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

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Who defined and who coined “module”?

The title of my Q. says it all: QUESTION:   Who defined and who coined: module? Would it be Emmy Noether? EDIT   In view of @anon's and KConrad's answers, and as it could have been ...
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Eigendecomposition of analytic Hermitian matrix-valued functions of several variables

If $A(t)$ is an analytic, Hermitian matrix-valued function of a real variable $t$, then it is known that there are analytic functions $\lambda_i(t)$ and $x_i(t)$ corresponding to the eigenvalues and ...
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Operator norm vs spectral radius for positive matrices

I believe the following statement should be true but somehow I don't see an argument: For every integer $d>1$ there exists a constant $C=C(d)>1$ such that whenever $A$ is a $d \times d$ matrix ...
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Find base of kernel with as many 0 as possible

I have a 400x132 rectangular matrix with only 0 and 1. I am looking for the linear combinations of the columns of the matrix that sum to 0. For example C1 + C2 - C3 = 0. I want to find the linear ...
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Linear transformation of a polyhedral cone

Let $C$ be a polyhedral cone in $\mathbb{R}^m$ with H- and V-representations $C = \{x : A x \le 0 \} = \{R y : y \ge 0\}.$ The pair $(A,R)$ is referred to as a double description (DD) pair of the ...
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Smith Normal Form for block matrix

are there any known results on the smith normal form for block matrices over the integers? In particular I am interested in matrices of size (kr)x(ks) made of square blocks of size k such that each ...
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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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Complex parameters in the Ritz procedure

I am using the Ritz procedure to write a trial function as the superposition of other admissible functions, with the coefficients being unknown variational parameters to be determined. The variational ...
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Dimension of a similarity class

Let $K$ be an algebraically closed field with characteristic $0$. I consider the Jordan decomposition of a NILPOTENT matrix: $A=diag(J_{r_1},\cdots,J_{r_s})\in M_n(K)$ where $J_k$ is the nilpotent ...
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Reference request: Book of Linear algebra from categorical point of view

Is there any book of Linear algebra in the modern language of Category theory? I refer to the (systematic, formalist) study of the category whose objects are vector spaces and whose morphisms are ...
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When does a cone contain its dual cone?

Let $V$ be a finite-dimensional vector space with an inner-product $(,)$ and let $C\subset V$ be a cone in $V$. Let $C^\vee$ denote the dual of $C$ with respect to $(,)$, i.e., the set of vector $v\in ...
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Efficient way to find SVD of sum of projection matrices?

Lets say that we have n matrices of data $X_i : i \in [1, n]$. All $X_i$ have the same number of rows. Their associated projection matrices are $P_i = X_i(X_i^T X_i)^{-1}X_i^T$ Also say that we have ...
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Are constant connection coefficients uniquely determined by the (1,3) curvature coefficients?

Suppose that on a certain coordinate system the coefficients $\Gamma^i_{jk}$, $i,j,k=1,\cdots, n$, of a linear connection are constant. We do not require compatibility with a metric, however I am ...
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An inequality involving traces and matrix inversions

The following question kept me wondering for some time: Given the symmetric matrices $A,B,C\in\mathbb{R}^{n×n}$ where $A$ and $C$ are positive definite (hence invertible), and $B$ is positive ...
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Invertibility of random Vandermonde matrix

Let $\kappa, d \in\mathbb{N}$ and $f$ is a uniform probability measure on $\mathcal{D} = \left[-1,1\right]^{\kappa}$. In addition, let \begin{equation*} p = p\left(\kappa,d\right) := ...
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Approximating the action of the U(N) exponential map

Let's say that I have a curve in $\mathbb{C}^N$ given by the action of the unitary group: $$x(t) = e^{Ht}x_0,~ H \in \mathfrak{u}(N),~ ||x_0||=1$$ Here, $H$ is an NxN skew-Hermitian matrix (for very ...
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Changing a nonlinear equality constraint into some conic inequality plus rank constraint

If we have a constraint optimization problem in which one of our constraint is $\prod\limits_{k = 1}^N {\left( {x - {a_k}} \right) = 0} $ . How could this nonlinear equality condition be changed into ...
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Is first term of my cost function convex?

