Report Number: CS-TR-63-2
Institution: Stanford University, Department of Computer Science
Title: The solution of large systems of algebraic equations
Author: Pavkovich, John M.
Date: December 1963
Abstract: The solution of a system of linear algebraic equations using
a computer is not a difficult problem as long as the
equations are not ill-conditioned and all of the coefficients
can be stored in the computer. However, when the number of
coefficients is so large that supplemental means of storage,
such as magnetic tape, are required, the problem of solving
the system in an efficient manner increases considerably.
This paper describes a method of solution whereby such
systems of equations can be solved in an efficient manner.
The problems associated with ill-conditioned systems of
equations are not discussed.