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slae2: computes the eigenvalues of a 2-by-2 symmetric matrix [ A B ] [ B C ]

NAME

SLAE2 - computes the eigenvalues of a 2-by-2 symmetric matrix [ A B ] [ B C ]

SYNOPSIS

SUBROUTINE SLAE2(
A, B, C, RT1, RT2 )

    
REAL A, B, C, RT1, RT2

PURPOSE

SLAE2 computes the eigenvalues of a 2-by-2 symmetric matrix
    ]
    ]. On return, RT1 is the eigenvalue of larger absolute value, and RT2 is the eigenvalue of smaller absolute value.

ARGUMENTS

A (input) REAL
The (1,1) element of the 2-by-2 matrix.
B (input) REAL
The (1,2) and (2,1) elements of the 2-by-2 matrix.
C (input) REAL
The (2,2) element of the 2-by-2 matrix.
RT1 (output) REAL
The eigenvalue of larger absolute value.
RT2 (output) REAL
The eigenvalue of smaller absolute value.

FURTHER DETAILS

RT1 is accurate to a few ulps barring over/underflow.
RT2 may be inaccurate if there is massive cancellation in the determinant A*C-B*B; higher precision or correctly rounded or correctly truncated arithmetic would be needed to compute RT2 accurately in all cases.
Overflow is possible only if RT1 is within a factor of 5 of overflow. Underflow is harmless if the input data is 0 or exceeds

underflow_threshold macheps.