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Vectors and Scalars
A scalar is a single number value, such as 3, 5, or 10. A vector is an ordered set of scalars.
A vector is typically described as a matrix with a row or column size of 1. A vector with a column size of 1 is a row vector, and a vector with a row size of 1 is a column vector.
A "common vector" is another name for a column vector, and this book will simply use the word "vector" to refer to a common vector.
A vector space is a set of vectors and two operations (addition and multiplication, typically) that follow a number of specific rules. We will typically denote vector spaces with a capital-italic letter: V, for instance. A space V is a vector space if all the following requirements are met. We will be using x and y as being arbitrary vectors in V. We will also use c and d as arbitrary scalar values. There are 10 requirements in all:
- There is an operation called "Addition" (signified with a "+" sign) between two vectors, x + y, such that if both the operands are in V, then the result is also in V.
- The addition operation is commutative for all elements in V.
- The addition operation is associative for all elements in V.
- There is a unique neutral element, φ, in V, such that x + φ = x. This is also called a zero element.
- For every x in V, then there is a negative element -x in V such that -x + x = φ.
- 1 × x = x
Some of these rules may seem obvious, but that's only because they have been generally accepted, and have been taught to people since they were children.
A scalar product is a special type of operation that acts on two vectors, and returns a scalar result. Scalar products are denoted as an ordered pair between angle-brackets: <x,y>. A scalar product between vectors must satisfy the following four rules:
- , only if x = 0
If an operation satisfies all these requirements, then it is a scalar product.
One of the most common scalar products is the dot product, that is discussed commonly in Linear Algebra
The norm is an important scalar quantity that indicates the magnitude of the vector. Norms of a vector are typically denoted as . To be a norm, an operation must satisfy the following four conditions:
- only if x = 0.
A vector is called normal if it's norm is 1. A normal vector is sometimes also referred to as a unit vector. Both notations will be used in this book. To make a vector normal, but keep it pointing in the same direction, we can divide the vector by its norm:
One of the most common norms is the cartesian norm, that is defined as the square-root of the sum of the squares:
A vector is said to be a unit vector if the norm of that vector is 1.
Two vectors x and y are said to be orthogonal if the scalar product of the two is equal to zero:
Two vectors are said to be orthonormal if their scalar product is zero, and both vectors are unit vectors.
The Cauchy-Schwarz inequality is an important result, and relates the norm of a vector to the scalar product:
The distance between two vectors in the vector space V, called the metric of the two vectors, is denoted by d(x, y). A metric operation must satisfy the following four conditions:
- only if x = y
A common form of metric is the distance between points a and b in the cartesian plane:
|Before reading this chapter, students should know how to take the transpose of a matrix, and the determinant of a matrix. Students should also know what the inverse of a matrix is, and how to calculate it. These topics are covered in Linear Algebra.|
A set of vectors are said to be linearly dependent on one another if any vector v from the set can be constructed from a linear combination of the other vectors in the set. Given the following linear equation:
The set of vectors V is linearly independent only if all the a coefficients are zero. If we combine the v vectors together into a single row vector:
And we combine all the a coefficients into a single column vector:
We have the following linear equation:
We can show that this equation can only be satisifed for , the matrix must be invertable:
Remember that for the matrix to be invertable, the determinate must be non-zero.
Non-Square Matrix V
If the matrix is not square, then the determinate can not be taken, and therefore the matrix is not invertable. To solve this problem, we can premultiply by the transpose matrix:
And then the square matrix must be invertable:
The rank of a matrix is the largest number of linearly independent rows or columns in the matrix.
To determine the Rank, typically the matrix is reduced to row-echelon form. From the reduced form, the number of non-zero rows, or the number of non-zero columns (whichever is smaller) is the rank of the matrix.
If we multiply two matrices A and B, and the result is C:
Then the rank of C is the minimum value between the ranks A and B:
A Span of a set of vectors V is the set of all vectors that can be created by a linear combination of the vectors.
A basis is a set of linearly-independent vectors that span the entire vector space.
If we have a vector , and V has basis vectors , by definition, we can write y in terms of a linear combination of the basis vectors:
If is invertable, the answer is apparent, but if is not invertable, then we can perform the following technique:
And we call the quantity the left-pseudoinverse of .
Change of Basis
Frequently, it is useful to change the basis vectors to a different set of vectors that span the set, but have different properties. If we have a space V, with basis vectors and a vector in V called x, we can use the new basis vectors to represent x:
If V is invertable, then the solution to this problem is simple.
