# Tagged Questions

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### Linearly constrained eigenvalue problem

Suppose I'd like to:
\begin{align}
\mathop{\text{min}}_\mathbf{x} && \mathbf{x}^T\mathbf{A}\mathbf{x} \\
\text{subject to:} && \mathbf{x}^T \mathbf{M} \mathbf{x} = 1\\
&& ...

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### The rank and eigenvalues of the operator $T(M) = AM - MA$ on the space of matrices [closed]

This problem is from Artin Algebra Second edition, 5.2.3.
Let $A$ be a $n\times n$ complex matrix.
(a) Consider the linear operator $T$ defined on the space $\mathbb{C}^{n\times n}$ of all complex ...

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### Relation between eigendecomposition of matrix sum and sum of squared matrices [closed]

I would like to ask if there is (generally) a relation between the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a matrix sum $\sum_i A_i$ and a sum of the squared matrices $\sum_i A_i A_i$ ?
If this thread ...

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### Significance of Eigenvectors of a Covariance matrix [migrated]

In PCA and in many other problems of machine learning we use Eigenvectors of covariance matrix of the data. How do we visualize Eigenvectors of Covariance matrix? The Principal Eigenvector ...

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### MInors related problem [closed]

A matrix $A$ has $m$ rows and $n$ colums, such that $m \leq n$. We know that each row of $A$ has the norm $1$ (the norm of an element $x=(x_1,x_2,...,x_n) \in \mathbb{R}^n$ is ...

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### Eigenvalues of this matrix

I have a linear map that is defined by $$T:\text{lin}(1,...,x^m) \rightarrow \text{lin}(1,...,x^m) \text{ with}$$ $$x^k \mapsto 2w(k-m)x^{k+1}+(k^2-k-w^2)x^k-2kwx^{k-1}+(k-k^2)x^{k-2}$$
Let me give a ...

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### Proving that the eigenvalues of a certain matrix product are positive

Let $A$ be an $m \times n$ matrix, and define:
\begin{align*}
U &= {\rm diag} \{ \frac{1}{\beta_j} \}, \beta_j = \sum_{k=1}^m |a_{kj}|, j = 1 \dots n \\
V &= {\rm diag} \{ \frac{1}{\alpha_i} ...

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### Is there an easy way to tell if all eigenvalues of a unitary or self-adjoint matrix only have eigenvalues of multiplicity two?

I am interested in a class of $2n\times 2n$ unitary matrices with complex entries (if you prefer, we can replace "unitary" with "self-adjoint").
I know that all the eigenvalues of matrices in this ...

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### Alike looking matrices imply convergence of eigenvalues?

This is a question about convergence of eigenvalues which essentially came up in studying the spectrum of St.-Liouville operators.
We want to look at matrices that agree in most of their entries and ...

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### Equivalence of Positive Matrix in Infinite Dimensional Vector Space

What is the corresponding linear operator on an infinite dimensional vector space, say a Banach space or Hilbert space, to the nonnegative matrix on a finite dimensional vector space? What is the ...

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### Is this function well studied?

Let $A_1,\dots,A_L$ be $N\times N$ hermitian matrices. Define the simplex
\begin{align}
\mathcal{S}=\left\{[x_1,\dots,x_L]\mid x_i\geq 0,~\sum_{i=1}^{L}x_i=1 \right\}
\end{align}
and consider the ...

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### Comparison of the smallest eigenvalues of two tridiagonal matrices

Let $n\geq2$ be an integer and $E_{ii}$ for an integer $2\leq i\leq n$ be the $n\times n$-matrix with its $ii$-entry equal to 1 and remaining entries equal zero. Furthermore, let ...

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### Existence of a real eigenvalue

I have a matrix $M \in \mathbb{R}^{(n+1) \times (n+1)}$ that is tridiagonal.
In numerical computations I found out that I always find a real eigenvalue. My question is: Is there a theorem that ...

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### Maximising a Rayleigh quotient over a subspace

Let $M\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$ be symmetric positive definite and consider a matrix $Q\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times m}$ ($m<n$) with orthonormal columns ($Q^TQ=I$). I'm interested in finding an exact ...

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### Does small Perron-Frobenius eigenvalue imply small entries for integral matrices?

Suppose that $M$ is an $n \times n$ matrix where each entry is a positive integer. Then $M$ is Perron-Frobenius and so has unique largest real eigenvalue $\lambda_{\textrm{PF}}$.
Does an upper ...

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### Dominant eigenvalue of sum of tridiagonal and diagonal matrices

Suppose I have a tridiagonal square matrix $A$ of some nice form, for which I know the eigenvalues $\lambda_1<\dots<\lambda_n$. $A$ is also essentially nonnegative (nonnegative everywhere except ...

