Solving a recursive system of 3x3 linear systems...

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg57888] Solving a recursive system of 3x3 linear systems...*From*: Kees van Schaik <schaik at math.uni-frankfurt.de>*Date*: Sat, 11 Jun 2005 03:35:47 -0400 (EDT)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

Hello, apparently my previous email with the same subject wasn't readable since it contained a bitmap. Here's the text again with a link to the bitmap file to be viewed in a browser, hopefully this is better: Hi everybody, I'm looking at a recursive system where at each l-th step the three variables a[i,l] (1 <= i <= 3) have to be solved from a system of three linear equations involving the previously solved a[i,l+1], ...., a[i,k] (1 <= i <= 3) (so the iterator l runs back, starting from some value k). My goal is to find a closed form "direct formula" for the a[i,l], that is a formula that expresses each a[i,l] in terms of the starting values a[i,k]'s and the the other known constants involved. More precisely, the code for finding the first few steps of this recursive system looks like this: http://ismi.math.uni-frankfurt.de/vanSchaik/misc/mathematica.jpg (detail without meaning: in the above code the system starts from k+1 instead of k). All the B[.,.]'s, beta[.,.]'s and d[.]'s are in principle known constants, as are the starting values a[i,k] for each 1 <= i <= 3. Now, if I try to let Mathemetica just run through the system using the code above, it chokes already at the third step and the expressions of the second step are already pretty terrible (a lot of lines...). Is there any chance of using Mathematica some way to find (which is probably even a lot more difficult than just running through the system...) those direct formulas for the a[i,l]'s (so, only dependent on the a[i,k]'s, B[.,.]'s, beta[.,.]'s and d[.]'s)?? Any help is very much appreciated and thanks in advance, Kees -- ==================================================== Kees van Schaik Frankfurt MathFinance Institute J.W. Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt am Main Tel: +49 (0)69 79823453 WWW: http://ismi.math.uni-frankfurt.de/vanSchaik/ ====================================================