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### Conjugate Matrix

Let $A$ be a nilpotent square matrix, $J$ be the antidiagonal matrix with 1's on the secondary diagonal (i.e. $J^{2}=E$) and let $B=J A J.$ Suppose we conjugate the matrices $A,B$ by a matrix ...

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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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### how can I make a grid [on hold]

I have 16 numbers, 1 to 16.
16 rows.
4 columns.
I want each number to appear in each column but to only appear on a row with each of the other 15 numbers once.

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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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### 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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### $\mathbb{Z}_{2}$ -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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### 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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### Rank changes with matrix edits

Assume we have rank $r$ real matrix $M\in\{0,1\}^{n\times n}$ (not constrained to symmetric).
Assume $W\in\{0,1\}^{n\times n}$ is rank $1$ real matrix.
Case $1$: $M+W\in\{0,1\}^{n\times n}$.
Could ...

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### Similarity about unitary matrices

Suppose $G_1, \ldots, G_k$ are unitary, Hermitian, and anti-commuting matrices, and assume the same for $F_1, \ldots, F_k$. Suppose these matrices are similar, i.e. there exists $T \in ...

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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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### Representing quaternions as matrices [on hold]

Assume F is a field of characteristic different than 2. Let a, b be invertible elements in F, and let A(a,b) be the generalised quaternions. Using the Artin–Wedderburn theorem, there is a ...

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### how to find coordinate of unknown point given the distance against N known points [migrated]

I am meeting with a problem, say I have already know the coordinates of N points (a1,a2,a3....) in 3D space. And I have a new point, say x. I only know the distances from x to the known N points. 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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### Probe permutationally matrix extreme properties-II

Call $S_{r}$, collection of $0/1$ matrices of rank atmost $r$ that increase rank if any $1$ is changed to $0$.
Given $M\in\{0,1\}^{n\times n}$ of rank $r$, what is probability that $M$ could be ...

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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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### 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 ...

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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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### A combinatorial question on ranks

Denote
$$\mathscr{C}[r]=\{Q\in\Bbb Z_{\geq 0,\leq 1}^{n\times n}:\mathsf{rk}(Q)= r\}.$$
$$\mathscr{D}[A,t]=\{B\in\mathscr{C}[\mathsf{rk}(A)]:\mathsf{dim}(col(A)\cap col(B))\geq t\}.$$
Given ...

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### Characterizing matrices with rank constraint

Given matrix $M\in\Bbb Z_{\geq0,\leq b}^{n\times n}$, is there a nice method to characterize $$\mathscr{D}[M,b]=\{Q\in\Bbb R_{\geq0,\leq b}^{n\times n}:\mathsf{rank}(M-Q)= \mathsf{rank}(Q),\quad ...

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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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### 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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### Linear combinations of columns of matrices [closed]

Suppose E is a 4 × 3 matrix with columns ⃗c1, ⃗c2, ⃗c3 and rows ⃗r1, ⃗r2, ⃗r3, ⃗r4. Let ⃗v be a 3 x 1 matrix that = [2, -1, 1]
How could we express E⃗v as a linear combination of ⃗c1, ⃗c2, ⃗c3?
Now ...

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### Eigenvalues of nonnegative integer matrices

Edit
I realized that the key piece of information that I need is question 1, and so I'd like to rephrase this post:
What are the possible eigenvalues of nonnegative integer matrices?
Any answer ...

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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 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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### 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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### 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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### Diagonalization of 4th order tensors

I have been wondering about the following problem...
Let $n$ be a positive integer and denote by $M_n^s$ the space of symmetric $n\times n$ real matrices. Now, we look at the space $\mathcal ...

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### Hölder's inequality for matrices

I was wondering if the Hölder's inequality was true for matrix induced norms, i.e. if
$$\|AB\|_1 \leq \|A\|_p\|B\|_q, \quad\forall p,q \in [1,\infty] \text{ s.t. } \tfrac{1}{p}+\tfrac{1}{q} = 1.$$
But ...

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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 a common Fischer basis

Let $A$ be a real symmetric $n\times n$ matrix, normalized such that $Tr[A]=1$. Define a 'Fischer basis' as the basis in which all diagonal elements are equal to $\frac{1}{n}$. The motivation for ...

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### Bound of spectral radius of polynomial of a complex matrix

I am trying to prove or disprove the following inequality.
$$ ||P(A)||_2\leq 2 \max_{\alpha\in W(A)}| P(\alpha)|,$$
where $P(\cdot)$ is a complex polynomial, $A\in \mathbb{C}^{n\times n}$ and ...

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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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### 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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### About adding a negative definite rank-1 matrix to a symmetric matrix

If $B$ is a symmetric matrix then how do its eigenvalues compare to the eigenvalues of $B - vv^T$? ( where $v$ is a vector of the same dimension as $B$)
I guess that the eigenvalues of $B - vv^T$ ...

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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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### Orthogonalization technique after cosparse dictionary update

I'm trying to adapt the cosparse dictionary learning (DL) approach described in Analysis K-SVD to a DL method that creates the dictionary as a union of orthonormal blocks (UONB).
For this I apply the ...

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### Dual cone of a set of particular semidefinite cones

Let $X$ be a matrix variable
$$X=\begin{pmatrix} x_1 & x_2 & x_3\\ x_2 & x_4 & x_5\\x_3 & x_5 & x_6\end{pmatrix},$$
define the cone as
...

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### An exact fraction of a matrix

Let $A$ be a $n \times m$ real matrix with $n<<m$ and of rank $r<n$. It is known that $A$ has exactly two distinct non-zero singular values: $\sigma_{\max}$ and $\sigma_{2}$, and also that ...

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### Bits of precision matrix reconstruction

We have a real rank $r$ matrix $M\in\{0,1\}^{n\times n}$.
Suppose we have diagonalized using $LMR=D$.
I want to recover a real matrix $\widetilde{M}$ such that maximum absolute entry of ...

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### Some calculus in the orthogonal group $O(n)$

How can one compute each of the following matrices, explicitly:
$$\int_{O(n)} e^{g}dg$$ or
$$\int_{O(n)} g^{n}dg \;\;\;\;n\in \mathbb{N} \;\;n>1$$
What is the explicite entries of the resulting ...

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### Way to parameterise sparse multi diagonal matrix

I have an NxN matrix S that looks like this: $$ S^{-1} = K^{-1} + \Lambda $$
where N is a multiple of 3, both K and S are positive definite matrices, and Lambda is
$$
\Lambda = \begin{bmatrix}
x ...