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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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Under what conditions there is a one-to-one mapping between a product of matrices and the sequence of matrices leading to the product?

I have a set of matrices $A_1,\ldots,A_n$. Let $\mathcal{A} = \{A_i\}$. What are some simple conditions under which for any sequence of indices between $1$ and $n$, $a_1,\ldots,a_m$, the product ...
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Find the following transformation $G$

I asked this question 6 days ago on math.stackexchange.com (http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/656585/find-the-following-transformation-g). I didn't get any answers yet, so I'm posting here. I'm ...
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What are the upper bound and stability conditions for the following simple linear system?

Consider the following linear system $$\dot{x}=\sum\limits_{i=1}^{m}{{{\alpha }_{i}}}\left( t \right)\cdot {{A}_{i}}\cdot x \quad (1) $$ where, $x\in {{\mathbb{R}}^{n}}$ represents the state vector, ...
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How do you generate orthogonal Rotations in d-dimensions? [on hold]

I know that matrices that satisfy $\mathbf{x^TMx} > 0$ for all $\mathbf{x} \in \mathbb{R}^d$ are called positive definite matrices. It seems to me that a matrix that represents an $90^{\circ}$ ...
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Strong convexity of the trace of the square root of a matrix function

Any clues about how to prove that the following function is strongly-concave in $x$? (We conjecture it is $2$-strongly concave but cannot prove it. We have already proved strict concavity through ...
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Dimension of Commutator Space [on hold]

For each $n\times n$ matrix $A$ with real entries the set $$C(A)=\{X\in M_n(\mathbb{R}): AX=XA\}$$ is obviously a linear subspace of $M_n(\mathbb{R})$. Can we recognize the dimension of this ...
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Proving that the eigenvalues of a certain matrix product are positive

Let $A$ be an $m \times n$ matrix, and define: \begin{align*} U &= {\rm diag} \{ \frac{1}{\beta_j} \}, \beta_j = \sum_{k=1}^m |a_{kj}|, j = 1 \dots n \\ V &= {\rm diag} \{ \frac{1}{\alpha_i} ...
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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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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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When is the solution to a n initial value problem matrix differential equation invertible? [migrated]

Suppose $A (t,s)$ a $n\times n$ matrix is the solution of the initial value problem below, where $B_s$ is also an $n\times n$ matrix, invertible for all $s$: $$\dfrac{d A(t,s)}{ds} = B_s A(t,s)$$ $$ ...
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Multi-dimensional permanent of structured tensor

I am facing the multidimensional permanent \begin{equation} \text{perm}(W) = \sum_{\sigma, \rho \in S_n} \prod_{j=1}^n W_{j, \sigma_j, \rho_j } \end{equation} of a 3-tensor $W_{j,k,l}$ of ...
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Adjusting matrix in generalized eigenvalue problem for the design of eigenfunctions

Take two matrices $A,B \in \mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$. I am considering the generalized eigenvalue problem ($\gamma \in \mathbb{R}, \phi \in \mathbb{R}^n$) $$A\phi = \gamma B\phi.$$ Is there a ...
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Block Matrix determinant

Consider the $k \times k$ block matrix: $ C = \left(\begin{array}{ccccc} A & B & B & \cdots & B \\ B & A & B &\cdots & B \\ \vdots & \vdots & \ddots & ...
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How can I prove that the negative biased triangular kernel is positive semidefinite

How can I prove that the following triangular kernel function defined in $[0, 1] \subset R^1$ $k(x, x') = (1 - 2|x-x'|)$ is a positive semidefinite function? It turns out to be psd function when ...
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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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$\mathcal{H}$-polyhedron under a linear map

Let $P = \{ x \in \mathbb{R}^n \mid Ax \leq b \}$ be a (bounded) polyhedron for $A \in \mathbb{R}^{m \times n}$ and $b \in \mathbb{R}^m$, $n,m > 0$. Moreover, let $M \colon \mathbb{R}^n \to ...
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How to solve such an optimization problem

I encounter the following optimization problem, but I can't solve it. Given $N$ variables satisfying $0 \leq x_1 \leq x_2 \leq x_3 \leq ... \leq x_N \leq 1$ and an integer $K$ no large than $N$, find ...
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Is there a hyperplane avoiding two independent sets?

Let $V$ be a vector space over a field with $5$ elements, $A,B \subseteq V$ independent subsets. Must there be a subspace of $V$ of codimension 1 disjoint from $A \cup B$?
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Bounding multiplications of PSD random matrices

Consider the following setup, $(X, \hat{X}, Y, \hat{Y})$ are four $n \times n$ real, symmetric, full-rank, positive-definite matrices with entries between zero and one and operator norm $O(n)$. The ...
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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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Separating duality for TVS?

What is the modern concept (term) for "separating duality" (dualité séparante in french) in the sense of Bourbaki (TVS Ch II § 6) as explained in the following ? ...
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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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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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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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Diagonalization of 4th order tensors

I have been wondering about the following problem... Let $n$ be a positive integer and denote by $M_n^s$ the space of symmetric $n\times n$ real matrices. Now, we look at the space $\mathcal ...
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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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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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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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Geometric proof of the Vandermonde determinant?

The Vandermonde matrix is the $n\times n$ matrix whose $(i,j)$-th component is $x_j^{i-1}$, where the $x_j$ are indeterminates. It is well known that the determinant of this matrix is $$\prod_{1\leq ...
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Geometric interpretation of characteristic polynomial

The coefficients of lowest and next-highest degree of a linear operator's characteristic polynomial are its determinant and trace. These have well-known geometric interpretations. But what about its ...
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How to transform matrix to this form by unitary transformation?

Without loss of gernerality, we can only consider $n$-dimensional diagonal matrix $M$ whose elements are all nonnegative, i.e. $$M=\operatorname{diag}(m_1,m_2,\cdots,m_n)\ (m_i \geq 0).$$ Then is ...
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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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Can a very bad Coefficient of determination (R squared value) not be indicative of model performance? [migrated]

Thanks in advance for the advice. I am trying to build a generalized linear model that has many predictors. The R squared value of the model is quite low (.21), but when I use the model to predict ...
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Geometric Interpretation of Trace

This afternoon I was speaking with some graduate students in the department and we came to the following quandry; Is there a geometric interpretation of the trace of a matrix? This question ...
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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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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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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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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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Characterizing invertible nonnegative matrices with bounded sums

Almost a year ago, I asked in this question about obtaining a tight bound on the sum of the entries of the inverse of a strictly positive definite matrix. Denis Serre gave a nice counterexample ...
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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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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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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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real symmetric matrix has real eigenvalues - elementary proof

Every real symmetric matrix has at least one real eigenvalue. Does anyone know how to prove this elementary, that is without the notion of complex numbers?
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standard practice for large dense truncated svd computations?

What are the standard methods of computing the rank-k truncated SVD of large dense matrices? My literature search yields results only for large sparse matrices. I assume for k small that you use a ...
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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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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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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) := ...