Matrix theory is the study of matrices as concrete objects, rather than as abstract linear operators between vector spaces (whose study belongs to [tag:linear-algebra]). For instance, this involves matrix factorizations and decompositions, nonnegative matrices and Perron-Frobenius theory, Schur ...

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How to understand the matrix behind a Hamiltonian?

thanks to the answers I received to my previous questions, I could derive correctly an elegant partition function for my problem which resembles a second quantized model taking the particles to be ...
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Possible diagonal values of a product of matrices with some specific characteristics

Hello all, This is a question that might or might not be related to my previous one. Imagine you have two matrices: Matrix $\mathbf{\Phi}=[\Phi_1,\ldots,\Phi_M]\in\mathbb{R}^{L\times M}$ where ...
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Matrix Inverse with Same Principal Minors

Given an invertible matrix $A \in \mathbb{R}^{n \times n}$, and index set $\langle n\rangle = \{ 1, \dots, n \}$, and the submatrix $A(\alpha)$ with the columns and rows of $A$ with indices $\alpha ...
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A spectral radius inequality

Define $\rho(A)$ to be the spectral radius of a square matrix $A$. Let $S$ and $T$ be two non-negative square matrices and $h$ a real number such that $\rho(S+T) < h$. Show that $\rho((hI-S)^{-1}T) ...
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Is Ryser's conjecture on permanent minimizers still open?

Let $A(k,n)$ be the set of $\{0,1\}$ matrices of order $n$ with all their line sums equal to $k$. Conjecture number 5 on the list from Minc's book, attributed to Ryser, says that if $A(k,n)$ ...
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Average size of determinants of integer matrices?

I am interested in estimating how large determinants of matrices tend to be 'on average' given the following model: suppose we form $n \times n$ matrices $M$ such that all of the entries of $M$ are ...
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A short question about the DFT matrix

Is the DFT matrix the unique* unitary matrix with all entries of same magnitude? (*up to some trivial transformations)
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Characterizing the singular values of a matrix with structure

Suppose we have a function from $\mathbb{R}^2\to\mathbb{C}$, $$f(x,y) = e^{\imath\pi x g(y)}$$ where $g(y)$ is periodic in $y\in[-T, T),\ T<\infty$ (e.g., a sinusoid) and $0\leq x < \infty$ ...
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Matrix Transpose Similarility

A famous problem in linear algebra is that "A $n\times n$ matrix $A$ over a field $\mathbb{F}$ is similar to its transpose $A^T$." I know one proof using Smith Normal form. However, I want to know an ...
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On matrix norms

It is standard to define an induced matrix norm $|||\cdot|||$ from a vector norm $||\cdot||$ in this way: $|||A|||=\max_{x \neq 0}{\frac{||Ax||}{||x||}}$. Suppose we define a different function of ...
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Ring-theoretic version of a matrix problem

Problem #17 in Zhan's survey of open problems in matrix theory is the Li-Poon problem on writing a square real matrix as the linear combination of $k$ orthogonal matrices. They proved that it is ...
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system of homogeneous matrix equations

Edit: Maybe I should make it clear that by a solution I mean a pair of matrices $(A,B)$ such that the identity below holds for any complex numbers $x,y$. One of my friend asked me the following ...
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Matrix groups and presentation

Suppose $K$ is a number field and I have a subgroup of $GL_2(K)$ for which I know a (finite) set of generators. Is there an algorithm that gives me a presentation of the group? More precisely, the ...
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2x2 subdeterminants of a matrix

If N>2, it is well known that if two invertible NxN matrices A and B have the same determinants of any 2x2 corresponding submatrices, then A=B or A=-B. Given then all these 2x2 determinants of an ...
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What is such an equation called?

Is there a name and common technique for such equations, where $A$ and $B$ are matrices and $x$ a vector? $Ax+f(\lambda)Bx=g(\lambda)x$.
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Asymptotic Behavior of Non-Analytic Function of the Eigenvalues

Hello, Let $A_n = (a_{k-j};\;k,j = 0,1,\ldots,n-1)$ be a sequence of $n\times n$ Toeplitz matrices, with eigenvalues $(\lambda_{n,i};\;i = 0,1,\ldots,n-1)$. If $A_n$ were a sequence of Hermitian ...
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Proof of Tracenorm Equality

Lemma 1 in this paper: http://ttic.uchicago.edu/~nati/Publications/SrebroShraibmanCOLT05.pdf claims that $\|X\|_{\Sigma} = \min_{V^TU=X} \frac{1}{2}(\|U\|_{Fro}^2 + \|V\|_{Fro}^2),$ where ...
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is there any relationship between the eigenvector of sum(AA'+BB') and sum(A'A+B'B) ?

is there any relationship between the eigenvector of sum(AA'+BB') and sum(A'A+B'B) ? thanks a lot!
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When are cones of matrices “generated” by vectors?