If we have a set of basis vectors that are not orthogonal, we can use a process known as orthogonalization to produce a new set of basis vectors for the same space that are orthogonal:
- Find the new basis
- Such that
We can define the vectors as follows:
Notice that the vectors produced by this technique are orthogonal to each other, but they are not necessarily orthonormal. To make the w vectors orthonormal, you must divide each one by its norm:
A Reciprocal basis is a special type of basis that is related to the original basis. The reciprocal basis can be defined as:
|Some sections in this chapter require that the student know how to take the derivative of a function with respect to a particular variable. This is commonly known as partial differentiation, and is covered in Calculus.|
A linear transformation is a matrix M that operates on a vector in space V, and results in a vector in a different space W. We can define a transformation as such:
In the above equation, we say that V is the domain space of the transformation, and W is the range space of the transformation. Also, we can use a "function notation" for the transformation, and write it as:
Where x is a vector in V, and y is a vector in W. To be a linear transformation, the principle of superposition must hold for the transformation:
Where a and b are arbitrary scalars.
The Nullspace of an equation is the set of all vectors x for which the following relationship holds:
Where M is a linear transformation matrix. Depending on the size and rank of M, there may be zero or more vectors in the nullspace. Here are a few rules to remember:
- If the matrix M is invertable, then there is no nullspace.
- The number of vectors in the nullspace (N) is the difference between the rank(R) of the matrix and the number of columns(C) of the matrix:
If the matrix is in row-eschelon form, the number of vectors in the nullspace is given by the number of rows without a leading 1 on the diagonal. For every column where there is not a leading one on the diagonal, the nullspace vectors can be obtained by placing a negative one in the leading position for that column vector.
We denote the nullspace of a matrix A as:
If we have a set of linear equations in terms of variables x, scalar coefficients a, and a scalar result b, we can write the system in matrix notation as such:
Where x is a m × 1 vector, b is an n × 1 vector, and A is an n × m matrix. Therefore, this is a system of n equations with m unknown variables. There are 3 possibilities:
- If Rank(A) is not equal to Rank([A b]), there is no solution
- If Rank(A) = Rank([A b]) = n, there is exactly one solution
- If Rank(A) = Rank([A b]) < n, there are infinitely many solutions.
The complete solution of a linear equation is given by the sum of the homogeneous solution, and the particular solution. The homogeneous solution is the nullspace of the transformation, and the particular solution is the values for x that satisfy the equation:
- is the homogeneous solution, and is the nullspace of A that satisfies the equation
- is the particular solution that satisfies the equation
Minimum Norm Solution
If Rank(A) = Rank([A b]) < n, then there are infinitely many solutions to the linear equation. In this situation, the solution called the minimum norm solution must be found. This solution represents the "best" solution to the problem. To find the minimum norm solution, we must minimize the norm of x subject to the constraint of:
There are a number of methods to minimize a value according to a given constraint, and we will talk about them later.
Least-Squares Curve Fit
If Rank(A) doesnt equal Rank([A b]), then the linear equation has no solution. However, we can find the solution which is the closest. This "best fit" solution is known as the Least-Squares curve fit.
We define an error quantity E, such that:
Our job then is to find the minimum value for the norm of E:
We do this by differentiating with respect to x, and setting the result to zero:
Solving, we get our result:
|Before reading this chapter, the student should know what minimization is, and how to minimize a function. Students should also know partial differentiation, and how to solve systems of equations.|
The Khun-Tucker Theorem is a method for minimizing a function f(x) under the constraint g(x). We can define the theorem as follows:
Where Λ is the lagrangian vector, and < , > denotes the scalar product operation. We will discuss scalar products more later. If we differentiate this equation with respect to x first, and then with respect to Λ, we get the following two equations:
We have the final result:
The projection of a vector onto the vector space is the minimum distance between v and the space W. In other words, we need to minimize the distance between vector v, and an arbitrary vector :
[Projection onto space W]
For every vector there exists a vector called the projection of v onto W such that <v-w, p> = 0, where p is an arbitrary element of W.
Distance between v and W
The distance between and the space W is given as the minimum distance between v and an arbitrary :
Given two vector spaces V and W, what is the overlapping area between the two? We define an arbitrary vector z that is a component of both V, and W:
Where N is the nullspace.
