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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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votes

**1**answer

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### A nice proof that completely bounded (cb) norm of transpose map on $ M_n $ is n

In my research of operator algebras and their connection with machine learning I of course use the well know result:
For the map $ tr:M_n \to M_n $ denoting the transpose map of matrices (meaning ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### Image of composition of integral upper triangular matrices

For $A,B$ integral upper triangular matrices on $\mathbb{Z}^k$, do we know something about the image $\text{im}(AB)$ in terms of $\text{im}(A)$, $\text{im}(B)$, unions, intersections, determinants, ...

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votes

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### Checking whether the determinant of a matrix is non-zero [on hold]

For a positive integer $n$, let $c$ be the number of ordered integer tripartitions $(a,b,n-a-b)$ of $n$. Let $F = ( f_{ij} )$ be a $c \times c$ matrix where $f_{ij} = (i+1)^{a + b} (i+2)^{b}$ where $i$...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Carathéodory's theorem for $SO(3)$?

Let $Q \in \operatorname{Conv} SO(3)$.
Is there a way to retrieve an explicit representation of $Q$ as convex combination $Q=\sum_{k=1}^{r}{\lambda_{i}R_{i}},
R_{i} \in SO(3)$?
An approximation ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### Solving matrix equation $X^{-1}=\sum_{i=1}^n D_i X A_i$ [on hold]

Does anybody know an algorithm to solve the following matrix equation?
$$X^{-1}=\sum_{i=1}^n D_i X A_i$$
where $D_i$s are diagonal and $A_i$s are symmetric matrices.
It would be great to have an ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

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### Checking whether a given matrix has a non-zero determinant

For a positive integer $n$, let $c$ be the number of ordered integers tripartitions $(a_j,b_j,c_j)$ of $n$.
Now consider the $c \times c$ matrix $M$ in which the value of the $M[i,j]$ is
$M[i,j]={(...

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votes

**1**answer

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### information measure for matrix that is analogous to rank

Is there a measure for matrix that is analogous to rank of the matrix, but it is continuous on matrix elements? Say, we could say the information in identity matrix $I_n$ is $n$, and when the off-...

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votes

**0**answers

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### $nD$ rotation around a general $(n-2)$-dimensional subspace [closed]

According the Rodrigues' Rotation Formula $3D$ rotation matrix $\in$ $SO(3)$
corresponding to a rotation by an angle $\theta$ about a fixed axis specified by the unit vector $\hat{\omega}=(\omega_x,\...

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votes

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### Considering a matrix with integrer entries over $\mathbb{Z}/p \mathbb{Z}$, does it remain full rank? [closed]

Suppose I have an $m \times n$ matrix $M$ with integer coefficients, and suppose it has full rank. Let $p$ be a prime and now consider the matrix $\bar{M}$ over $\mathbb{Z}/p \mathbb{Z}$. Is it true ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### How to find a closed form of following matrix's determinant [closed]

I wanna find a closed form of determinant of the following matrix
$$A(n) =
\begin{pmatrix}
B_{1} & B_{2} & \cdots & B_{n} & 1 \\
B_{n} & B_{1} & \cdots & B_{n-1} &...

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votes

**0**answers

649 views

### Path connected set of matrices?

Consider the collection of $n$ by $n$ matrices
$$S=\{ A: A_{ij}\le0,\quad (-1)^{c_i}\det A(P_i;Q_i)<0 \quad \text{for} \quad i=1,\ldots, k\}$$
where $c_i\in \{0,1\}$, $P_i$ and $Q_i$ are disjoint ...

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votes

**0**answers

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### When will the spectral radius of a matrix reach its minimum?

Let $A$, $B$ be two $n\times n$ matrices. How to determine $s,t\in\mathbb{N}^+$ such that the spectral radius of $A^sB^t$ will reach its minimum?

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votes

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### Determining the kernel of a Vandermonde-like matrix

The kernel of a Vandermonde matrix can be determined using >this< formula.
The following type of matrix has a similar structure, and should also have a one-dimensional kernel.
$V=
\begin{...

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votes

**1**answer

124 views

### A particular Lie algebra $L_{n}$ and (various) lie groups whose Lie algebra is isomorphic to $L_{n}$

We define $$L_{n}=\{A=(a_{ij})\in M_{n}(\mathbb{R})\mid \sum_{i=1}^{n} a_{ij}=0 \;\;\;\text{for every fixed j}\}$$
This is a Lie subalgebra of $M_{n}(\mathbb{R})$.
A dynamic-geometric proof for ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

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### Number of Asymmetric, Balanced Permutation Matrices

let $\mathcal{ABP}$, the set of "asymmetric, balanced permutation matrices", be defined as the set of permutation matrices, that aren't equal their transpose but, for which the number $1$s below the ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### coefficient-wise powers of matrices. Reference wanted

Let $K$ be a commutative field and ${\rm M}_n (K)$ be the ring of $n\times n$ square matrices with coefficients in $K$ ($n\geqslant 1$ is an integer). For $k\geqslant 1$ and $A =(a_{ij})_{1\leqslant i,...

