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Maximizing Frobenius Norm of Commutator (an opposite Procrustes problem)

I was wondering if anybody has any suggestions on the following problem: Let $S$ be an $n\times n$ positive definite symmetric matrix. I wish to find an $n\times n$ orthogonal matrix $R$ which ...
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Symplectic (contact) structure on $M_{n}(\mathbb{R})$

Assume that $n$ is an even number. What is a natural symplectic structure on $M_{n}(\mathbb{R})$, such that for every $1\leq k \leq n$ the manifold of $k$-rank matrices would be invariant under ...
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Upper bounds on elements of a matrix

During my research I have come across matrices this type $$C=B\left(B^T B\right)^{-1}B^T\ ,$$ where $B$ is an $m\times n$ real matrix. If $B^TB$ is not invertible, then $\left(B^T B\right)^{-1}$ ...
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Linear combinations of columns of matrices [on hold]

Suppose E is a 4 × 3 matrix with columns ⃗c1, ⃗c2, ⃗c3 and rows ⃗r1, ⃗r2, ⃗r3, ⃗r4. Let ⃗v be a 3 x 1 matrix that = [2, -1, 1] How could we express E⃗v as a linear combination of ⃗c1, ⃗c2, ⃗c3? Now ...
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Characterizing matrices with rank constraint

Given matrix $M\in\Bbb Z_{\geq0,\leq b}^{n\times n}$, is there a nice method to characterize $$\mathscr{D}[M,b]=\{Q\in\Bbb R_{\geq0,\leq b}^{n\times n}:\mathsf{rank}(M-Q)= \mathsf{rank}(Q),\quad ...
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Finding the value that will lead to population stabilization [closed]

What value of r subscript 2, will lead to the population stabilizing? A is a 4x4 matrix containing reproduction rate, survival rate and maturity rate. B is a 4x1 matrix containing the populations for ...
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Non-negative decomposition of a non-negative matrix

Consider a matrix $A\in{\bf M}_{n\times m}({\mathbb R})$, whose entries are non-negative. Let $r$ be the rank of $A$. It is well-known that $A$ decomposes as $x_1y_1^T+\cdots+x_ry_r^T$ with ...
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A norm description for singular matrices

For $n>2$, are there norms $\parallel.\parallel_{a}$ and $\parallel.\parallel_{b}$ on $M_{n}(\mathbb{R})$ with the following property: $A\in M_{n}(\mathbb{R})$ is singular if and only if ...
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Primitive matrix type rank range [closed]

Given a non-negative matrix $A$, we call $A$ primitive if $A^k$ has all strictly positive entries with some $k>0$. Following matrix $$\begin{pmatrix} a& b\\ c& 0 \end{pmatrix}$$ with ...
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A line bundle over the manifold of singular matrices

According to answer of Denis Serre to this question, the manifold of singular matrices in $M_{n}(\mathbb{R})$ is defined as follows: $$M=\{A\in M_{n}(\mathbb{R})\mid \text{rank}(A)=n-1\}$$ So we ...
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A geometric property of singular matrices

Let $S\subset M_{n}(\mathbb{R})$ be the singular points of the equation $Det=0$. That is $S$ is the critical points of the determinant function. What matrices belongs to $S$, precisely? Let ...
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Spectrum of primitive nonnegative integer matrices

Let $P(X) = a_nX^n + \cdots + a_1X + a_0$ with $a_i \in \mathbb Z$. Question 1. Is there an efficient criterion on the $a_i$ to decide if there exists a primitive nonnegative integer matrix with ...
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Matrices with real spectrum

Assume you have a non-symmetric real square matrix of all whose eigenvalues are real. Can anything be said about it? Is it unitarily equivalent to a symmetric matrix? EDIT: Is it at least similar to ...
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Eigenvalue of product of self adjoint compact operators

Suppose A is a self adjoint $m \times m$ real matrix with eigenpairs $\{e_j, \lambda_j\}$ such that $\lambda_j > \lambda_{j + 1}$. Let $B$ be another self adjoint real $m \times m$ matrix such that ...
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A quantity associated with an algebraic variete

Let $P:\mathbb{C}^{n}\to \mathbb{C}$ be an irreducible homogenous polynomial. Is there a geometric or algebra geometric interpretation for the following quantity: The maximum number $k$ such that ...
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Matrix Submodular Inequality

Given $a,b,x > 0$ I know following the submodularity property holds: \begin{align} \frac{1}{a} - \frac{1}{a+x} \geq \frac{1}{a+b} - \frac{1}{a+b+x} \end{align} My question is, does this property ...
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Why is a matrix pencil called a pencil?

