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### Elements of finite order of $\mathrm{PGL}(n,\mathbb{Q})$

For some research work, I need to know the classification of elements of finite order of $\mathrm{PGL}(n,\mathbb{Q})$, up to conjugation.
Since I essentially need $n\le 4$, I think that I can show it ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

192 views

### 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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### 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 ...

**3**

votes

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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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271 views

### 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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votes

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### Norm of triangular truncation operator on rank deficient matrices

Let $T_{n\times n}$ be a triangular truncation matrix, i.e.
$$T_{i,j}=\begin{cases}1 & i\ge j\\ 0 & i<j \end{cases}$$
It is known that for arbitrary $A_{n\times n}$
$$\|T\circ ...

**1**

vote

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### Gaussian expectation of an exponentiated outer product

Given a normal random column vector $\mathbf{x} \sim N(\mu, \Sigma)$, I need the expectation,
$$ E\left[ \exp(\mathbf{xx}^\top)\right]$$
where $\exp(\cdot)$ is element-wise exponential function (not ...

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votes

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### When is the solution to a n initial value problem matrix differential equation invertible? [migrated]

Suppose $A (t,s)$ a $n\times n$ matrix is the solution of the initial value problem below, where $B_s$ is also an $n\times n$ matrix, invertible for all $s$:
$$\dfrac{d A(t,s)}{ds} = B_s A(t,s)$$
$$ ...

**1**

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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" ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

86 views

### 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 ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

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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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votes

**1**answer

222 views

### Number of Matrices with bounded determinant

Here's my question:
Let $k,B,C$ be positive integers such that $B<C$. Can you give an upper bound for the number of $k\times k$ integer matrices having entries bounded in modulus by $B$ having ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

107 views

### How do eigenvalues change if we duplicate a row and column of a symmetric matrix

Let ${\bf A}$ be a size $n \times n$ symmetric positive semidefinite matrix with the first column being ${\bf a}_1$. If we define a new matrix,
\begin{align}
{\bf B} = \left[\begin{array}{cc} a_{11} ...

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votes

**1**answer

62 views

### 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 ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

128 views

### 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 ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

86 views

### 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 ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

54 views

### 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 ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

71 views

### Dimension of a similarity class

Let $K$ be an algebraically closed field with characteristic $0$. I consider the Jordan decomposition of a NILPOTENT matrix: $A=diag(J_{r_1},\cdots,J_{r_s})\in M_n(K)$ where $J_k$ is the nilpotent ...

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**1**answer

3k views

### Geometric interpretation of characteristic polynomial

The coefficients of lowest and next-highest degree of a linear operator's characteristic polynomial are its determinant and trace. These have well-known geometric interpretations. But what about its ...

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votes

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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 ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

54 views

### Asymptotic property of a quadratic form

suppose $x=\Delta$, $y=M \Phi \Delta$, where $\Delta\in N\times 1$, $M^T=M \in N \times N$ and $\Phi^T=\Phi \in N \times N$. Define $Z=xy^T+yx^T$. It is known from my previous question that $Z$ has ...

**1**

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**0**answers

190 views

### On increasing the penalty term in convex optimization with regularization

Given the two strictly convex (unique solution) optimization problems as:
$$Problem\:1:\min_{X} f(X)+\|X\|_{F}^2 \hspace{2cm}Problem \:2:\min_{X}f(X)+n\|X\|_2^2$$
where $X\in\mathbf{S}_{++}^{n}$ ...

**121**

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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 ...

**3**

votes

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### Norm of the upper triangular part of symmetric matrix

Let $D\in \mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$ denote a lower triangular matrix. With $\|\cdot\|$ denoting the spectral matrix norm, is there an estimate like
$$
\|D\| \leq C\|D+D^T\|,
$$
where $C>0$ is ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

271 views

### An inequality involving traces and matrix inversions

The following question kept me wondering for some time:
Given the symmetric matrices $A,B,C\in\mathbb{R}^{n×n}$ where $A$ and $C$ are positive definite (hence invertible), and $B$ is positive ...

**5**

votes

**1**answer

324 views

### Characterizing invertible nonnegative matrices with bounded sums

Almost a year ago, I asked in this question about obtaining a tight bound on the sum of the entries of the inverse of a strictly positive definite matrix. Denis Serre gave a nice counterexample ...

**1**

vote

**1**answer

136 views

### 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 ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

87 views

### 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 ...

**10**

votes

**1**answer

197 views

### Factor a sum of products of cofactors

Let $M$ be any $n\times n$ matrix.
We define the usual cofactors: $C_{i,j}$ is $(-1)^{i+j}$ times the determinant of the submatrix obtained by deleting row $i$ and column $j$ of $M$.
We can write ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

196 views

### Existence of a real eigenvalue

I have a matrix $M \in \mathbb{R}^{(n+1) \times (n+1)}$ that is tridiagonal.
In numerical computations I found out that I always find a real eigenvalue. My question is: Is there a theorem that ...

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**0**answers

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### Prove that the determinants are equal [migrated]

$$
Let\ A= \begin{bmatrix}
0 & a^2 & b^2 & c^2\\
a^2 & 0 & z^2 & y^2\\
b^2 & z^2 & 0 & x^2\\
c^2 & y^2 & x^2 & ...

