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Uiverzitet u Sarajevu, Mašinski fakultet, Bosnia and Herzegovina

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- Aleksandra Kostić

Associate Professor, Uiverzitet u Sarajevu, Mašinski fakultet, Vilsonovo šetalište br.9, BiH, Bosnia and Herzegovina

**E-mail:**kostic@mef.unsa.ba

**Received date: **27/09/2016 **Accepted date:** 22/11/2016
**Published date:** 10/11/2016

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In this paper we study properties of non-overdamped quadratic eigen problems. For the non-overdamped Eigen-value problems we cannot apply variational characterization in full. One of the subintervals of the interval in which we can apply variational characterization for Eigen-values of a negative type is known. In this paper we expand this subinterval by giving better right boundry of the variational characterization interval. This is achieved by getting bigger lower boundary for δ+. New strategy is seen in fact that we join suitably selected hyperbolic quadratic pencil to non-overdamped quadratic pencil. From the variational characterization of the hyperbolic eigenproblem we get better lower boundary for δ+.

Non-overdamped, Quadratic Eigen-problem, Hyperbolic Quadratic Eigen-problem, Varitional characterization, Quadratic pencil, Rayleigh functional, Shift strategy

The quadratic Eigen-value problems have great application in practice. Tisseur and Meerbergen wrote in [1] about this
application. The theoretical basics for the quadratic Eigen-value problems are given in the [2,3]. An important tool for finding Eigenvalues
is variational characterization of the nonlinear Eigen-value problems [2,4,5]. The quadratic Eigen-value problems are a
special case of the nonlinear Eigen-value problems and they are divided into overdamped and non-overdamped problems. Duffin
[6] proved that for overdamped quadratic Eigen-value problems all Eigen-values λ_{1} ≤ ⋯ ≤ λ_{n} and λ_{n+1} ≤ λ _{n+2} ≤ ⋯ ≤ λ_{2n} maxmin values
of the functional p_{-} and p_{+}, respectively, and Rogers [7] generalized it to the finite dimensional overdamped case.

Kostić and Šikalo [8] have proposed improvement of existing methods which determine whether a quadratic pencil Q (λ is definite.

The non-overdamped quadratic problems tend to fall into the more difficult square Eigen problems because the variational
characterization cannot be applied on them in full. The variational characterization for non-overdamped problems can be applied
on The practical problem is that δ_{-} and δ_{+} are usually
not known.

Kostić and Voss in [9] considered non-overdamped problems and give upper bound of δ_{-} and lower bound of δ_{+}. They apply
the Sylvester’s law of inertia, in suitable intervals, for a localization of the parameters. In this paper, we consider the improvement
of the lower bound of δ_{+} from the Kostić and Voss paper [9]. We join suitably selected hyperbolic quadratic pencil to the nonoverdamped quadratic pencil. The hyperbolic quadratic eigenproblem is suitable because it is overdamped and on it we can apply
the variational characterization in full. From the hyperbolic quadratic problem, we also obtain a lower bound of δ_{+}.

In Section 2 of this paper we provide the basic terms about the variational characterization. In Section 3 we give basics of
Sylvester’s law of inertia for nonlinear Eigen-value problems. In Section 4 we explain the hyperbolic Eigen-value pencil and its
properties. Section 5 we consider non-overdamped problems and their properties. By applying information obtained from the
consideration of the selected hyperbolic pencil we get in Section 6 a better lower bound for δ_{+} and we apply Sylvester’s law of
inertia on it. In Section 7 we give a conclusion and indications for further research.

**Variational Characterization**

Variational characterization is important for finding Eigen-values. In this paper we give a brief review of variational characterization of nonlinear Eigen-value problems. Since the quadratic eigen-problems are a special case of nonlinear Eigenvalue problems, results for nonlinear Eigen-value problems can be specially applied for the quadratic Eigen-value problems. Variational characterization is generalization of well-known minmax characterization for the linear Eigen-value problems.

We consider nonlinear Eigen-value problems

T (λ) x=0, (1)

Where is a family of the Hermitian matrices depending continuously on the parameter λ ∈ J and J is a real open interval which may be unbounded.

Problems of this type arise in damped vibrations of structures, conservative gyroscopic systems, lateral buckling problems, problems with retarded arguments, fluid-solid vibrations, and quantum dot hetero structures.

To generalize the variational characterization of Eigen-values we need a generalization of the Rayleigh quotient. To this end we assume that

A. for every fixed the scalar real equation

*f(λ; X):=X ^{H}T(λ)X* (2)

has at most one solution p(x)∈ J. Then f(λ; x) =0, implicitly defines a functional on some subset D⊂ which is called the Rayleigh functional of (1).

A. for every x∈D and every λ∈J with λ ≠ p(x) it holds that (λ−p (x) ) f (λ; x) > 0.

If is defined on D= \{0} then the problem (1) is called overdamped, otherwise it is called non-overdamped.

