Superfast solution of linear convolutional Volterra equations using QTT approximation

Jason A. Roberts, Dmitry V. Savostyanov, Eugene E. Tyrtyshnikov

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    We address a linear fractional differential equation and develop effective solution methods using algorithms for the inversion of triangular Toeplitz matrices and the recently proposed QTT format. The inverses of such matrices can be computed by the divide and conquer and modified Bini's algorithms, for which we present the versions with the QTT approximation. We also present an efficient formula for the shift of vectors given in QTT format, which is used in the divide and conquer algorithm. As a result, we reduce the complexity of inversion from the fast Fourier level O(nlogn) to the speed of superfast Fourier transform, i.e., O(log2n). The results of the paper are illustrated by numerical examples.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)434-448
    Number of pages15
    JournalJournal of Computational and Applied Mathematics
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Apr 2014


    • Divide and conquer
    • Fast convolution
    • Fractional calculus
    • Superfast Fourier transform
    • Tensor train format
    • Triangular Toeplitz matrix


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