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votes

**0**answers

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### Selecting columns from multiple matrices to form a well-conditioned matrix

Given multiple matrices of the same size, is there a way to select one column from each matrix to form a well-conditioned matrix?
For example, given four 4-by-10 matrices A, B, C, D (real, positive, ...

**1**

vote

**2**answers

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### How can I efficiently approximate the stationary distribution of an infinite CTMC with a sparse rate matrix?

I am looking for methods to approximate the stationary distribution of an infinite CTMC with a sparse rate matrix. Each row and column of the rate matrix has a finite number of non-zero elements. ...

**5**

votes

**1**answer

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### Bounded domain matrix factorization

Assume we're trying to find $A\in [-1,1]^{n\times d}, B\in [-1,1]^{m\times d}$, from an observed matrix $C\in [-d,d]^{n\times m}$, where $C=AB^T$.
The goal is to return $\widehat A, \widehat B$ such ...

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votes

**1**answer

81 views

### How does the rank of $C_i$ change with $i$?

Let $k$ be a field. Let $A,B\in k^{m\times n}$ and $$C_i=\pmatrix{A&B&&&\\&A&B&&\\&&\ddots&\ddots&\\&&&A&B}\in k^{im\times(i+1)n}.$$ ...

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votes

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393 views

### 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 ...

**5**

votes

**2**answers

370 views

### 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 $\mathbb{R}$)....

**0**

votes

**0**answers

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### Stucture of inverse (MP) of totally positive rectangular matrix

The special structure of inverse of non-singular totally positive square matrix (whose all entries are positive) discussed in MO(see here). The inverse has a special structure (M-matrix).
With some ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

45 views

### SVD alternatives for symmetric matrices

Given any symmetric real valued matrix $A \in \mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$, I can decompose $A$ as the product of two complex matrices
$$
A = E'E
$$
Practically this can be done easily using SVD ...

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votes

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### Geometric Interpretation of Trace

This afternoon I was speaking with some graduate students in the department and we came to the following quandry;
Is there a geometric interpretation of the trace of a matrix?
This question ...

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votes

**3**answers

471 views

### Are the finite dimensional von Neumann algebras, singly generated?

Let $\mathcal{M}$ be a finite dimensional von Neumann algebra, then :
$$\mathcal{M} \simeq \bigoplus_i M_{n_i}(\mathbb{C})$$
Question : Is it singly generated (as von Neumann algebra)? how ?
...

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votes

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### Left and right eigenvalues

A quaternionic matrix $A$ gives rise to a
function $\mathbb{H}^n \to \mathbb{H}^n$
given by $x \mapsto A \cdot x$. This is real linear,
but not complex- or quaternionic-linear
(in general) if we ...

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votes

**2**answers

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### Stabilization of the pencil of skew symmetric matrices by the orthogonal group

During my researches I've come across the following question.
Let $A$ and $B$ be a couple of square $k\times k$ skew symmetric matrices on $\mathbb R$. Let us consider the (real) pencil generated by $...

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votes

**0**answers

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### Joint distribution of eigenvalue and matrix entry

Let $X=(X_{n,m})_{n,m=1}^N$ be a $N\times N$ GUE random matrix, and let $\lambda_1,\dots,\lambda_N$ denote its unordered eigenvalues. What can be said about the distribution of, say, $$\lvert\lambda_1-...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

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### Matrix norm inequality for C*-Algebras [closed]

Let A a $C^*$-Algebra. I have already shown that the maps $Tr, \sigma: M_n(A)\rightarrow A$ given by $Tr((a_{ij})):=\sum_{i}a_{ii}$ and $\sigma\left(\left(a_{ij}\right)\right)=\sum_{i\text{, }j}a_{ij}$...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Determinant of a $4n \times 4n$ block matrix where every block is singular

I have a 4n$\times$4n matrix, which can be written as
\begin{pmatrix}
0 & A &B &C \cr
D& 0& E & F \cr
G& H & 0 & J \cr
K& L& M& 0
\end{pmatrix}
each ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

39 views

### Matrix transformation [closed]

I want to show that
$(I-H^T(-s)H(s))^{-1}$ has no poles on the imaginary axis
with $H(s)=C(sI-A)^{-1}B$ and $H^T(-s)=-B^T(sI+A)^{-T}C^T$
is equivalent to $M_\gamma$ has no purely imaginary ...