Generalizations of the minmax and the maxmin characterizations of the Eigen-values were proved by Duffin [6] for the quadratic case and by Rogers [7] for the general overdamped problems. For the non-overdamped Eigen-problems the natural ordering to call the smallest Eigen-value the first one, the second smallest the second one, etc., is not appropriate. The next theorem is poved in [2,4,5], which gives more information about the following minmax characterization for Eigen-values.

**Theorem 1:** Let J be an open interval in, and let be a family of Hermitian matrices depending continuously
on the parameter λ ∈ J, such that the conditions (A and (B are satisfied. Then the following statements hold.

• For every l ∈N there is at most one *l ^{th}* Eigen-value of T (which can be characterized by

(3)

• If

For some then λ_{ι} is the1^{th} Eigen-value of T (.) in J, and (3) holds.

• If there exists the k^{th} and 1^{th} Eigen-value λ_{κ} and λ_{ι} in, J(k<l) then J contains the J^{th} Eigen-value λ_{j} (k ≤ j ≤ l) as well, and λ_{k} ≤ λ_{j}
≤ λ_{l}.

• Let λ_{l}= inf_{x∈D}p(x)∈J and λ_{l}∈ J. If the minimum in (3) is attained for an l dimensional subspace V, then v⊃ D∪{0}, and (3)
can be replaced with

λ is an *l ^{th}* Eigen-value if and only if μ=0 is the

• The minimum in (3) is attained for the invariant subspace of T(λ_{l}) corresponding to its *l _{th}* largest Eigen-values.

**Sylvester’s Law of Inertia**

Sylvester´s law of inertia has an important role in the nonlinear Eigen-value problems. We will brefly look back to the Sylvester´s law of inertia. With this purpose we define the inertia of the Hermitian matrix т as follows.

Definition: The inertia of a Hermitian matrix т is the triplet of nonnegative integers In(T) =n_{p}, n_{n}, n_{z}

where n_{p}, n_{n} and n_{z} are the number of positive, negative, and zero Eigen-values of т (counting multiplicities.

Next we consider a case that an extreme Eigen-value is contained in J.

Theorem 2: Assume that T: J→^{n×n} satisfies the conditions of the minmax characterization, and let (n_{p}, n_{n}, n_{z}) be the inertia
of T(σ) for some σ∈J.

If then the nonlinear eigenproblem T(λ)X=0 has exactly np Eigen-values in J which are less than σ.

If sup_{x∈D}p(X)∈J, then the nonlinear eigenproblem T(λ)X=0 has exactly n_{n} Eigen-values J exceeding σ.

**Hyperbolic Quadratic Pencil**

For this study we will consider briefly a hyperbolic quadratic pencil. The hyperbolic quadratic pencil is overdamped. More accurately a quadratic matrix polynomial

Q(λ):= λ^{2}A+λB+C, A=A^{H}>0, B=B^{H}, C=C^{H} (4)

is hyperbolic if for every x∈^{n}, x≠0 the quadratic polynomial.

F(λ;x) := λ^{2}x^{H}Ax + λx^{H}Bx + x^{H}Cx =0 (5)

It has two distinct real roots:

(6)

The functionals in Equation (6) are the Rayleigh functionals of the quadratic matrix polynomial (Equation 5). The Rayleigh functionals are the generalization of the Rayleigh quotient.

The ranges are disjoint real intervals with maxJ_{-}<minJ_{+}. Q(λ) is the positive definite for λ<minJ_{-}
and λ>minJ_{+}, and it is the negative definite for λε (maxJ_{-}, minJ_{+} ).

(Q,J_{+} ) and (-Q,J_{-}) satisfy the conditions of the variational characterization of the Eigen-values, i.e. there exist 2n Eigen-values [1].

λ_{1} ≤ λ_{2} ≤ … ≤ _{n} < _{n+1} ≤ … ≤ λ_{2n} (7)

and

(8)

**Non-overdamped Quadratic Pencil**

Here we will consider a special case of non-overdamped Eigen-value problems. We review the quadratic matrix pencils

(9)

Then for x ≠ 0 the two complex roots of f(λ;x):= x^{H}Q(λ)x are given as in Section 4 with

(11)

Between these complex roots (10) and (11) there are all Eigen-values of the corresponding Eigen-value problem Q(λ)x=0.

Eigen-values obtained by the functional (10 are called Eigen-values of positive type. Eigen-values obtained by the functional
(11) are called Eigen-values of negative type. For the eigenvector x ≠ 0 there is Q(λ)x=0 and therefore f(λ;x):= x^{H}Q(λ)x=0. For
positive definite matrix A, B, C if p_{+} (x) and p_{-} (x) are real then they are negative and therefore all real Eigen-values are negative. Let

If f(; x)>0 for x ≠ 0 and λ∈ the Eigen-values problem Q(λ) x=0 has no real Eigen-values, but this has not to be known in advance.

Then all Eigen-values in J_{-} are min max values of p_{-}

and all Eigen-values in J_{+} are maxmin values of p_{+}.

Our problem is existence of the possibility that δ_{+} < δ_{-}. Such situation is given in **Figure 1**.

