### Abstract

This paper presents estimates of the convergence rate and complexity of an algebraic multilevel preconditioner based on piecewise constant coarse vector spaces applied to the graph Laplacian. A bound is derived on the energy norm of the projection operator onto any piecewise constant vector space, which results in an estimate of the two-level convergence rate where the coarse level graph is obtained by matching. The two-level convergence of the method is then used to establish the convergence of an algebraic multilevel iteration that uses the two-level scheme recursively. On structured grids, the method is proved to have convergence rate ≈ (1 - 1/log n) and O(n log n) complexity for each cycle, where n denotes the number of unknowns in the given problem. Numerical results of the algorithm applied to various graph Laplacians are reported. It is also shown that all the theoretical estimates derived for matching can be generalized to the case of aggregates containing more than two vertices.

Original language | English (US) |
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Pages (from-to) | 1805-1827 |

Number of pages | 23 |

Journal | SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis |

Volume | 51 |

Issue number | 3 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Oct 9 2013 |

### All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

- Numerical Analysis
- Computational Mathematics
- Applied Mathematics

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*SIAM Journal on Numerical Analysis*,

*51*(3), 1805-1827. https://doi.org/10.1137/120876083