On Computing Coercivity Constants in Linear Variational Problems Through Eigenvalue Analysis

  title={On Computing Coercivity Constants in Linear Variational Problems Through Eigenvalue Analysis},
  author={Peter Sentz and Jehanzeb Hameed Chaudhry and Luke N. Olson},
. In this work, we investigate the convergence of numerical approximations to coercivity constants of variational problems. These constants are essential components of rigorous error bounds for reduced-order modeling; extension of these bounds to the error with respect to exact solutions requires an understanding of convergence rates for discrete coercivity constants. The results are obtained by characterizing the coercivity constant as a spectral value of a self-adjoint linear operator; for… 

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