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### Existence of parametrizations of rational orthogonal matrices

I suppose that there are formulas which parametrize all the orthogonal matrices with rational coefficients. Does anyone know anything about it? And what are some publications that discuss this? ...
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### On the divisibility of the special linear group of degree $n$ over an algebraically closed field

Let $n$ be a positive integer, $p$ a (positive rational) prime, and $\mathbb K$ an algebraically closed field. If ${\rm char}(\mathbb K) = 0$ then ${\rm GL}_n(\mathbb K)$ is divisible (see here). But ...
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### how to find/define eigenvectors as a continuous function of matrix?

I asked this (with background) here http://stats.stackexchange.com/questions/38494/principal-component-analysis-bootstrap-and-probability-of-eigenvalue-collision but did not really get any answers. ...
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### Decomposition of Matrix to its sub-matrix with constant rank

When we study the structure of simple graphs with a lot of $1$ or $-1$ as its adjacency eigenvalues, the rank of its adjacency matrix is very important. The reason is, in these case, we can study the ...
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### Reduction of size of orthogonal matrices.

While experimenting with orthogonal vectors I've noticed the following transformation: If $$A = \begin{bmatrix}z & r \cr c & B\end{bmatrix}$$ is orthogonal, $z$ ...
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The Farkas Lemma says that if a system of linear inequalities implies yet another linear inequality, then this last inequality can be obtained by taking a positive linear combination of the ...
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### Bounding the minimal maximum norm of a solution of a linear system.

I would be grateful for pointing me out a reference to some general bound on the $\ell_{\infty}$ norm of a solution of a linear system. To be specific, suppose that we have an underdetermined linear ...
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### Linear algebra of finite abelian groups

If $f: V \to W$ is a surjective homomorphism of vector spaces, and we have fixed a basis for $V$, it is always possible to find a basis for $W$ such that the matrix associated to $\phi$ in the two ...
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### Eigenvalues of product of two symmetric matrices

This is mostly a reference request, as this must be well known! Let $A$ and $B$ be two real symmetric matrices, one of which is positive definite. Then it is easy to see that the product $AB$ (or ...
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### A reference on semisimple linear algebra

Is there any literature where the tools familiar from (multi)linear algebra are systematically transferred to the setting of semisimple modules over noncommutative rings? In fact this question is a ...
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### Changing basis on an extension of a free Z-module.

Consider a finite-rank free $Z$-module $Y$. Let $c: Y \times Y \rightarrow Z$ be a $Z$-bilinear form. Assume that $c(y_1, y_2) + c(y_2, y_1)$ is even, for all $y_1, y_2 \in$. Then $c$ ...
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### On certain decomposition of unitary symmetric matrices

This is by any means elementary, but since I have asked this question on Stark Exchange but received no satisfactory answers I decide to post it here. It is well known that a symmetric matrix over ...
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### solving linear equations made difficult

(Note: This is a what's-in-the-literature question, not a what's-mathematically-true question, but I believe both are considered valid kinds of MathOverflow question.) I saw this amusing derivation ...
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### A polynomial homomorphism from Gl to the group of units is a power of the determinant

I was browsing MO and stumbled upon this post, and I got very curious. I searched for about half an hour and could not find a proof for the statement that any polynomial group homomorphism ...
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### reference for perturbation of projection result

Let $A$ and $B$ have the same rank and dimensions. If $P_A$ denotes the projection onto the range space of $A$, then $$\|P_A - P_B\|_2 \leq \|A - B\| \cdot \min (\|A^\dagger\|_2, \|B^\dagger\|_2).$$ ...
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### determinants and polynomials in matrices

Muirhead (1982, "Aspects of Multivariate Statistical Theory") references on page 59 a result (from MacDuffee, 1943, chap 3, "Vectors and Matrices") a book I cannot find): " The only polynomials in ...
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### Counting equivalence classes in the transitive closure of two equivalence relations

Let $X$ be a finite set, and let $P_i$ and $Q_j$ be two partitions of $X$: $$\bigsqcup_i P_i = \bigsqcup_j Q_j = X.$$ The finest partition which is nevertheless coarser than both $P$ and $Q$ is ...
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### Unpublished work of Wielandt

Wielandt wrote a paper titled "Remarks on diagonable matrices". According to Mathematische Werke - Mathematical Works : Linear Algebra and Analysis by Helmut Wielandt, Hans Schneider, Bertram Huppert ...
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### signs of eigenvalues of quadratic form

Let $A=(a_{ij})_{i,j=1}^n$ be a symmetric real matrix, $M_k:=det(a_{ij})_{1\leq i,j\leq k}$ be its minors and $M_k\ne 0$ for all $k$. Then signs of eigenvalues of $A$ are equal (up to some ...
Hi. For a matrix $D \in \mathbb{Z}^{n \times n}$ and a symmetric, positive definite integral even matrix $S \in \mathbb{Z}^{n \times n}$ put $S[D] := D^TSD$ where the $\cdot^T$ means 'transposed'. ...