Questions about the properties of vector spaces and linear transformations, including linear systems in general.

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Projectors onto the invariant subspaces of a unitary representation $U \otimes U^* \otimes U \otimes U^*$

Let $$U \mapsto U \otimes U^* \otimes U \otimes U^*$$ be a unitary representation of the unitary group $U(n)$ acting on the vector space $V$ (where $U^*$ is the complex conjugate of $U$). We can ...
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Show: Real roots of a polynomial [on hold]

I´ve got some problems with this task I found in a german script. Be $\ N \in \mathbb{N}$. Define matrix $\ \Pi := (\pi)_{0\leq i,j \leq N}$ with \begin{equation} \pi_{i,j} := \binom{N}{j} p_i^j ...
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How to prove this determinant is positive?

Given the matrices $ A_i= \biggl(\begin{matrix} 0 & B_i \\ B_i^T & 0 \end{matrix} \biggr) $, where $B_i$ are real matrices and $i=1,2,\ldots,N$, how to prove that $\det(I + ...
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Is there a relation between covariance matrices and real and imaginary part of eigenvectors?

Apology if my question not clear or appropriate. Consider a complex positive definite sample covariance matrix (SCM) A, generated by a band limited signal on a set of sensors which is termed as data ...
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How to characterize a linearly-constrained subspace in a projection [on hold]

I hope this one is easy. Suppose I have an underdetermined, rectangular matrix $A$ and vector $b$. I want to reason about the subspace where $Ax = b$ and specifically the projection $y:= Tx$. Is there ...
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What is the complexity of intersecting two matrix algebras over a finite field?

The following question arose in a joint project with Arkadius Kalka and Adi Ben-Zvi. Let $\mathbb{F}$ be a finite field, and $M_n(\mathbb{F})$ be the $n\times n$ matrices over $\mathbb{F}$. Let ...
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constant rank theorem for banach spaces

Is there a similar statement to the constant rank theorem for finite dim real smooth manifolds which holds for a smooth map $F:B \rightarrow M$ where $B$ is an infinite (countable) dim Banach space ...
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Convenient Basis Presentation of Lefschetz Decomposition

Let $V$ be an almost-complex vector space, equipped with a symplectic element $\omega \in V^{(1,1)}$. In terms of a basis $b^+_i \in V^{(1,0}$, $b^-_i \in V^{(0,1}$, does there exist a "simple" ...
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Number of matrices with given Smith normal form

Denote with $\mathcal{M}$ the set of $(m \times n)$-matrices with integer coefficients bounded by some $K$. Given a matrix $B \in \mathcal{M}$ that is in Smith normal form, is anything known about the ...
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Representing a complex graph with a single formula [on hold]

We have specific rules for calculating mark-up on our products. For one product line, we have a 15% mark-up until the margin reaches \$50, at which point we keep the margin at /$50 regardless of how ...
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How do I show that {R}^{nxn} = {R}_{sym}^{nxn} + {R}_{skew}^{nxn} [on hold]

How can I show that $\mathbb{R}^{nxn} = \mathbb{R}_{sym}^{nxn} + \mathbb{R}_{skew}^{nxn}$, where $\mathbf{} \mathbb{R}_{sym}^{nxn} = \{ A \in \mathbf{R}^{nxn} | A^{t} = A\}$ and $\mathbf{} ...
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Is it possible to create hierarchy basis? [migrated]

An eigenbasis is defined as basis consisting entirely of eigenvectors of a linear transformation. On the other hand a Schauder basis is also a basis except they allow for infinite sums. I could not ...
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Do copairings provide dualities in derived categories?

Here is an elementary fact about vector spaces. Let $V,W$ be vector spaces over a field $\mathbb K$ and let $c : \mathbb K \to V \otimes W$ be an element of the tensor product. Then $c$ determines ...
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Improvement of Minimum description length (MDL) estimate [on hold]

I earnestly request apology if this question is inappropriate for the forum. The question has two parts one technical and the other is not technical. I would appreciate any response. Let me consider ...
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Is there Practical/Physical problem solved in Banach space? [on hold]

Is there a practical/physical problem that can be solved using Banach space which could not be solved using Hilbert space? This is equivalent is there a practical/physical problem which cannot be ...
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Lattice-isotopic essentialization of arrangements

I'm working on a problem related to $\textbf{Randell's isotopy theorem}$ for complex hyperplane arrangements. I have a question which seems quite obvious. However, I haven't found a rigorous proof ...
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Symmetric kernel of tensor product