Consider the following set of linear equations:
We can define the matrix A to represent the coefficients, the vector B as the results, and the vector x as the variables:
And rewriting the equation in terms of the matrices, we get:
Now, let's say we want the derivative of this equation with respect to the vector x:
We know that the first term is constant, so the derivative of the left-hand side of the equation is zero. Analyzing the right side shows us:
There are special matrices known as pseudo-inverses, that satisfies some of the properties of an inverse, but not others. To recap, If we have two square matrices A and B, that are both n × n, then if the following equation is true, we say that A is the inverse of B, and B is the inverse of A:
Consider the following matrix:
We call this matrix R the right pseudo-inverse of A, because:
We will denote the right pseudo-inverse of A as
Consider the following matrix:
We call L the left pseudo-inverse of A because
We will denote the left pseudo-inverse of A as
Matrices that follow certain predefined formats are useful in a number of computations. We will discuss some of the common matrix formats here. Later chapters will show how these formats are used in calculations and analysis.
A diagonal matrix is a matrix such that:
In otherwords, all the elements off the main diagonal are zero, and the diagonal elements may be (but don't need to be) non-zero.
Companion Form Matrix
If we have the following characteristic polynomial for a matrix:
We can create a companion form matrix in one of two ways:
Or, we can also write it as:
Jordan Canonical Form
To discuss the Jordan canonical form, we first need to introduce the idea of the Jordan Block:
A jordan block is a square matrix such that all the diagonal elements are equal, and all the super-diagonal elements (the elements directly above the diagonal elements) are all 1. To illustrate this, here is an example of an n-dimensional jordan block:
A square matrix is in Jordan Canonical form, if it is a diagonal matrix, or if it has one of the following two block-diagonal forms:
The where the D element is a diagonal block matrix, and the J blocks are in Jordan block form.
If we have an n × 1 vector x, and an n × n symmetric matrix M, we can write:
Where a is a scalar value. Equations of this form are called quadratic forms.
Based on the quadratic forms of a matrix, we can create a certain number of categories for special types of matrices:
- if for all x, then the matrix is positive definite.
- if for all x, then the matrix is positive semi-definite.
- if for all x, then the matrix is negative definite.
- if for all x, then the matrix is negative semi-definite.
These classifications are used commonly in control engineering.
Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
The Eigen Problem
This page is going to talk about the concept of Eigenvectors and Eigenvalues, which are important tools in linear algebra, and which play an important role in State-Space control systems. The "Eigen Problem" stated simply, is that given a square matrix A which is n × n, there exists a set of n scalar values λ and n corresponding non-trivial vectors v such that:
We call λ the eigenvalues of A, and we call v the corresponding eigenvectors of A. We can rearrange this equation as:
For this equation to be satisfied so that v is non-trivial, the matrix (A - λI) must be singular. That is:
The characteristic equation of a square matrix A is given by:
Where I is the identity matrix, and λ is the set of eigenvalues of matrix A. From this equation we can solve for the eigenvalues of A, and then using the equations discussed above, we can calculate the corresponding eigenvectors.
In general, we can expand the characteristic equation as:
This equation satisfies the following properties:
- A is nonsingular if c0 is non-zero.
Example: 2 × 2 Matrix
Let's say that X is a square matrix of order 2, as such:
Then we can use this value in our characteristic equation:
The roots to the above equation (the values for λ that satisfies the equality) are the eigenvalues of X.
The solutions, λ, of the characteristic equation for matrix X are known as the eigenvalues of the matrix X.
Eigenvalues satisfy the following properties:
- If λ is an eigenvalue of A, λn is an eigenvalue of An.
- If λ is a complex eigenvalue of A, then λ* (the complex conjugate) is also an eigenvalue of A.
- If any of the eigenvalues of A are zero, then A is singular. If A is non-singular, all the eigenvalues of A are nonzero.
The characteristic equation can be rewritten as such:
Where X is the matrix under consideration, and λ are the eigenvalues for matrix X. For every unique eigenvalue, there is a solution vector v to the above equation, known as an eigenvector. The above equation can also be rewritten as:
Where the resulting values of v for each eigenvalue λ is an eigenvector of X. There is a unique eigenvector for each unique eigenvalue of X. From this equation, we can see that the eigenvectors of A form the nullspace:
And therefore, we can find the eigenvectors through row-reduction of that matrix.
Eigenvectors satisfy the following properties:
- If v is a complex eigenvector of A, then v* (the complex conjugate) is also an eigenvector of A.
- Distinct eigenvectors of A are linearly independent.