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### Any generic way to move a psd matrix to its neighbors?

Given a two positive matrices $A,B$. For simplicity, let's assume that $Tr A=Tr B=1$. Assume that $\|A-B\|_1\leq\varepsilon$, for some small $\varepsilon>0$, where $\|\cdot\|_1$ is the $l_1$-norm, ...

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### Lanczos algorithm with thick restart on a dynamic matrix

currently, I'm working on a way to compute the 2 biggest eigenvalues of a real, symmetric, huge and sparse matrix that changes a few entries from time to time. The problem should be solved using an ...

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### Eigenvalues of a “Half-Kronecker ” Product

The Problem:
Given a 2 by 2 matrix $C$(the matrix elements of C are given), and two other
2 by 2 matrices $A$ and $B$(the matrix elements of A and B are given).
Now we can construct a new matrix ...

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### Algorithms to compute largest gap between smallest nonzero eigenvalues of sparse symmetric matrix

I am looking mainly for implementations but also for theoretical algorithms to compute gaps between smallest positive eigenvalues of symmetric, singular matrix or real numbers.
To be precise, I want ...

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### When is this matrix singular?

Consider matrix $A$ with $(j,k)$′th entry $A_{j,k}=\sin(\omega_j t_k+\phi_j),\,\forall j,k\in\{1,2,...,n\}$, where $\omega_j,t_k,\phi_j\in \mathbf R$.
1) For $t_k=k$, what is the condition on ...

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### LU decomposition

Consider a $N \times N$ symmetric real matrix $A$: $A_{ij} = (\sum_{k=1}^N n_{ik}) \delta_{ij} - n_{ij}$, where $n_{ij}$ is a real symmetric matrix whose elements are equal to $1$ or $0$. $A$ has one ...

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### How could I prove this equality for eigenvalues of Laplacian matrix?

I would be glad if you have some comments that how I could prove following statement.
Suppose that graph $G =(N, E)$ be given. The the following program computes the $k$-smallest eigenvalues of the ...

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### Frobenius-Perron eigenvalue and eigenvector of sum of two matrices

Suppose that I have two positive matrices, $A$, and $B$, and I know their Frobenius-Perron eigenvalues ($\lambda_A$, $\lambda_B$) and eigenvectors ($v_A$, $v_B$). I'm interested in what I can say ...

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### Dimension independent computational complexity of singular value decomposition

Suppose $X$ is a $m \times n$ real matrix, which has only $k$ number of nonzero elements ($k \ll mn$).
Given a vector $y$, the sparsity of $X$ allows $X y$ to be computed in $O(k)$ time
which is ...

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### Separating the spectrum of a Hermitian matrix

Given Hermitian matrix $A$, I would like to perturbate it so that its eigenvalues become well-separated.
Specifically, let $A$ be some Hermitian matrix, and let $G$ be a Gaussian matrix, with each
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### When is there a solution to these coupled eigenvalue equations?

I am trying to find the fixed point of a dynamical system, which requires solving two coupled eigenvalue-like equations. These equations are, in general, overconstrained. I'd like to have a simple ...

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### eigenvalue of Laplacian matrix

If we have a Laplacian matrix $\boldsymbol{A}$ such that
\begin{align}
&A_{ii} >0 \\
&A_{ii}=-\sum_{j\neq i}A_{ij}
\end{align}
with known eigenvalues $\lambda_i$.
Define the matrix ...

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### eigenvalues of a symmetric tridiagonal matrix with zero diagonals

I was investigating a problem and came up with the following symmetric tridiagonal matrix (with zero diagonal elements):
$$
\left(\begin{array}{cccccc} 0 & a & 0 & \ldots & 0 \\ a ...

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### The influence of eigendecomposition on the periodicity of a (rank 2) Hermitian matrix (of functions)

Let $\boldsymbol{R}(u,v);~u,v\in\mathbb{R}$ be a Hermitian matrix (of Hermitian functions) with entries
\begin{equation}
r_{ij}(u,v) = 1 + Ae^{-2\pi i \phi_{ij}(ul_0 + vm_0)}; ...

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### What is known about the spectrum of a Cauchy matrix?

Math people:
A Cauchy matrix is an $m$-by-$n$ matrix $A$ whose elements have the form
$a_{i,j} = \frac{1}{x_i-y_j}$, with $x_i \neq y_j$ for all $(i, j)$, and the $x_i$'s and $y_i$'s belong to a ...

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### Is my use of the eigendecomposition correct here?

I'm exploring different techniques to efficiently solve some matrix equations. My situation is that I have a matrix $\textbf{H} = \textbf{J}^T \textbf{J}$, where $\textbf{J}$ is a matrix with no ...

