# slae2.f - Man Page

## Synopsis

### Functions/Subroutines

subroutine **slae2** (A, B, C, RT1, RT2)**SLAE2** computes the eigenvalues of a 2-by-2 symmetric matrix.

## Function/Subroutine Documentation

### subroutine slae2 (real A, real B, real C, real RT1, real RT2)

**SLAE2** computes the eigenvalues of a 2-by-2 symmetric matrix.

**Purpose:**

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

**Parameters:***A*A is REAL The (1,1) element of the 2-by-2 matrix.

*B*B is REAL The (1,2) and (2,1) elements of the 2-by-2 matrix.

*C*C is REAL The (2,2) element of the 2-by-2 matrix.

*RT1*RT1 is REAL The eigenvalue of larger absolute value.

*RT2*RT2 is REAL The eigenvalue of smaller absolute value.

**Author:**Univ. of Tennessee

Univ. of California Berkeley

Univ. of Colorado Denver

NAG Ltd.

**Date:**December 2016

**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.

Definition at line 104 of file slae2.f.

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## Referenced By

The man page slae2(3) is an alias of slae2.f(3).

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