The cone $P_{n}$ of positive semidefinite matrices of order $n$ can be represented in this form: $P_{n}=\{A|\forall x\geq 0: \langle A,xx^{T}>0 \rangle \}$ with $x$ running over ...
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bounds on the entries of an inverse circulant matrix

Suppose that $C$ is a (real) circulant invertible matrix defined by a vector $d$. Then $C^{-1}$ is also a circulant defined by some vector $f$. There exists a standard formula that expresses the ...
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Moore-Penrose question

Let $A=BD^{\dagger}B^{T}$. I am looking for conditions under which $A^{\dagger}$ is a "nice" expression in $B$ and $D$ and their Moore-Penrose pseudo-inverses. Do you know of such conditions?
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power of a block triangular matrix

I have a matrice in the form : $$M = \begin{pmatrix} A & 0 & 0 \\\ B & A & 0 \\\ C & D & A \end{pmatrix} $$ where $A,B,C,D$ are diagonalizable square matrice and I want to ...
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Scaling laws for singular values of random matrices

Assume that we have an $n\times n$ matrix ${\bf A}$ with elements drawn i.i.d. Gaussian with mean zero and variance 1. Are there any results on the asymptotic behavior of its $i$-th largest singular ...
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Probability of a submatrix to be full rank in a N x N Random Matrix of rank m.

Consider a random matrix $\mathbf{A} \in \mathbb{C}^{N \times N}$ of rank $m$ with $m < N$ that follows the Wishart distribution ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wishart_distribution ). I have a ...
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Estimating a spectral gap

Suppose you have a real positive definite matrix $A$ who eigenvalues are $\lambda_{1} \leq \lambda_{2} \leq \ldots \leq \lambda_{n}$. I am interested in bounding from below $\lambda_{2}-\lambda_{1}$. ...
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Number of parameters needed to specify a Hermitian matrix of rank r.

Hi, i have two questions that seem to bother me lately. Maybe you could help me and/or point me in any related literature. 1) Assume hermitian matrix $H \in \mathcal{C}^{n \times n}$ that has rank ...
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Convex Combination of 2 hermitian matrices

Assume all the matrices I discuss about are $N \times N$. Consider any two hermitian matrices $A_1$ and $A_2$ which are indefinite. The question is, In general, for any $A_1$ and $A_2$ (both matrices ...
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Is the trace of a Lyaponov transform of a semistable matrix always nonpositive?

Let $A$ be a semistable real matrix (i.e. the real parts of all the eigenvalues of $A$ are nonnegative). Let $P$ be a positive definite matrix. Is it always true that $\text{trace}{A^{T}P+PA} ...
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Is there a natural distance between skew hermitian matrices?

Working in machine learning, I try to find a way to compare time series, which can be considered as semi-continuous matrices belonging to $\mathbb R^{n \times \mathbb R}$ (a column corresponds to ...
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Eigenvector localizaiton

I have raised this sort of question before but I think that now I've found a better term for the subject, one which might ring more bells for people - hence the repost. Hope you won't be too angry ...
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sharper interlacing

The usual interlacing inequalities say that if $M$ is a Hermitian $n \times n$ matrix and $\hat{M}$ is a principal submatrix of order $n-1$, then $\lambda_{\min}(M) \leq \lambda_{\min}(\hat{M})$. I ...
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Generalizations of Oppenheim's inequality

The well-known Oppenheim inequality says that for two positive definite matrices $A,B$ it holds that $\det(A \circ B) \geq (\prod{a_{ii}})\det(B)$. There has been a lot of beautiful work done ...
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S-matrix conjecture: status?

Is the $S$-matrix conjecture still open? I mean the one listed as Problem 7 in this survey.
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name for a matrix operation

If $A$ is a matrix and $D$ is a diagonal matrix, is there some special name for $DAD$?
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matrices whose entries sum to zero

Let $A$ be a non-singular matrix and let $s(A)$ be the sum of its entries. Under which conditions can it be assured that $s(A) \neq 0$? if you like, you can assume that $A$ is symmetric. Here is an ...
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eigenvector update formula

Suppose that $B$ is a Hermitian matrix with one known eigenpair $(\lambda,v)$. (assume its the smallest or largest pair, if you like). Form the rank one update $B+\rho bb^{T}$. Now I'm interested in ...
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'Condition number' for Rayleigh-Ritz quotient

Suppose that $A$ is a Hermitian matrix and that $u,v$ are two vectors. Is there some known function $\kappa(A)$ so that $||u-v|| \leq \kappa(A) |\frac{u^{\*}Au}{u^{\*}u}-\frac{v^{\*}Av}{v^{\*}v}|$? ...
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A question about matrices with more details

Let $A,B\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$. Suppose that $B$ is nonsingular and that there exists $m$ reals pairwise distinct $\lambda_{1},\cdots,\lambda_{r},\cdots,\lambda_{m}$ such that ...
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Simultaneous decomposition of three projectors

A projector $P$ is a Hermitian matrix satisfying $P^2=P$. For any two projectors, it is easy to show that there exists a unitary matrix $U$ such that both $U^*PU$ and $U^*QU$ are block-diagonal ...
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concentration for eigenvectors

I am interested in bounding from above the ratio between the maximum and minimum entries of a Perron vector. The only results that I found in the literature are from the classic masters (Ostrowski and ...
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inverse-closed matrix spaces

Is there a known characterization of such spaces? An example: the space of $n \times n$ matrices spanned by $I$ and $J$ (the identity and all-ones matrices, respectively) is inverse closed by the ...
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small sums of entries in submatrices - strange phenomenon

Suppose that $x \in \mathbb{R}^{n}$ is a vector of small positive fractions, i.e. $x_{i} \approx \frac{1}{n}$. The exact values are unknown. I form the matrix $M=diag(x)-\frac{xx^{T}}{2}$ which is a ...
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Minimum off-diagonal elements of a matrix with fixed eigenvalues

Hello, I am en engineer working in radar research. I came accross a problem I cannot seem to find math literature on it. I can ask it in two different ways. Perhaps depending on the reader, the ...