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Characterizing space that preserves positive-definiteness property

Given a symmetric positive-definite matrix $\Sigma$, consider the space $\mathcal{D}$ of diagonal matrices such that $\forall D\in\mathcal{D}$, the matrix $\Sigma-D\Sigma^{-1}D$ is positive definite. ...
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Unitary factor in polar decompositions

Let $A, B$ be $n$-square (Hermitian) positive definite matrices. Let $AB=U|AB|$ be the polar decomposition of $AB$. So $U$ is unitary (called the unitary factor of $AB$). What is the optimal constant ...
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4th order statistics of Circularly Symmetric Complex Normal random vector? [on hold]

Assume that ${\bf z} \in C^{n×1}$ is a CSCG random vector denoted with $C (μ,Σ)$ where $μ$ and $Σ$ are mean and contrivance matrix, respectively, and defined as $μ=E({\bf z})$, $Σ=E({\bf z}{\bf ...
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Find solution of signle element $y_i$ in vector $y$ subject to $Ay=c$ [on hold]

I have a interesting question about linear algebra problem. Assume that I have a matrix $A^{m \times n}$ and vector $c^{n \times 1}$ are known and I want to find the solution of vector y subject to ...
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matrix summation and uniform convergence of matrix sequence [on hold]

I start studying summation theory and as we know a matrix is called a Schur matrix if i)lim (a)nk= x when n goes to infinity and ii)the sum of (a)nk that means the convergence is uniform in n. can ...
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Finding an overgroup or a subgroup in PGL

Let k be a nonperfect field of characteristic $2$. Let $a\in k\backslash k^2$, $G=PGL_4(k)$ and and $$H= \left\{ \small\left[\begin{array}{cccc} x ...
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Rank 1 Approximation of Elementwise Inverse Matrix

I'm wondering whether there is a good way to solve the following optimisation problem. Given a strictly positive quadratic matrix $A$, find two diagonal matrices $D_1$ and $D_2$ so that $$ \| D_1 A ...
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Can anyone help me deduce a matrix inequality?

The following lemma is taken from references firstly. Lemma 1 [1-2] Given matrices $Q=Q^{T} , F, M$ and $N$ of appropriate dimensions, then $$Q+MFN+N^{T}F^{T}M^{T}<0$$ for all $F$ satisfying ...
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Efficient computation of null space of large symbolic matrices?

Are there any computer algebra system/libraries that can compute the null space of a large symbolic matrix in parallel? This problem arises when finding invariant polynomials of a continuous linear ...
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Determinant of matrix from set {-1, 1} [on hold]

Let $A \in \mathbb{R}^{11 \times 11}$ and it's elements are form set $\{ -1,1 \}$. $\mathbb{P}(-1) = \mathbb{P}(1) = 0.5$. What is a probability to get such a matrix, that $\det A > 4000$? I have ...
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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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Closure of the orbits of the $SL(2,\mathbb{Z})$-action on $\mathbb{R}^2$

I'm coming with a very basic question for which I can't find an answer. Please forgive me if I didn't search efficiently enough. What can the closure of an orbit of an element $X$ of $\mathbb{R}^2$ ...
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Uniqueness of solution of a nonconvex optimization problem

What conditions need to be hold for a nonconvex optimization problem to have a unique solution? Specifically, I have the following minimization problem that I'd like to know whether it has a unique ...
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LU factorization for $I+A$ (A skew-symmetric)

The matrix $M=I+A\in \mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$, where $I$ is the identity and $A=-A^T$ is skew-symmetric satisfies $$ Mx\cdot x = \|x\|^2 \quad\text{for all }x\in\mathbb{R}^n. $$ Therefore, $M=LU$ has ...
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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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How to transform matrix to this form by unitary transformation?

