# Singular value decomposition versus sparse grids. Refined complexity estimates

Griebel, Michael and Harbrecht, Helmut. (2017) Singular value decomposition versus sparse grids. Refined complexity estimates. Preprints Fachbereich Mathematik, 2017 (08).

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## Abstract

We compare the cost complexities of two approximation schemes for functions which live on the product domain $\Omega_1\times\Omega_2$ of sufficiently smooth domains $\Omega_1\subset\mathbb{R}^{n_1}$ and $\Omega_2\subset\mathbb{R}^{n_2}$, namely the singular value / Karhunen-Lòeve decomposition and the sparse grid representation. We assume that appropriate finite element methods with associated orders $r_1$ and $r_2$ of accuracy are given on the domains $\Omega_1$ and $\Omega_2$,respectively. This setting reflects practical needs, since often black-box solvers are used in numerical simulation which restrict the freedom in the choice of the underlying discretization. We compare the cost complexities of the associated singular value decomposition and the associated sparse grid approximation. It turns out that, in this situation, the approximation by the sparse grid is always equal or superior to the approximation by the singular value decomposition. The results in this article improve and generalize those from Griebel & Harbrecht (2014). We now especially consider the approximation of functions from generalized isotropic and anisotropic Sobolev spaces.
Faculties and Departments: 05 Faculty of Science > Departement Mathematik und Informatik > Mathematik > Computational Mathematics (Harbrecht)12 Special Collections > Preprints Fachbereich Mathematik Harbrecht, Helmut Preprint Universität Basel English 20 Apr 2019 14:58 28 Mar 2019 09:51

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