- If A is n × n, and if there are n distinct eigenvectors, then the eigenvectors of A form a complete basis set for
Let's say that matrix A has the following characteristic polynomial:
Where d1, d2, ... , ds are known as the algebraic multiplicity of the eigenvalue λi. Also note that d1 + d2 + ... + ds = n, and s < n. In other words, the eigenvalues of A are repeated. Therefore, this matrix doesnt have n distinct eigenvectors. However, we can create vectors known as generalized eigenvectors to make up the missing eigenvectors by satisfying the following equations:
Right and Left Eigenvectors
The equation for determining eigenvectors is:
And because the eigenvector v is on the right, these are more appropriately called "right eigenvectors". However, if we rewrite the equation as follows:
The vectors u are called the "left eigenvectors" of matrix A.
Matrices A and B are said to be similar to one another if there exists an invertable matrix T such that:
If there exists such a matrix T, the matrices are similar. Similar matrices have the same eigenvalues. If A has eigenvectors v1, v2 ..., then B has eigenvectors u given by:
Some matricies are similar to diagonal matrices using a transition matrix, T. We will say that matrix A is diagonalizable if the following equation can be satisfied:
Where D is a diagonal matrix. An n × n square matrix is diagonalizable if and only if it has n linearly independent eigenvectors.
If an n × n square matrix has n distinct eigenvalues λ, and therefore n distinct eigenvectors v, we can create a transition matrix T as:
And transforming matrix X gives us:
Therefore, if the matrix has n distinct eigenvalues, the matrix is diagonalizable, and the diagonal entries of the diagonal matrix are the corresponding eigenvalues of the matrix.
Consider the situation where a matrix A has 1 or more complex conjugate eigenvalue pairs. The eigenvectors of A will also be complex. The resulting diagonal matrix D will have the complex eigenvalues as the diagonal entries. In engineering situations, it is often not a good idea to deal with complex matrices, so other matrix transformations can be used to create matrices that are "nearly diagonal".
If the matrix A does not have a complete set of eigenvectors, that is, that they have d eigenvectors and n - d generalized eigenvectors, then the matrix A is not diagonalizable. However, the next best thing is acheived, and matrix A can be transformed into a Jordan Cannonical Matrix. Each set of generalized eigenvectors that are formed from a single eigenvector basis will create a jordan block. All the distinct eigenvectors that do not spawn any generalized eigenvectors will form a diagonal block in the Jordan matrix.
If λi are the n distinct eigenvalues of matrix A, and vi are the corresponding n distinct eigenvectors, and if wi are the n distinct left-eigenvectors, then the matrix A can be represented as a sum:
this is known as the spectral decomposition of A.
Consider a scenario where the matrix representation of a system A differs from the actual implementation of the system by a factor of ΔA. In other words, our system uses the matrix:
From the study of Control Systems, we know that the values of the eigenvectors can affect the stability of the system. For that reason, we would like to know how a small error in A will affect the eigenvalues.
First off, we assume that ΔA is a small shift. The definition of "small" in this sense is arbitrary, and will remained open. Keep in mind that the techniques discussed here are more accurate the smaller ΔA is.
If ΔA is the error in the matrix A, then Δλ is the error in the eigenvalues and Δv is the error in the eigenvectors. The characteristic equation becomes:
We have an equation now with two unknowns: Δλ and Δv. In other words, we don't know how a small change in A will affect the eigenvalues and eigenvectors. If we multiply out both sides, we get:
This situation seems hopeless, until we multiply both sides by the corresponding left-eigenvector w from the left:
Terms where two Δs (which are known to be small, by definition) are multiplied together, we can say are negligible, and ignore them. Also, we know from our right-eigenvalue equation that:
Another fact is that the right-eigenvectors and left eigenvectors are orthogonal to each other, so the following result holds:
Substituting these results, where necessary, into our long equation above, we get the following simplification:
And solving for the change in the eigenvalue gives us:
This approximate result is only good for small values of ΔA, and the result is less precise as the error increases.
Functions of Matrices
If we have functions, and we use a matrix as the input to those functions, the output values are not always intuitive. For instance, if we have a function f(x), and as the input argument we use matrix A, the output matrix is not necessarily the function f applied to the individual elements of A.
In the special case of diagonal matrices, the result of f(A) is the function applied to each element of the diagonal matrix:
Then the function f(A) is given by:
Jordan Cannonical Form
Matrices in Jordan Canonical form also have an easy way to compute the functions of the matrix. However, this method is not nearly as easy as the diagonal matrices described above.
