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Reference request on operator matrices [closed]

I'm looking for a reference on linear, bounded, self-adjoint operators defined on the product space, $T:E\times F\to E\times F$ such that $$Tx = \begin{pmatrix}A & B \\ C & D ...
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A possible extension of a determinant inequality

It is well known that if $A, B$ are positive semidefinite matrices, then $$\det (A+B)\ge \det A+\det B.$$ I am considering a possible extension of this result. Let $\mathbb{M}_m(\mathbb{M}_n)$ ...
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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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Are the finite dimensional von Neumann algebras, singly generated?

Let $\mathcal{M}$ be a finite dimensional von Neumann algebra, then : $$\mathcal{M} \simeq \bigoplus_i M_{n_i}(\mathbb{C})$$ Question : Is it singly generated (as von Neumann algebra)? how ? ...
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Operator Adjoints and Non-Symmetric Inner Products

Let $V$ be a finite dimensional vector space (over $C$ if that makes a difference), and let $T$ be a linear operator on $V$. Now if $(\cdot,\cdot)$ is an inner product on $V$, then it is well-known ...
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What is the significance of matrix ordered algebras?

I am trying to grok matrix ordered operator algebras, but I am having a hard time understanding their significance from the definition. Here is the definition (or at least, one way of stating it): ...
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How to determine there exists a unique invariant subspace for a set of matrices

Hi everyone, Ive been looking at the following problem, but its not entirely in my area and some potential solutions seem to rely on algebraic geometry. Maybe thats just a complicated way to solve ...
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When is spectral norm of AB equal to that of BA?

I have $A^{1/2} B A^{1/2} \preceq I$ for two PSD matrices $A$ and $B$, and I'd like to know if that implies $\|AB\|_2 \leq 1.$ The argument I was using to show this is that for any two square ...
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Norm bound of the entrywise logarithm of a stochastic matrix stationary matrix

Hello, Denote $\log_\star$ as the entrywise logarithm operation, and let $A$ be some row-stochastic matrix such that $\lim_{p\rightarrow\infty}A^p$ exists and all its entries are non-zero. As a part ...
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vector balancing problem

I believe the solution posted to the arXiv on June 17 by Marcus, Spielman, and Srivastava is correct. This problem may be hard, so I don't expect an off-the-cuff solution. But can anyone suggest ...
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Diagonalizing matrices of linear forms of indeterminates

Let $B$ be a matrix with elements as linear forms of indeterminates. Is there a proper diagonalization procedure for such matrices like those of matrices with real and complex entries?
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Decomposition of positive definite matrices.

It is known that a $n^2 \times n^2$ positive semidefinite matrix $A$ cannot always be written as a finite sum $$ A=\sum_{j} B_j \otimes C_j $$ with $B_j$ and $C_j$ positive semidefinite matrices (of ...
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Relationship between free probability and deterministic graphs?

Consider the $N\times N$ matrix $$ M = \left(\begin{array} \\ 0 & 1 & & 0 \\ 1 & \ddots & \ddots & \\ & \ddots & \ddots & 1 \\ 0 & & 1 & 0 \\ ...
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Eigenvalues of certain positive matrices

For a matrix $ Q = (q_{ij}) \in GL_n(\mathbb{C}) $ let $ \overline{Q} = (\overline{q_{ij}}) $ be the matrix obtained by entry-wise complex conjugation (equivalently, $ \overline{Q} $ is the ...
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Can finitely many hermitian (positive-semidefinite) operators always be embedded into a small dimensional space preserving inner product?

Given $n$ hermitian (positive-semidefinite) operators $Q_1,\cdots,Q_n$ in finite dimensional Hilbert space (the dimension can be very large), is there a mapping $\phi$ maps $Q_i$ to $P_i$, which ...
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When is this map completely positive?

Consider the complex $n$-by-$n$ matrices $M_n$. Suppose that $A_i$, for $i=1,\ldots,n^2$, satisfy $\mathrm{Tr}(A_i^* A_j)=\delta_{ij}$, so that together they form an orthonormal basis for $M_n$. ...
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Completely bounded maps on Mn

The aim of this question is to collect nice maps on $M_n(\mathbb{C})$ with the following property: $\phi_n:M_n(\mathbb{C})\rightarrow M_n(\mathbb{C})$ with $||\phi||=1$ and ...
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Is there any conclusions generalized Singular Value Decomposition into Hilbert Space

Spectrum decomposition can be regarded as the generalizations of the following fact that: Every Hermitian matrix $A$ can be decomposed into $A=U^{*}\Lambda U$,where $U$ is a unitary matrix Singular ...
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Commuting unitaries

Is the following true: For every unit vectors $x_1,..., x_n$, $y_1,..., y_n$ in $\mathbb{C}^k$ there exist a Hilbert space $H$, unitary operators $U_1,...,U_n$ and $V_1,...,V_n$ in $B(H)$ and unit ...
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A question about the generalized Lidskii-Wielandt inequality for matrices proved by Thompson and Freede

In 1971, Thomson and Freede generalized the Lidskii-Wielandt inequalites as follows (version for singular values) Let $A$, $B$ be $n\times n$ Hermitian matrices. Suppose $\alpha_1\geq \alpha_2 \geq ...
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Is exp(rA) = (exp(A))^r for real r and A in a Banach space?

Is $e^{(rA)} = (e^{A})^r$ when $r \in \mathbb{R}$ and $A$ is an element of a Banach algebra? Clearly if $n$ is an integer, then $e^{(nA)} = e^{A+A \cdots +A} = e^{A}e^{A}\cdots e^{A} = (e^{A})^n$, ...
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Existence of tensor product of subalgebras

Let $\mathcal{G} = \mathbb{M}_n(\mathbb{C})$ be an $n$-by-$n$ matrix algebra over complex numbers. Next let $\mathcal{A} \cong \mathbb{M}_d(\mathbb{C})$ be a subalgebra of $\mathcal{G}$ and assume $d$ ...
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Bounds on operator 2-norms on partial traces of linearly related operators

Consider an arbitary positive semidefinite operator ρ, acting on ℂA ⊗ ℂB ⊗ ℂC, for A,B,C finite. Also, let P be an orthogonal projector on ...
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How to study the behavior of a particular function on a Vector Space.

Let, $V$ be a vector space over a field $K.$ Let, $T$ be a function from $V$ to $V$ such that $T(kX) = kT(X)$ for all $k \in K$ and for all $X \in V$ and also $T(k + X) = T(X)$ for all $k \in K$ ...
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Are the Gell-Mann matrices extremal when used as Kraus operators for a quantum channel?

Landau and Streater proved that a set of Kraus operators, Ai, is extremal if and only if the set $\{A_{k}^{\dagger}A_{l}\}_{k,l \ldots N}$ are linearly independent. I have seen very convincing ...