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### Robust generalization of matrix rank

I am looking for robust generalizations of matrix rank.
Think of the the following problem: A big matrix of low rank is perturbed by random noise, such that it becomes a full-rank matrix. Is there a ...

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### Are periodic billiard trajectories stable on a manifold with strictly convex boundary?

Let $(M,g)$ be a compact Riemannian manifold with strictly convex boundary.
Let $\gamma:S^1\to M$ be a periodic billiard trajectory (geodesic in the interior and reflects specularly at the boundary).
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### What is the technical difference between a deformation and a perturbation?

What is the technical difference between a deformation and a perturbation? Do they exist in somewhat different categories?

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### Perturbation method of a boundary value problem

Let $u(x, \epsilon, \theta)$ be the solution of $$u''+(\epsilon \cos(x)+\theta-u)u=0$$ with boundary conditions $u'(0)=0$ and $u'(\pi)=0$. Here $\theta\in [0, 1]$.
I tried to put the solution in ...

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### How does perturbation method guarantee its solution for the perturbed pde $\Delta u + \epsilon u^2 =0$

[This may not be a research-level question; if it violates any term of this website, I will delete it right away]
My question is quite simple: Suppose we are given a PDE of with a boundary condition
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### Is Rellich's function valued theorem valid for a rank defficient function valued matrix?

Theorem (Rellich). Let $\boldsymbol{A}(t) : \mathbb{R}\rightarrow\mathbb{C}^{n \times n}$ be a Hermitian matrix function that depends
on $t$ analytically.
(i) The $n$ roots of the characteristic ...

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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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### Separating the spectrum of a Hermitian matrix

Given Hermitian matrix $A$, I would like to perturbate it so that its eigenvalues become well-separated.
Specifically, let $A$ be some Hermitian matrix, and let $G$ be a Gaussian matrix, with each
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### Distribution of the spectrum of a perturbed matrix

Let $A$ be an $n\times n$ Hermitian matrix,
with well-separated eigenvalues $\lambda_1 > \lambda_2 ... > \lambda_n$,
with $|\lambda_i-\lambda_j|>\epsilon$, for all $i \neq j$.
Let $G$ be a ...

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### analytic approximation of a non-negative matrix by a sequence of positive matrices

Let $L \in \{0,1\}^{n \times n}$ be a non-negative matrix whose row sum is 1. ($L$ stands for "limit"). It is known that there exists a unique $r \times r$ principal minor of $L$ that is a permutation ...

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### Error bound on matrix vector multiplication

I am multiplying a matrix $A$ with vector $p$. However, the matrix $A$ isn't accurate.
Some (a very small fraction) of the element's value is changed from $a_{i,j}$ to {0,$-a_{i,j}$, $2a_{i,j}$}. ...

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### Perturbation analysis for three term recurrences

Jacobi polynomials, denoted by $J^{(\alpha,\beta)}_n$, on $[-1,1]$ satisfy a three term recurrence
$$ J_{n+1}^{(\alpha,\beta)}(x) = (A_n+B_nx)J^{(\alpha,\beta)}_n + C_nJ_{n-1}^{(\alpha,\beta)}(x), \...

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### Eigenvalues of a Symmetric Positive Semi-Definite (PSD) matrix after rank one update

I have a Symmetric Positive Semi-Definite matrix $A$ which i know its eigenvalue and eigenvectors. let $v$ and $u$ be a random column vector. i want to know if it is possible to have eigenvalues of ...

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### Non-linear Perturbation Operator Examples

Consider a non-linear operator $\cal H$ which maps a function to a function (e.g., a map from a starting wave function $f(x,y,z)$ to a later wave function according to some non-linear PDE) and an $\...

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### componentwise eigenvector perturbation

Does the sin-theta theorem imply a componentwise nonasymptotic bound for eigenvectors? Assume, for the purpose of this question, that the eigenvalues concerned are simple.
If this is trivial, I ...

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### Null Space Perturbations

Hi,
I face a problem some time now (not a homework problem) and I believe it is related to matrix perturbations and how the null space behaves in these cases.
The distilled version of the ...

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### Regular Perturbation Series soln to eqn

I want to find the a 3 term perturbation soln of
(i) $(1+x)^3 = ex$ where $e\ll1$
Direct substitution of the regular perturbation series $x = x_0 + ex_1 + e^2x_2$
into (i) does not work
I ...

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### Number of perturbations of the Jordan form

I am looking for information about the number of Jordan forms that can be obtained from a given Jordan form of a small perturbation.
For example, if a Jordan form consists of a single cell 2x2
$$J=\...

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### What is known rigoruously about the semiclassical (k to infinity) limit of WRT invariants?

To each closed $3$-manifold $N$, there is a corresponding Witten--Reshetikhin--Turaev invariant $Z_k(N)$ depending on an integer $k$ (the level) and a Lie group $G$ (and perhaps we'll just concentrate ...

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### enlarge the separation between two matrices

The separation between two square matrices $A$ and $B$, often used as a measure of the sensitivity of invariant subspace problems, is defined as
$$
\operatorname{sep}(A,B)=\min_{X\neq 0}\frac{\left\...

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### submultiplicity of matrix norm. Is $||AB||_F \leq ||A||_2||B||_F$?

Let $||\cdot||_F$ and $||\cdot||_2$ be the Frobenius norm and the spectral norm.
I'm reading Ji-Guang Sun's paper 'Perturbation Bounds for the Cholesky and QR Factorizations' from BIT 31 in 1991.
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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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### Adding a multiple of the Identity to a LU factorized matrix

Suppose a square, dense, symmetric matrix $A$ has been factorized into $L$ and $U$ components by performing a LU decomposition. Now let $B = A+\lambda I$. Is there any way to efficiently compute the ...

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### Where are the boundary layers?

I am learning perturbation theory and would like to be able to determine where boundary layers are going to occur just by looking at the differential equation.
Let $n\in\mathbb{N}$ and $p_i(x)$, $0\...