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Copositivity under tensor products

Is there any symmetric real matrix $A$ such that $A^{\otimes n}$ is copositive for all positive integers $n$, but such that A is neither positive semidefinite nor has just non-negative entries? ...
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Commutative decomposition for full-rank $A$ and low-rank $B$ matrices that do not commute

1. Motivation Consider symmetric matrices $A,B\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$, and let $A$ be full-rank and $B$ be low-rank. The simultaneous block-diagonalization, defined as the following ...
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Ratio of entries of A and log A where A is a triangular matrix

Consider triangular matrices $A = \left( {a(n,k)} \right)$ of arbitrary order with $a(n,k) = 0$ if $n + k$ is odd and $a(n,n - 2k) = \frac{{n!}}{{k!(n - 2k)!}}\frac{{(m + n - k - 1)!}}{{(m + n - ...
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Partial inverse of a matrix - or does it have its own name?

In my calculations I need to use something which is "between" a matrix and its inverse. That is, I invert only some dimensions. I am interested if it has an established name. That is, a matrix (here ...
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Determinant of a determinant

Consider an $mn \times mn$ matrix over a commutative ring $A$, divided into $n \times n$ blocks that commute pairwise. One can pretend that each of the $m^2$ blocks is a number and apply the $m ...
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Product $PVPVP$ is elementwise nonnegative?

Let $P\in \mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$ be the inverse of a positive definite M-matrix and $V\in \mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$ be any diagonal matrix. Prove (or disprove) that $PVPVP$ is elementwise nonnegative. ...
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Anti-bidiagonal matrix with main anti-diagonal {1,2,3,…} and first sub-anti-diagonal {-1,-2,-3,…} has eigenvalues lambda={1,-2,3,-4,…}

Consider the anti-bidiagonal matrix $B_6\in\mathbb{R}^{6\times 6}$, defined along its anti-diagonals as follows $$ B_6=\begin{bmatrix} & & & & & 6\\ & & & ...
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Proving that the kernel of this matrix is of dimension 2

(Edit : see at the bottom of the question for an additional surprising possible hint.) Using a computational software program, I found that the kernel of the following matrix is of dimension 2 when ...
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Expected value of the inverse of a random, truncated Haar matrix

Let $Q$ be a (say 4x4) unitary matrix, distributed according to the Haar distribution. Denote the upper left 2x2 submatrix of $Q$ as $Q_{1:2,1:2}$. I am interested in the following expectation: $E(I ...
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How to construct a semi-positive definite matrix in this form: (L=D-A')

As known, the graph Laplacian $L = D - A$ is semi-positive definite. What if there is a matrix $A'$ where $$ A'_{ij} = \begin{cases} A_{ij}, \quad if A_{ij} >0 \\ -\varepsilon, \quad if A_{ij} = ...
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the eigenvalues of a generalized circulant matrix

A $2k\times 2k$ circulant matrix $\ C$ takes the form \begin{align} C= \begin{bmatrix} c_0 & c_{2k-1} & \dots & c_{2} & c_{1} \\ c_{1} & c_0 & c_{2k-1} & & c_{2} ...
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Questions about some special tensor transformation

Suppose tensor $U_{i\alpha\beta}$ with dimension $M*N*N$ satisfy following condition: $$U_{i\beta\alpha}=W^1_{\alpha\alpha'}W^2_{\beta\beta'}U_{i\alpha'\beta'}$$ where $W^1$ and $W^2$ are $N*N$ ...
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Is there effective algorithm for finding “minimal discovery time” for large graphs?

Consider a large, probably sparse graph with Markovian random walkers on it. Define discovery time as time to first reach a vertex by random walk from uniform start. Are there effective ways to find ...
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Which nonnegative matrices have exact nonnegative matrix factors of smaller dimensionality?

The nonnegative matrix $V = \left( \begin{array}{cc} 1 & 1 \\ 1 & 1 \end{array} \right)$ has nonnegative matrix factors $W = \left( \begin{array}{c} 1 \\ 1 \end{array} \right)$ and $H = ...
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Is there an efficient way to compute the “complete subset regression”?