I'm trying to understand the historical context behind the word pencil in matrix pencils, or pencil of curves so on. I am aware that even Gantmacher 1959 has this terminology however I don't know ...
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Jordan decomposition of the tensor product of two matrices

I asked this question on Math.SE here, but did not get a lot of attention. I am interested in the problem of determining the Jordan decomposition of the tensor product of two unipotent matrices over ...
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Is the center of the automorphism group of a von Neumann algebra M trivial whenever M is a factor?

Question: Is the center of the automorphism group of a von Neumann algebra $\mathscr{M}$ trivial (=$\{\mathrm{id}\}$) whenever $\mathscr{M}$ is a factor (=$\mathscr{M}$ has center $\{\lambda I; ...
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Finite codimensional subvector space of $C^{*}$ algebras which contains no invertible elements

Assume that $A$ is a unital $C^{*}$ algebra. Is there a subvector space $Y\subset A$ of finite codimension which does not contain any invertible element? Let $n(A)$ be the infimum of such ...
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Orthogonalization technique after cosparse dictionary update

I'm trying to adapt the cosparse dictionary learning (DL) approach described in Analysis K-SVD to a DL method that creates the dictionary as a union of orthonormal blocks (UONB). For this I apply the ...
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Dual cone of a set of particular semidefinite cones

Let $X$ be a matrix variable $$X=\begin{pmatrix} x_1 & x_2 & x_3\\ x_2 & x_4 & x_5\\x_3 & x_5 & x_6\end{pmatrix},$$ define the cone as ...
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Bound of spectral radius of polynomial of a complex matrix

I am trying to prove or disprove the following inequality. $$ ||P(A)||_2\leq 2 \max_{\alpha\in W(A)}| P(\alpha)|,$$ where $P(\cdot)$ is a complex polynomial, $A\in \mathbb{C}^{n\times n}$ and ...
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An exact fraction of a matrix

Let $A$ be a $n \times m$ real matrix with $n<<m$ and of rank $r<n$. It is known that $A$ has exactly two distinct non-zero singular values: $\sigma_{\max}$ and $\sigma_{2}$, and also that ...
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Rank changes with matrix edits

Assume we have rank $r$ real matrix $M\in\{0,1\}^{n\times n}$ (not constrained to symmetric). Assume $W\in\{0,1\}^{n\times n}$ is rank $1$ real matrix. Case $1$: $M+W\in\{0,1\}^{n\times n}$. Could ...
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Bits of precision matrix reconstruction

We have a real rank $r$ matrix $M\in\{0,1\}^{n\times n}$. Suppose we have diagonalized using $LMR=D$. I want to recover a real matrix $\widetilde{M}$ such that maximum absolute entry of ...
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Way to parameterise sparse multi diagonal matrix

I have an NxN matrix S that looks like this: $$ S^{-1} = K^{-1} + \Lambda $$ where N is a multiple of 3, both K and S are positive definite matrices, and Lambda is $$ \Lambda = \begin{bmatrix} x ...
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Maximal compact subgroup of SL(2,|H)

The exceptional isomorphism $Spin(5,1)\simeq SL(2,\mathbb{H})$ is well-known, and I can find references that say the maximal compact of $Spin(5,1)$ is $Spin(5) \simeq Sp(2)$. So I know the answer to ...
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Can we replace 2-fold cover by n rectangles with 1-fold cover by n rectangles?

Suppose that $n$ rectangles cover every point of their union exactly twice (except for points on their boundaries). Can we partition this union into at most $n$ rectangles? I think it's pretty ...
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Is there a standard notation for off-diagonal transpose?

Given a matrix $A=\begin{pmatrix}a&b\\c&d\end{pmatrix}$, its transpose, obviously, is $A^T=\begin{pmatrix}a&c\\b&d\end{pmatrix}$. But is there a conventional way of notating the matrix ...
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Some calculus in the orthogonal group $O(n)$

How can one compute each of the following matrices, explicitly: $$\int_{O(n)} e^{g}dg$$ or $$\int_{O(n)} g^{n}dg \;\;\;\;n\in \mathbb{N} \;\;n>1$$ What is the explicite entries of the resulting ...
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A (possible) equivalent relation on the space of vector bundles

Edit: According to the essential comment of Alex Degtyarev, we revise the question as follows; Assume that $\alpha$ and $\beta$ are two oriention preserving automorphism of Lie groups $O(n)$ and ...
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An algorithm to compare two representations of a simple Lie algebra?

