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By definition, E rs ≤ R A rs and f s ≤ R b s , where for simplicity, R = RelError(A, b). We have, for R → 0, (A − E)−1 = A−1 I − EA−1 −1 = A−1 I + EA−1 + o(R) = A−1 + A−1 EA−1 + o(R). ˜ This implies, writing x := A−1 b and x˜ := A˜ −1 b, x˜ − x = (A − E)−1 (b + f ) − x = A−1 Ex + A−1 f + o(R). 5), we conclude that x˜ − x r ≤ A−1 sr E rs x ≤ A−1 sr A rs x r R + A−1 r + A−1 sr f sr + o(R) s b s R + o(R), and hence x˜ − x r A−1 sr b ≤ κrs (A) + R x r x r s , which shows the upper bound in the claimed equality.

The second assertion is proved U AV x = sup U (AV x) x =1 = sup AV x = sup A(V x) = sup Ax x =1 x =1 2 F. i≤n In the same way, one shows that AV as follows: U AV = sup si x =1 = A . For conveniently stating the singular value decomposition, we extend the usual notation for diagonal matrices from square to rectangular m × n matrices. We put p := min{n, m} and define, for a1 , . . , ap ∈ R, diagm,n (a1 , . . , ap ) := (bij ) ∈ Rm×n with bij := ai 0 if i = j , otherwise. For notational convenience we usually drop the index, the format being clear from the context.

In case r = s, we write r instead of rr . (We recall that we already met ∞ in Sect. ) Furthermore, when r = 2, 2 is called the spectral norm, and it is written simply as . 5) rt , provided the matrix product is defined. Most of what we will need about operator norms is stated in the following simple lemma. 2 (a) For y ∈ Rm and v ∈ Rn we have yv T rs = y (b) Suppose that x ∈ Rn and y ∈ Rm satisfy x B ∈ Rm×n such that B rs = 1 and Bx = y. (c) AT rs = A r s v r∗ . = y s = 1. Then there exists s∗r ∗ .