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Elements of finite order of $\mathrm{PGL}(n,\mathbb{Q})$

For some research work, I need to know the classification of elements of finite order of $\mathrm{PGL}(n,\mathbb{Q})$, up to conjugation. Since I essentially need $n\le 4$, I think that I can show it ...
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Is finding a single vector in the null space as difficult as discovering the whole null space?

Let $A \in \mathbb R^{k\times n}$ be a matrix of rank $k$, where $k \ll n$. One can use Gaussian eliminations to discover $\operatorname{null}(A)$ at the cost of $O(nk^2)$. My question is: Is the ...
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Rank 1 Approximation of Elementwise Inverse Matrix

I'm wondering whether there is a good way to solve the following optimisation problem. Given a strictly positive quadratic matrix $A$, find two diagonal matrices $D_1$ and $D_2$ so that $$ \| D_1 A ...
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Heat equation with graph laplacian

I would like to start with considering the time-dependent heat equation on a connected graph and consider its Laplacian matrix. Suppose we have a connected graph with unknown temperature on vertices. ...
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Position of complete flags

$E$ is a vector space of dimension $n \geq 2$. $\mathbb{F}=(F_1,F_2,\dots,F_n)$ and $\mathbb{G}=(G_1,G_2,\dots,G_n)$ are two complete flags of $E$. We say that $(\mathbb{F},\mathbb{G})$ is in ...
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C-Periodic boundary conditions

I'm working with linear chain of strongly correlated electrons. These types of models have problems due to finite size effects, this leads one to consider C-Periodic boundary conditions as an attempt ...
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dim Hom(V,W) =?

I asked this question on Mathematics Stack Exchange, but got no answer: Given two vector spaces $V$ and $W$ over a field $K$, what is the dimension of $\operatorname{Hom}_K(V,W)\ $? To state the ...
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A weird question about two weird decompositions of $\mathbb{R}$ as a $\mathbb{Q}$-vector space

While working in a question about the affine group $\text{Aff}(\mathbb{R})$, I have come up with the following strange question about the real numbers: Question: Do there exist a non-trivial ...
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Find a common expression (parameterized by y = 1/2, 1 and 2) uniting three (rational) polynomials in k [closed]

I am seeking a common "simple" expression (preferably/presumably a sum of products of linear factors, or sum of products of low-degree factors) uniting the three polynomials (parameterized by ...
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What is the total polarization of the determinant?

Let $A\in\mathfrak{gl}(\mathbb{R},n)$ be an endomorphism, and think up to conformal factors (in particular, $\Lambda^n\mathbb{R}^n$ will be the same as $\mathbb{R}$). By the total polarization ...
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Solving a quadratic matrix equation with non-squared matrix

I was trying to solve the problem of finding the value of a non-squared matrix $T$ ($n \times m$) which solves $$ T^T T = X$$ where $X$ is a symmetric and positive semidefinite $m \times m$ matrix, ...
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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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Perturbed linear system, particular form

We have a linear system $Ax=b$ where $A$ is real and symmetric, all elements of its main diagonal are strictly positive and all off-diagonal elements are $\leq 0$. Further, $A_{ii} > -A_{ij} \; ...
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$\|T\|_2 \le \sqrt{\|T\|_1\|T\|_\infty}$

Let $T$ be a linear operator acting on a finite-dimensional real or complex vector space. As a direct consequence (or rather a particular case) of the Riesz-Thorin theorem, we have $$ \|T\|_2 \le ...
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spectrum of a special class of tridiagonal matrices

Consider a real and symmetric tridiagonal matrix with zero diagonals and where subdiagonals and superdiagonals are equal to 1 except the (1,2)-th component being equal to $a$, i.e., ...
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Bounds for the infinity norm of the inverse for certain diagonaly dominant matrices

I m trying to analyse the stability against perturbations for a specific system of linear equations $Ax=b$. For this, i use the standard condition number $||A||_{\infty}||A^{-1}||_{\infty}$. Here ...
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eigenvalues of product of many symmetric positive definite matrices

Given $A_1, ..., A_n$ ($n\geq 3$), where each $A_i$ is a $d$-by-$d$ symmetric, positive definite matrix, define $S = A_1\cdot A_2\cdot...\cdot A_n$ (product of all the $A_i$'s). Let $\lambda_1(A)$ and ...
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Is every element of $\mathrm{SL}(n,R)$ of finite order diagonalizable?

