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### Generalized Characteristic Polynomial with Unimodular Roots

Let us define a diagonal matrix $\mathbf{D}(z) = diag(z^{m_1}, \dots, z^{m_N})$ with $z\in\mathbb{C}$ and positive integers $m_1, \dots, m_N$.
The generalized characteristic polynomial of a matrix ...

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### Symplectic spectrum

I have a question about a step in the proof of the following theorem from symplectic geometry.
The theorem is: Given any ellipsoid $E:=\{ w \in \mathbb{R}^{2n}; \sum_{i,j =1}^{2n} a_{ij}w_iw_j \le ...

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### Oriented volume and determinants: Circularity [duplicate]

One often reads about oriented volumes as a motivation for determinants. In two dimensions you can scetch some nice pictures which may convince students that it is a good idea to have a closer look at ...

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### Solving $\lambda U^{\dagger}V -\bar{\lambda} V^{\dagger}U = A$ [closed]

Given an $A \in \mathfrak{su}(n)$, is it always possible to solve for $U,V \in SU(n)$ and $\lambda \in \mathbb{C}$ such that $\lambda U^{\dagger}V -\bar{\lambda} V^{\dagger}U = A$?
Cross posted from ...

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### positive not completely positive maps

In extension to this question
Positive but not completely positive?
I'd like to know, for $k>1$, examples of $k$-positive linear maps of a matrix algebra into itself that are not $k+1$-positive. ...

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vote

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### Majorate semidefinite continuous matrix by a constant matrix

Let $A(x)=[a_{ij}(x)]_{i,j=1,\dots,n}$, $x\in {\bf R}^n$, be a symmetric non-negative definite matrix:
$$
\langle A(x) \xi,\xi \rangle \geq 0 \ \ \forall x,\xi \in {\bf R}^n.
$$ Assume that
$$
...

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votes

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### generalization of result on K_1 of $SL(n,R)$

Let R be a "nice" ring with 1 (e.g. Euclidean domain). Then the subgroup E(n,R) generated by the elements $I+te_{i,j}$ is equal to $SL(n,R)$.
My question is as follows: Instead of $SL(n,R)$ I look ...

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### Can we increase spectral norms of All maximum size square submatrices by orthogonal perturbation?

Let the matrix $A$ consist of $k$ columns from some $n \times n$ orthogonal (unitary) matrix. It is obvious that there is no perturbation of $A$ which
leaves its columns orthonormal,
increases ...

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### Searching a specific matrix whose determinant is a product which is similar to the Vandermonde determinant

Let $n$ be any given positive integer. For any nonempty disjoint subset $A,B\subseteq \{1,2,\cdots ,n\}$，does there exist some specific matrix $M$ which is similar to the Vandermonde matrix such that ...

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### Non-linear positive map

In the paper titled "Nonlinear completely positive maps" M. D. Choi and T. Ando extended natural definition of completely positive maps ignoring the linearity condition (Aspects of positivity in ...

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votes

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### XOR circulant matrices?

Take a function $f: Z_N\rightarrow R$. Construct an $N \times N$ matrix where the $(i,j)$th element of the matrix is $f(i-j)$, where $i-j$ is interpreted mod $Z_N$. The resulting matrices are ...

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vote

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222 views

### What are you maximizing when you maximize the determinant of $A^TA$? [closed]

Let $A$ be an $m$ by $n$ $(0,1)$-matrix with $m < n$. If we maximize $\operatorname{det}(AA^T)$ then what property of $A$ are we optimizing?
This isn't simply maximizing the rank of $A$ and nor ...

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votes

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### SO(3) transformation that produces a reflection [closed]

This came up doing some research in quantum information. Let us consider two orthogonal three-dimensional unit vectors $v$ and $w$
$v^T\cdot w=0$,
and the Householder transformation
...

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### Asymptotic behavior of the minimum eigenvalue of a certain Gram matrix with linear independence

Consider the density matrices with the following spectral decompositions:
$$\rho=\lambda_1|\nu_1\rangle+\lambda_{2}|\nu_2\rangle$$
and
$$\sigma=\gamma_1|\omega_1\rangle+\gamma_2|\omega_2\rangle$$
such ...

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### Elementary bound on operator norm on symmetric tensors: reference request

My education didn't really cover Tensors very well, so I'm getting stumped by a quite elementary question.
Let $T_k$ be a type k symmetric tensor. We can define the "operator norm" (or the induced ...

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### Column Inner Products vs. Row Inner Products

Given two matrices $A,B\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times r}$ where $A$ has orthogonal columns and $A^TB$ is symmetric, are there any non-trivial interesting relationships / inequalities between the following ...

