# Tagged Questions

The study of the properties of real and complex matrices that are more close to analysis and operator theory. For instance: the properties of positive definite matrices, matrix inequalities, perturbation analysis, matrix functions, inequalities between eigenvectors and singular values, majorization.

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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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### Minimizing the operator norm of a sum of matrices

Given an $m\times n$ real matrix $C$. Let $a_i\in\{-1,1\}$ and $b_i\in\{-1,1\}$. Consider $$q=\left\|\text{diag}(a_1,\ldots,a_m)C + C\text{diag}(b_1,\ldots,b_n)\right\|$$ where the norm is the ...
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### The state-transition-matrix of a physical system,

Here's a simple but potential research problem that I am learning about. Let's say I am studying a physical system that is governed by N objects. At each time, each object is either "active" and ...
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### Wiener-Hopf factorization of matrices

Given a $2\times2$ matrix, which entries are functions in the complex plane $$\hat{A}(z)=\left(\begin{array}{cc}a(z)&b(z)\\c(z)&d(z)\end{array}\right)$$Where $a(z),b(z),c(z)$ and $d(z)$ are ...
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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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### inverse of asymptotic Toeplitz matrix with band limited associated function

I am reviewing a controversial paper, and the main result, a revolution within my field, comes down to whether or not the following is true. I strongly believe it is not, but would need confirmation. ...
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### Boundary of pseudospectra

Suppose: $B_i \in \mathbb{C}^{n \times n}$, $0<w_i\in \mathbb{R}$ $(i = 0,1,2,\ldots,m)$ ${\rm P}(x) ={\rm{B}_m} x ^m + \cdots + B_1 x + B_0$ is a matrix polynomial, and $x$ is a complex ...
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### Weyl-type inequality for non-Hermitian matrices?

What is the weakest known condition under which a Weyl-type eigenvalue perturbation inequality holds? Does some analogue hold for normal matrices, for example?
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### Limits on a parameter $\alpha$ to get positive definite matrix

Given positive semi-definite $n\times n$ matrices $B_k$, how would I go about getting the limits on $\alpha_k$ such that the expression \mathbb{I}-\sum_{k=1}^{m-1}\alpha_kB_k \end{...
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### Uniqueness and invariance of the LDLT decomposition

A real symmetric positive semi-definite matrix $A$ can be decomposed in the form $A = P^TLDL^TP$, where $P$ is a permutation matrix, $L$ is a lower unit triangular matrix and $D$ is a diagonal ...
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### Induced matrix norm less than one for matrices with spectral radius less than one

Let $A$ be a square matrix with elements in $\mathbb{R}$ or $\mathbb{C}$, $\rho\left(A\right)$ stands for the spectral radius of $A$, i.e., the maximum absolute eigenvalue of $A$; $A^{*}$ is the ...
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### If $A$ is doubly stochastic and reducible. Why is $A$ permutation similar to a matrix of the form $A_1 ⊕ A_2$

If $A \in M_n$ is doubly stochastic and reducible. Why is $A$ permutation similar to a matrix of the form $A_1 ⊕ A_2$, in which both $A_1$ and $A_2$ are doubly stochastic?
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### Let $M = \frac{1}{2}(A + {A^T})$ be real symmetric nonnegative matrix. Why does $\rho (A) \le {\lambda _{\max }}(M)$?

Let $A \in M_n$ be nonnegative, and consider the real symmetric nonnegative matrix $M = \frac{1}{2}(A + {A^T})$. Why does $\rho (A) \le {\lambda _{\max }}(M)$?
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### A question on Perron–Frobenius theorem [closed]

Let $A \in M_n$ is nonnegative(all $a_{ij}\ge0$). Suppose $A$ has a nonnegative eigenvector(all entries$\ge0$ ) with $r ≥ 1$ positive entries and $n − r$ zero entries. Why is there a permutation ...
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### On the positive definiteness of RBF kernel with DTW distance

Consider an RBF kernel that is defined as $K(\mathbf{x},\mathbf{y}) = \exp\left(-\dfrac{d^2(\mathbf{x},\mathbf{y})}{2\sigma^2}\right)$, where $d(\mathbf{x},\mathbf{y})$ is usually chosen as the ...
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### The space of positive definite orthogonal matrices

The matrix $\begin{bmatrix}1 & 0 \\ 0 & -1\end{bmatrix}$ is orthogonal and indefinite. $\begin{bmatrix}1 & 0 \\ 0 & 2\end{bmatrix}$ is positive definite and not orthonormal. and the ...
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### approximate stationary distributions of a doubly stochastic matrix and its supports

Given a doubly stochastic matrix $M$ and a distribution $v$,let $M=\sum_{\sigma\in S_n}p_{\sigma}M_{\sigma}$ be any Birkhoff decomposition of $M$, where $M_{\sigma}$ is the permutation matrix induced ...
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### Non-asympototic version of Gelfand's formula

Let $A$ be a $n\times n$ matrix. Let $\|A\|$ be the spectral norm of $A$, and $\rho(A)$ be the spectral radius. I am wondering whether the following statement is true. There exists universal ...
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### Horn's spectrum problem with random Hermitian matrices

An important problem in matrix analysis, completely solved in the early 2000's by A. Knutson & T. Tao (The honeycomb model of GLn(C) tensor products. I. Proof of the saturation conjecture. J. Amer....
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### Reducing the degrees of freedom in unitary columns

Let $U = diag([U_1, U_2, ..., U_N])$ be a block-diagonal $NM \times NM$ unitary matrix, where each $U_j$ is a unitary $M \times M$ matrix. Furthermore, let $Q_e = kron(I_M, Q)$ be the Kronecker ...
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### connected stable rank

There is a beautiful formula by Leonid Vaserstein relating the Bass and topological stable rank of a commutative unital Banach algebra A to that of the matrix algebra M_n(A). Is there something ...
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### Log convexity for the norm of a vector-valued function

Log convexity of various functions defined on the space of Hermitian matrices plays an important role in matrix analysis and probability theory. Given $v \in \mathbb{C}^n$, $D$ a diagonal matrix with ...
### Isometric domain of a unital completely positive map with respect to $L_p$-norms
This question can be formulated for general ($\sigma$-finite) von Neumann algebras, but for me it is enough to consider matrix algebras. So let $M$ be a matrix algebra and $\rho$ a faithful state (...