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### Homotopy type of certain maps on complex grassmanian

$G(k,n)$ is the complex grassmanian which is homeomorphic to the space of projections in $M_{n}(\mathbb{C})$ with trace $k$. So we can Identify $G(k,n)$ with $$\{A\in M_{n}(\mathbb{C})\mid ...

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### On the least singular values

Let $A$ be a square matrix of size $n \times n$ ($n>2$) and let $B$ be $A$ if we delete the last row and column (size $(n-1) \times (n-1)$). Let $\sigma (A)$ be the least singular value of $A$ and ...

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### Finding commuting matrices

Is there a procedure for finding all matrices which commute with two given square and complex matrices?
For example, given two elements $A,B \in$ $\mathfrak{su}(4)$ is it possible to find all ...

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### Equivalence of entrywise 1-norm and Schatten-1 norm

Let $A \in \mathbb{R}^{m\times n}$ and $\|A\| = \sum_{i, j} |A_{i,j}|$.
I am looking for constants $\alpha, \beta \in \mathbb{R}$ such that
$\alpha \|A\| \leq \|A\|_* \leq \beta \|A\|$
The function ...

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### A certain matrix associated to graphs

I am not very familiar with graph theory, but I need some results for my work. Thus, the question is, whether the following has already been studied and where I can find it. Let $G=(V,E)$ be an graph ...

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### Decomposing large symmetric banded sparse matrices

I'm investigating 3D image deblurring and one of the approaches I'm interested in is applying spatial regularisation. To do this I have generated a matrix $A$ which encodes the 6-connectivity of each ...

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### Minimal dimension of a Lie algebra of matrices, with a restrictive property

Let $\mathfrak{g}$ be a sub-Lie-algebra of $\mathfrak{gl}_n(\mathbb{C})$, the Lie algebra of complex $n\times n$ square matrices.
Let us call $(H)$ the hypothesis: for all $x, y\in\mathbb{C}^n$, ...

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### Dense symmetric unitary integer matrix?

Can someone give me a nontrivial example of a symmetric unitary integer matrix? I'm looking for something as dense as possible (i.e., not too many 0's); 5 <= size <= 8 would be ideal.

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### How can we interpret the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of Euclidean Distance Matrices?

I asked this question in Math Stack Exchange earlier here: http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1199380/what-is-the-intuition-behind-how-can-we-interpret-the-eigenvalues-and-eigenvec and since I ...

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### The maximal eigenvalue of a symmetric Toeplitz matrix

Let $0\le x\le 1$ be a real number. Denote by $A_n(x)=(a_{ij})$ the $n$ by $n$ matrix such that $a_{ij}=x^{|i-j|}$ and let $\lambda_n(x)$ be the maximal eigenvalue of $A_n(x)$.
Is there any ...

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### What is wrong with the argument that zero permanent is polynomial?

This Lecture summarizes some well known facts about $\#P$ completeness of permanent.
Given a CNF formula $\phi$ on $n$ variables, they construct
matrix $A$ such that:
$$perm(A)=4^{3m} \#SAT(\phi)$$
...

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### Represent matrix immanants using Schur functions

For each irreducible character $\chi^\lambda$ of the symmetric group $S_n$, the immanant of an $n\times n$ square matrix $A$ is defined as
\begin{equation*}
d_\lambda(A) := \sum_{\sigma \in S_n} ...

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### Does this inequality always hold?

Denote the adjacency matrix of a given undirected graph by $g$. It is an $n$-by-$n$ symmetric Boolean matrix with elements on the diagonal to be zero ($n\geq 3$). Let $g_{12}=g_{21}=g_{13}=g_{31}=1$ ...

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### Are there non-isomorphic graphs with rationally orthogonal similar adjacency matrices?

Let $A_G,A_H$ be the adjacency matrices of two non-isomorphic graphs.
Let $P$ be orthogonal matrix with rational entries.
Is it possible $A_G = P^{-1}A_H P$?
Paper
gives algorithm for ...

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### When are the adjacency matrices of non-isomorphic graphs similar?

From Wikipedia.
In linear algebra, two n-by-n matrices A and B are called similar if
$$ B = P^{-1} A P$$
for some invertible n-by-n matrix $P$.
If $P$ is a permutation matrix, $A$ and $B$ are ...

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### Enumeration of $0-1$ matrices with determinant $1$

Has the number $f(n)$ of $n \times n$, $0{-}1$ matrices whose determinant is $+1$
been enumerated?
E.g., for $n{=}2$, there are $f(2)=3$ such matrices:
$$
\left(
\begin{array}{cc}
1 & 0 \\
0 ...

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### quadratic matrix equation

Find all symmetric matrices $X=X^{T}$ such that
\begin{align}
XDX^{T}=-D \quad (1)
\end{align}
where $D\ne 0$ is a real diagonal matrix.
For example, $X=iI$ satisfies $(1)$. Can you get a ...