If we have a matrix in Jordan Block form, A, the function f(A) is given by:
The matrix indices have been removed, because in Jordan block form, all the diagonal elements must be equal.
If the matrix is in Jordan Block form, the value of the function is given as the function applied to the individual diagonal blocks.
If the characteristic equation of matrix A is given by:
Then the Cayley-Hamilton theorem states that the matrix A itself is also a valid solution to that equation:
Another theorem worth mentioning here (and by "worth mentioning", we really mean "fundamental for some later topics") is stated as:
|Before reading this chapter, students should know what the taylor series of a function is, and how to obtain it. This is discussed in Calculus.|
If we have a matrix A, we can raise that matrix to a power of e as follows:
It is important to note that this is not necessarily (not usually) equal to each individual element of A being raised to a power of e. Using taylor-series expansion of exponentials, we can show that:
In other words, the matrix exponential can be reduced to a sum of powers of the matrix. This follows from both the taylor series expansion of the exponential function, and the cayley-hamilton theorem discussed previously.
However, this infinite sum is expensive to compute, and because the sequence is infinite, there is no good cut-off point where we can stop computing terms and call the answer a "good approximation". To alleviate this point, we can turn to the Cayley-Hamilton Theorem. Solving the Theorem for An, we get:
Multiplying both sides of the equation by A, we get:
We can substitute the first equation into the second equation, and the result will be An+1 in terms of the first n - 1 powers of A. In fact, we can repeat that process so that Am, for any arbitrary high power of m can be expressed as a linear combination of the first n - 1 powers of A. Applying this result to our exponential problem:
Where we can solve for the α terms, and have a finite polynomial that expresses the exponential.
The inverse of a matrix exponential is given by:
The derivative of a matrix exponential is:
Notice that the exponential matrix is commutative with the matrix A. This is not the case with other functions, necessarily.
Sum of Matrices
If we have a sum of matrices in the exponent, we cannot separate them:
If we have a first-degree differential equation of the following form:
With initial conditions
Then the solution to that equation is given in terms of the matrix exponential:
This equation shows up frequently in control engineering.
As a matter of some interest, we will show the Laplace Transform of a matrix exponential function:
We will not use this result any further in this book, although other books on engineering might make use of it.
A function space is a linear space where all the elements of the space are functions. A function space that has a norm operation is known as a normed function space. The spaces we consider will all be normed.
f(x) is continuous at x0 if, for every ε > 0 there exists a δ(ε) > 0 such that |f(x) - f(x0)| < ε when |x - x0| < δ(ε).
Common Function Spaces
Here is a listing of some common function spaces. This is not an exhaustive list.
The C function space is the set of all functions that are continuous.
The metric for C space is defined as:
Consider the metric of sin(x) and cos(x):
The Cp is the set of all continuous functions for which the first p derivatives are also continuous. If the function is called "infinitely continuous. The set is the set of all such functions. Some examples of functions that are infinitely continuous are exponentials, sinusoids, and polynomials.
The L space is the set of all functions that are finitely integrable over a given interval [a, b].
f(x) is in L(a, b) if:
L p Space
The Lp space is the set of all functions that are finitely integrable over a given interval [a, b] when raised to the power p:
Most importantly for engineering is the L2 space, or the set of functions that are "square integrable".
The L2 space is very important to engineers, because functions in this space do not need to be continuous. Many discontinuous engineering functions, such as the delta (impulse) function, the unit step function, and other discontinuous functions are part of this space.
A large number of functions qualify as L2 functions, including uncommon, discontinuous, piece-wise, and other functions. A function which, over a finite range, has a finite number of discontinuities is an L2 function. For example, a unit step and an impulse function are both L2 functions. Also, other functions useful in signal analysis, such as square waves, triangle waves, wavelets, and other functions are L2 functions.
In practice, most physical systems have a finite amount of noise associated with them. Noisy signals and random signals, if finite, are also L2 functions: this makes analysis of those functions using the techniques listed below easy.
The null functions of L2 are the set of all functions φ in L2 that satisfy the equation:
for all a and b.
The L2 norm is defined as follows:
If the norm of the function is 1, the function is normal.
We can show that the derivative of the norm squared is:
The scalar product in L2 space is defined as follows:
[L2 Scalar Product]
If the scalar product of two functions is zero, the functions are orthogonal.
