Jacobi method

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In numerical linear algebra, the Jacobi method (or Jacobi iterative method[1]) is an algorithm for determining the solutions of a diagonally dominant system of linear equations. Each diagonal element is solved for, and an approximate value is plugged in. The process is then iterated until it converges. This algorithm is a stripped-down version of the Jacobi transformation method of matrix diagonalization. The method is named after Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi.

Description[edit]

Let

be a square system of n linear equations, where:

Then A can be decomposed into a diagonal component D, and the remainder R:

The solution is then obtained iteratively via

where is the kth approximation or iteration of and is the next or k + 1 iteration of . The element-based formula is thus:

The computation of xi(k+1) requires each element in x(k) except itself. Unlike the Gauss–Seidel method, we can't overwrite xi(k) with xi(k+1), as that value will be needed by the rest of the computation. The minimum amount of storage is two vectors of size n.

Algorithm[edit]

Choose an initial guess  to the solution

while convergence not reached do
  for i := 1 step until n do
    
    for j := 1 step until n do
      if j ≠ i then
        
      end if
    end (j-loop)
    
  end (i-loop)
  check if convergence is reached
  
loop (while convergence condition not reached)

Convergence[edit]

The standard convergence condition (for any iterative method) is when the spectral radius of the iteration matrix is less than 1:

A sufficient (but not necessary) condition for the method to converge is that the matrix A is strictly or irreducibly diagonally dominant. Strict row diagonal dominance means that for each row, the absolute value of the diagonal term is greater than the sum of absolute values of other terms:

The Jacobi method sometimes converges even if these conditions are not satisfied.

Example[edit]

A linear system of the form with initial estimate is given by

We use the equation , described above, to estimate . First, we rewrite the equation in a more convenient form , where and . Note that where and are the strictly lower and upper parts of . From the known values

we determine as

Further, is found as

With and calculated, we estimate as :

The next iteration yields

This process is repeated until convergence (i.e., until is small). The solution after 25 iterations is

Another example[edit]

Suppose we are given the following linear system:

If we choose (0, 0, 0, 0) as the initial approximation, then the first approximate solution is given by

Using the approximations obtained, the iterative procedure is repeated until the desired accuracy has been reached. The following are the approximated solutions after five iterations.

0.6 2.27272 -1.1 1.875
1.04727 1.7159 -0.80522 0.88522
0.93263 2.05330 -1.0493 1.13088
1.01519 1.95369 -0.9681 0.97384
0.98899 2.0114 -1.0102 1.02135

The exact solution of the system is (1, 2, −1, 1).

An example using Python and Numpy[edit]

The following numerical procedure simply iterates to produce the solution vector.

import numpy as np

ITERATION_LIMIT = 1000

# initialize the matrix
A = np.array([[10., -1., 2., 0.],
              [-1., 11., -1., 3.],
              [2., -1., 10., -1.],
              [0.0, 3., -1., 8.]])
# initialize the RHS vector
b = np.array([6., 25., -11., 15.])

# prints the system
print("System:")
for i in range(A.shape[0]):
    row = ["{}*x{}".format(A[i, j], j + 1) for j in range(A.shape[1])]
    print(" + ".join(row), "=", b[i])
print()

x = np.zeros_like(b)
for it_count in range(ITERATION_LIMIT):
    print("Current solution:", x)
    x_new = np.zeros_like(x)

    for i in range(A.shape[0]):
        s1 = np.dot(A[i, :i], x[:i])
        s2 = np.dot(A[i, i + 1:], x[i + 1:])
        x_new[i] = (b[i] - s1 - s2) / A[i, i]

    if np.allclose(x, x_new, atol=1e-10):
        break

    x = x_new

print("Solution:")
print(x)
error = np.dot(A, x) - b
print("Error:")
print(error)

Produces the output:

