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Subset of vectors whose sum has a large norm

In Rudin - Real & Complex Analysis we have the following Lemma 6.3. If $z_1, \ldots, z_n \in \mathbb{C}$ then there is a subset $S \subseteq \{1,\ldots,n\}$ for which $$\left|\sum_{k \in S} ...
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Finite generation of vector identities

This question is partially motivated by Looking for a comprehensive referece for vector identities, although that question may not be appropriate for MO. Consider the set $\mathcal{E}$ of all valid ...
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Grassmannian frames in the Grassmannian

I am new to the Grassmannian. I have read about Grassmannian frames in $\mathbb R^n$. My question is can we define Grassmannian frames in a Grassmannian space $Gr(k,n)$ just like in $\mathbb R^n$? ...
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Formalism for moving from a metric space into a vector space for mathematical/statistical modeling given a data

I have a metric space $(X,d)$. I have a physical situation (data) where each physical entity corresponds to an $x \in X$. I want to do some mathematical/statistical modeling of this data, but the ...
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Is there a known generalization of the Schmidt decomposition based on a maximal set of “locally orthogonal” vectors?

I came across the following unusual generalization of the Schmidt decomposition in my work, which I describe below. I would like to know if this structure has been studied before so I can read more ...
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Is Taylor expansion related to Helmholtz decomposition?

The Taylor expansion of a vector field $f(x)$ to the order of one is $$f(x)=f(x_0)+Jf(x_0)\cdot\Delta x+o(\Delta x)$$ where $Jf$ is Jacobian of the vector field and $\Delta x=x-x_0$. Suppose we ...
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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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A conjecture about vector space (repost from math.SE)

This post is copied from math.SE in the following link: http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/456398/a-conjecture-about-vector-space I have posted the question two days ago, but receive no answer ...
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Finding the effective maximum number of subspaces in a finite dimensional vector space

Hi mathoverflow community, may be some one may give me a hint on the following problem before I spend much time on brute force search. For $q$ a prime number and $n=6$, let $\mathbb {F}_{q}^{n}$ be ...
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Lattice basis reductions and finding minimal values

While reading several articles about lattice basis reduction I am left with a few questions. For one, I came across this piece of text Let $\alpha$ and $\beta \in \mathbb{R}$. Also let $X>0$ and ...
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Visual pictures of rotation and torsion

In vector analysis / differential geometry we have rotation and torsion. The formalisms are certainly well known. But how could I best explain the geometric pictures and their difference (as a coach ...
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Historical precursor for Peano's axioms of a linear space?

Peano is typically credited with giving the first abstract definition of a vector space (1888): http://www-history.mcs.st-and.ac.uk/HistTopics/Abstract_linear_spaces.html Apparently, Peano credits ...
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Is there a wedge which operates on multiple vector spaces?

Let's say I have two vector spaces $V,W$ , and we have the graded algebras $\Lambda(V),\Lambda(W)$, each with an operation $\wedge$. I'd like to know if there are "many" $\wedge$ operators, or if ...
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Minimal generating sets of monoids acting on finite vector spaces.

Let $V$ be a finite dimensional vector space over $\mathbb{Z}_2$ with a linear map $f_i : V \to V$ for each $i$ in some finite index set $I$. Then one can always find some subset $G \subseteq V$ of ...
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Endomomorphisms of Chain Complexes of vector spaces and determinants

Let $C_{\ast} : \cdots \to A_{2} \to A_{1} \to A_{0} \to 0$ be a chain complex of finite dimensional vector spaces over a field $K$. And let $f_{\ast} : C_{\ast} \to C_{\ast}$ and $g_{\ast} : ...
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Morphisms of Spectral Sequences and alternating products

Let $E_{a,b}^{r}, F_{a,b}^{r}$ be two (co)homologica first quadrant spectral sequences of vector spaces over a field $K$, and $f : E \to F$ be a morphism of spectral sequences. Assume that morphisms ...
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Intersection of vector spaces

Let $\{v_{1,j},\ldots, v_{n,j}\}$ be a basis of the $n$-dimensional vector space $V$ for $j=1\ldots k$ (and assume $2k\leq n$). Let $V_i$ be the subspace spanned by $v_{i,1},\ldots, v_{i,k}$ for ...
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Ultrafilters over vector spaces

Perhaps my question is naive, but let me try. Take a (real or complex) vector space $V$ and consider an ideal $\mathcal{I}$ of subsets of $V$ with the following property (call it (*)): for each ...
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Who first proved that the dimension of a vector space is unique?

every vector space is known to have a basis (assuming the axiom of choice). This is attributed to Georg Hamel (http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Georg_Hamel). Moreover, any two bases have the same ...
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Fuzzy vector similarity

Hi all, I have two multi-dimensional vectors representing documents $\vec{a}$ and $\vec{b}$. Considering cases where there is no overlap between $a$ and $b$ ($a \cap b = \emptyset $), traditional ...
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How to prove the Hahn-Banach constructively

I am just wondering, how to prove the Hahn-Banach theorem constructively for a finite dimensional normed vector space. Thanks in advance for any helpful answers.
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When do 0-preserving isometries have to be linear?

Let $\langle \mathbf{V},+,\cdot,||.|| \rangle$ be a normed vector space over $\mathbb{R}$. Let $f : \mathbf{V} \to \mathbf{V}$ be an isometry that satisfies $f(\mathbf{0}) = \mathbf{0}$ . What ...
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Inequalities and bounds for relating p-norms (Reference request)

Hello all, I'm trying to find a good resource for a discussion on the relation between say, the p-norm of a vector (from a finite dimensional vector space) and its Euclidean norm. In my search on the ...