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### When does the map from a normed vector cone to its double dual preserve norms?

If $V$ is a normed vector space then the natural map from $V$ to its double dual $V''$ is norm-preserving as follows from Hahn-Banach theorem. This is well-known. Now assume that P is just a vector ...
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### A characterisation of faces of rational polyhedral cones

This is about a (seemingly) basic lemma about rational polyhedral cones that is sometimes used when working with toric varieties and is usually "left to the reader". Unfortunately, I could ...
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### Faces of polyhedral cones and open immersions of affine toric schemes

Let $V$ be an $\mathbb{R}$-vector space of finite dimension, let $N$ be a $\mathbb{Z}$-structure on $V$, and let $M$ be its dual $\mathbb{Z}$-structure on the dual space $V^*$. Let $\sigma\subseteq V$...
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### Complexity of conic optimization problems

I am interested in bounding the computational complexity of the interior points method for solving a generic conic problem of the form \begin{equation} \min_x \left\{ c^T x : \mathcal{A}x-B\in\mathbf{...
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### 1st Order Nonlinear PDE: Understanding Envelopes and Monge Cones

I have a question about envelopes of surfaces. In a book I am reading the following: Suppose $S_a$ is a one parameter family of surfaces in $R^3$ given by $z=w(x,y;a)$ where $w$ depends smoothly on ...
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### Is dual cone unique? [closed]

Suppose we have the following relationship, note that $A,B,C$ are closed convex matrix cones, $A^\ast=C,$ $B^\ast=C,$ can we state that $A=B$? Is the dual cone of a cone is unique? the definition ...
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### Kleiman's and Nakai-Moishezon's ampleness criteria

I would like to work out a simple example to understand the relation between Kleiman ampleness criterion and Nakai-Moishezon ampleness criterion. Namely, let $X$ be the blow-up of $\mathbb{P}^{2}$ at ...
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### Representation of Banach spaces partially ordered by solid, normal, minihedral cones

I've been using the representation result below, from Krasnosel'skij/Lifshits/Sobolev; Positive Linear Systems---The Method of Positive Linear Operators. Heldermann Verlag, 1989. Theorem. Let $E$ be ...
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### Suprema and infima in spaces ordered by non-normal cones

Background We shall call a subset $V_+ \subseteq V$ of a Banach space $V$ a cone if $V_+$ is closed, $\alpha V_+ \subseteq V_+$ for all $\alpha \geqslant 0$, and $V_+ \cap (-V_+) = \{0\}$. Cones ...
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### Linearization of cones

Suppose that $K$ is a closed convex cone in $R^{n}$. Is there a "nice" function $f:R^{n} \rightarrow R^{m}$ so that $f(K)$ is a subspace? What about an approximate subspace?
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### When is a matrix similar to a non-negative matrix?

Consider a real square matrix $A$ of size $n\times n$. Under which conditions on $A$ does there exist a row-stochastic matrix $U$ (non-negative, rowsums = 1), such that $A'=U^{-1}AU$ is a non-negative ...
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### Which matrix/operator in a cone has the largest negative spectral part?

Background: Let $\mathcal{K}$ be set (convex cone, if you like) of symmetric matrices of order $n$. Each matrix $A \in \mathcal{K}$ can be decomposed in a unique way as $A=A_{+}-A_{-}$, where $A_{+}$ ...
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### Is it true that a solid, minihedral cone in infinite dimensions cannot be regular?

Background Consider a real Banach$^1$ space $V$. We'll call a subset $V_+ \subseteq V$ a cone if $V$ is closed, $\alpha V_+ \subseteq V_+$ for every $\alpha \geqslant 0$ and $V_+ \cap (-V_+) = \{0\}$...
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### Covering the cone of positive semidefinite matrices by intervals

Is it possible to cover the cone of positive semidefinite matrices by a finite/countable/interesting family of closed intervals of matrices? How about a general convex cone? For the finite case the ...
The cone $P_{n}$ of positive semidefinite matrices of order $n$ can be represented in this form: $P_{n}=\{A|\forall x\geq 0: \langle A,xx^{T}>0 \rangle \}$ with $x$ running over $\mathbf{R}^{n}-0$....
Let $B \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ be a collection of $n$ (not necessarily independent) unit vectors which we will label $v_1,\ldots, v_n$ for convenience. The cone $K_B \subset \mathbb{R}^n$ associated to \$...