Convergence of approximate operator methods for eigenvectors Academic Article uri icon


  • This paper examines a large class of common numerical methods for computing the eigenvectors of a compact linear operator. Special cases include all projection methods and the Weinstein intermediate problems method. Simple sufficient conditions are established for the sequence of approximate eigenvectors obtained by any of these methods to converge to an exact eigenvector. In the most general case only the convergence of a subsequence was proviously known.

publication date

  • October 1970