Title

Truncations of a class of pseudo-Hermitian tridiagonal matrices

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-15-2016

Abstract

We consider the class of non-Hermitian operators represented by infinite tridiagonal matrices, selfadjoint in an indefinite inner product space with one negative square. We approximate them with their finite truncations. Both infinite and truncated matrices have eigenvalues of nonpositive type: either a single one on the real axis or a couple of complex conjugate ones. As a tool to evaluate the reliability of the use of truncations in numerical simulations, we give bounds for the rate of convergence of their eigenvalues of nonpositive type. Numerical examples illustrate our results.

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