The study of real and complex matrices and their algebraic and analytical properties, including: eigenvalues and eigenvectors, positive definite matrices, matrix inequalities, invariant subspaces, perturbation analysis, matrix functions.

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Is there an easy way to tell if all eigenvalues of a unitary or self-adjoint matrix only have eigenvalues of multiplicity two?

I am interested in a class of $2n\times 2n$ unitary matrices with complex entries (if you prefer, we can replace "unitary" with "self-adjoint"). I know that all the eigenvalues of matrices in this ...
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Matrix Generator for M/M/1 Queue Waiting Time Distribution

I "believe" that generator, $\bf W$, of the waiting time distribution for the M/M/1 queue is given by the following (I'm not sure if this is even correct): ${\bf W} =\left( \begin{array}{ccccc} 0 ...
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Efficient way to find SVD of sum of projection matrices?

Lets say that we have n matrices of data $X_i : i \in [1, n]$. All $X_i$ have the same number of rows. Their associated projection matrices are $P_i = X_i(X_i^T X_i)^{-1}X_i^T$ Also say that we have ...
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Relation between the subordinate norm and the spectral radius of a matrix

Let's define the following subordinate norm of a $(NM \times NM)$ matrix A norm as follows \begin{eqnarray*} ||A||_{2,b} = \mathrm{max}_{x \in \mathbb{C}^{NM}} \left \{ \frac{||A x||_b}{||x||_2} ...
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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 ...
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Equivalence of Positive Matrix in Infinite Dimensional Vector Space

What is the corresponding linear operator on an infinite dimensional vector space, say a Banach space or Hilbert space, to the nonnegative matrix on a finite dimensional vector space? What is the ...
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Multiplicative Identity for all elements in SU(n)

Let $\{P_i\}$ be a subset of $SU(n)$ such that for any $U$ in another subset (or perhaps subgroup) $H$ of $SU(n)$: $$P_1UP_2U\cdots P_mU=I$$ where $I$ is the identity element. Is there a sequence ...
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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 ...
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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 ...
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Solution of infinite dimension linear system

Suppose that ${a_n}$ and $b_n$ is decreasing sequence such that $a_0=A$, $lim_{n->\infty}a_n=0$ and $b_0=B$, $lim_{n->\infty}b_n=0$. For fix n, we can construct n dimension linear equation ...
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Simultaneous Tridiagonalization of a given set of hermitian matrices?

I have a set of $N\times N$ hermitian matrices $A_i,~i=1,\dots,M$. Are there any results on the possibility of simultaneously tridiagonalizing them?
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Cholesky decomposition of a large covariance matrix

I have a tricky problem concerning a covariance matrix cholesky decomposition. What I need is to obtain the cholesky decomposition of the estimated variance matrix of the set of samples stored in a ...
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conjectures regarding a new Renyi information quantity

In a recent paper http://arxiv.org/abs/1403.6102, we defined a quantity that we called the "Renyi conditional mutual information" and investigated several of its properties. We have some open ...
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Does the matrix exponential preserve the positive-semi-definite ordering?

Suppose $A$, $B$, are symmetric, real valued matrices and $B-A$ is positive-semidefinite, i.e. $A≼B$. Does that imply $e^A ≼ e^B$? Would love some intuition here. I know for instance that $A≼cI \iff ...
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Matrix inequality $(A-B)^2 \leq c (A+B)^2$ ?

Let A and B be positive semidefinite matrices. It is not hard to see that $(A-B)^2 \leq 2A^2 + 2B^2$. In fact, $2A^2 + 2B^2 - (A-B)^2 = (A+B)^2$ is positive semidefinite. My question is: Is there a ...
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An extension of the Golden Thompson inequality

For three symmetric positive-semidefinite matrices $A,B,C$ I am trying to figure out if the following inequality holds, at least in some cases: $$tr(Ae^{B+C})≤tr(Ae^Be^C)$$ Note that if $A=I$ then ...
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On a determinant inequality of positive definite matrices

Assume that $B$ and $A$ are two positive definite matrices. Take $B^*$ a block diagonal matrix with block $B_{11}$ and $B_{22}$ of $B$. This means the following: $$ B=\left[\begin{array}{ll} ...
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Source for roots of matrix polynomials?