Let $k>0$ be an integer, let $R$ be a ring (commutative, unital), which contains $\mathbb{Q}$ (i.e. with a ring homomorphism $\mathbb{Q}\to R$) and all $k$-roots of unity. The examples I have in ...
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Maximising a Rayleigh quotient over a subspace II

Let $M$ be an SPD matrix and let $\Pi=QQ^T$ be the orthogonal projection onto the range of $Q$ (a "tall" matrix with orthonormal columns). I have an expression in the form $$\tag{1} ...
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Hilbert Schmidt Operators and the Conditional Expectation Operator

Consider the function $\text{E}_W: L_2(\mathbb{R},P_X) \mapsto L_2(\mathbb{R},P_W)$ where $P_X$ and $P_W$ are two different probability measures. They are related in such a way that if $f_X$, $f_W$ ...
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Trying to solve for total derivatives at a stationary point (maybe using the implicit function theorem)

Suppose we have a function $F(q) \in \mathbb{R}$, where $q=(q_1, \dots, q_n) \in [0,1]^n$, at least thrice differentiable in $(0,1)^n$. We fix the value of one variable $q_i \in (0,1)$, then maximize ...
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Characterize the equivalence class of bipartite graphs obtained from each other by elementary row operations on their adjacency matrices

Let $M$ be an $m\times n$ matrix real matrix. Let $G$ be a bipartite graph, with partitions $A$ and $B$, such that $|A|=m$ and $|B|=n$. A node $i\in A$ is linked to a node $j\in B$ if and only if ...
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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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Metabolic vs stably metabolic

Let $A$ be a commutative ring with unit. A non-degenerate symmetric bilinear form $\phi$ on a finitely generated projective $A$-module $P$ is called metabolic if there is a direct summand $L$ of $P$ ...
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Lattice with trivial spinor norm

Let $\Lambda$ be a non-degenerate lattice (over $\mathbb{Z}$) with quadratic form $q$. I define the spinor norm $\theta \colon O(\Lambda_\mathbb{R} )\to \lbrace\pm 1\rbrace$ as follows: For a ...
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Bounded domain matrix factorization

Assume we're trying to find $A\in [-1,1]^{n\times d}, B\in [-1,1]^{m\times d}$, from an observed matrix $C\in [-d,d]^{n\times m}$, where $C=AB^T$. The goal is to return $\widehat A, \widehat B$ such ...
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Heuristic for choosing n-vectors from n-sets

my given problem is: choose n-vectors from n-sets (one vector from each set) so that the biggest element in the sum of the chosen vectors is minimal. Unfortunately the problem is NP-hard. So I'm ...
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Triangular Smoothing Formula Optimization

I'm using a 5-point Triangle Moving Average: $$S_j = (Y_{j-2} + 2Y_{j-1} + 3Y_j + 2Y_{j+1} + Y_{j+2}) / 9$$ The problem is that I often need to smooth my data more than once, and when I do this too ...
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Spanning Hadamard product powers (Schur products) in Euclidean space

This is a question I asked last year over at stackexchange. Got no answer, it might be sufficiently non-trivial to justify bringing it into here. Fix two $k$-vectors $\mathbf u$ and $\mathbf v$, and ...
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Reference for an algebraic group preserving a cubic form

Let $R=k[u,v,w]$ and $p\in R$ be a cubic form. Let $G$ be the group of graded automorphisms of $R$ which preserve $p$, i.e., $G$ is the subgroup of $GL_3(k)$ consisting of elements $g$ such that $g(p) ...
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A question on hyperplanes in partial linear spaces and hypergraphs

A partial linear space (or a linear hypergraph) is a point line geometry $(P,L,I)$ where for every pair of points there is at most one line incident with both of them. A hyperplane in a partial linear ...
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Decompositions of sparse symmetric matrices and methods for solving large linear equations

I am writing code for solving linear equations of the form $$A_{n\times n}\cdot x=1_n$$ where $n$ is on the order of $10^6$ and $A$ is a symmetric matrix with approx $10^3$ nonzero entries in each ...
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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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Solving for a set of points from projections

Consider a set of $N$ points in $n$-dimensional space, i.e. \begin{align*} S = \{x_1, \dots, x_N\} \subset \mathbb R^n. \end{align*} Let $v \in \mathbb R^n$ and consider the image set (not counting ...
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Bound on the 2-norm of a “special” matrix

Let $S\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$ be such that $\|S\|_2\leq 1$, $P\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times m}$, $m<n$, with orthogonal columns ($P^TP=I$) so that $PP^T$ and $I-PP^T$ are orthogonal projectors, and ...
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when will the surfficient large power of a rational matrix be a integer matrix?