We can show that given coefficient matrices A and B, and variable x, the derivative of the scalar product can be given as:
We can recognize this as the product rule of differentiation. Generalizing, we can say that:
We can also say that the derivative of a matrix A times a vector x is:
The metric of two functions (we will not call it the "distance" here, because that word has no meaning in a function space) will be denoted with ρ(x,y). We can define the metric of an L2 function as follows:
The Cauchy-Schwarz Inequality still holds for L2 functions, and is restated here:
A set of functions in L2 are linearly independent if:
If and only if all the a coefficients are 0.
The Grahm-Schmidt technique that we discussed earlier still works with functions, and we can use it to form a set of linearly independent, orthogonal functions in L2.
For a set of functions φ, we can make a set of orthogonal functions ψ that space the same space but are orthogonal to one another:
The L2 is an infinite-basis set, which means that any basis for the L2 set will require an infinite number of basis functions. To prove that an infinite set of orthogonal functions is a basis for the L2 space, we need to show that the null function is the only function in L2 that is orthogonal to all the basis functions. If the null function is the only function that satisfies this relationship, then the set is a basis set for L2.
By definition, we can express any function in L2 as a linear sum of the basis elements. If we have basis elements φ, we can define any other function ψ as a linear sum:
We will explore this important result in the section on Fourier Series.
There are some special spaces known as Banach spaces, and Hilbert spaces.
Let's define the piece-wise function φ(x) as:
We can see that as we set , this function becomes the unit step function. We can say that as n approaches infinity, that this function converges to the unit step function. Notice that this function only converges in the L2 space, because the unit step function does not exist in the C space (it is not continuous).
We can say that a function φ converges to a function φ* if:
We can call this sequences, and all such sequences that converge to a given function as n approaches infinity a cauchy sequence.
Complete Function Spaces
A function space is called complete if all sequences in that space converge to another function in that space.
A Banach Space is a complete normed function space.
A Hilbert Space is a Banach Space with respect to a norm induced by the scalar product. That is, if there is a scalar product in the space X, then we can say the norm is induced by the scalar product if we can write:
That is, that the norm can be written as a function of the scalar product. In the L2 space, we can define the norm as:
If the scalar product space is a Banach Space, if the norm space is also a Banach space.
In a Hilbert Space, the Parallelogram rule holds for all members f and g in the function space:
The L2 space is a Hilbert Space. The C space, however, is not.
|Before reading this chapter, students should be familiar with the fourier series decomposition method. Information about this can be found in Signals and Systems.|
The L2 space is an infinite function space, and therefore a linear combination of any infinite set of orthogonal functions can be used to represent any single member of the L2 space. The decomposition of an L2 function in terms of an infinite basis set is a technique known as the Fourier Decomposition of the function, and produces a result called the Fourier Series.
Let's consider a set of L2 functions, , as follows:
We can prove that over a range , all of these functions are orthogonal:
Because is as an infinite orthogonal set in L2, is also a valid basis set in the L2 space. Therefore, we can decompose any function in L2 as the following sum:
[Classical Fourier Series]
However, the difficulty occurs when we need to calculate the a and b coefficients. We will show the method to do this below:
a0: The Constant Term
Calculation of a0 is the easiest, and therefore we will show how to calculate it first. We use the value of a0 which minimizes the error in approximating by the Fourier series.
First, define an error function, E, that is equal to the squared norm of the difference between the function f(x) and the infinite sum above:
For ease, we will write all the basis functions as the set φ, described above:
Combining the last two functions together, and writing the norm as an integral, we can say:
We attempt to minimize this error function with respect to the constant term. To do this, we differentiate both sides with respect to a0, and set the result to zero:
The φ0 term comes out of the sum because of the chain rule: it is the only term in the entire sum dependent on a0. We can separate out the integral above as follows:
All the other terms drop out of the infinite sum because they are all orthogonal to φ0. Again, we can rewrite the above equation in terms of the scalar product:
And solving for a0, we get our final result:
Using the above method, we can solve for the an coefficients of the sin terms:
Also using the above method, we can solve for the bn terms of the cos term.
The classical Fourier series uses the following basis:
However, we can generalize this concept to extend to any orthogonal basis set from the L2 space.