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338 views

### Worst case difference in rank by column-row swapping

Given a matrix $m\in\{-1,+1\}^{n\times n}$. Consider $m^\sigma$ to be collection of all matrices obtained from $m$ by permuting rows and columns.
Consider $\mathscr{M}[m^\sigma]$ to be collection of ...

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**1**answer

509 views

### Minimum value of $|p(1)|^2+|p(2)|^2 +…+ |p(n+3)|^2$ over all monic polynomials $p$

Let $n$ be a positive integer. Determine the smallest possible value of $|p(1)|^2+|p(2)|^2 +...+ |p(n+3)|^2$ over all monic polynomials $p$ of degree $n$.
This question was proposed (problem ...

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**1**answer

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### Isotropic subspaces in a symplectic vectorspace over $GF(q)$

Let $V$ be a symplectic vectorspace of dimension $2n$, and $r\mid n$. Is this statement true?"There is an isotropic spread of $r$ dimensional subspaces in $V$". By an isotropis subspace I mean a ...

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770 views

### Determining if a matrix is orthogonal

Let g be an element of $GL_n(\mathbb C)$. We know that there are orthogonal groups $O(\beta)=\{X\in GL_n(\mathbb C) \mid X^t\beta X=\beta\}$ for any $\beta$, invertible symmetric matrix. Though these ...

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votes

**1**answer

100 views

### A question about the Vandermonde determinant

We know that the Vandermonde determinant of order $n$ is the determinant defined as follows:
$$\begin{vmatrix}
1&x_1&x_1^2&\dots&x_1^{n-1}\\
...

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### Matrix representation

Let $\mathbf{c}\in \mathbb{R}^n$ and
$\mathbf{X}(s)= \begin{bmatrix} X_{11}(s) & X_{12}(s) & \cdots & X_{1n}(s) \\ X_{21}(s) & X_{22}(s) & \cdots & X_{2n}(s) \\ \vdots & ...

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votes

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### Determinant of block tridiagonal matrices

Is there a formula to compute the determinant of block tridiagonal matrices, when the determinants of the involved matrices are known? In particular, I am interested in the case
$A = \begin{pmatrix} ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Shared maximum eigenvector

Let us consider two arbitrary Hermitian square matrices $\mathbf{A,B}$ with the same dimension. Given $\mathbf{v}$ the eigenvector associated to the maximum eigenvalue of $\mathbf{A}$:
Are there ...

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### Writing eigen functions of one Stochastic Process in terms of the eigen functions of another

Let us consider a centred square integrable stochastic process $\{X_t:t\in [0,2]\}$. Also let the eigen values and the eigen function of the kernel of the covariance operator of $X_t$ are ...

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361 views

### Probability that random nonnegative integer matrix is singular

Q. What is the probability that an $n \times n$ matrix, whose elements
are independent uniformly random integers in $\{0,1,\ldots,k\}$, is singular?
For example, for $n=3$ and $k=2$, the first ...

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votes

**1**answer

183 views

### Largest symmetric matrix given rank

Let $\mathscr{M}[n,d]$ be collection of $n\times n$ symmetric matrices with real entries from $\{0,1\}$ such that every row/column is distinct with sum of every row/column being $d$.
What is minimum ...

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votes

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### Largest Set of Special Unitary Matricies With Invariant Subspace For Adjoint Action

I am trying to solve the following. Given the special unitary group $SU(n)$ and its adjoint action $Ad_{U}: \mathfrak{su}(n) \rightarrow \mathfrak{su}(n)$, what is the largest subset of $SU(n)$ such ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Vanishing Restricted Isometric Constant

In compressed sensing, we are interested in the restricted isometry property. Suppose the design matrix is $n$ by $p$, consisting of $np$ iid $\mathcal{N}(0, 1/n)$ entries. Assume both $n$ and $p$ are ...

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votes

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### A curious determinantal inequality

In my study, I come across the following curious inequality, which I do not know a proof yet (so I am asking it here).
Let $A, B$ be $n\times n$ (Hermitian) positive definite matrices. It is very ...

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### Determining Nullspace Basis such that only one column is deleted or added as row is added or deleted, and remaining columns of basis stay the same

I would like to compute, in MATLAB, the basis Z for the nullspace of an m by n matrix A, such that if one row of A is added (resulting in A_a), the basis for A_a is n-m-1 of the n-m columns of Z, ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Information on special matrices similar to Jacobi matrices

Jacobi matrices are well known and deeply investigated mathematical objects from various point of view. One can arrive at these operators while studying discrete systems of particles interacting with ...

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### Characterisation of vector fields solution to a simple equation

This question is complementary to another question I asked on math.stackexchange. I believe it is more subtle than it seems - it will become clearer when I provide more context - and probably hides ...