I have an optimization problem in the form of [\begin{array}{l} \mathop {{\rm{Minimize}}}\limits_{\bf{X}} \,\,\,2\left| \delta \right|\sqrt {{\rm{Tr}}\left( {{\bf{A}}{{\bf{X}}^2}} \right)} {\rm{ - ...
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Relation between the subordinate norm and the spectral radius of a matrix

Let's define the following subordinate norm of a $(NM \times NM)$ matrix A norm as follows \begin{eqnarray*} ||A||_{2,b} = \mathrm{max}_{x \in \mathbb{C}^{NM}} \left \{ \frac{||A x||_b}{||x||_2} ...
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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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On the solution of a generalized Lyapunov equation

We shall reconsider the following equation $$X=F_{1}XF_{1}^{T}+...+F_{p}XF_{p}^{T}+C$$ where $p$ is a positive integer and $C$ is a known symmetric positive semidefinite matrix. I met with this ...
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weak version of a Baez-Crans 2-vector space?

Baez and Crans defined a 2-vector space to be a category internal to the category of vector spaces (say over the reals). I am interested in categories that are equivalent to Baez-Crans vector spaces ...
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Relation between the block maximum norm and the Euclidean norm of a matrix

I am trying to give answer to the following question: Let's define de block maximum norm of a $N*M \times N*M$ matrix as \begin{eqnarray*} \parallel A \parallel_b = max_{x \neq 0} [ \parallel A x ...
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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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Die hard nilpotent spaces

Let $V\subset\mathbb{C}^{n\times n}$ be a linear space consisting of $n\times n$ complex matrices. Say that $V$ is nilpotent if every matrix $v\in V$ is nilpotent; denote by $V^k$ the subspace spanned ...
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Matrix, singular values, Moore-Penrose-pseudoinverse

If A is any real mxn-matrix consider the block matrix $\begin{pmatrix} E&A^T \\ A&0\end{pmatrix}$. This matrix seems to have close connections with pseudo inverse, svd etc. which are probably ...
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Finding gradient of an optimization

I am trying to find the gradient of the following optimization problem and then add to objective, but I got some trouble in computing. Could you please help me? Assume that we have an optimization ...
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Integral over Kronecker product

Let $A : [0,T] \to \mathbb R^{n \times n}, t \mapsto A(t)$ be smooth with the property that $$ \int_{0}^T A(t) dt $$ is invertible. Does it then follow that the matrix $$ \int_{0}^T A(t) \otimes ...
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Sensitivity of the range of a matrix

The distance between two subspaces $\mathcal{U}$ and $\widetilde{\mathcal{U}}$ is classically defined as $d(\mathcal{U},\tilde{\mathcal{U}}):=\|P-\tilde{P}\|$, where $P$ and $\tilde{P}$ are orthogonal ...
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Factor a sum of products of cofactors

Let $M$ be any $n\times n$ matrix. We define the usual cofactors: $C_{i,j}$ is $(-1)^{i+j}$ times the determinant of the submatrix obtained by deleting row $i$ and column $j$ of $M$. We can write ...
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Diagonalization via the Toda flow

inAccording to some almost indecipherable notes of a graduate Linear Algebra class, a symmetric matrix $A\in\mathbb R^{n\times n}$ can be diagonalized via the Toda flow. More specifically, if ...
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Default Orientation of Vectors [closed]

When I started studying math in 1982 in Germany, there seemed to have been a change in the choice of the default orientation of vectors; while it was row-vectors till then, it changed to ...
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Horn's inequalities for n matrices

Where I can find necessary and sufficient conditions on eigenvalues of Hermitian matrices with the relation $$A_1 + A_2 + ... + A_n = A_0 ,$$ i.e. Horn's inequalities for n matrices? Can such ...
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Reducing $\ell_1$ norm of non-full-rank matrices

I have two matrices ${\bf{X}}_{p\times r}$ and ${\bf{Y}}_{r\times q}$ with $r<\min(p,q)$. Matrix ${\bf Y}$ does not have full row rank (i.e., rank$({\bf Y})<r$). Can I build two new matrices ...
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Why does this antisymmetric product factor out a determinant?