We can say that if we have our orthogonal basis set that is composed of an infinite set of arbitrary, orthogonal L2 functions:
We can define any L2 function f(x) in terms of this basis set:
[Generalized Fourier Series]
Using the method from the previous chapter, we can solve for the coefficients as follows:
[Generalized Fourier Coefficient]
Bessel's equation relates the original function to the fourier coefficients an:
If the basis set is infinitely orthogonal, and if an infinite sum of the basis functions perfectly reproduces the function f(x), then the above equation will be an equality, known as Parseval's Theorem:
Engineers may recognize this as a relationship between the energy of the signal, as represented in the time and frequency domains. However, parseval's rule applies not only to the classical Fourier series coefficients, but also to the generalized series coefficients as well.
The concept of the fourier series can be expanded to include 2-dimensional and n-dimensional function decomposition as well. Let's say that we have a function in terms of independent variables x and y. We can decompose that function as a double-summation as follows:
Where φij is a 2-dimensional set of orthogonal basis functions. We can define the coefficients as:
This same concept can be expanded to include series with n-dimensions.
- Basic Physics of Nuclear Medicine/Fourier Methods discusses using 2D and 3D Fourier reconstruction to get images of the interior of the human body.
- Kevin Cowtan's Book of Fourier: a book of pictorial 2-d Fourier Transforms.
Where A, B and C are constant square matrices, and M is the solution that we are trying to find. If A, B, and C are of the same order, and if A and B have no eigenvalues in common, then the solution can be given in terms of matrix exponentials:
Leibniz' rule allows us to take the derivative of an integral, where the derivative and the integral are performed using different variables:
Wavelets are orthogonal basis functions that only exist for certain windows in time. This is in contrast to sinusoidal waves, which exist for all times t. A wavelet, because it is dependant on time, can be used as a basis function. A wavelet basis set gives rise to wavelet decomposition, which is a 2-variable decomposition of a 1-variable function. Wavelet analysis allows us to decompose a function in terms of time and frequency, while fourier decomposition only allows us to decompose a function in terms of frequency.
If we have a basic wavelet function ψ(t), we can write a 2-dimensional function known as the mother wavelet function as such:
If we have our mother wavelet function, we can write out a fourier-style series as a double-sum of all the wavelets:
Sometimes, we can add in an additional function, known as a scaling function:
The idea is that the scaling function is larger than the wavelet functions, and occupies more time. In this case, the scaling function will show long-term changes in the signal, and the wavelet functions will show short-term changes in the signal.
Optimization is an important concept in engineering. Finding any solution to a problem is not nearly as good as finding the one "optimal solution" to the problem. Optimization problems are typically reformatted so they become minimization problems, which are well-studied problems in the field of mathematics.
Typically, when optimizing a system, the costs and benefits of that system are arranged into a cost function. It is the engineers job then to minimize this cost function (and thereby minimize the cost of the system). It is worth noting at this point that the word "cost" can have multiple meanings, depending on the particular problem. For instance, cost can refer to the actual monetary cost of a system (number of computer units to host a website, amount of cable needed to connect Philadelphia and New York), the delay of the system (loading time for a website, transmission delay for a communication network), the reliability of the system (number of dropped calls in a cellphone network, average lifetime of a car transmission), or any other types of factors that reduce the effectiveness and efficiency of the system.
Because optimization typically becomes a mathematical minimization problem, we are going to discuss minimization here.
Minimization is the act of finding the numerically lowest point in a given function, or in a particular range of a given function. Students of mathematics and calculus may remember using the derivative of a function to find the maxima and minima of a function. If we have a function f(x), we can find the maxima, minima, or saddle-points (points where the function has zero slope, but is not a maxima or minima) by solving for x in the following equation:
In other words, we are looking for the roots of the derivative of the function f plus those points where f has a corner. Once we have the so called critical points of the function (if any), we can test them to see if they are relatively high (maxima), or relatively low (minima). Some words to remember in this context are:
- Global Minima
- A global minimum of a function is the lowest value of that function anywhere. If the domain of the function is restricted, say A < x < B, then the minima can also occur at the boundary, here A or B.
- Local Minima
- A local minimum of a function is the lowest value of that function within a small range. A value can thus be a local minimum even though there are smaller function values, but not in a small neighborhood.
Unconstrained Minimization refers to the minimization of the given function without having to worry about any other rules or caveats. Constrained Minimization, on the other hand, refers to minimization problems where other relations called constraints must be satisfied at the same time.
Beside the method above (where we take the derivative of the function and set that equal to zero), there are several numerical methods that we can use to find the minima of a function. For these methods there are useful computational tools such as Matlab.
The function has a local minima at a point x if the Hessian matrix H(x) is positive definite:
Where x is a vector of all the independant variables of the function. If x is a scalar variable, the hessian matrix reduces to the second derivative of the function f.
