MATLAB Examples

A simple eigenvalue problem

Section 4.1 from Numerically solving polynomial systems with Bertini, by Daniel J. Bates, Jonathan D. Haunstein, Andrew J. Sommese and Charles W. Wampler (SIAM 2013).

Solve the eigenvalue problem

$$A v = \lambda v. $$

The resulting equations are homogeneous in the components of the vector $v$. In the book, the equations are written down explicitly, but here we use matrix algebra, which is easily generalized to different numbers of dimensions.

polysyms lambda;
v = polysym('v',[1 2]);
A = [1 2; 3 4];

poly_system = BertiniLab('function_def',A*v.'-lambda*v.','variable_group',lambda, ...
poly_system = solve(poly_system);

The solutions are classified as real, so they can be found in the file real_finite_solutions.

sols = poly_system.match_solutions('real_finite_solutions',lambda,v);
fprintf('%15.11f %15.11f\n',double(sols.lambda))
disp('Eigenvector matrix:')
fprintf('%15.11f %15.11f\n',double(sols.v.'))
 -0.37228132327   5.37228132327
Eigenvector matrix:
  1.00000000000   0.45742710776
 -0.68614066163   1.00000000000