# Decomposition of a symmetric matrix

## Authors

Hanbook Series Linear Algebra

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DOI: 10.1007/BF01399088

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- Bunch, J.R., Kaufman, L. & Parlett, B.N. Numer. Math. (1976) 27: 95. doi:10.1007/BF01399088

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## Summary

An algorithm is presented to compute a triangular factorization and the inertia of a symmetric matrix. The algorithm is stable even when the matrix is not positive definite and is as fast as Cholesky. Programs for solving associated systems of linear equations are included.

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