# Tagged Questions

Questions where the notion matrix has an important or crucial role (for the latter, note the tag matrix-theory for potential use). Matrices appear in various parts of mathematics, and this tag is typically combined with other tags to make the general subject clear, such as an appropriate top-level ...

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### Real square roots of symmetric matrices

In joint work with Andreas Fischle (TU Dresden, Germany) and Patrizio Neff (U Essen, Germany) we needed to use the following statement: If $S$ is a real $n\times n$ matrix with $S^2$ symmetric, then ...
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### Distribution of zeros and ones over matrix

I have the following problem: Given a matrix with n rows and m columns. Some elements of the matrix are unavailable. For each column, you have a set containing a number of zeros and ones which must ...
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### On a matrix algorithm involving rank-one projections

Let $\{v_i\}_{i=1}^N$ be a set of $n$-dimensional real vectors spanning $\mathbb{R}^n$. Let $p\in [0,1]$ be a rational number and consider the iteration X_{k+1}=\frac{1}{N}\sum_{i=1}^...
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### Add a multiple of $I$ to a matrix to minimize its operator norm

Given $A\in\mathbb{C}^{n\times n}$, what is $s_* = \arg\min \|A-sI\|$? Here $\|A\|$ is the operator norm, $\|A\|=\rho(A^*A)^{1/2}$, and $I$ is the identity. The corresponding problem for the ...
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### How to prove this determinant is positive-II?

Question: Given an arbitrary number of real matrices of the form $A_i= \biggl(\begin{matrix} C_i+E_i & B_i \\ B_i^T & D_i-F_i \end{matrix} \biggr)$, where $B_i$ is an arbitrary $n\times n$ ...
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### Nuclear norm maximization

I am trying to solve a nuclear norm maximization problem: $$\arg \max_{Q \in O(n)} \|WQV^T\|_*$$ where $Q$ is an $n \times n$ orthogonal matrix and $W$ and $V$ are real $d \times n$ matrices. I've ...
If $A$ is a $n\!\times\!n$ $0$-$1$ matrix of rank $k<n$. If ever possible, what would be an efficient way of extracting a full rank $k\!\times\!k$ sub-matrix of $A$ by removing columns and rows of ...