System:
10.0*x1 + -1.0*x2 + 2.0*x3 + 0.0*x4 = 6.0
-1.0*x1 + 11.0*x2 + -1.0*x3 + 3.0*x4 = 25.0
2.0*x1 + -1.0*x2 + 10.0*x3 + -1.0*x4 = -11.0
0.0*x1 + 3.0*x2 + -1.0*x3 + 8.0*x4 = 15.0

Current solution: [ 0.  0.  0.  0.]
Current solution: [ 0.6         2.27272727 -1.1         1.875     ]
Current solution: [ 1.04727273  1.71590909 -0.80522727  0.88522727]
Current solution: [ 0.93263636  2.05330579 -1.04934091  1.13088068]
Current solution: [ 1.01519876  1.95369576 -0.96810863  0.97384272]
Current solution: [ 0.9889913   2.01141473 -1.0102859   1.02135051]
Current solution: [ 1.00319865  1.99224126 -0.99452174  0.99443374]
Current solution: [ 0.99812847  2.00230688 -1.00197223  1.00359431]
Current solution: [ 1.00062513  1.9986703  -0.99903558  0.99888839]
Current solution: [ 0.99967415  2.00044767 -1.00036916  1.00061919]
Current solution: [ 1.0001186   1.99976795 -0.99982814  0.99978598]
Current solution: [ 0.99994242  2.00008477 -1.00006833  1.0001085 ]
Current solution: [ 1.00002214  1.99995896 -0.99996916  0.99995967]
Current solution: [ 0.99998973  2.00001582 -1.00001257  1.00001924]
Current solution: [ 1.00000409  1.99999268 -0.99999444  0.9999925 ]
Current solution: [ 0.99999816  2.00000292 -1.0000023   1.00000344]
Current solution: [ 1.00000075  1.99999868 -0.99999899  0.99999862]
Current solution: [ 0.99999967  2.00000054 -1.00000042  1.00000062]
Current solution: [ 1.00000014  1.99999976 -0.99999982  0.99999975]
Current solution: [ 0.99999994  2.0000001  -1.00000008  1.00000011]
Current solution: [ 1.00000003  1.99999996 -0.99999997  0.99999995]
Current solution: [ 0.99999999  2.00000002 -1.00000001  1.00000002]
Current solution: [ 1.          1.99999999 -0.99999999  0.99999999]
Current solution: [ 1.  2. -1.  1.]
Solution:
[ 1.  2. -1.  1.]
Error:
[ -2.81440107e-08   5.15706873e-08  -3.63466359e-08   4.17092547e-08]

Weighted Jacobi method[edit]

The weighted Jacobi iteration uses a parameter to compute the iteration as

with being the usual choice.[2]

Recent developments[edit]

In 2014, a refinement of the algorithm, called scheduled relaxation Jacobi (SRJ) method, was published.[1][3] The new method employs a schedule of over- and under-relaxations and provides performance improvements for solving elliptic equations discretized on large two- and three-dimensional Cartesian grids. The described algorithm applies the well-known technique of polynomial (Chebyshev) acceleration to a problem with a known spectrum distribution that can be classified either as a multi-step method or a one-step method with a non-diagonal preconditioner. However, none of them are Jacobi-like methods.

Improvements published[4] in 2015.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Johns Hopkins University (June 30, 2014). "19th century math tactic gets a makeover—and yields answers up to 200 times faster". Phys.org (Douglas, Isle Of Man, United Kingdom: Omicron Technology Limited). Retrieved 2014-07-01. 
  2. ^ Saad, Yousef (2003). Iterative Methods for Sparse Linear Systems (2 ed.). SIAM. p. 414. ISBN 0898715342. 
  3. ^ Yang, Xiang; Mittal, Rajat (June 27, 2014). "Acceleration of the Jacobi iterative method by factors exceeding 100 using scheduled relaxation". Journal of Computational Physics. doi:10.1016/j.jcp.2014.06.010. 
  4. ^ Adsuara, J. E.; Cordero-Carrión, I.; Cerdá-Durán, P.; Aloy, M. A. (2015-11-11). "Scheduled Relaxation Jacobi method: improvements and applications". arXiv:1511.04292. 

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