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nag_matop_real_gen_matrix_sqrt (f01enc)

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    1  Purpose
    7  Accuracy

1  Purpose

nag_matop_real_gen_matrix_sqrt (f01enc) computes the principal matrix square root, A1/2, of a real n by n matrix A.

2  Specification

#include <nag.h>
#include <nagf01.h>
void  nag_matop_real_gen_matrix_sqrt (Integer n, double a[], Integer pda, NagError *fail)

3  Description

A square root of a matrix A is a solution X to the equation X2=A. A nonsingular matrix has multiple square roots. For a matrix with no eigenvalues on the closed negative real line, the principal square root, denoted by A1/2, is the unique square root whose eigenvalues lie in the open right half-plane.
A1/2 is computed using the algorithm described in Higham (1987). This is a real arithmetic version of the algorithm of Björck and Hammarling (1983). In addition a blocking scheme described in Deadman et al. (2013) is used.

4  References

Björck Å and Hammarling S (1983) A Schur method for the square root of a matrix Linear Algebra Appl. 52/53 127–140
Deadman E, Higham N J and Ralha R (2013) Blocked Schur Algorithms for Computing the Matrix Square Root Applied Parallel and Scientific Computing: 11th International Conference, (PARA 2012, Helsinki, Finland) P. Manninen and P. Öster, Eds Lecture Notes in Computer Science 7782 171–181 Springer–Verlag
Higham N J (1987) Computing real square roots of a real matrix Linear Algebra Appl. 88/89 405–430
Higham N J (2008) Functions of Matrices: Theory and Computation SIAM, Philadelphia, PA, USA

5  Arguments

1:     nIntegerInput
On entry: n, the order of the matrix A.
Constraint: n0.
2:     a[dim]doubleInput/Output
Note: the dimension, dim, of the array a must be at least pda×n.
The i,jth element of the matrix A is stored in a[j-1×pda+i-1].
On entry: the n by n matrix A.
On exit: contains, if fail.code= NE_NOERROR, the n by n principal matrix square root, A1/2. Alternatively, if fail.code= NE_EIGENVALUES, contains an n by n non-principal square root of A.
3:     pdaIntegerInput
On entry: the stride separating matrix row elements in the array a.
Constraint: pdan.
4:     failNagError *Input/Output
The NAG error argument (see Section 3.6 in the Essential Introduction).

6  Error Indicators and Warnings

Dynamic memory allocation failed.
On entry, argument value had an illegal value.
A has a semisimple vanishing eigenvalue. A non-principal square root is returned.
On entry, n=value.
Constraint: n0.
On entry, pda=value and n=value.
Constraint: pdan.
An internal error has occurred in this function. Check the function call and any array sizes. If the call is correct then please contact NAG for assistance.
A has a negative real eigenvalue. The principal square root is not defined. nag_matop_complex_gen_matrix_sqrt (f01fnc) can be used to return a complex, non-principal square root.
A has a defective vanishing eigenvalue. The square root cannot be found in this case.

7  Accuracy

The computed square root X^ satisfies X^2=A+ΔA, where ΔAFOεn3X^F2, where ε is machine precision.
For further discussion of the condition of the matrix square root see Section 6.1 of Higham (2008).

8  Parallelism and Performance

nag_matop_real_gen_matrix_sqrt (f01enc) is threaded by NAG for parallel execution in multithreaded implementations of the NAG Library.
nag_matop_real_gen_matrix_sqrt (f01enc) makes calls to BLAS and/or LAPACK routines, which may be threaded within the vendor library used by this implementation. Consult the documentation for the vendor library for further information.
Please consult the Users' Note for your implementation for any additional implementation-specific information.

9  Further Comments

The cost of the algorithm is 85n3/3 floating-point operations; see Algorithm 6.7 of Higham (2008). O2×n2 of real allocatable memory is required by the function.
If condition number and residual bound estimates are required, then nag_matop_real_gen_matrix_cond_sqrt (f01jdc) should be used.

10  Example

This example finds the principal matrix square root of the matrix
A = 507 622 300 -202 237 352 126 -60 751 950 440 -286 -286 -326 -192 150 .

10.1  Program Text

Program Text (f01ence.c)

10.2  Program Data

Program Data (f01ence.d)

10.3  Program Results

Program Results (f01ence.r)

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