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### Upper bound on iterations count for power iteration algorithm

I'm stuck trying to get upper bound on iterations count for power iteration algroithm for finding first eigenvalue of adjacency matrix $A$ given tolerance value. I've tried to figure something out ...

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### Eigenvalues of permutations of a real matrix: how complex can they be?

This is sort of complementary to this thread. I’ll repeat the definitions here:
For a matrix $M\in GL(n,\mathbb R)$, consider the $n!$ matrices obtained by permutations of the rows (say) of $M$ and ...

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### Eigenvalues of permutations of a real matrix: can they all be real?

For a matrix $M\in GL(n,\mathbb R)$, consider the $n!$ matrices obtained by permutations of the rows (say) of $M$ and define the total spectrum $TS(M)$ as the union of all their spectra (counting ...

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### Eigenvalues of Symmetric Tridiagonal Matrices

Suppose I have the symmetric tridiagonal matrix:
$ \begin{pmatrix}
a & b_{1} & 0 & ... & 0 \\\
b_{1} & a & b_{2} & & ... \\\
0 & b_{2} & a & ... & 0 ...

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### Eigenvalues of an amplification matrix

Let $A$ and $B$ square real matrices.
I know that the matrix $A+B$ has 1 as eigenvalue of multiplicity 1 and the others eigenvalues have their modulus <1.
Can we say something about the eigenvalues ...

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### Characterizing the singular values of a matrix with structure

Suppose we have a function from $\mathbb{R}^2\to\mathbb{C}$,
$$f(x,y) = e^{\imath\pi x g(y)}$$
where $g(y)$ is periodic in $y\in[-T, T),\ T<\infty$ (e.g., a sinusoid) and $0\leq x < \infty$
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### Eigenvectors of contraction times projection

Suppose $A$ is a real $n\times n$ matrix with real eigenvalues:
$$
1=\lambda_1>|\lambda_2|\ge \ldots\ge |\lambda_n|>0.
$$
Suppose $B$ is an involution, for simplicity let us assume that
$B$ is ...

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### Spectrum of a Laplacianized matrix

Suppose that $A$ is a positive matrix and that we let $R$ be the diagonal matrix of $A$'s row-sums. What can be said about the spectrum of $R-A$? I am particularly interested in the largest eigenvalue ...

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### Ratio of Eigen values and Mutual Independence

Given a matrix $X$. Calculating the Eigen values of $XX^T$ and using the ratio of maximum and minimum eigen values normally gives the condition number of the matrix.
If $X$ contains $M$ observations ...

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### Connection between eigenvalues of matrix and its Laplacian.

Hello!
There are two definitions of graph spectrum:
1) Eigenvalues of adjacency matrix $A$.
2) Eigenvalues of Laplacian of adjacency matrix ($L$).
Different sources offer different properties based ...

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### Condition for block symmetric real matrix eigenvalues to be real

I have a (2nx2n) block symmetric matrix that in the simplest case (n=2) looks like:
$$
M_2 = \begin{bmatrix}
a_1 & 0 & b_{1,2} & -b_{1,2}\\\
0 & -a_1 & b_{1,2} & -b_{1,2}\\\
...

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### Trace inequality for matrices with determinant 1

Let $A$ and $B$ be two matrices with $\det(A)=\det(B)=1$. Does it follow that
$\sqrt{\mathrm{tr}(A^TB^TBA-I)}\le\sqrt{\mathrm{tr}(A^TA-I)}+\sqrt{\mathrm{tr}(B^TB-I)}$
I suspect that this can be ...

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### Checking whether this would be bounded

It may be better to post this question here. Assume that $M$ is an $m$ by $m$ ($m$ is an even number) symmetric
positive-semi-definite matrix with exactly $m/2$ positive eigenvalues
and every entry of ...

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### Eigenvalue problem for symmetric block tridiagonal matrices?

Is there a procedure to find the eigenvalues of $\textbf{M}$?
$$\begin{eqnarray}
\textbf{M}=\left[
\begin {array}{ccccc}
\textbf{A} & \textbf{B} & & &\\
...

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### Prove log of eigenvalues are dense in R?

Suppose you have the set of all possible $n$ x $n$ square adjacency matrices where $n$={1,2,3,4...}. For each matrix, compute the logarithm of the largest eigenvalue. Is it true that the set of ...

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### Eigenvalues vs.matrix sparsity

For an n X n matrix whose entries are constrained to be in some [x,y], is the maximum absolute eigenvalue of the matrix a function of its sparsity?
Is there a closed-form expression that states this ...

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### Destroying the structure of a linear system while preserving its maximum eigenvalue

I have an asymmetric square matrix with non-negative real entries in the range [0,10], representing the edge-weights of a directed network. Assume that the network is a linear system. My general ...