# Deflated problems

P. E. Farrell, A. Birkisson, and S. W. Funke. **Deflation techniques for finding distinct solutions of nonlinear partial differential equations**. SIAM J. Sci. Comput., 2015.,

Assume you want to solve $F(x)=0$ with a Newton algorithm but you want to avoid the algorithm to return some already known solutions $x_i,\ i=1\cdots n$.

The idea proposed in the paper quoted above is to penalize these solutions by looking for the zeros of the function $G(x):={F(x)}{M(x)}$ where

\[M(x) = \prod_{i=1}^n\left(\|x - x_i\|^{-2p} + \alpha\right)\]

and $\alpha>0$. Obviously $F$ and $G$ have the same zeros away from the $x_i$s but the factor $M$ penalizes the residual of the Newton iterations of $G$, effectively producing zeros of $F$ different from $x_i$.

In some case, you may want to use a custom distance, in place of the squared norm $\|\cdot\|^2$. Please see `DeflationOperator`

for how to do this.

## Encoding of the functional

A composite type `DeflationOperator`

implements this functional. Given a deflation operator `M = DeflationOperator(p, dot, α, xis)`

, you can build a deflated functional `pb = DeflatedProblem(F, J, M)`

which you can use to access the values of $G$ by doing `pb(x)`

. A Matrix-Free / Sparse linear solver is implemented which works on the GPU.

the

`dot`

argument in`DeflationOperator`

lets you specify a dot product from which the norm is derived in the expression of $M$.

See example Snaking computed with deflation.

Note that you can add new solution `x0`

to `M`

by doing `push!(M, x0)`

. Also `M[i]`

returns `xi`

.

## Computation with `newton`

Most newton functions can be used with a deflated problem, see for example Snaking computed with deflation. The idea is to pass the deflation operator `M`

. For example, we have the following overloaded method, which works on GPUs:

```
newton(prob::BifurcationKit.AbstractBifurcationProblem,
defOp::DeflationOperator,
options::NewtonPar,
_linsolver = DefProbCustomLinearSolver();
kwargs...)
```

We refer to the regular `newton`

for more information. This newton penalises the roots saved in `defOp.roots`

.

Compared to `newton`

, the only different arguments are

`defOp::DeflationOperator`

deflation operator`linsolver`

linear solver used to invert the Jacobian of the deflated functional.- custom solver
`DefProbCustomLinearSolver()`

with requires solving two linear systems`J⋅x = rhs`

. - For other linear solvers
`<: AbstractLinearSolver`

, a matrix free method is used for the deflated functional. - if passed
`Val(:autodiff)`

, then`ForwardDiff.jl`

is used to compute the jacobian of the deflated problem - if passed
`Val{:fullIterative}`

, then a full matrix free method is used.

- custom solver

## Simple example

In this basic example, we show how to get the different roots of `F`

```
using BifurcationKit, LinearAlgebra
F(x, p) = @. (x-1) * (x-2)
# define a deflation operator which deflates the
# already know solution x = 1
deflationOp = DeflationOperator(2, dot, 0.1, [ones(1)])
# define a problem, this compute jacobian automatically
prob = BifurcationProblem(F, rand(1), nothing)
# call deflated newton
sol = newton(prob, deflationOp, NewtonPar())
println("We found the additional root: ", sol.u)
```

`We found the additional root: [2.0]`

You can use this method for periodic orbits as well by passing the deflation operator `M`

to the newton method