Without loss of gernerality, we can only consider $n$-dimensional diagonal matrix $M$ whose elements are all nonnegative, i.e. $$M=\operatorname{diag}(m_1,m_2,\cdots,m_n)\ (m_i \geq 0).$$ Then is ...
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Modified Orthonormal Procrustes Problem

In the general orthonormal Procrustes problem, we want to find an orthonormal matrix $C$ to minimize $\|Y-XC\|_F^2$, where $Y$ is a known $n\times q$ matrix, $X$ is a known $n \times m$ matrix, and ...
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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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Distributing partially known data between n parties

Assume that $n = 2r+1$. There are $n$ elements $a_1,a_2,\ldots,a_n$ from a finite field $\mathcal{F}$, and $n$ parties. Each party knows the values of at least $r+1$ elements out of those $n$ ...
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Counting cosets of matrices of determinant > 1 under the action of a congruence subgroup

I tried asking this on math exchange, but no luck, so thought I'd try here. Let $M_2(m,\mathbb{Z}) $ be the $2\times 2$ matrices with integer entries and determinant $m$. Let $\Gamma^0(N)$ be the ...
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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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Composition of Lossless Systems from Delay and Mixing regarding junction admittance

Given $m_1, \dots m_N \in \mathbb{N}$ and matrix $\mathbf{A} \in \mathbb{C}^{N\times N}$. Let us define a diagonal matrix $\mathbf{D}(z) = diag(z^{-m_1}, \dots, z^{-m_N})$ with $z\in\mathbb{C}$. ...
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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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A coalgebra structure on compact operators

Is there a coalgebra structure $\Delta_{n}$ on $M_{n}(\mathbb{C})$ which is compatible with the natural embedding $i_{n:}M_{n}(\mathbb{C})\to M_{n+1}(\mathbb{C})$ with $i_{n}(A)= A\oplus ...
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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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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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Eigenvectors of a particular transition matrix

I am considering a Markov chain with $n$ states with a particularly nice structure. The transition matrix is as follows: \begin{equation}\mathbf{P}=\begin{pmatrix} 0 & 0& \dots&0 & 0 ...
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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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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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A stronger Cauchy-Schwarz inequality for traces of compression matrices

Assume that $A$ and $B$ are contractions, so $I-AA^T$ and $I-BB^T$ are positive-definite matrices. Let $C=(I-AB^T)^{-1}(I-AA^{T})(I-BA^{T})^{-1}$, and show that: ...
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eigen-decomposition solution? is it unique?

Assume an N*N covariance matrix (Q) which is a positive definite matrix. The decoder X is assumed to be N*s, where s<=N. X is calculated to be s eigenvectors corresponding to s minimum eigenvalues. ...
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Under what conditions there is a one-to-one mapping between a product of matrices and the sequence of matrices leading to the product?

I have a set of matrices $A_1,\ldots,A_n$. Let $\mathcal{A} = \{A_i\}$. What are some simple conditions under which for any sequence of indices between $1$ and $n$, $a_1,\ldots,a_m$, the product ...
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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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Convergence of iterated stochastic matrices

It is well-known that for a stochastic aperiodic matrix $M$, the sequence $(M^n)_n$ converges. Here I would like to a have a more precise analysis. Consider now a sequence of stochastic matrices ...
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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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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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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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Ratio sum comparison on operators

It is known by the Lidskii inequality, that $\sum_{i=1}^n \left|s_i(S)-s_i(T)\right|\le\sum_{i=1}^n s_i(S+T)$, where $s_i(S)$ is the $i$-th singular value of $S$. How would one prove that ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Solving a matrix equation $X=c \cdot AXA' +I$ with a diagonal corrections

I am now struggling to solve the matrix $X \in R^{n \times n}$ in the following equation: $X=c \cdot AXA' - diag(c \cdot AXA')+ I$, where (1) $A \in R^{n \times n}$ is a given matrix whose element ...
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spectrum of a special class of tridiagonal matrices

Consider a real and symmetric tridiagonal matrix with zero diagonals and where subdiagonals and superdiagonals are equal to 1 except the (1,2)-th component being equal to $a$, i.e., ...