# Tagged Questions

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### Find a common expression (parameterized by y = 1/2, 1 and 2) uniting three (rational) polynomials in k [closed]

I am seeking a common "simple" expression (preferably/presumably a sum of products of linear factors, or sum of products of low-degree factors) uniting the three polynomials (parameterized by ...

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### Complexity of turning a d-degree polynomial to 2-degree polynomial

For a very simple example,
$(1+x)^4=x^4+4x^3+6x^2+4x+1$ is a 4 degree polynomial, and I want to change it to a 2-degree polynomial by add more variables, for this example, we can simply let $y=x^2$, ...

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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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### Irreducibility of a resultant of real and imaginary parts of a characteristic polynomial

The following question is motivated by the study of a stability border for a robust linear time-invariant control system.
Let us we have an affine family of $n\times n$ matrices with indeterminate ...

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### Powers of linear functions span the space of polynomial functions?

Let $P_n$ be the space of polynomials in $n$ variables over a field of characteristic 0.
I'm very sure that the space spanned by powers of linear functions is the whole space $P_n$.
Anyone can come ...

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### A basis of the symmetric power consisting of powers

I have asked this question on math.se, but did not get an answer - I was quite surprised because I thought that lots of people must have though about this before:
Let $V$ be a complex vector space ...

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### Algebraic Independence of Polynomials in n Variables with Real Coefficients

I am considering the problem of determining the algebraic independence of $n$ polynomials in $m$ variables with real coefficients, where $m \geq n$. The variables will be denoted by $a_{1}, a_{2}, ... ...

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### Relating a Polynomial equation to the characteristic equation of a Hermitian matrix

This question arose out of mere curiosity. Given a polynomial equation and I happen to know that its roots are real (but not the roots itself). Does it mean it is the characteristic equation of a ...

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### The number of solutions of a matrix equation

Let $P(X) = a_nX^n + \cdots + a_1X + a_0$ be a polynomial, $a_i \in \mathbb{R}$ for all $i$. Set
$$S = \lbrace A \in \mathbb{M}_n: P(A) = 0 \rbrace.$$
We consider the following relation $\sim$ on ...

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### Reconstructing a word

Let $w(a,b)$ be a word in two letter alphabet. Let $$A=\left(\begin{array}{lll}x_1 & x_2 & x_3\\\ x_4 &x_5 & x_6\\\ x_7 & x_8 & x_9\end{array}\right), ...

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### polynomial matrices and its spectrum

Hello, all!
I have a polynomial non-singular square matrix over $\mathbf{F} _q[x]$,
$$\underset{l \times l}{G(x)} = \left( \begin{matrix} g _{0,0}(x) & g _{0,1}(x) & \ldots & g ...

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### Which polynomials are determinants of a symmetric matrix with linear entries?

Let $k$ be a field. Can each degree $n$ polynomial $P(t) \in k[t]$ be written as the determinant of the matrix $A + tB$, where $A$ and $B$ are two symmetric $(n \times n)$-matrices with entries in ...

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### Symmetric polynomials preserving $-1,1$ matrices

If $A$ is an $n\times n$ integer matrix, then trivially $S=A+A^t$ and $P = AA^t$
where $t$ is ``transpose", are both symmetric.
Assume that $A$ is also a "$\lbrace -1,1 \rbrace$" matrix, i.e., the ...

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### on existence of matrices X, Y s.t. XAY is diagonal over non-commutative ring

Given $A\in Mat_{n\times n}(R)$ where $R$ is a non-commutative associative ring are there exist any (non-zero) matrices $X, Y\in Mat_{n\times n}(R)$ such that $XAY=diag(a_1, \ldots , a_n)$ for some ...

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### Codimension of non-common condition is 2?

If we have n homogeneous polynomials (over algebraically closed field) $f_1\ldots , f_n$ on variables $x_0, \ldots , x_n$
$$
f_i(x_0, \ldots , x_n) = \sum_{j_0,\ldots , j_n} a_{i, j_0, \ldots , j_n} ...

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### Rank-1 decomposition conjecture for matrix with linear function elements

Can Anyone prove the following conjecture?
Consider $k$ rational function vectors $V_1(x_1,\cdots,x_n),\cdots,V_k(x_1,\cdots,x_n)$. They are called \textbf{linearly dependent} if there exists ...

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### annihilator/common left multiple of matrix polynomials

Let $A_{n,d}$ be the space of polynomials of degree $d$ or less whose coefficients are real $n\times n$ matrices --- or, if you prefer, the space of matrices whose entries are degree-$d$ polynomials. ...

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### Factorizing polynomials of several variables (in a different perespective)

I am looking for factorization of polynomials of several variables in the way outlined below.
Consider a second degree polynomial of two variables over the complex numbers.
"P(x,y) = Ax^2 + Bxy + ...

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### Quadratic forms over finite fields

I'm reading some very old papers (by Birch et al) on quadratic forms and I don't get the following point:
If $f$ is a quadratic form in $X_1,X_2,\cdots,X_n$ over a
finite field, then one can ...

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### When is a monic integer polynomial the characteristic polynomial of a non-negative integer matrix?

Suppose $P(x)$ is a monic integer polynomial with roots $r_1, ... r_n$ such that $p_k = r_1^k + ... + r_n^k$ is a non-negative integer for all positive integers $k$. Is $P(x)$ necessarily the ...