Let $V,W$ be two vector spaces, and let $L_i:V\rightarrow W$, $i=1,\ldots,n$ be $n$ linear maps with disjoint kernels $K_i$ of dimension $1$. Consider the tensor product of these maps $L_1\otimes ...
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A tensor equation related to an invariant of a diffeomorphism

Let $M$ be an $n$-dimensional differentiable manifold, $f : U \rightarrow V$ a diffeomorphism between open neighbourhoods $U$, $V$ of $M$ with $f(x)=x$ for some $x \in U$, and let $R$, $S$, $T$ be ...
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LU growth factor applied to LDL of a Positive Semidefinite matrix [closed]

For a Positive Semidefinite matrix $A$, which we can decompose through $LDL$ decomposition as follows: $A=LDL^\text{T}$; how can we prove that for a decomposition $A=LU=L(DL^\text{T})$, the growth ...
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How to compute the best fitting frustum for a set of points? [closed]

My first post on MathOverflow ! I am struggling with a problem that I am sure is well known, but I could not find any answer using google or searching on MathOverflow. I have a set of 3D points ...
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When can the rank of a submodule be bigger than the rank of the module itself? [migrated]

It is well known that the dimension of a subspace is less than or equal to the dimension of the vector space it is contained in. The same is true e.g. for modules over a principal ring. I am looking ...
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Create matrix containing values in [0,1] where sum of all diagonals and anti-diagonals is fixed

The problem I am facing sounds at first glance pretty simple. However, as very often, it seems more complicated than I first assumed: I want to calculate a matrix $P = (p_{j,k}) \in \mathbb{R}^{n ...
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Determinant of a checkerboard Hankel matrix with Catalan numbers

My goal is to compute \begin{equation} I = \det \left(\mathbf{I} + \mathbf{A}\right) \end{equation} where $\mathbf{A}$ is a $n \times n$ checkerboard matrix filled with Catalan numbers: $$ \left\{ ...
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Is my particular finite dimension Toeplitz matrix always strictly positive?

Let $H(\omega), \; -\pi \leq \omega \leq \pi$ be a real-valued function with a continuous band of zeros, that is (for simplicity) $H(\omega)=0, \; |\omega|\geq \beta \pi$. Define a sequence of banded ...
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Boundary Value System. [closed]

The boundary value problem: $$y'' + Q(t)y = f(t)$$ satisfying $$Ay(a) +By(b) = g$$ where A, B and Q are the matrices of order n. After calculation, we can get the form of solution will be $$y(x) = ...
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Proof of eigenvalue stability inequality via Courant-Fischer min-max theorem

Dr. Tao in his notes on eigenvalue inequalities uses Courant-Fischer min-max theorem to prove the eigenvalue stability inequality. Specifically, I am looking for proof of Eq. (13) where Dr. Tao ...
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Is the exterior power of a primitive matrix still primitive?

the question is already in the title. Here some more details. I have a primitive matrix $M$ (primitive means $\exists k\geq 0$ such that $M^k > 0$). I take exterior powers $\wedge^n M$ and I would ...
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Lebesgue measure of set of $y\in\mathbb{R}^n$ such that $x,y,Ay$ are linearly dependent

I've asked this question here on math.stackexchange, but I have been unable to solve this yet, so I'm hoping I can get some advice here. Consider a vector $x\in \mathbb{R}^n$ and a real $n\times n$ ...
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Samuel Karlin's problem: Probability of positive solution to system of random linear equations

I came to know this problem from Dr. W. Bryc's slides (at University of Cincinnati), and I have been continually working on this problem for almost 5 days using different techniques. But I am only ...
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Self adjoint operator and vertex conditions in quantum graphs

Let $\Gamma$ be a metric graph with finitely many edges. Consider the operator H acting as $\frac{-d^2}{dx_e^2}$ on each edge $e$, with the domain consisting of functions that belong to $H^2(e)$ on ...
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How many values determine a norm?

It is well known that for a bilinear form over an n-dimensional vector space, $n^2$ values (on all pairs of basis-vectors) determine it uniquely. How many values do we need to specify in order to ...
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Dividing by two in the category of vector spaces

Does every invertible linear map $M$ between $V \oplus V$ and $W \oplus W$ naturally yield an invertible linear map $L$ between $V$ and $W$? Here "naturally" means "in an $GL(V) \times ...
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Symmetric matrix from a nonsymmetricc matrix

Basically this is a part of a long algorithm to calculate some matrix properties. Given an upper triangular square matrix R, how can I find an orthonormal matrix W (possibly iteratively) such that WR ...
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Bounding the largest Singular value

D is a $n \times n$ diagonal matrix whose diagonal entries lies in $(0,1]$. B is any $n \times n$ n.n.d. matrix. What will be the sharpest upper bound on the largest eigenvalue of: ...
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Smallest Singular Value of a Random Matrix with Dependent Entries

