A Curvilinear Search Method for p-Harmonic Flows on Spheres
The problem of finding p-harmonic flows arises in a wide range of applications including micromagnetics, liquid crystal theory, directional diffusion, and chromaticity denoising. In this paper, we propose an innovative curvilinear search method for minimizing p-harmonic energies over spheres. Starting from a flow (map) on the unit sphere, our method searches along a curve that lies on the sphere in a manner similar to a standard inexact line search descent method. We show that our method is globally convergent if the step length satisfies the Armijo-Wolfe conditions. Computational tests are presented to demonstrate the efficiency of the proposed method and a variant of it that uses Barzilai-Borwein steps.
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