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### Permutation covering of a $G$-lattice

Let $G$ be a finite group.
By a $G$-lattice we mean a finitely generated free abelian group $L$ with an action of $G$.
We say that $L$ is a permutation $G$-lattice if $L$ has a ${{\mathbf{Z}}}$-basis ...

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231 views

### Can I find the gap between the two least eigenvalues of this special matrix A(t)?

I am interested in finding the gap between the two least eigenvalues of $A(t)$, a Hermitian $N\times N$ sparse matrix whose diagonal elements are $a_it+b_i\,(1\leq i\leq N)$, and all off-diagonal ...

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votes

**1**answer

85 views

### Sum of two parts of a continuous stochastic process

Let $X$ be a centered continuous stochastic process which is square integrable on $[0,2]\times \Omega$ and the basis of $L^2(0,2)$ is $\{e_i\}$. By using Karhunen-Leove Theorem one can write for all ...

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votes

**1**answer

132 views

### Prove or disprove a matrix logarithm equation

Let $\Bbb{S}_{++}^n$ denote the space of symmetric positive definite (SPD) $n\times n$ real matrices, and let $A,B\in\Bbb{S}_{++}^n$.
Is it possible to express the logarithm of $A^{-1}B$ as a ...

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votes

**0**answers

60 views

### Minimum rank of certain matrices

Let $\mathscr{M}[n]$ be collection of $n\times n$ matrices with real entries from $\{0,1\}$ such that every row is distinct and every column is distinct.
What is minimum real rank of matrices in ...

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### Volume element of symmetric definite matrices in polar coordinates

I have a difficulty to understand the following statement. I don't ask for a proof but just understand the statement concretely (what it does mean, how to apply it...)
Let $\mathcal P_n$ be the ...

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### Spectral radius of a rank-1 perturbation

Suppose that $A$ is an $n \times n$ matrix, and $u$ and $v$ are vectors. The matrix determinant lemma lets us easily compute the determinant of $A+uv^T$, while the Sherman-Morrison formula gives us ...

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**1**answer

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### Axiomatic explanation of why the volume of a parallelepiped is equal to the area of its base times its height [closed]

I asked this in MSE, it flashed and disappeared.
Let $V_n$ be the volume on the set of polytopes in $\mathbb R^n$, defined axiomatically, i.e. a functional, that assigns to each polytope ...

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### Products of random permutations with fixed matrix

This question originates from an engineering problem, which I am solving. Any related references are highly appreciated.
Let $M_k(T)=\prod_{t=1}^T P_t S_k$ over some field (finite or reals), where ...

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### Determinant of a Certain Positive-Definite Block Matrix

Is there a lower bound for the determinant or minimum eigenvalue of the following $d$ by $d$ matrix in terms of $d$?
$$\Gamma=\left( {\begin{array}{cc}
I & B \\
B^{*} & I \\
\end{array} ...

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### Determinant Evaluation

Is there a closed form (something involving a ratio of products) for:
$$\det\left[\binom{a_i+c}{a_i-i+j}\right]_{1\leq i,j\leq t},$$
where $a_i,c$ are positive integers? I think with $c=0$ this is ...

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votes

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### Classes of finite resoluble groups which are (faithfully) representable by triangular matrices?

Let $G$ be a group, $k$ a field and $T(n,k)\subset Gl(n,k)$,
the group of invertible upper triangular $n\times n$ matrices.
I know that if $\rho : G\rightarrow T(n,k)$ is faithful
(i.e. into) then ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Monte-Carlo computation of the Smith normal form

Quite some time ago I saw an article where a Monte-Carlo algorithm for computing the Smith normal form of an integer matrix was described. In this article the following problem was posed:
Suppose $P, ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### simultaneous action of GL(n) on the matrices

Consider the action of GL(n,k) on the set MxM where M is the set of all n-by-n matrices over k given by $g.(h,l) \mapsto (ghg^{-1}, glg^t)$. Individually these actions are well studied and good ...

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### minimal polynomial of unipotents in orthogonal group

Consider split orthogonal group O(2l) over a field of characteristic zero. We may assume the matrix of bilinear form to be $\begin{pmatrix} O&I\\ I&0\end{pmatrix}$. Let u be a unipotent in ...

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### Bounds on the smallest eigenvalue of a Hankel matrix

Let $H=H_n$ be a positive definite Hankel matrix of size $n$ with $\lambda_n$ is it's smallest eigenvalue.
What bounds are known on $\lambda_n$ in terms of the entries on $H$.
I can see some results ...

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### Under what conditions a linear automorphism is an isometry of some norm?

Assume $V$ is a finite-dimensional vector space over $\mathbb{R}$, and $T: V \to V$ is a (linear) isomorphism.
When is it possible to construct a norm on $V$
making $T$ an isometry?
...