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3 The Petrov–Galerkin approach For unsymmetric systems we cannot, in general, reduce the matrix A to a symmetric system in a lower-dimensional subspace, by orthogonal projections. The reason is that we cannot create an orthogonal basis for the Krylov subspace 1 The A-norm is deﬁned by y 2A ≡ (y, y) A ≡ (y, Ay), and we need the positive deﬁniteness of A in order to get a proper inner product (·, ·) A . 3 The Petrov–Galerkin approach 35 by a three-term recurrence relation [79]. We can, however, obtain a suitable non-orthogonal basis with a three-term recurrence, by requiring that this basis be orthogonal with respect to some other basis.

We use K −1 only for notational purposes; we (almost) never compute inverses of matrices explicitly. When we speak of K −1 b, we mean the vector b that is solved from K b = b, and in the same way for K −1 Axi . 2) with approximation K = I for A = K −1 A. 2), and we will skip the superscript . This means that we iterate for Ax = b with approximation K = I for A. In some cases it will turn out to be more convenient to incorporate the preconditioner explicitly in the iteration scheme, but that will be clear from the context.

A very well-known upperbound arises by taking for Q i the i-th degree Chebyshev polynomial Ci transformed to the interval [λmin , λmax ] and scaled such that its value at 0 is equal to 1: Q i (λ) = min +λmax ) Ci ( 2λ−(λ λmax −λmin +λmax Ci (− λλmin ) max −λmin . 3 The convergence of Conjugate Gradients 49 For the Chebyshev polynomials Ci we have the following properties: Ci (x) = cos(i arccos(x)) for − 1 ≤ x ≤ 1, |Ci (x)| ≤ 1 for − 1 ≤ x ≤ 1, 1 Ci (x) = (x + x 2 − 1)i + (x + 2 |Ci (x)| = |Ci (−x)|.