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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Proof for the derivative of the determinant of a matrix [closed]

I was looking for theorems that might be helpful in order for some proofs that I have and I came across the following one: $$\frac{d}{dt} [detA(t)]=detA(t) \cdot tr[A^{-1}(t)\cdot \frac{d}{dt} ...
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Any interesting properties of the matrix $M:=(m_{ij})$ with $m_{ij}=min(i,j)$? [closed]

Do you know any interesting properties on the matrix $M(n):=(m_{ij})$ of size $n \times n,$ where $m_{ij}= \text{min}(i,j)$ ? The matrix $M$ enumerates certain combinatorial objects.
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Existence and characterization of transitive matrices?

We call a matrix $M \in \mathbb{R}^{d \times d}$ transitive if it satisfies the following: For any three vectors $u, v, w$ in $\mathbb{R}^d$. If $u^T M v > 0$ and $v^T M w > 0$ then $u^TMw ...
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Eigenvalues of the sum of two matrices, where one is $B=\operatorname{diag}(1, 0,\dots,0)$

I know that given two matrices $A$ and $B$, estimating the eigenvalues of $A + B$ by the eigenvalues of $A$ and $B$ is generally a non-easy problem. In particular, there are some results for matrices ...
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Comparing norms on tensor products of matrices

Given a Hilbert space $H$, let $S_1(H)$ denote the space of trace-class operators on $H$, with the trace-class norm or Schatten 1-norm. That is $$ \Vert T \Vert_1 = \sum_{j\geq 1} |s_j| $$ where ...
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Can we increase spectral norms of All maximum size square submatrices by orthogonal perturbation?

Let the matrix $A$ consist of $k$ columns from some $n \times n$ orthogonal (unitary) matrix. It is obvious that there is no perturbation of $A$ which leaves its columns orthonormal, increases ...
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Finding matrices $A$ such that the entries of $A^n$ have specified signs

What techniques are there for ensuring nonnegativity of various entries of matrix powers? Specific Question: Consider a matrix $A\in SL_2(\mathbb R)$. Let $(A^n)_{i,j}$ denote the $(i,j)$ entry of ...
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Column Inner Products vs. Row Inner Products

Given two matrices $A,B\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times r}$ where $A$ has orthogonal columns and $A^TB$ is symmetric, are there any non-trivial interesting relationships / inequalities between the following ...
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How to determine an unitary operator involved in an unitary transformation?

Let two real matrices $A$ and $B$ be unitarily equivalent. How to determine (computationally or theoretically) the unitary operator $U$ s.t. $A = UBU^\dagger$? Is it possible for some special class of ...
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A curious determinantal inequality

In my study, I come across the following curious inequality, which I do not know a proof yet (so I am asking it here). Let $A, B$ be $n\times n$ (Hermitian) positive definite matrices. It is very ...
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Determining Nullspace Basis such that only one column is deleted or added as row is added or deleted, and remaining columns of basis stay the same

I would like to compute, in MATLAB, the basis Z for the nullspace of an m by n matrix A, such that if one row of A is added (resulting in A_a), the basis for A_a is n-m-1 of the n-m columns of Z, ...
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The 2-norm of a positive circulant matrix

Define a circulant matrix $A$ for complex numbers $a_1, a_2, ..., a_n$ as follows: $$ \text{circ}(a_1,\ldots,a_n)= \left[ \begin{matrix} a_1& a_2 & \cdots & a_{n-1} & a_n \\ a_n& ...
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If $A>B>0$, can we always find a positive real number $\alpha$, $0<\alpha < 1$ such that $\alpha A \geq B $?

Suppose we have positive-definite matrices $A$, $B$, if $A>B>0$, can we always find a positive real number $\alpha$, $0<\alpha < 1$ such that $ \alpha A \geq B $? If it has, then what ...
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Perturbation of eigenvalues of some special matrices

In perturbation theory of linear operators, one major question is how the eigenvalues of a linear operator $A$ change under a small perturbation, $A(x) = A + xP$, with $x\in\mathbb{R}$. For instance, ...
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How much redundancy resides in an $n \times n$ orthogonal matrix?