Background: Let $X \in \mathbb{R}^{N\times K}$ and $y \in \mathbb{R}^{N\times 1}$ be data for a regression problem. The aim is to find $\beta \in \mathbb{R}^{K\times 1}$ such that $X\beta \approx y$ ...
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How to restructure adjacency matrix $A$ from shortest distance matrix $B$ in Network topology inference

An undirected graph with $n$ nodes could be referred to as an adjacency matrix $A$. $A=[a_{ij}]_{n×n}$ with $a_{ij}=a_{ji}=1$ standing for there being an edge between node $i$ and node $j$, and no ...
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The eigenvectors and eigenvalues of matrix geometric mean

This is a follow up question on from How to solve a non-homogeneous quadratic matrix equation?. Given the matrix $G = A(A^{-1}M)^{1/2}=A^{1/2}(A^{-1/2}MA^{-1/2})^{1/2}A^{1/2}$, where $A=-H^{-1}$, ...
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Writing a complex orthogonal matrix as a conjugation by real orthogonal matrices

Let $Q\in O(n,\mathbb C)$ be a complex orthogonal matrix. I would like to know if $Q$ can always be written as $Q = T^{-1}ST$, where $T\in O(n,\mathbb R)\subset O(n,\mathbb C)$ and $S$ belongs to some ...
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Partial Constraint of Low Rank Matrix

Suppose $X \in \mathbb{R}^{m \times n}$ is a rank $r$ matrix. Let $\Omega$ be a generic subset of $\in \{1, \ldots, m\} \times \{1, \ldots, n\}$ of cardinality $r(m + n - r)$. Denote by $X_{\Omega}$ ...
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Computing covariance matrix from patchy data

Take a linear Gaussian model given by the following normal distributions: $\mathcal{N}(z_n | z_{n-1}, A), \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \ \mathcal{N}(x_n | z_{n}, B) $ Let variable $z$ be a hidden variable and $x$ ...
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Does this permanent have a closed form?

What is the closed form of this permanent? (similar to the Cauchy determinant) \begin{aligned} f(z_1,z_2,\cdots,z_N,w_1,w_2,\cdots,w_N)=\left[ \small{\begin{matrix} \frac{1}{(z_1-w_1)^2} && ...
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Generalized Cauchy-Binet sum over a fixed subset of indices

I originally posted this on math.stackexchange, but it quickly got buried. I removed it not too long after, thinking of rewriting it for MO, but I didn’t have a chance to post it until now. Apologies ...
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Hankel matrix commuting with a Jacobi matrix

Assume the semi-infinite Hankel matrix $H$ with entries $$H_{i,j}=\alpha_{i+j-1}, \quad i,j\geq1,$$ where $\alpha_{n}\in\mathbb{R}$, is given. It turns out that in some special situations a ...
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MInors related problem [closed]

A matrix $A$ has $m$ rows and $n$ colums, such that $m \leq n$. We know that each row of $A$ has the norm $1$ (the norm of an element $x=(x_1,x_2,...,x_n) \in \mathbb{R}^n$ is ...
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If matrices describe simplices, what do matrix operations describe?

Suppose we are given a $d \times d$ matrix $M$ with rows $m_1, \dots, m_d$. This matrix describes a simplex, namely the convex closure of the origin with the vectors $m_1, \dots, m_d$. Now, scaling ...
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Why is the spectrum of this matrix product invariant with respect to order of the multiplicants?

I've been chewing on the following problem for some time and I just don't have any more ideas how to tackle it. I have matrices $A_1,...,A_k \in \mathbb R^{n\times n}$ and I'm observing that the ...
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Hlawka inequality for determinants of positive definite matrices

It is mentioned here that if $A, B, C\in M_{n}(\mathbb C)$ are positive semidefinite, then $$\det (A+B+C)+\det C\ge \det (A+C)+\det (B+C)$$ (quoted from this article) and the special case ($C=\bf 0$) ...
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Eigenvalues of this matrix

I have a linear map that is defined by $$T:\text{lin}(1,...,x^m) \rightarrow \text{lin}(1,...,x^m) \text{ with}$$ $$x^k \mapsto 2w(k-m)x^{k+1}+(k^2-k-w^2)x^k-2kwx^{k-1}+(k-k^2)x^{k-2}$$ Let me give a ...
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a generalization of the annihilator of cokernel ideal

Let $R$ be a (commutative, associative, unital) ring, consider a homomorphism of some (finitely generated) free $R$-modules $F\stackrel{A}{\rightarrow}G$. Its basic invariants are the Fitting ideals, ...
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Handelman's positivstellensatz for symmetric matrix-valued polynomials

For certain classes of sets $S \subseteq \mathbb{R}^n$, there exist algebraic characterizations of real valued polynomials $p: \mathbb{R}^n \rightarrow \mathbb{R}$ that are positive on $S$. Several ...
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Action of rotation group on Matrices [closed]

Is the following assertion true? Suppose $p, q \geq 3$. Consider the action of $SO(p,\mathbb{R})$ on $p \times q$ matrices by left multiplication. I want to show that $MA = A$, where $M \in ...
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What is known about the distribution of eigenvectors of random matrices?

