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### Bounding entries of the inverse of certain zero-one matrices

It is known that the entries of the inverse of an (invertible) $n \times n$ zero-one matrix $A$ can grow exponentially in $n$. See this MO question:
Bounding the absolute sum of entries of the ...

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### range of singular values of sub-matrices

Assume we have a $m \times n$ matrix $A$ with real entries representing an operator $T$ on $n$ dimensional real vector space $V$. Then we select a $n-1$ dimensional subspace of $E$ of $V$ and ...

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### Can the matrix exponential be equal to the elementwise exponential [closed]

Just out of curiosity: does there exist a matrix $A=(a_{i,j}) \in \mathbb{C}^{n\times n}, n>1$ such that $(e^{a_{i,j}})\in \mathbb{C}^{n\times n}$ is equal to the matrix exponential $e^A=\sum_{k\...

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### The functional equation $T(x\otimes y)=T(x)\otimes T(y)$ on the matrix algebra

Is there a non trivial sequence $(T_{n})$ of linear operators $T_{n}$ on $M_{n}(\mathbb{C})$ such that $$T_{nm}(X\otimes Y)=T_{n}(X)
\otimes T_{m}(Y) $$ where $X$ and $Y$ are in $M_{n}(\mathbb{C})$ ...

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### Modified interlacing of eigenvalues

Let $A$ be a real symmetric matrix of order $n$ and $B=\begin{bmatrix}v &v &v &v\end{bmatrix}$ where $v$ is a non zero real column vector of dimension $n$. Consider $$C=\begin{bmatrix}A &...

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### Encoding vectors of size $n$ in matrices which less than $2n$ rows [closed]

I have a set of vectors and each has $n$ nonnegative entries.
Moreover, each entry of a vector has a quality: (1) or (2). It makes $2^n$ different possible patterns.
For example, let's take two ...

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### Explanation for a spectral measure [closed]

Could someone help me, please, to understand in term of entries of a Matrix $M=(m_{i,j})_{i,j\in\{1,n\}^2}$ the following measure :
$$ \frac1{n} \sum_{i=1}^n \langle v_i,e_j \rangle \delta_{\lambda_i}...

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### Determinant of a certain Vandermonde matrix

Is there a closed form expression for the determinant of the $n\times n$ Vandermonde-type matrix
$$A = \left(\begin{array}{}
1&g_1 & x_1&g_1 x_1 & x_1^2&g_1 x_1^2 & \cdots &...

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votes

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### Identifying winner of tournament (A,B testings) with none binary test result [closed]

I'm trying to setup a tournament based on votes. Let say user vote for products A, B and C. Each user is presented all possible combinations of products in random order and he picks his preferred ...

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### How do I ensure that my matrix is positive definite? [closed]

I require a positive definite matrix, $M$, with dimensions $2n\times2n$ of the form
\begin{equation}
M=\begin{pmatrix}
\Sigma&P'\\
P&\Sigma
\end{pmatrix}
\end{equation}
where $\Sigma$ is a $n\...

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### How to get Wiener-Hopf decomposition of this matrix function

I met a matrix function $M(z)$ that I need to get its Wiener-Hopf decomposition that $M(z) = M_+(z) M_-(z)$ with $M_+(z)$ and $M_-(z)$ being analytic inside and outside the unit circle respectively. ...

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### Find a square, stochastic matrix (w/ non-neg entries) of odd size, not a permutation matrix, with an eigenvalue other than 1 on the unit circle

...or prove that none exists.
Note that such a matrix M couldn't be primitive, so there would be at least one entry equal to zero in every power M^k (Perron-Frobenius theory).
Preferably the ...

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### The state-transition-matrix of a physical system,

Here's a simple but potential research problem that I am learning about.
Let's say I am studying a physical system that is governed by N objects. At each time, each object is either "active" and ...

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vote

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### Largest element in inverse of a positive definite symmetric matrix [closed]

If I have an $n \times n$ positive definite symmetric matrix $A$, with eigenvalues $\lambda_{1}>\lambda_{2}\cdots>\lambda_{n}$, can I claim that the highest value which matrix $A^{-1}$ can have ...

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### Is $\max_{\|x\|_p=\|y\|_p=1} |\langle x, Ay\rangle|$ equivalent to $\max_{\|x\|_p=|} |\langle x, Ax\rangle|$ for symmetric $A$ & $p\geq 2$?

Let $A\in \mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$ be a symmetric matrix, and consider the $l_p$ norm ($p\geq 2$).
Can we prove that the following problems are equivalent:
$$\max_{\|x\|_p=\|y\|_p=1} \left| \langle x, ...

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### SVD when only off-diagonal terms are known

I have a real matrix $A \in \mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$ such that:
$A$ is symmetric
All the off-diagonal terms are known and positive
Has rank $k<n$
Unfortunately I don't know the values of the ...

