Journal of Integral Equations and Applications

A nearly-optimal algorithm for the Fredholm problem of the second kind over a non-tensor product Sobolev space

A.G. Werschulz and H. Woźniakowski

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In a previous paper, the authors showed that the information complexity of the Fredholm problem of the second kind is essentially the same as that of the approximation problems over the spaces of kernels and right-hand sides. This allowed us to give necessary and sufficient conditions for the Fredholm problem to exhibit a particular level of tractability (for information complexity) over weighted tensor product (\textsc{wtp}) spaces, as well as over an important class of \textit{not} necessarily tensor product weighted Sobolev spaces. Furthermore, we addressed the overall complexity of this Fredholm problem for the case in which the kernels and right-hand sides belong to a \textsc{wtp} space. For this case, we showed that a nearly-minimal-error interpolatory algorithm is easily implementable, with cost very close (to within a logarithmic factor) to the information cost. As a result, tractability results, which had previously only held for the information complexity, now hold for the overall complexity--provided that our kernels and right-hand sides belong to \textsc{wtp} spaces. This result does not hold for the weighted Sobolev spaces mentioned above, since they are not necessarily tensor product spaces.

In this paper, we close this gap. We exhibit an easily implementable iterative approximation to a nearly minimal error interpolatory algorithm for this family of weighted Sobolev spaces. This algorithm exhibits the same good properties as the algorithm presented in the previous paper.

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J. Integral Equations Applications, Volume 27, Number 1 (2015), 137-152.

First available in Project Euclid: 24 February 2015

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Primary: 65R20: Integral equations
Secondary: 41A63: Multidimensional problems (should also be assigned at least one other classification number in this section) 68Q25: Analysis of algorithms and problem complexity [See also 68W40]

Fredholm problem of the second kind tractability information-based complexity


Werschulz, A.G.; Woźniakowski, H. A nearly-optimal algorithm for the Fredholm problem of the second kind over a non-tensor product Sobolev space. J. Integral Equations Applications 27 (2015), no. 1, 137--152. doi:10.1216/JIE-2015-27-1-137.

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