Let $A$ be a real asymmetric $n \times n$ matrix with i.i.d. random, zero-mean elements. What results, if any, are there for the eigenvectors of $A$? In particular: How are individual eigenvectors ...
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Eigenvalues of product of diagonal positive matrix and symmetric matrix [closed]

Assume that we have two real symmetric matrices A and B, where A is a positive diagonal matrix, and B is a symmetric matrix with one eigenvalue λ = 0. Assume that H= AB; is it possible to proof that ...
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A class of matrix determinants between Wronskians and Vandermondes

Update: see below Let $M$ be an $n\times n$ matrix that's constructed as follows. Construct the right-most column of $M$ as $[\alpha_1(x_1),\cdots,\alpha_n(x_n)]^T$ for some class of fixed functions ...
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Another kind of the positivity of matrices

For given $n$, the following $n\times n$ complex matrix $M=M^{\dagger}$ is called positive, if $x^{\dagger}M x\geq 0$ holds for all complex vector $x=(z,z^2,\cdots,z^n)^T$ with arbitrary complex ...
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Symmetric Zero-Diagonal Matrices

Consider matrices with entries in a field $F$ of characteristic $2$. Let $\Omega$ denote the $2n\times2n$ matrix $\left[\begin{array}{ll}0&1_n\\1_n&0\end{array}\right]$. Then $X^t\Omega X$ is ...
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Are bounds known for the maximum determinant of a (0,1)-matrix of specified size and with a specifed number of 1s?

The problems of determining the maximum determinant of an $n \times n$ $(0,1)$-matrix and the spectral problem of determining exactly which other determinants can possibly occur are both reasonably ...
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Multiplicative Symmetrization of Bilinear Forms

Let $F$ be a field of characteristic $2$, let $V$ be an even dimensional $F$-vector space, let $B$ be a non-degenerate symplectic bilinear form on $V$ and let $^*$ be the adjoint of $B$ on ${\rm ...
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Bounds on the effect of a matrix product on the Frobenius norm

I was wondering if there was a way to put upper and lower bounds on the Frobenius norm of a matrix product in relation to the Frobenios norm of one of the individual matrices, i.e, ...
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Determinant inequality involving Hermitian, positive definite matrices

Question: Let $A,B,C\in M_{n}(C)$ be Hermitian and positive definite matrices such that:$$A+B+C=I_{n}$$ Show that: $$\det\left(6(A^3+B^3+C^3)+I_{n}\right)\ge 5^n\det(A^2+B^2+C^2)$$ This question ...
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$\epsilon$-covering number of a set of rank-2 matrices

Suppose that two unit-norm vectors $\boldsymbol{a}\in \mathbb{R}^m$ and $\boldsymbol{b}\in\mathbb{R}^n$ are given with $m\leq n$. Furthermore, let $\boldsymbol{F}_{m,n}$ denote the first $m$ rows of ...
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Proof for a Rank-One Decomposition Theorem of Positive (semi) Definite Matrices

Consider the following result which I recently came across in a research paper in my area (Signal Processing) Let $X$ be a $N\times N$ positive semidefinite (psd) matrix whose rank is $r$. Let ...
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Largest eigenvalue of the sum of hermitian matricies [closed]

Is there an expression for the largest eigenvalue of the sum of two hermitian matricies in terms of the spectrum of the same matricies?
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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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Do compact groups acting irreducibly have finite subgroups which do the same?

Let $G$ be a closed subgroup of $U(n,{\bf C})$, not necessarily connected. Regard ${\bf C}^n$ as a complex $G$-module $M$. Q. Suppose $M$ is irreducible as a $G$-module (equivalent, I think, to ...
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“embedding” various matrix equivalences into the equivalence of particular linear map

Consider the square matrices over a (local) ring $R$, up to conjugation, $A\rightarrow UAU^{-1}$, where $U$ is an invertible matrix over $R$. Such an equivalence embeds into the "left-right" ...
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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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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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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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The convergence of Matrix factorization

I'm trying to prove the convergence of Matrix factorization. The problem is described below. $|X-WH|^2 + |H|_2^2 +|W|_2^2$. My optimization steps are using Alternating least squares which update H ...