The Newton Iteration on Lie Groups


We de ne the Newton iteration for solving the equation f(y) = 0, where f is a map from a Lie group to its corresponding Lie algebra. Two versions are presented, which are formulated independently of any metric on the Lie group. Both formulations reduce to the standard method in the Euclidean case, and are related to existing algorithms on certain Riemannian manifolds. In particular, we show that, under classical assumptions on f , the proposed method converges quadratically. We illustrate the techniques by solving a xed-point problem arising from the numerical integration of a Lie-type initial value problem via implicit Euler. This work was in part sponsored by The Norwegian Research Council under contract no. 111038/410, through the SYNODE project. WWW: y Email:, WWW: z Email:, WWW:

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@inproceedings{Owren1996TheNI, title={The Newton Iteration on Lie Groups}, author={Brynjulf Owren and Bruno D. Welfert}, year={1996} }