In a recent paper [7] the convergence of an inverse iteration type algorithm for a certain class of nonlinear elliptic eigenvalue problems was discussed. Such algorithms have been used successfully in plasma physics [11], but no satisfactory theoretical justification of convergence was known. While in [7] only the nondiscretized case was discussed, here an analogous algorithm for nonlinear eigenvalue problems in ℝN will be treated. This algorithm is interesting in itself, but can also be interpreted as a suitably discretized version of the algorithm discussed in [7].


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  • Kurt Georg
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  1. 1.Institut für Angewandte MathematikUniversität BonnBonnGermany

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