# Tagged Questions

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### An optimization problem on the sphere

Let $S$ be a sphere centered at origin in $\Bbb R^{2n}$ of radius $\sqrt{2n}$. Let $D$ be a diagonal matrix. Let $U$ be an orthogonal matrix. Let $r\in\Bbb Z_+$ be a fixed integer.
Let vector ...

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### Projection onto a quadratic cone?

Consider a constraint of the form
$$ f(x) := x^T A x = 0 $$
where $A \in \mathbb{R}^n$ is symmetric but may be singular and indefinite. The constraint set $C$ is a (nonconvex) cone, since for any ...

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### Nearest trio of neighbours for non-intersecting ellipses

Hi,
I'm working on a problem which is to find the closest trio of neighbours for a set of arbitrarily placed non-intersecting ellipses. As a new user I'm not allowed to include image tags but I've ...

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### Analogue of PSD matrices for permanents?

Let's begin with a few observations. Suppose we consider the set of $N\times N$ matrices and consider the matrices with positive determinant. There are several connected components in this set; let ...

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### Mathematical Programming with other Algebras than Linear

Linear Programming is strongly entwined with linear algebra, as are many of its generalizations under the heading of mathematical programming / convex optimization.
What analogies are there for ...

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### formulate edge length problem as convex optimization problem

I want to us convex optimization to describe a problem in computational geometry.
Let $E = (E_1, E_2,\ldots , E_m) $ be a sequence of line segments in the plane, where $E_1$ and $E_m$ may be points ...

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### An optimization problem for points on the sphere (master's dissertation)

First, by means of a disclaimer, some background. I am entering the fourth and final year of an undergraduate master's degree in maths, and a quarter of the maximum credit for this year will be for a ...

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### Algebraic characterization of transitive spaces of matrices

Fix an integer $d \ge 2$ and let $M_d$ be the space of real $d \times d$ matrices. Let $E$ be a vector subspace of $M_d$. We say that $E$ is transitive if $E \cdot \mathbb{R}^d_* = \mathbb{R}^d$, ...