By Peter Lancaster (auth.), Prof. I. Gohberg, Prof. H. Langer (eds.)

In September 1998, throughout the 'International Workshop on research and Vibrat ing platforms' held in Canmore, Alberta, Canada, it used to be determined via a gaggle of individuals to honour Peter Lancaster at the get together of his seventieth birthday with a quantity within the sequence 'Operator idea: Advances and Applications'. acquaintances and co-workers replied enthusiastically to this thought and inside of a little while we prepare the quantity that's now provided to the reader. concerning accep tance of papers we the standard principles of the magazine 'Integral Equations and Operator Theory'. The papers are devoted to diverse difficulties in matrix and operator idea, particularly to the components within which Peter contributed so richly. At our request, Peter agreed to put in writing an autobiographical paper, which seems initially of the amount. It maintains with the checklist of Peter's guides. We think that this quantity pays tribute to Peter on his remarkable achievements in numerous parts of arithmetic. 1. Gohberg, H. Langer P ter Lancast r *1929 Operator concept: Advances and functions, Vol. a hundred thirty, 1- 7 © 2001 Birkhiiuser Verlag Basel/Switzerland My existence and arithmetic Peter Lancaster i used to be born in Appleby, a small county city within the north of britain, on November 14th, 1929. I had older brothers and was once to have one more youthful sister. My kinfolk moved round the north of britain as my father's paintings in an coverage corporation required.

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However, the only paper of which we are aware that gives a satisfactory method of computing second derivatives of eigenvectors corresponding to repeated eigenvalues is [5], which considers the Hermitian case for p = 1. That paper examines a rather general class of methods, all of which include as one step the computation of a particular solution of a system of equations having infinitely many solutions. However, in [5] methods for obtaining this particular solution are discussed only briefly, and iterative methods are not considered at all.

14] Haug, E. , Choi, K. , Design sensitivity analysis of structural systems, Academic Press, New York 1986. , On the perturbation of analytic matrix functions, Integral Equations Oper. Theory 34 (1999), 325- 338. 54 Alan L. E. Tan [16] Lancaster, P. , Academic Press, New York 1985. [17] Mills-Curran, W. C. , Calculation of eigenvector derivatives for structures with repeated eigenvalues, AIAA J. 26 (1988) , 867- 871. [18] Mottershead, J. , Friswell, M. , Model updating in structural dynamics: a survey, J.

The matrix is tridiagonal with diagonal entries a , CT(, a. 1. 1}. The above tridiagonal matrix is more appropriate than the 2 x 2 matrix for the approximation of NR[T] and this is illustrated in the following example. 2. Let the matrix T= [~ ~ 1 o o 1 0 0 ~ ~ ~1 1 1 -3 0 -3 3 0 2 3 In the next figure, NR[T] on the left is approximated by 6 ellipses ( NR of 3 x 3 tridiagonal matrices) and on the right the number of ellipses is double ( NR of 2 x 2 matrices ). The MATLAB procedure is presented before the references.