw.ac.at, email: verlag@oeaw.ac.at 