Overview I am trying to bound from below the smallest singular value $\sigma_{n}$ of a sequence of symmetric $n$ by $n$ random matrices $M_{n}$ with dependant entries. In particular, I would like to ...
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Complex Hessian Signature

It' all, simply, about the signature of a matrix. Let $\Omega\subseteq\Bbb C^n$ open, $r:\Omega\to\Bbb R$ twice differentiable (real differentiable, not necessarely complex differentiable, i.e. not ...
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Find a line such that sum of perpendicular distances of points to the line is minimized

Given a set of points (column vectors) $S = \{p_1, p_2, \cdots, p_n\} \subset \Re^d$, let $A \in \Re^{n \times d}$ be a matrix of which each row is just $p_i^T$. It is easy to find a unit vector $s_1$ ...
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Is a complex vector space closed under complex conjugation? [migrated]

Given a complex vector space $\mathcal{V}$, its complex conjugate $\overline{\mathcal{V}} = \{ \overline{v} : v \in \mathcal{V} \}$ consists of the "same" set of points (according to a number of ...
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Minimize Product of Sums of Squared Distances

The Question Given two sets of vectors $S_1$ and $S_2$,we want to find a unit vector $s$ such that $$\{\sum_{u\in S_1}(\|u\|^2-\langle u, s \rangle^2)\} \cdot \{\sum_{v\in S_2}(\|v\|^2 - \langle v, ...
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About expectation norms on graphs

Let $S \subseteq V$ of a $d-$regular graph $G$ such that $\mu = \frac{\vert S \vert }{\vert V \vert } $. Let $A$ be the adjacency matrix of the graph. Then define the quantity $\phi(S)= ...
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Solving $Ax=e_k$ for standard basis vector $e_k$, sparse $A$

Given a sparse matrix $A \in \mathbb{R}^{n \times m}$, are there any efficient methods for determining whether there exists an $x \in \mathbb{R}^m$ such that $Ax=e_k$, the $k^{th}$ standard basis ...
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Volume under the intersection of scaled simplices

This is rather specific but I need to compute the volume under the intersection of rescaled simplexes, that is, the volume of the space: $\left\{x \in \mathbb{R}^n|\sum_i c_{ki} |x_i| \leq1\; k = 1 ...
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Minimal dimension of a Lie algebra of matrices, with a restrictive property

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a sub-Lie-algebra of $\mathfrak{gl}_n(\mathbb{C})$, the Lie algebra of complex $n\times n$ square matrices. Let us call $(H)$ the hypothesis: for all $x, y\in\mathbb{C}^n$, ...
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Notions of consistency / heterogeneity in sets of vector values?

The problem Let us consider a row vector u of size $n\in\mathbb{N}$, containing only binary values (0,1): $$u=(u_1 \cdots u_n), n\in\mathbb{N}$$ $$\forall i \in \{1\ldots n\}, u_i \in\{0,1\}$$ I ...
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Dense symmetric unitary integer matrix?

Can someone give me a nontrivial example of a symmetric unitary integer matrix? I'm looking for something as dense as possible (i.e., not too many 0's); 5 <= size <= 8 would be ideal.
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Hadamard / matrix product adjoint

First of all I would like to thank everyone over here at mathoverflow for their amazing generosity and help (for both pros and newbies like myself). I apologize if this question seems dumb; I'm a new ...
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Extension of scalars and projective limits

Consider a morphism of commutative rings $h\colon R\rightarrow S$. This gives rise to a functor $h^*\colon{\sf Mod}(R)\rightarrow{\sf Mod}(S)$, called scalar extension by means of $h$. This functor ...
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The maximal eigenvalue of a symmetric Toeplitz matrix

Let $0\le x\le 1$ be a real number. Denote by $A_n(x)=(a_{ij})$ the $n$ by $n$ matrix such that $a_{ij}=x^{|i-j|}$ and let $\lambda_n(x)$ be the maximal eigenvalue of $A_n(x)$. Is there any ...
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Showing a wedge product is nonzero

Let $V$ be a complex vector space of dimension $n$, equipped with a Hermitian inner product whose Kahler form we denote by $\omega$. Let's set $P = \bigwedge^{2p} V^*$ and $Q = \bigwedge^{2q} V^*$ for ...
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Expectation of Gaussian random vector & arbitrary function thereof?

I saw in a paper (https://www.princeton.edu/~wbialek/rome/refs/bialek+ruyter_05.pdf Eq.37) the following identity: where the <.> operator refers to a population average. No source or ...