Consider a generic $n \times n$ matrix $M$. Define the $(n-1) \times n$ matrix $M_q$ to be $M$ with the $q$th row omitted, and assume that $M_q$ possesses a right inverse, $R_q$: $$R_q = M_q^T (M_q ...
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Norm of triangular truncation operator on rank deficient matrices

Let $T_{n\times n}$ be a triangular truncation matrix, i.e. $$T_{i,j}=\begin{cases}1 & i\ge j\\ 0 & i<j \end{cases}$$ It is known that for arbitrary $A_{n\times n}$ $$\|T\circ ...
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Boundedness of ratio of linear functions

Consider the function \begin{eqnarray} f(x_1,x_2,\cdots, x_n) = \frac{\sum_{i}^{n}a_ix_i}{\sum_{i}^{n}b_ix_i}, \end{eqnarray} over the set $S = \{x := (x_1,x_2,\cdots, x_n):-1 \leq x_i \leq 1,\; ...
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Linear map with two “incompatible” representations

Let $K$ be a field and let $V$ be the set of sequences $\{v_1,v_2,\dots\}$ of elements of $K$. If $A=\{a_1,a_2,\dots\}$ is also a sequence of elements of $K$, then it defines an endomorphism of $V$ ...
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What is a degenerate Legendre Transformation?

I am studying the Lagrangian and Hamiltonian description of some dynamical systems. The problem with this description of the particular kind of systems I am studying, is that the Legendre ...
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Uniqueness of a quadratic time-dependent matrix equation

Let $v: [0,1] \to \mathbb R^n, t \mapsto v(t)$ continuously differentiable with the property that for any constant vector $h \in \mathbb R^n$ the fact that $v(t)^{\top} h = 0$ for all $t \in [0,1]$ ...
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Number of Matrices with bounded determinant

Here's my question: Let $k,B,C$ be positive integers such that $B<C$. Can you give an upper bound for the number of $k\times k$ integer matrices having entries bounded in modulus by $B$ having ...
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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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Isomorphism of matrix ring over ore domain

Let $R_1,R_2$ be (left and right) ore domains. Does $ Mat_n(R_1)\cong Mat_m(R_2)$ implie m=n and $q.f.(R_1)\cong q.f.(R_2)$? An counter example, a proof or a reference is welcomed. Thanks
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elementwise functions of positive definite matrix

The fact that the Schur (that is, element wise) product of two positive definite (symmetric) matrices is positive definite immediately implies (using the convexity of the positive semi definite cone) ...
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Finite-dimensional inverse limits of double-dual spaces

Let $k$ be a field and $\{V_i\}_{i \in I}$ a filtered projective system of $k$-spaces with transition maps $f_{ji}: V_j \rightarrow V_i$ for $i \leq j$ (for my purposes we may assume the index set is ...
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Solving a matrix equation $X=c \cdot AXA' +I$ with a diagonal corrections

I am now struggling to solve the matrix $X \in R^{n \times n}$ in the following equation: $X=c \cdot AXA' - diag(c \cdot AXA')+ I$, where (1) $A \in R^{n \times n}$ is a given matrix whose element ...
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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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Are all vector-space valued functors on sets free?

Let $\mathbf{Set}$ be the category of finite sets and functions between them, and let $\mathbf{Vect}$ be the category of finite-dimensional complex vector spaces and linear transformations between ...
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Solution of infinite dimension linear system

Suppose that ${a_n}$ and $b_n$ is decreasing sequence such that $a_0=A$, $lim_{n->\infty}a_n=0$ and $b_0=B$, $lim_{n->\infty}b_n=0$. For fix n, we can construct n dimension linear equation ...
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Cholesky decomposition of a large covariance matrix

I have a tricky problem concerning a covariance matrix cholesky decomposition. What I need is to obtain the cholesky decomposition of the estimated variance matrix of the set of samples stored in a ...