The Newton-Raphson Method of computing the minima of a function f uses an iterative computation. We can define the sequence:
As we repeat the above computation, plugging in consecutive values for n, our solution will converge on the true solution. However, this process will take infinitely many iterations to converge, but if an approximation of the true solution will suffices, you can stop after only few iterations, because the sequence converges rather quickly (quadratic).
Steepest Descent Method
The Newton-Raphson method can be tricky because it relies on the second derivative of the function f, and this can oftentimes be difficult (if not impossible) to accurately calculate. The Steepest Descent Method, however, does not require the second derivative, but it does require the selection of an appropriate scalar quantity ε, which cannot be chosen arbitrarily (but which can also not be calculated using a set formula). The Steepest Descent method is defined by the following iterative computation:
Where epsilon needs to be sufficiently small. If epsilon is too large, the iteration may diverge. If this happens, a new epsilon value needs to be chosen, and the process needs to be repeated.
Conjugate Gradient Method
Constrained Minimization' is the process of finding the minimum value of a function under a certain number of additional rules called constraints. For instance, we could say "Find the minium value of f(x), but g(x) must equal 10". These kinds of problems are more difficult, but the Khun-Tucker theorem, and also the Karush-Khun-Tucker theorem help to solve them.
There are two different types of constraints: equality constraints and inequality constraints. We will consider them individually, and then mixed constraints.
The Khun-Tucker Theorem is a method for minimizing a function f(x) under the equality constraint g(x). The theorem reads as follows:
Given the cost function f, and an equality constraint g in the following form:
Then we can convert this problem into an unconstrained minimization problem by constructing the Lagrangian function of f and g:
Where Λ is the lagrange multiplier, and < , > denotes the scalar product of the vector space Rn (where n is the number of equality constraints). We will discuss scalar products in more detail later. If we differentiate this equation with respect to x, we can find the minimum of this whole function L(x,Λ), and that will be the minimum of our function f.
This is a set of n+k equations with n+k unknown variables (n Λs and k xs).
Similar to the method above, let us say that we have a cost function f, and an inequality constraint in the following form:
Then we can take the Lagrangian of this again:
But we now must use the following three equations/ inequalities in determining our solution:
These last second equation can be interpreted in the following way:
- if , then
- if , then
Using these two additional equations/ inequalities, we can solve in a similar manner as above.
If we have a set of equality and inequality constraints
we can combine them into a single Lagrangian with two additional conditions:
Infinite Dimensional Minimization
The above methods work well if the variables involved in the analysis are finite-dimensional vectors, like those in the RN. However, when we are trying to minimize something that is more complex than a vector, i.e. a function we need the following concept. We consider functions that live in a subspace of L2(RN), which is an infinite-dimensional vector space. We will define the term functional as follows:
- A functional is a map that takes one or more functions as arguments, and which returns a scalar value.
Let us say that we consider functions x of time t (N=1). Suppose further we have a fixed function f in two variables. With that function, we can associate a cost functional J:
Where we are explicitly taking account of t in the definition of f. To minimize this function, like all minimization problems, we need to take the derivative of the function, and set the derivative to zero. However, we need slightly more sophisticated version of derivative, because x is a function. This is where the Gateaux Derivative enters the field.
We can define the Gateaux Derivative in terms of the following limit:
Which is similar to the classical definition of the derivative in the direction h. In plain words, we took the derivative of F with respect to x in the direction of h. h is an arbitrary function of time, in the same space as x (here we are talking about the space L2). Analog to the one-dimensional case a function is differentiable at x iff the above limit exists. We can use the Gateaux derivative to find the minimization of our functional above.
We will now use the Gateaux derivative, discussed above, to find the minimizer of the following types of function:
We thus have to find the solutions to the equation:
The solution is the Euler-Lagrange Equation:
The partial derivatives are done in an ordinary way ignoring the fact that x is a function of t. Solutions to this equation are either maxima, minima, or saddle points of the cost functional J.
Example: Shortest Distance
We've heard colloquially that the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. We can use the Euler-Lagrange equation to prove this rule.
If we have two points in R2, a, and b, we would like to find the minimum curve (x,y(x)) that joins these two points. Line element ds reads:
Our function that we are trying to minimize then is defined as:
We can take the Gateaux derivative of the function J and set it equal to zero to find the minimum function between these two points. Denoting the square root as f, we get
Knowing that the line element will be finite this boils down to the equation
with the well known solution
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