Following **Figure 2** is representation of the quadratic polynomial f(λ; a) and f(λ; b) where a is eigenvector which belongs to
the Eigen-value of the positive type λ=-5 and b is eigenvector that belongs to Eigen-value of negative type λ= -4.3.

For σ<δ_{+} and for σ<δ_{-} we obtain slicing results for spectrum of the Q(.) from Theorem 2. If In(Q(σ)) = (n_{p}, n_{n}, n_{z}) and, then there exist n_{n} Eigen-values of the Q(.) in (-∞, σ) and if σ ∈ (δ-, 0) then there are n_{n} Eigen-values in (σ, 0). However, δ_{+} and δ_{-} are usually
not known. Kostić and Voss in [4] have proved following theorems. These theorems are significant because they give upper bounds
of δ_{-} and lower bounds of δ_{+} thus yielding subintervals of (-∞,δ_{+}) and (δ_{-},0) where the above slicing applies.

**Theorem 3: **Let A, B, C ∈ ^{n×n} be positive definite, and let p_{+} and p_{-} be defined in (10) and (11). Then is holds that

(12)

(13)

**Theorem 4: **Let A, B, C ∈ ^{n×n} be positive definite, and for

then there exists n_{n} Eigen-values of Q(λ)x=0 in (-∞, σ).

then there exists n_{n} Eigen-values of Q(λ)x=0 in (σ, 0).

**Shift Strategy**

Here we consider a non-overdamped pencil (9). To this overdamped pencil we will join a corresponding hyperbolic quadratic
pencil. The hyperbolic quadratic pencil is suitable for us because it is overdamped which means for every x∈^{n}, x≠0 a corresponding
hyperbolic quadratic pencil has two distinct real roots. Duffin in [6] has proved that the hyperbolic quadratic eigenproblem
satisfies conditions of the variational characterization of the Eigen-values.

Let Eigen-values of the Eigen-value problems is
maximal Eigen-value of the Eigen-value problems Bx=Ax (x∈^{n}, x≠ 0).

(14)

Be a quadratic pencil where

**Theorem 5:** Quadratic pencil (14) is hyperbolic.

Proof: It is clearly seen from the definition of quadratic pencil that matrices A, B and C-(λ_{n}(C,A)+a) A are Hermitian matrices.

By using and a>0 we get which means that our pencil is hyperbolic.

Appropriate functional for our hyperbolic pencil (14) are:

(15)

(16)

The ranges are disjoint real intervals with

**Theorem 6: **Let then for every for which

(17)

Proof: Suppose the contrary that exists y∈C^{n} for which for which

(18)

i.e.

From this follows

(19)

If

We get a contradiction. Because of this we take that

After squaring (19) and editing we get

(20)

Now we have two cases

From (20 follows

It follows

,which is contradiction, so Theorem 6 stands.

From (20) follows

(21)

We have here two cases

From (21) follows

,Which is contradiction, so Theorem 6 stands.

(b) a = 0.5.λ_{n} (C, A) We have here two cases

From

and (18) follows

(22)

From (22) and follows

So, it follows

By using from

which is contradiction, so Theorem 6 stands.(ii)

From (20) follows

It follows

Which is contradiction, so Theorem 6 stands.

In this way we get the following improvement of the Theorem 7 and the Theorem 8.

**Theorem 7: **Let A, B, C ∈ ^{n×n} be positive definite, and let p_{+} and p_{-} be defined in (10 and (11. Then is holds that

and

Next example illustrates that with the Theorem 7 we get a better lower boundary _{+} than with Theorem 3.

**Example: **Quadratic pencil

is non-overdamped. This quadratic pencil has two complex Eigen-values -0.5002+2.1794i and -0.5002-2.1794i.

This pencil has Eigen-value of negative type -6.1926 and Eigen-value of a positive type -0.807.

Corresponding hyperbolic pencil is

applying Theorem 3 we get lower boundary -2.2583 for δ_{+}. By applying Theorem 7 we get lower boundary -2.2027 for δ_{+}.
Since we obtained bigger lower boundary we got an improvement.

**Theorem 8:** Let A, B, C ∈ ^{n×n} be positive definite, and for σ∈ et In (Q (σ)) = (*n _{p}, n_{n}, n_{z}*).

If

Where then there exists n_{n} Eigen-values of Q (λ) x=0 in (-∞,σ).

If

Then there exists n_{n} Eigen-values of Q (λ) x=0 in(σ,0).

In this paper, we considered a special class of the quadratic Eigen-value problems, non-overdamped problems. The nonoverdamped
problems are often seen in practice. Although the non-overdamped problems are seen in practice, because of
the mathematical difficulty of this problem they are not often a subject of the research. This was motivation for their wider
consideration. The overdamped problems are difficult for the consideration because the variational characterization can only
partly be applied on them. Because of this in literature exists upper bound of δ+. I this paper we considered the improvement of the
lower bound of δ_{+}. We introduced completely new strategy for the determination of better lower bound of δ+. This strategy is based
in the obtaining additional information from the conveniently chosen hyperbolic Eigen-value problem. In the further research we
will try to improve upper bound of δ_{-}.

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