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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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**1**answer

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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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**1**answer

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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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votes

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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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votes

**1**answer

159 views

### 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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**1**answer

180 views

### 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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votes

**1**answer

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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 ...

**1**

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**1**answer

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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.

**0**

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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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**1**answer

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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 ...

**1**

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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 ...

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votes

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271 views

### Does this inequality always hold?

Denote the adjacency matrix of a given undirected graph by $g$. It is an $n$-by-$n$ symmetric Boolean matrix with elements on the diagonal to be zero ($n\geq 3$). Let $g_{12}=g_{21}=g_{13}=g_{31}=1$ ...

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**0**answers

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### Geometric interpretation for partial trace?

This MO question asks for a geometric interpretation of the trace of a linear transformation. I'm wondering about a geometric interpretation of partial trace.
Given a linear transformation $f: ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Matrix Elements of Real Representations

I asked this question over at Math.StackExchange and despite having had a bounty on it I did not receive an answer.
Suppose that $G$ is a finite group and we have a unitary irreducible representation ...

**0**

votes

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### About distinct eigenvalues of a graph

if a graph with adjacency matrix $A$ and Laplacian $L$ has $k$ distinct eigenvalues then does this fact naturally help define or prove existence of a polynomial $p$ of degree $k-1$ such that ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Reducing eigenvalues of symmetric PSD matrix towards 0: effect on ratios of original matrix elements?

Let $\boldsymbol{S}$ be $k \times k$ positive semi-definite real symmetric matrix with eigen decomposition $\boldsymbol{S} = \boldsymbol{X} \boldsymbol{\Lambda} \boldsymbol{X}'$ ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Dimensions of a vector space akin to modular symbols

The group $\operatorname{SL}_2(\mathbb Z)$ acts on polynomials in two variables $\mathbb C[x,y]$ via $A\cdot f(x,y)\mapsto f(A^{-1}.(x,y))$ where $(x,y)$ is regarded as a column vector. There are two ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

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### Changes in singular Values of matrix when adding row

I know that if a column is added to a matrix then the matrix largest signular value increases and the smallest singular value decreases. That is:
Given matrix $A \in R^{m \text{x} n}$, $m>n$, and ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### Bound on the ratio of top 2 eigenvalues

Let $P$ be a $(n+1) \times (n+1)$ stochastic matrix such that $P_{ij}=\tau$ if $i \neq j$ and $P_{ii} = (1 - n\tau)$ where $0<\tau < \frac{1}{n+1}$. It is clear that the largest eigenvalue of ...

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votes

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### Matrix inequality

Let $\mathbf{Z,R}$ two Hermitian semidefinite positive matrices with all eigenvalues larger than one. Intuition drives me that
$\mathbf{R}^{-1/2}\mathbf{Z} \left(\mathbf{R}^{-1/2}\right)^H - ...

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### A weak Perron-Frobenius property for sets of positive matrices

A popular form of the Perron-Frobenius theorem states the following result: if $A$ is a $d \times d$ real matrix all of whose entries are positive, then the spectral radius of $A$ is a simple ...

**0**

votes

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### On the stability analysis of a discrete difference system with multiplicative noise

If we assume that
\begin{equation*}
\rho \{\phi \otimes \phi+\psi \otimes \psi\}<1
\end{equation*}
where $\rho$ denotes the spectral radius, then can we verify the following inequality holds
...

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**1**answer

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### Computation of extreme rays of rational polyhedral cones - Hemmecke's project and lift algorithm

I am working on an implementation of Raymond Hemmecke's algorithm for finding generating sets of cones: http://arxiv.org/abs/math/0203105
Unfortunately I am struggling to make the algorithm work on ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

202 views

### Suppose that $G$ is a subgroup of $GL_n(\mathbb C)$ with finite exponent. Then is $G$ a finite group? [closed]

As title. the exponent of $G$ is the least number $n$ (if exists) such that $g^n=e$ holds for all $g\in G$ or $+\infty$.

**2**

votes

**2**answers

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### What is the maximal number of sub spaces of a fixed dimension such that there is another sub space which intersects them are all null

Let $\mathbb F_q$ be the finite field with $q$ elements. Suppose $V$ is a linear space of dimension $n$ over $\mathbb F_q$, and $r<n$. What is the maximal $k$ such that for arbitrary $k$ subspaces ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

158 views

### Is there a method to simultaneously block-diagonalize a set of group matrices?

Assume that you are explicitly given the representation matrices of a group.
How does one go about finding that common basis which will find the irreducible components of all of them simultaneously?
...

**1**

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**0**answers

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### What are good bounds on ratios of subdeterminants?

Let $A$ be a symmetric matrix and $A_i$ be the matrix obtained from $A$ by dropping the $i^{th}$ row and column. Then what are some good bounds on the value of $\frac{det(A_i)}{det(A)}$ ?
Using the ...

**5**

votes

**1**answer

166 views

### The Maximal $\ell_2$ norm of a signed sum of vectors

Suppose we have $n$ vectors in $\mathbb{R}^n.$ Consider the signed sum of these vectors:
$$U(s_1,\ldots,s_n)=s_1 v_1+s_2 v_2 + \ldots + s_n v_n$$
where $s_j$'s can only take values of $+1$ or $-1.$ I ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

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### Scalar restriction and scalar extension

Consider a morphism of commutative rings $h\colon R\rightarrow S$. This yields the two functors $h_*\colon{\sf Mod}(S)\rightarrow{\sf Mod}(R)$ (scalar restriction) and $h^*\colon{\sf ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

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### About bounding values of quadratic forms

It would be helpful if someone can share (either as references) examples of calculations/analysis which achieves bounding of values of quadratic forms in say either of the following situations,
...

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vote

**1**answer

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### Traces and projectors

Suppose that $V$ is a $\mathbb C$-vector space. I'm eventually interested in the infinite-dimensional case, but let's say for now that it's finite dimensional. Suppose that $\mathscr S$ is a ...

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votes

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### Fixed space of the square of a symmetric matrix over $\mathbb{F}_2$

Let $M$ be an invertible symmetric $2n \times 2n$ matrix with entries in the finite field $\mathbb{F}_2$. Is $\mathrm{Ker}\ (M^2 - I_{2n})$ necessarily even dimensional?

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vote

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### proving that a smooth curve in Euclidean n-space contains n+1 affinely independent points

If I let $f(\theta)=((\mathrm{cos} \theta)X+(\mathrm{sin} \theta)Y)^{n-1}$ and view the range of this curve as a subset of the space of homogeneous polynomials of degree $n-1$ in two variables viewed ...

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### Convexity of a (non-symmetric) function of matrices

Let $f : H_{n\times n} (\mathbb{C}) \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ be the function on Hermitian, positive semidefinite matrices $f(A) = \frac{M_i (A)}{\det(A)}$ where $M_i(A)$ is the determinant of the the ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### Good covering of a sphere

Consider a sphere $S_r(0)$ with center at zero and radius $r$ in the Hamming space $\{0,1\}^n$.
We will be interested in covering this sphere with balls of radius $\rho < r$.
We know that there ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Bounds on Hilbert-Schmidt norm of difference of products of matrices

I suspect the following is well-known, but don't know of a reference (and it is not close to the area I normally work in).
I have two sequences of matrices $Q_{1},\ldots,Q_{k}$ and ...