**1**

vote

**0**answers

68 views

### Negative eigenvalue of Toeplitz Hermitian matrix?

I am working on estimation of a covariance matrix and I know that the matrix is Toeplitz. The desired matrix should not produce negative eigenvalues at all. However, sometime my estimation leads to a ...

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votes

**2**answers

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### What is the Time Complexity of the Matrix Exponential?

While trying to compute the Matrix Exponential of an $n \times n$ array I decided to take advantage of a Python function called scipy.linalg.expm().
According to ...

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votes

**1**answer

212 views

### A sufficient condition (or not) for positive semidefiniteness of a matrix?

Let $A\in M_{n}(\mathbb{C})$ be a Hermitian matrix. If for all $z_1,...,z_n\in\mathbb{C}$, $$\sum_{i,j=1}^{n}A_{ij}z_{i}\overline{z_{j}}\ge 0$$ then A is positive semidefinite.
I do not think the ...

**1**

vote

**3**answers

747 views

### Detecting if a polynomial is a Pfaffian

Given an explicit polynomial, is there any kind of trick/algorithm to check whether it is a pfaffian of a matrix with linear entries?
The pfaffian can be defined as $\sqrt{{\rm det}(A) } $ when $A$ ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Pfaffian of several skew-linear transformations / matrices

Introduction: Let's assume we have a 2-form $\alpha=(1/2)\sum_{j,k=1}^n a_{jk}\ e_j\wedge e_k$, where $n=2m$, and $a_{jk}\in\mathbb C$. We know that $\alpha^{\wedge m}=\alpha\wedge\alpha\dots\wedge\...

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votes

**1**answer

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### The class of $(-1,0,1)$-matrix with all row sums and column sums equalling to $0$

Let $n$ be an even positive integer and $W_n$ be the class of all $n\times n$ matrices with entries from the set $\{-1,0,1\}$ satisfying all row sums and column sums are equal to $0$.
For any $M\in ...

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votes

**5**answers

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### solving Lyapunov-like equation

The following matrix equation might be a Lyapunov-like equation, but it seems hard for me to develop a simpler way to solve it. From the computation effort, I need some help for solving the special ...

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votes

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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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votes

**2**answers

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### Explicit solution to a Rayleigh quotient equation

For 5 months! I have been struggling to solve the following equations analytically without numeric method (ie, Newton method):
Main equation:
$$
\biggl(M^2-\cfrac{\mathbf{x^{\text{T}}}M^2\...

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votes

**1**answer

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### A maximal element, where Schur gives a minimal element

Let me recall a result due to I. Schur, which I learnt from F. Goldberg's answer to my MO question Hadamard-like inequalites for positive definite symmetric matrices. If $H$ is a subgroup of $\frak ...

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votes

**1**answer

75 views

### Perturbations on the pseudoinverse of a matrix

Given a matrix $A \in \mathbb{R}^{n\times m}$, and its perturbation
$$
A_p = A + \Delta
$$
is there a way to represent
$$
(A_p)^{\star}= (A)^{\star} + f(\Delta)
$$
where $(A_p)^{\star}$ ($(A)^{\star}...

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votes

**2**answers

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### Matrices with real spectrum

Assume you have a non-symmetric real square matrix all of 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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votes

**3**answers

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### Product of conjugate matrices in $\mathrm{SL}(2, \mathbb{Z})$

I've read that if $M_1, \dots, M_n$ are matrices in $\mathrm{SL}(2, \mathbb{Z})$ whose product is the identity, and each is conjugate to the shear
$$ \begin{pmatrix} 1 & 1 \\ 0 & 1\end{...

**3**

votes

**0**answers

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### Finding nearest Toeplitz matrix to a given matrix

For an arbitrary $N\times N$ Hermitian matrix $A$, I want to derive a Toeplitz matrix from $A$ such that the eigenvectors of both matrices have minimal change.
Specifically I want find the Toeplitz ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

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### Eigenvectors of symmetric positive semidefinite matrices as measurable functions

I'm currently interested in how discontinuous can get the eigenprojections of a continuous function taking values in a particular subspace of symmetric matrices.
I've been searching everywhere for an ...

**0**

votes

**2**answers

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### Functions with scalar times orthogonal Jacobian [duplicate]

I am interested in understanding functions $f:\mathbb{R}^d \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^d $ whose Jacobian at every point $x \in \mathbb{R}^d$ is a scalar times an orthogonal matrix.
I've seen a similar ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### I have a very large sparse matrix, 'A', in Ax = b. What work in advance of getting 'b' can be done to reduce solving time?

This question borders between a programming and math question (more math). I have a little matrix knowledge but this is past my ability, so any help is very much appreciated.
Question
I have a very ...