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We propose a scaling scheme for Newton's iteration for calculating the polar decomposition. The scaling factors are generated by a simple scalar iteration in which the initial value depends only on estimates of the extreme singular values of the original matrix, which can for example be the Frobenius norms of the matrix and its inverse. In exact arithmetic,(More)
We discuss the eigenvalue problem for general and structured matrix polynomials which may be singular and may have eigenvalues at infinity. We derive condensed forms that allow (partial) deflation of the infinite eigenvalue and singular structure of the matrix polynomial. The remaining reduced order staircase form leads to new types of lineariza-tions which(More)
For the solution of the multi-input pole placement problem we derive explicit formulas for the sub-space from which the feedback gain matrix can be chosen and for the feedback gain as well as the eigenvector matrix of the closed-loop system. We discuss which Jordan structures can be assigned and also when diagonalizability can be achieved. Based on these(More)
We study the perturbation theory for the eigenvalue problem of a formal matrix product A s 1 1 · · · A sp p , where all A k are square and s k ∈ {−1, 1}. We generalize the classical perturbation results for matrices and matrix pencils to perturbation results for generalized deflating subspaces and eigenvalues of such formal matrix products. As an(More)
In this work, we examine the stationary one-dimensional classical Poisson-Nernst-Planck (cPNP) model for ionic flow – a singularly perturbed boundary value problem (BVP). For the case of zero permanent charge, we provide a complete answer concerning the existence and uniqueness of the BVP. The analysis relies on a number of ingredients: a geometric singular(More)
We discuss the numerical solution of structured generalized eigenvalue problems that arise from linear-quadratic optimal control problems, H∞ optimization, multibody systems, and many other areas of applied mathematics, physics, and chemistry. The classical approach for these problems requires computing invariant and deflating subspaces of matrices and(More)
We present a constructive existence proof that every real skew-Hamiltonian matrix W has a real Hamiltonian square root. The key step in this construction shows how one may bring any such W into a real quasi-Jordan canonical form via symplectic similarity. We show further that every W has innnitely many real Hamiltonian square roots, and give a lower bound(More)