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**1**answer

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### A curious eigenvalue inequality

Suppose $A, B$ are positive definite Hermitian matrices, $U$ is a unitary matrix such that $AUB$ is Hermitian. The spectral radius of a square matrix $X$ is denoted by $\rho(X)$. In my study, I ...

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### how to force least square solution matrix to be diagonal [closed]

Let's say I have the following equation
$$AX=B$$
where $A$ is a $8\times 3$ matrix (known), $X$ is a $3\times3$ "diagonal" matrix which represents the coefficients (unknown) and $B$ is a $8\...

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### Norm of an operator formed using a unitary operator

Suppose, $ A $ is a unitary matrix in $ M_n(\mathbb{C}) $ given by $ (a_{i,j})_{1\le i,j\le n} $ which has the property that, for all the basis elements $ e_i $, $ Ae_i\ne |\lambda| e_j $ for all $i,j ...

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### Wiener-Hopf factorization of matrices

Given a $2\times2$ matrix, which entries are functions in the complex plane $$\hat{A}(z)=\left(\begin{array}{cc}a(z)&b(z)\\c(z)&d(z)\end{array}\right)$$Where $a(z),b(z),c(z)$ and $d(z)$ are ...

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### Inverse Hadamard determinant inequality

As far as I remembered there is an inverse Hadamard inequality for the determinant of the form
$$
|D|>\prod_j \sqrt{(a_{jj}^2-\sum_{i\neq j}a_{ij}^2)}
$$
providing all values in $(\cdot)>0$.
...

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### If the two smallest eigenvalues of the Laplacian matrix of a network are equal to zero, then does it mean that the network is not connected? [closed]

What does it mean if the two smallest eigenvalues of the Laplacian matrix of a graph are equal to zero?

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### Representations of the $3\times 3$ Heisenberg group [closed]

I am trying to understand how the Heisenberg group is defined because I would like to understand the (irreducible) representations.
Following this article given a symplectic bilinear form $\langle, \...

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### Nonnegative Inverse Eigenvalue Problem (NIEP),

Does the NIEP, currently open for $n\ge 5$, have any good, practical applications?
For the easy case, $n=2$, I am able to prove some of the results that agree with the current literature.
In some of ...

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votes

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### An operator derived from the divided difference operator $\partial_{w_0}$

Some main definitions and basic facts of divided differences:
In the symmetric group $S_n$, let $s_i$ denote the adjacent transposition $(i,i+1),i\in \{1,2,\cdots,n-1\}.$ Since $S_n$ is generated by ...

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### Factor matrix ${\bf A}$ into the product ${\bf B}{\bf C}$ where ${\bf C}$ has no negative entries and ${\bf B}$ has few non-zero entries

This is a more carefully worded version of this question, here tailored to professional mathematicians.
Consider a matrix ${\bf A}\in{\bf M}_{n\times n}({\mathbb R})$ with possibly positive, negative ...

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### Efficient computation of matrix exponential of trace zero matrix [closed]

I am looking for identities that may help with numerical computation of the matrix exponential ${\rm exp}(A)$ where ${\rm tr}(A)=0$. I am already aware of general-purpose algorithms for computing the ...

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### How many ways can I factor a matrix (over $\mathbb{Z}$)?

Let $A$ be a fixed matrix in $M_2\mathbb{Z}$ with determinant $n \neq 0$.
Question 1 How many ways can I write $A = XY$ for $X, Y \in M_2\mathbb{Z}$?
The answer to this question is pretty clearly ...

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### Bounding the number of information sets in a linear binary code

A pretty well-known theorem regarding linear $(n,k,d)$ codes is that every $n-d+1$ coordinate positions contain an information set, but not all $n-d$ coordinate positions do. This is equivalent to a ...

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### Can we claim that all the terms in a matrix are less than equal to 1 if spectral radius is less than 1?

I have a a full column rank matrix A, and using this I want to construct a matrix with spectral radius less than 1. I do that using,
H = $I-\alpha A^{T} A$ ($I$ is identity matrix), where the term $\...

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### Riemann theta function with asymptotically large Toeplitz Matrix

As a follow up to
How to compute $\sum_{x \in \mathbb{Z}^n} e^{-x^TMx}$ efficiently
Suppose that $M$ is a large Toeplitz matrix. With a suitable scaling $K^{-n}$ for some $K$, what will the Riemann ...

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### How to rotate a covariance matrix which contains quaternion elements? [closed]

I am implementing a paper which recovers full-3d body pose from images.
It represents individual body parts as 7D vectors containing first the absolute 3D location [x y z] and then the unit ...

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**1**answer

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### Positivity of power of positive PSD matrices

Background: Let $M$ be an $n\times n$ matrix with nonnegative entries. It is immediate that for any integer $k$, $M^k$ has nonnegative entries.
Suppose now that, on top of having nonnegative entries, ...