A matrix polynomial is a polynomial whose variables are square $n \times n$ matrices, let's say with entries in $\mathbb{C}$, and with coefficients in $\mathbb{C}$. I am seeking a source of results on ...
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proving quasi convexity of multivariable function

Given an arbitrary $(N \times N)$ square matrix ${\bf X}$ a positive definite $(M\times M)$ matrix ${\bf T}$ a $(Q\times MN), Q< MN$ matrix ${\bf Z}$ consisting of only 1s and 0s where there is ...
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Method to Generate Random Mutually Orthogonal Unitary Matrices

The title says it all, I'd like to know if such a method exists to generate random mutually orthogonal unitary matrices. If so, any supplementary references would be very much obliged. Thanks again!
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On the Positive Definiteness of a Linear Combination of Matrices

In my work in PDE, the following problem in linear algebra came up. Any help in this direction is appreciated. QUESTION: Let $m,n\in\mathbb{N}$ and let $A_1,\ldots, A_m\in M_n(\mathbb{R})$ be real, ...
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The derivative of the Cholesky Factor

Let $A$ be a symmetric, positive definite $p\times p$ matrix, and let $f(A)$ be it's Cholesky factor. That is, $f(A)$ is a lower triangular $p\times p$ matrix such that $A = f(A) f(A)^{\top}$. I am ...
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The multiplicity of the max eigenvalue in matrix multiplication

Suppose that eigenvalues of two real square matrix $A$ and $B$ are $1 = \lambda^A_1 > \lambda^A_2 \geq \ldots \geq \lambda^A_n > 0 $ and $1 = \lambda^B_1 > \lambda^B_2 \geq \ldots \geq ...
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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., ...
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Operator norms of circulant matrices

The definition and basic properties of circulant matrices can be found here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circulant_matrix. For complex numbers $a_1,\ldots,a_n$, I will use the notation $$ ...
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Is the p-norm of a matrix strictly log-convex?

Let $A$ be a $n\times n$-matrix. We let $\|A\|_p$ denote the norm of $A$ when considered as a linear operator on $\ell^p(\{1,2,\ldots,n\})$, that is, $$ \|A\|_p = \sup_{x\neq ...
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Inverse of matrix of generalised harmonic numbers

For $s=0,1,\dots$ and $n=1,2,\dots$, denote $r_{n,s}=\sum_{k=1}^n k^s$. It is well-known that $r_{n,s}$ are polynomials in $n$ with leading term $\frac{1}{s+1}n^{s+1}$. Let $R_{n,s}$ be the ...
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The singular values of the Hilbert matrix

The $n\times n$ Hilbert matrix $H$ is defined as $H_{ij} = \frac{1}{i+j-1}, \qquad 1\leq i,j\leq n$ What is known about the singular values $\sigma_1\geq\ldots\geq \sigma_n$ of $H$? For example, ...
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variation of the Lieb concavity theorem

A special case of the well known Lieb concavity theorem states that the following function is concave on positive operators A and B: $$ (A,B) \to \text{Tr} \{A^s X B^{1-s} X^\dagger \} $$ for $s \in ...
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Symmetric matrices with $\rho(A)\gg\|A\|_\infty$

For a symmetric real matrix $A$, denote by $\rho(A)$ the spectral radius of $A$, and by $\sigma(A)$ the largest absolute row sum of $A$; that is, $\sigma(A)=\max_i \sum_j |a_{ij}|$, where $a_{ij}$ are ...
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Norm bound of a complex resolvent

A well known result by Varah states that if $A$ is a strictly diagonally dominant matrix of dimension $n$, then $\|A^{-1}\|_{\infty} \le \max_i\frac{1}{|a_{kk}|-\sum_{j \neq k}|a_{kj}|}$, where the ...
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Any generic way to move a psd matrix to its neighbors?

Given a two positive matrices $A,B$. For simplicity, let's assume that $Tr A=Tr B=1$. Assume that $\|A-B\|_1\leq\varepsilon$, for some small $\varepsilon>0$, where $\|\cdot\|_1$ is the $l_1$-norm, ...
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How to check whether a matrix is completely positive or not?

The definition: cone of completely positive matrices $\mathcal{C}=\{\sum_{i=1}^kx_ix_i^T:x_i\in\mathbb{R}^n_+\ for \ i=1,2,...,k\}$. I just don't knwo how to check whether a matrix belongs to ...
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About the group generated by one diagonal unitary

Suppose $D=diag\{\alpha_1,\alpha_2,...\alpha_n\}$ is a diagonal unitary, which means that |\alpha_i|=1 for all $i$. We know that $\alpha_i$ is not unit root and so is $\alpha_i/\alpha_j$ for $i\neq ...
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Decomposition of a semi-definite matrix into sums of sparse semi-definite matrices