**8**

votes

**1**answer

220 views

### Trouble with Jordan form of the truncated Carleman-matrix for $\sin(x)$ as size $n$ goes to infinity

I'm currently trying to get familiar with the Jordan normal form for matrices; and after some example I ask for the possible Jordan-form for the Carleman matrix for the function $f(x) = \sin(x)$ when ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

115 views

### Alike looking matrices imply convergence of eigenvalues?

This is a question about convergence of eigenvalues which essentially came up in studying the spectrum of St.-Liouville operators.
We want to look at matrices that agree in most of their entries and ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

64 views

### On the solution of a generalized Lyapunov equation

We shall reconsider the following equation
$$X=F_{1}XF_{1}^{T}+...+F_{p}XF_{p}^{T}+C$$
where $p$ is a positive integer and $C$ is a known symmetric positive semidefinite matrix.
I met with this ...

**2**

votes

**1**answer

198 views

### Can sparse matrices satisfy the Null Space Property?

Definition A matrix $A \in \mathbb{C}^{m \times N}$ with $m < N$ satisfies the Null Space Property (NSP) of order $s$ if
$$\|x_S\|_1 < \|x_{\bar{S}}\|_1, \quad \forall x \in \ker A \setminus ...

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470 views

### A matrix completion problem

In their paper, "Corners of Normal Matrices," R. Bhatia and M.D. Choi ask the following question: Given a matrix pair $(B,C)$ where $B,C∈M_n$, does there exist matrices $A,D ∈ M_n$ such that the block ...

**0**

votes

**1**answer

342 views

### 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. ...

**3**

votes

**1**answer

139 views

### largest eigenvalue of a symmetric matrix

I have a matrix of the form:
$X=\Delta \Delta^T (\Phi+\Phi^T) P + P (\Phi+\Phi^T) \Delta \Delta^T $,
where $\Delta$ is $N\times 1$ real, $P=P^T$. I know that such matrix is rank two, but after doing ...

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votes

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404 views

### Die hard nilpotent spaces

Let $V\subset\mathbb{C}^{n\times n}$ be a linear space consisting of $n\times n$ complex matrices. Say that $V$ is nilpotent if every matrix $v\in V$ is nilpotent; denote by $V^k$ the subspace spanned ...

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### Origins of the Jacobi matrix

I have several questions concerning history of Jacobi matrices.
Does anybody know why the Jacobi matrix (=symmetric tridiagonal matrix) is named by Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi? What was his contribution ...

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votes

**1**answer

263 views

### Why does this antisymmetric product factor out a determinant?

Consider a generic $n \times n$ matrix $M$.
Define the $(n-1) \times n$ matrix $M_q$ to be $M$ with the $q$th row omitted, and assume that $M_q$ possesses a right inverse, $R_q$:
$$R_q = M_q^T (M_q ...

**2**

votes

**0**answers

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### Reducing $\ell_1$ norm of non-full-rank matrices

I have two matrices ${\bf{X}}_{p\times r}$ and ${\bf{Y}}_{r\times q}$ with $r<\min(p,q)$. Matrix ${\bf Y}$ does not have full row rank (i.e., rank$({\bf Y})<r$). Can I build two new matrices ...

**0**

votes

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### Proximal operator of modified L1 matrix norm

In literature proximal operator $prox_{\lambda f} : R^n \rightarrow R^n$ of $f$ is defined as:
$prox_{\lambda f}(V) = argmin(X) (f(X) + (1/2 \lambda)||X-V||^2_2)$
Consider now $g(X) = ...

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vote

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### Are there some algorithms to solve the diagonal matrix $X$ to the following matrix equation?

Suppose $X$ is an unknown $m \times m$ diagonal matrix. Given a scalar $0<c<1$, and a matrix $A$ of $m \times m$ size whose entries $0<A_{i,j}<1$. Are there some algorithms to find the ...

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votes

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### Irreducibility of determinant of symmetric matrix

It is quite known fact that the determinant of arbitrary symmetric matrix is an irreducible polynomial in algebra $\mathbb C [x_{ij}, 1\leq i,j\leq n]$ ($x_{ij}=x_{ji}$) (see this: ...

**0**

votes

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### Convexity of the Frobenius norm of the product of two matrices

I have the following function for two matrices ${\bf A}$ and ${\bf B}$:
$f({\bf A}, {\bf B}) = \| {\bf Y - XAB} \|_F^2 = trace\{({\bf Y - XAB)}^T({\bf Y - XAB)}\}$
where matrices ${\bf X}_{n \times ...

**0**

votes

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### expected matrix inverse of circulant plus diagonal matrix with chi-square variables

Let $R$ be a semi-definite $N\times N$ circulant Toeplitz matrix and let $N\to \infty$.
Let $D$ be an $N\times N$ diagonal matrix where the elements on the main diagonal are independent chi-square ...

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votes

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### Is this function well studied?

Let $A_1,\dots,A_L$ be $N\times N$ hermitian matrices. Define the simplex
\begin{align}
\mathcal{S}=\left\{[x_1,\dots,x_L]\mid x_i\geq 0,~\sum_{i=1}^{L}x_i=1 \right\}
\end{align}
and consider the ...

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votes

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### is 1/max(i,j) a bounded matrix on hilbert spaces?

I would like to know if the infinite matrix $[\frac{1}{\max(i,j)}]_{i,j\geq 1}$ represents a bounded operator on $\ell^2(\mathbb{N}^\star)$.
It would be sufficient to know if the Lehmer matrix ...

**0**

votes

**0**answers

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### Invexity of the $L_2$ norm

I have the following function:
$ f({\bf A,b}) = \| {\bf y - XAb} \|_2^2$
where ${\bf y}_{n \times 1}$ and ${\bf X}_{n \times p}$ are fixed, and ${\bf A}_{p \times r}$ and ${\bf b}_{r,1}$ are the ...