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### Bound on the ratio of top 2 eigenvalues

Let $P$ be a $(n+1) \times (n+1)$ stochastic matrix such that $P_{ij}=\tau$ if $i \neq j$ and $P_{ii} = (1 - n\tau)$ where $0<\tau < \frac{1}{n+1}$. It is clear that the largest eigenvalue of ...

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### What are interesting heuristics of determining how far given matrix is from a singular one?

The condition number and volume of matrix (defined as absolute value of its determinant) are things which come to mind. Is there more?
I think that over the years numerical folks (who are faced with ...

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### A weak Perron-Frobenius property for sets of positive matrices

A popular form of the Perron-Frobenius theorem states the following result: if $A$ is a $d \times d$ real matrix all of whose entries are positive, then the spectral radius of $A$ is a simple ...

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### Is the function below convex?

I have the following function $f(X)=(\sum(gmm^2(AX)-2gmm(AX)gmm(B)))||CX-D||^2$
where gmm is Gussian mixtures defined as $gmm(x)=\sum_{i=1}^{K}\omega_{i}\phi(x|\mu_{i},\Sigma_{i})$, $\omega$ is the ...

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### Range of a trace preserving completely positive projection

I'm working in $M_n(\mathbb{C})$, the algebra of complex $n\times n$ matrices. I managed to build a completely positive, trace preserving, star preserving, projection $P$. That is
$$\text{Tr}(P(A)) = ...

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### How to calculate one Cauchy type determinant

As we know, a Cauchy determinant of size n admits the following explicit formula:
$$\det \left(\frac{1}{x _i+y _j}\right) _{1\le i,j \le n}=\frac{\prod _{1\le i < j\le n} (x _j-x _i)(y _j-y ...

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### Is there a method to simultaneously block-diagonalize a set of group matrices?

Assume that you are explicitly given the representation matrices of a group.
How does one go about finding that common basis which will find the irreducible components of all of them simultaneously?
...

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### What are good bounds on ratios of subdeterminants?

Let $A$ be a symmetric matrix and $A_i$ be the matrix obtained from $A$ by dropping the $i^{th}$ row and column. Then what are some good bounds on the value of $\frac{det(A_i)}{det(A)}$ ?
Using the ...

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### When is a linear combination of permutation matrices unitary?

Question:
Let $P_\pi$ denote the matrix representation of permutation $\pi$. Consider a linear combination of all $n \times n$ permutation matrices
$$U := \sum_{\pi \in S_n} c_\pi P_\pi$$
where ...

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### When is a Hankel matrix invertible?

I would like to have some conditions that render a general Hankel matrix of the form
\begin{pmatrix}a_1 & a_2 & a_3 &\cdots & a_n \\ a_2 & a_3 & a_4 & \cdots & a_{n+1} ...

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### Matrices congruent to each other via a permutation

Consider the collection of all integer matrices and partition them via an equivalence relation $A\sim B\Leftrightarrow \exists$ a permutation matrix $P$ such that $B=PAP^T$. Is some canonical form ...

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### Inverse of a matrix expression

Let
$$X_i = \left(I - P\left(I - t_it_i^T\right)\right)^{-1}$$
where $P$ is an $N\times N$ matrix and $t_i$ is a vector of $N$ elements.
Is there a way to simplify this expression in order to ...

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votes

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### $\mathbb{Z}_{2}$ -equivariant vector bundles over manifold of rank-$k$ matrices

Edit: I remove the trivial part of the first version, according to comment of Alex Degtyarev
Let $M$ be the manifold of all matrices in $M_{n}(\mathbb{R})$ with fixed rank $0<k<n$. There is ...

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### Probe permutationally matrix extreme properties

Suppose given $M\in\{0,1\}^{n\times n}$ of rank $r$.
Assume that changing even a single $1$ to $0$ in $M$ raises rank. Does it follow that $M$ is permutationally equivalent to a block diagonal ...

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### Why are 1 and -1 eigenvalues of this matrix?

This is a subject I've been working on for a very long time now, but still did not manage to fully understand the interesting properties of this matrix $\mathbf{A}$.
First, let's define two matrices:
...

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### Spectral radius of a column stochastic matrix perturbed by a rank-1 matrix

$P\in \mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$ is an irreducible column stochastic matrix. $P$ is also diagonally dominant. $w \in \mathbb{R}^{n} $ is a strictly positive vector satisfying $w^T \mathbf{1} = 1$ where ...

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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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votes

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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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**0**answers

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### Characterizing matrices with rank constraint

Given matrix $M\in\Bbb\{0,1\}^{n\times n}$, is there a nice method to characterize $$\mathscr{D}[M]=\{Q\in\Bbb\{0,1\}^{n\times n}:\mathsf{rank}(M-Q)= \mathsf{rank}(Q),\quad M-Q\in\Bbb\{0,1\}^{n\times ...

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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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### 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 ...