QR Decomposition


Title: QR Decomposition
Authors: Jose Divasón and Jesús Aransay
Submission date: 2015-02-12
Abstract: QR decomposition is an algorithm to decompose a real matrix A into the product of two other matrices Q and R, where Q is orthogonal and R is invertible and upper triangular. The algorithm is useful for the least squares problem; i.e., the computation of the best approximation of an unsolvable system of linear equations. As a side-product, the Gram-Schmidt process has also been formalized. A refinement using immutable arrays is presented as well. The development relies, among others, on the AFP entry "Implementing field extensions of the form Q[sqrt(b)]" by René Thiemann, which allows execution of the algorithm using symbolic computations. Verified code can be generated and executed using floats as well.
Change history: [2015-06-18]: The second part of the Fundamental Theorem of Linear Algebra has been generalized to more general inner product spaces.
  author  = {Jose Divasón and Jesús Aransay},
  title   = {QR Decomposition},
  journal = {Archive of Formal Proofs},
  month   = feb,
  year    = 2015,
  note    = {\url{http://isa-afp.org/entries/QR_Decomposition.shtml},
            Formal proof development},
  ISSN    = {2150-914x},
License: BSD License
Depends on: Gauss_Jordan, Rank_Nullity_Theorem, Real_Impl
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