I have two representations of a simple (complex or real) finite-dimensional Lie algebra $S$, both given in terms of their structure constants on a given basis. the first one is the adjoint ...
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Explicit Isomorphism between $Cl(8)$ and $\mathbb{R}(16)$

I am looking for a explicit isomorphism between $Cl(8)$ (Clifford algebra over $\mathbb{R}^8$ with standard Euclidean metric) and $\mathbb{R}(16)$ (algebra of $16\times 16$ matrices over ...
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Zariski dense subgroups and conjugates

Let $H \leq \mathrm{SL}_3(\mathbb{Z})$ be a finitely generated subgroup which is not Zariski dense, and let $g \in \mathrm{SL}_3(\mathbb{Z})$. Must there be some $a \in \mathrm{SL}_3(\mathbb{Z})$ such ...
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Subadditivity of the square root for matrices

For positive numbers $a$ and $b$ we have the inequality $\sqrt{a+b} \leqslant \sqrt{a} + \sqrt{b}$. Is it true that the same holds if we take $a$ and $b$ to be positive semidefinite matrices? If not, ...
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About bi-stochastic and symmetric matrix

If you have an bi-stochastisc and symmetric matrix, what you can say about the second largest eigenvalue of this matrix? To be more precise, I would like to find upper bounds for it looking for the ...
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Are certain normal matrices circulant? (Part 2)

Let $\mathcal{F}$ denote the family of real normal matrices $A$ such that $ A^TA=\begin{pmatrix} a & b \\ b & \ddots \end{pmatrix}$, for $b>0$. As a user observed in the solution of Part 1 ...
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Simple Spectrum of Jacobi matrices

I want to call a matrix a Jacobi matrix (cause there may be different notions of Jacobi matrices) if it is a tridiagonal matrix with positive off-diagonal entries. Now, I read that the spectrum of ...
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Eigenvalues of Random Regular Bipartite Graphs

I am looking for a way of getting a good estimate of the eigenvalues of random bipartite d-regular graphs. The literature has very precise values the proofs of which are very involved and since I am ...
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Are these particular kinds of matrices well known?

Given two positive integers $n$ and $a \leq \frac{n}{2}$ consider a $n \times n$ matrix $A$ such that, all the diagonal entries are either $a$ or $a+1$ all the non-zero off-diagonal entries are ...
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About adding a negative definite rank-1 matrix to a symmetric matrix

If $B$ is a symmetric matrix then how do its eigenvalues compare to the eigenvalues of $B - vv^T$? ( where $v$ is a vector of the same dimension as $B$) I guess that the eigenvalues of $B - vv^T$ ...
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Tools to bound the singular values of a finite sum of random matrices from below?

Matrix Chernoff bounds (see also this arXiv paper) are usually used to give upper bounds on the largest eigenvalue of a finite sum of random matrices. Sometimes it can also be used to give a lower ...
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Is a normal matrix satisfying $A^TA=…$ circulant?

Let $A=\{a_{ij}\}$ be a normal matrix such that $a_{ij}\geq 0$ with equality iff $i=j$. Suppose that $$ A^TA=\begin{pmatrix} a & b & \cdots & b\\ b & a & \ddots & \vdots\\ ...
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QR decomposition of matrix [closed]

I have matrix $M = \begin{pmatrix} A & B \\ B^T & 0\end{pmatrix}$, where $A$ is $N\times N$, $B$ is $N\times 2$ and I have $Q$, $R$ such that $A = QR$. What is the fastest way to find $Q'$ and ...
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Existence of a matrix product from its eigenvalues

Let A and B be two positive definite, real, symmetric matrices. The eigenvalues of A, B and AB, denoted by $\lambda(X)$, obey the relation (from Bhatia): $$ \lambda^\downarrow(A) \cdot ...
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Are there good ways of relating a minor to the full determinant?

Say $A$ is a $(n-1)\times (n-1)$ matrix and we augment it by a $n^{th}$ row and a column and get a $n \times n$ matrix $B$. Is there a nice way to relate $det(B)$ and $det(A)$ and the added row and ...
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How to show the square root function of a positive semidefinite matrix is differentiable? [closed]

How to show the square root function of a positive semidefinite matrix is differentiable? In this context PSD means symmetric PSD.
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Determinant of the sum of a psd (Kronecker) matrix and a diagonal matrix?

Let $K = K1 \otimes K2$ where $K1$ and $K2$ are positive semidefinite matrices. Let $W$ be a diagonal matrix with positive entries. (Everything is real-valued.) I want to calculate or bound $\det ...
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Bounds on smallest Eigenvalue of the Sum of a Standard Laplacian and a Diagonal Matrix

I'm trying to find upper boundaries on the smallest Eigenvalue $\lambda_1$ of $L + E$, where $L$ is a standard Laplacian of an unweighted digraph, with $\lambda_1(L) = 0$ and $E \in \{0,1\}^{n \times ...