Suppose one has an $n \times n$ orthogonal matrix $M$: $$ \left( \begin{array}{ccc} 0.239326 & 0.846726 & 0.475161 \\ 0.768893 & 0.13356 & -0.625272 \\ 0.592897 & ...
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Packing obtuse vectors in $\mathbb{R}^d$

I came across this attractive theorem: Theorem. In $\mathbb{R}^d$, there can be at most $d+1$ vectors that form an obtuse angle with one another. This was proved1 as a corollary of a lemma about ...
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Eigenvectors as continuous functions of matrix - diagonal perturbations

The general question has been treated here, and the response was negative. My question is about more particular perturbations. The counterexamples given in the previous question have variations not ...
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Convexity of the product of two exponential matrices

Let $S\subset\mathbb{R}$ be a convex set and $\mathbb{S}^{n}$ be the set of real symmetric matrices of order $n\times n$. A matrix valued function $\Gamma: S \rightarrow \mathbb{S}^{n}$ is said to ...
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Create matrix containing values in [0,1] where sum of all diagonals and anti-diagonals is fixed

The problem I am facing sounds at first glance pretty simple. However, as very often, it seems more complicated than I first assumed: I want to calculate a matrix $P = (p_{j,k}) \in \mathbb{R}^{n ...
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Is my particular finite dimension Toeplitz matrix always strictly positive?

Let $H(\omega), \; -\pi \leq \omega \leq \pi$ be a real-valued function with a continuous band of zeros, that is (for simplicity) $H(\omega)=0, \; |\omega|\geq \beta \pi$. Define a sequence of banded ...
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FPTAS for approximating the permanent of a matrix

My question concerns approximating permanent of an $n$-by-$n$ matrix. Several approximation algorithms have been proposed in the literature for this purpose, whose time complexity depend on $n$ and ...
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Norm of a matrix operator with a special structure

Let $\{\alpha_{n}\}_{n\in\mathbb{N}}$ be positive sequence such that $$\sum_{n=1}^{\infty}\alpha_n<\infty.$$ Question: Is there any chance to evaluate the operator norm of the matrix operator ...
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Bounding the largest Singular value

D is a $n \times n$ diagonal matrix whose diagonal entries lies in $(0,1]$. B is any $n \times n$ n.n.d. matrix. What will be the sharpest upper bound on the largest eigenvalue of: ...
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Equivalence of entrywise 1-norm and Schatten-1 norm

Let $A \in \mathbb{R}^{m\times n}$ and $\|A\| = \sum_{i, j} |A_{i,j}|$. I am looking for constants $\alpha, \beta \in \mathbb{R}$ such that $\alpha \|A\| \leq \|A\|_* \leq \beta \|A\|$ The function ...
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quadratic matrix equation

Find all symmetric matrices $X=X^{T}$ such that \begin{align} XDX^{T}=-D \quad (1) \end{align} where $D\ne 0$ is a real diagonal matrix. For example, $X=iI$ satisfies $(1)$. Can you get a ...
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Stability of a linear system and spectrum of the product of two matrices

Let us consider an invertible matrix $\mathbf{A}\in GL_d(\mathbb{R})$ such that all its diagonal entries $\mathbf{A}_{ii}=-1 \; \forall \, i$. My question is the following: Does it always exists a ...
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What are interesting heuristics of determining how far given matrix is from a singular one?

The condition number and volume of matrix (defined as absolute value of its determinant) are things which come to mind. Is there more? I think that over the years numerical folks (who are faced with ...
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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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Bounds on Hilbert-Schmidt norm of difference of products of matrices

I suspect the following is well-known, but don't know of a reference (and it is not close to the area I normally work in). I have two sequences of matrices $Q_{1},\ldots,Q_{k}$ and ...
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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 generalization of the Powers-Stormer inequality

The well-known Powers-Stormer inequality says the following: for positive semidefinite operators $A, B$, we have that $\mathrm{Tr}((A - B)(A - B)) \leq \| A^2 - B^2 \|_1$, where $\| \cdot \|_1$ ...
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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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Matrix-convexity of inverse of the cofactor matrix

Consider the matrix-valued function $f(A) = \frac{A}{\det(A)}$ on the set of $3\times 3$ positive-definite matrices. Is this function matrix-convex ? (i.e., is $tf(A) + (1-t)f(B) - f(tA+(1-t)B)$ ...
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Positive definiteness of infinite tridiagonal matrices