$A$ is a $n\times n$ matrix whose elements are all non-negative rational numbers and $Det(A)$ is a non-zero integer.Under what condition the following is true?(0) There exist a positive integer $M$ ...
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General method for under and over determined systems?

Suppose I have a system: $$ Ax = b $$ where $A$ is a $m$ by $n$ matrix which is less than full rank (neither full column nor row rank). In my particular case $m<n$. I'd like a combination of a ...
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The twisted kiss of the curvaceous cubic and the staid tetrahedron (references)

(Migrated from MSE) While investigating some operators, I came across some relations between the twisted cubic curve and the tetrahedron that link together some notions in differential geometry, ...
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Linear Bounds on estimation error

Consider a markov chain on discrete state space $\mathbb{S} = \left\{1,2,..,S \right\}$, with transition probability matrix defined as $A = [a_{ij}]_{S \times S}$ where $a_{ij} = ...
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Diagonal entries of a Cholesky factorization

Let $I$ denote an identity matrix, $E$ denote the all-one matrix of dimension $k\times k$ and $c$ some positive real number. Define $X=B(I-cE)B^T$ where $B$ is given by $B:=\begin{pmatrix} 1 ...
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Is dual cone unique? [closed]

Suppose we have the following relationship, note that $A,B,C$ are closed convex matrix cones, $A^\ast=C,$ $B^\ast=C,$ can we state that $A=B$? Is the dual cone of a cone is unique? the definition ...
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Central idempotents from characters in Frobenius algebras (generalizing Lusztig arXiv:math/0208154v1 §19)

$\newcommand{\refone}{\textbf{(1)}}$ $\newcommand{\Hom}{\operatorname{Hom}}$ $\newcommand{\tr}{\operatorname{Tr}}$ $\newcommand{\kk}{\mathbf{k}}$ Let $\kk$ be a field. Let $A$ be a $\kk$-algebra which ...
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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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An algebraic equation question [closed]

My question is this: If $\frac{\sqrt[n]{\prod_{i=1}^n(p_i + 1)}}{\sqrt[n]{\prod_{i=1}^n(m_i + 1)}} = e ^\beta$ can I find an expression (either exact or approximate) for ...
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Algorithms to find the solutions of a homogenous matrix equations for non-commutative rings

In one paper from 1980 I found a note that there are no known algorithms for solving homogenous matrix equations $x \cdot M = 0$ for matrices which elements belong to a non-commutative ring. (The ...
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Eigendecomposition of a summation of matrices [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me if there's a way to relate the eigendecomposition of the result of a summation of matrices with the eigendecomposition of those matrices? More specifically: If I have a matrix $K = ...
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Casson invariant

Part of the definition of the Casson invariant is that if you have an integer homology sphere $\Sigma$ and a knot $k,$ then $$\lambda(\Sigma + \frac{1}{m} k) - \lambda(\Sigma + \frac{1}{m+1} k)$$ does ...
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Diagonalization for sums of Hermitian matrices

I found an interesting question about diagonalizable matrices, Let $A,B\in \mathcal{M}_n(\mathbb{C})$ Hermitian, such that $AB\neq BA$. Do there exist complex numbers $u\neq v$, such that $A+uB$ and ...
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How do I prove a matrix A is self adjoint to an inner product? . [closed]

In the source question B is an element of $M_n(R)$ and is a symmetic matrix such that $v^tBv>0$. Also $<.|.>$ is an inner product on $R^n$ called the $B$-inner product. we are asked to ...
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Efficiently factorize a KKT system with block diagonal upper corner

I have a system resulting from a quadratic energy minimization with linear equality constraints enforced with Lagrange multipliers which has the form: \begin{equation} A = \left[\begin{array}{c|c} ...