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### Tensor matricizations and their decompositions

Suppose we have a 4-index tensor $t_{ijkl}$ (all 4 dimensions are equal size). We can make a matrix out of it by taking first and last two indexes as new indexes: $t_{ijkl} \rightarrow M_{ij, kl}$. ...

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### Two minimization problems using singular value decomposition

Posted here too: http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1711026/two-minimization-problems-using-singular-value-decomposition
Let $q_0, q_1:[0,1]\to \mathbb{R}^n$ be two maps whose components are $L^...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Exact eigenvalues of a specific tridiagonal matrix

I'm studying the following tri-diagonal matrix
$$
X = \begin{pmatrix}
0 & x_0 & 0 & 0 &\cdots & 0 & 0 & 0 \\\
x_0 & 0 & x_1 & 0 &\cdots & 0 & ...

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### How to enumerate a discrete group of matrices by their Frobenius norm?

Suppose I have a discrete group $G<\mathrm{SL}_2(\mathbb{C})$,
and it is finitely generated by some known generators.
That is, $G=\langle g_1,\dots,g_n\rangle$.
The Frobenius norm of a matrix $m=\...

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**1**answer

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### An extremal combinatorics problem involving column summation

Given $n\in\Bbb N$, $\alpha>0$, $\beta\in\big[\frac12,1\big]$ denote $\mathcal R_{n,\alpha,\beta}$ as collection of all $2^n\times 2^{n^\alpha}$ $0/1$ matrices with every row summing to strictly ...

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### Asymptotic determinant of $2\times 2$ Toeplitz matrix

The problem that I am dealing with is to compute the determinant of a $2\times 2$ Toeplitz matrix[1] (in general I would like to generalize to a more general case, but let's consider the easiest case ...

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### How to construct large sets of $m$-dimensional vectors over a finite field such that any $m$ of them are independent?

Let $m\ge 2$ be an integer and $\mathbb{F}$ be a finite field of order $p^k$. I want to construct as many as possible $m$-dimensional vectors $v_1,v_2,\ldots,v_n$ in field $\mathbb{F}$ such that any $...

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votes

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### For which matrices deciding permutation similarity is polynomial?

Q1 For which matrices deciding permutation similarity is polynomial?
It is not easier than graph isomorphism (and very likely is equivalent to it).
If necessary, assume the entries are nonnegative ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Eigenvalue-related statements [closed]

(I understand this question might not be appropriate for this website, but it has been asked on MathStackexchange and did not receive any replies even with a bounty)
How can I prove that the ...

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### A log inequality for positive definite trace-one matrices

Let $\{v_i\}_{i=1}^N$ be a set of $n$-dimensional real vectors and let $X=X^\top\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$ be a positive definite trace-one matrix. I would like to prove (or disprove) the following ...

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votes

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### Large Tridiagonal Matrix - Eigenvalues

Consider large tridiagonal matrix (where $a$ and $b$ are real numbers):
$M =
\begin{pmatrix}
a^2 & b & 0 & 0 & \cdots \\
b & (a+1)^2 & b & 0 & \cdots & \\
...

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votes

**1**answer

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### $P(Z)$ is matrix polynomials. Why is $s_n$ smooth in a neighbourhood of $Z$?

Let $A_j \in \mathbb{C}^{n \times n}$, ($j = 0,1,2,\ldots,m$) and
$P(Z) = A_m Z^m + \cdots + A_1 Z + A_0$ is a matrix polynomial, and $Z $ is a complex variable.
$Z$ is eigenvalue of $P(Z )$ if $\...

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### Efficiently calculate the trace of the product of two large but symmetric matrices, one of which is an inverse

Sorry about the long title. I need to calculate the trace of $M(M+D)^{-1}$, where $M$ is a dense symmetric matrix, and $D$ is a diagonal matrix. The main issue is the dimension could be large (usually ...

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votes

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### spectrum of Hadamard matrices

A (±1)-matrix is a matrix whose entries are 1 and −1.
An $n \times n$ (±1)-matrix is called an Hadamard matrix if the rows are
orthogonal.
Equivalently,
An $n \times n$ (±1)-matrix $H$ is Hadamard ⇔ $...

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### Eigenspace of convex combination of two idempotent matrices

Let $H_1,H_2\in\mathbb{Q}^{n\times n}$ be idempotent and symmetric matrices. For any $0<\mu<\frac{1}{2}$, consider the matrix
$$H_\mu:=\mu H_1+(1-\mu)H_2.$$
I'm looking for a description of $\...

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### Optimization of a function of a positive definite matrix and its inverse

This question is a little ill-posed, but I've been playing with some equations and am just wondering if this resembles any known problems that have been solved.
Suppose I have two real, positive ...

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### A matrix norm inequality

Suppose that $A, B$ are Hermitian positive definite matrices of the same order and $0\le p\le 1$. Using a standard approach in matrix analysis, one can show that
$\|A^{1-p}B^p\|\ge \|A\sharp_p B\|$, ...