I am interested in the following problem: I have an infinite symmetric tridiagonal matrix $$ A= \begin{bmatrix} a_1 & b_1 & & & \\ b_1 & a_2 & b_2 & & ...
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Algorithms to compute the rank of a parametrized matrix [closed]

Motivated by my question on Mathematics StackExchange and by a question by Anirbit on the same site, I ask for some references on the problem of rank computation for a parametrized matrix. References ...
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Unitary transformation of a Hermitian indefinite pencil to a real non-symmetric pencil

Given a Hermitian indefinite pencil $(A-\lambda B)$ where both $A=A^H$ and $B=B^H \in \mathbb{C}^{n\times n}$ are possibly indefinite, it is straightforward to show that the eigenvalues are either ...
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Normalizing a matrix via triangular transformations

Consider the following $n\times n$ real-valued matrix: $$ A=\begin{bmatrix} \alpha_1 & \beta_1 & 0 &\cdots & 0 &\gamma_n\\ \gamma_1 & \alpha_2 & \beta_2 & \cdots & ...
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How to calculate the square root of matrix $A+B$ perturbatively?

$A=diag\{\lambda_1,...,\lambda_n\}$ and $\lambda_i>0$, $B$ is a positive definite symmetric matrix and $max\{B_{ij} \}\ll min\{\lambda_i\}$ Note that the perturbative calculation of square root ...
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How many cospectral graphs available for a given number of nodes?

Two graphs are said to be cospectral if they have same eigenvalues wrt adjacency matrix, Normalised or Signless laplacian matrix. How many graphs has cospectral mates for a given number of nodes? We ...
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How to show the square root function of a positive semidefinite matrix is differentiable? [closed]

How to show the square root function of a positive semidefinite matrix is differentiable? In this context PSD means symmetric PSD.
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Distribution of a signal covariance matrix

A common estimation problem in signal processing assumes the following signal model \begin{equation} \mathbf{r} = \sum_{i=1}^{Q}\alpha_i\mathbf{s}\left(w_i\right)+\mathbf{n} \end{equation} where ...
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Question about majorization of eigenvalues after conjugation

Let $A$ and $B$ be $n \times n$ positive semidefinite matrices with eigenvalues $\alpha_1 \ge \alpha_2 \ge \ldots \ge \alpha_n$ and $\beta_1 \ge \beta_2 \ge \ldots \ge \beta_n$ respectively. ...
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An inequality concerning restricted isometry property

Let $A\in \mathbb{R}^{m\times n}$ be a matrix and let us denote by $A_S$ the submatrix of $A$ with the columns restricted to a set $S\subset [n]:=\{1,2,\cdots, \ n\}$. Then one says that the matrix ...
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Diagonalization of the matrix $(1/(i+j+\rm{const}))_{i,j}$

Consider the following infinite matrix: $A_{i,j}=\frac1{i+j+\gamma}$, $0\leq i,j<\infty$, $\gamma>0$ is a constant. Is it known how to diagonalize $A$, or, say, calculate $(I+tA)^{-1}$ for ...
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Operator arithmetic-harmonic mean inequality with operator-valued weights

Let $\Lambda_1,\dots,\Lambda_n$ be strictly positive definite operators in the Euclidean space $\mathbb{R}^d$. By an operator arithmetic-harmonic mean inequality with weights $\Lambda_i$ I mean the ...
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Exact diagonalization of tridiagonal centrosymmetric matrices

It is said that one can diagonalize a tridiagonal matrix using the analytical Lanczos method http://arxiv.org/abs/cond-mat/9712283v1. In some references in it, they always say that the starting point ...
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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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About Sylvester's determinant

If $A$ is any $n \times m$ matrix and $B$ is any $m \times n$ matrix then one familiar form of the Sylvester's identity is $\det(I + AB) = \det(I + BA)$. Now somehow curiously this above identity ...
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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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Maximizing/Minimizing the Operator norms of 0-1 matrices subject to a constraint

Fix $n$ and let $B, C$ be two $n \times n$ 0-1 matrices of full rank such that $\sum_{i,j} b_{i,j}^2 = \sum_{i,j} c_{i,j}^2$, in other words they have the same number of $0$ entries and the same ...