I'll first provide the background. Let $x\in\mathbb{R}^N$ be decomposed into $n$ non-overlapping blocks of variables $x^{(1)},\ldots,x^{(n)}$. We say that $f:\mathbb{R}^N\rightarrow\mathbb{R}$ is ...
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Known Results on Convexity of Numerical Range

Let $A_1,A_2,\dots,A_M$ be given $N\times N$ hermitian matrices. The numerical range is defined as the set \begin{align} \mathbb{S}=\{(u^HA_1u,\dots,u^HA_Mu)\in \mathbb{R}^M\mid u^Hu=1\} \end{align} ...
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Finding roots of a recursively given polynomial sequence / eigenvalues of an almost Toeplitz matix

I would like to find the roots of the polynomial sequence given by a recurrence relation as follows: $V_0(x) = 1-a^2$ $V_1(x) = 1-a^2 - x$ $V_{k \geq 2}(x) = (1+a^2 - x)V_{k-1}(x) - a^2V_{k-2}(x)$ ...
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How much can I perturb a symmetric stochastic matrix and keep positive solutions?

Suppose $A$ is a symmetric stochastic $n \times n$ matrix with least eigenvalue $\lambda_n>0$. Consider real symmetric perturbations $\widehat{A}$. How large can I take $\epsilon$ such that ...
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Which matrix/operator in a cone has the largest negative spectral part?

Background: Let $\mathcal{K}$ be set (convex cone, if you like) of symmetric matrices of order $n$. Each matrix $A \in \mathcal{K}$ can be decomposed in a unique way as $A=A_{+}-A_{-}$, where ...
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Bound on smallest entry of inverse matrix

For a symmetric, invertible matrix $A=(a_{ij})\in \mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$ with (at least two) nonzero off-diagonal elements, is it possible to bound in absolute value the smallest entry of its inverse ...
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Property of quasipositive matrices

I saw this theorem stated in a paper without proof and I have difficulty proving it. If $A$ is an $n\times n$ matrix with non-negative off-diagonal entries, let $s(A)$ be the real eigenvalue such ...
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Are there any known results on numerical ranges of rank-one positive semi-definite matrices?

In my problem, I came across numerical ranges of rank-one positive semidefinite matrices. Through Toeplitz-Hausdorff theorem and some other extensions, I know if there are at most three matrices, then ...
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When is this matrix singular?

Consider matrix $A$ with $(j,k)$′th entry $A_{j,k}=\sin(\omega_j t_k+\phi_j),\,\forall j,k\in\{1,2,...,n\}$, where $\omega_j,t_k,\phi_j\in \mathbf R$. 1) For $t_k=k$, what is the condition on ...
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SDP formulation of noisy low rank matrix completion

Exact low rank matrix completion using nuclear norm minimization can be formulated as a semidefinite program (SDP). Following the notation in the paper, a convex problem for noisy matrix completion ...
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derivative of sum of singular values

can someone point me to the direction how to calculate the derivatives of a sum of singular values of a matrix? I am trying to minimize $$\min_A \parallel A \parallel_*+ \cdots $$ where $\parallel A ...
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Incoherence of the row/column span

Due to V.Chandrasekaran., et al‎ (p.11) : In general for any $k$-dimensional subspace of $A_{n×n}$ we have that: $$\sqrt{(k/n)} \leq incoherence(A)\leq 1$$ where the lower bound is achieved (for ...
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How to determine the distance between two matrices under the meaning of a matrix function? [closed]

Suppose a nonlinear infinitely continous differentiable function $f:\mathbb{D}\mapsto \mathbb{R^+}$, where $\mathbb{D}\subset\left\{X|\text{rank}{X}=2,X\in\mathbb{R}^{3\times 3}\right\}$ is a ...
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Nonnegative Matrix

Let $A=E+\sqrt{-1}B$, where $E=diag\{0,1,\cdots,1\}$, $B$ is a real symmetric matrix. Let $A^*$ denote the adjoint matrix of $A$, i.e. $AA^*=\det A\cdot I$. I hope the real part of adjoint matrix ...
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Epidemic threshold

Need some help / ideas to proceed. Stuck for a while on this. In the literature of epidemic theory, it is found that the epidemic threshold is $1/\lambda_{max}(A)$ where $\lambda_{max}(A)$ is the ...
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Best rank one approximation

Assume $u,v\in\mathbb{C}^n$ are complex vectors. I was wondering if there is a closed form expression for the following problem in terms of $u$ and $v$ \begin{equation*} \arg\min_{x\in\mathbb{C}^n} ...