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### Eigenvectors of tridiagonal hermitian matrix

In my paper, I investigate the coordinates of the eigenvectors of a hollow tridiagonal hermitian matrix, which is defined as: \begin{align*} Q_n = \begin{pmatrix} 0 & q_{1,2} & 0 & 0 & ...
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### How to compute the spectral norm of this matrix [closed]

Consider $$\left\|2\sum_{i<j}L_{ij}+4\sum_i \operatorname{diag}e_i \right\|,$$ where (1) $L_{ij}=\operatorname{diag}e_i+\operatorname{diag}e_j-e_ie_j^T-e_je_i^T$ (2) $e_i$ denotes $n$-by-$1$ vector ...
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### Questions about hermitian positive semidefinite matrices

Motivation: I am faced with a $5 \times 5$ hermitian positive semidefinite matrix, depending on parameters, and I wish to show that it is positive definite, for any points in the parameter space (I ...
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### How does configuration or phase space change in pseudo-Hermitian (or just non-Hermtiian) QM vs Hermitian QM?

I was wondering if there is some relaxation of the configuration (or phase) space when considering pseudo-Hermitian physical situations vs Hermitian? For instance in "$C^*$-Algebras of Energy ...
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### Eigenvalues of special sum of Hermitian matrices

In my research on linear algebra and its applications, I have come across the following problem which has stumped me: Let $A$ be a positive definite matrix and let $D$ be a positive diagonal ...
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### Isotropy of skew-Hermitian forms over division algebras

Assume char(F) $\neq$ 2. Let $D$ be a central division algebra over a field $F$ and $h: V \rightarrow D$ be an anisotropic skew-Hermitian form. We can easily see that $h_{\bar{F}}$ is totally ...
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### How the eigenvalues change when a Hermitian matrix is left multiplied and right multiplied by a diagonal matrix?

Suppose there is a Hermitian matrix $S$ with eigenvalues $\lambda_1, \lambda_2, \dots, \lambda_K$. There is a diagonal matrix $D$ whose entries on the main diagonal are positive. What are the ...
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### On the spectrum of Hermitian matrices [closed]

I'm working on the adjacency matrix of some graphs and need some facts about Hermitian matrices which have exactly two distinct eigenvalues. Can anybody help me introduce source about spectrum of ...
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### Meaning of $[A,B]$ when $A$, $B$ are self-adjoint

This is just a question about notation, but it got no useful answers on math.stackexchange. Let $L$ be the Lie algebra of $n\times n$ Hermitian matrices, with Lie bracket $(A,B)\mapsto i(AB-BA)$. ...
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### Largest eigenvalue of the sum of Hermitian matrices [closed]

Is there an expression for the largest eigenvalue of the sum of two Hermitian matrices in terms of the spectrum of the same matrices?
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### Projecting solutions of Hermitian forms over local rings

Let $R$ be a local ring (commutative and with $1$) with maximal ideal $M$, with an involution $\theta$. Let $h$ be a Hermitian form on $R^n$, i.e. $h:R^n\times R^n\rightarrow R$ such that $h$ is $R$-...
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### Is it possible to find $h$ hermitian metric such that $Isom_{h}(X) \cong Aut(X)$?

I suspect this is true for some class of analytic manifolds (Riemann surfaces maybe), but my knowledge in differential geometry is very poor, so I could not conclude it. For complex manifolds, is it ...
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### Diagonalization for sums of Hermitian matrices

I found an interesting question about diagonalizable matrices, Let $A,B\in \mathcal{M}_n(\mathbb{C})$ Hermitian, such that $AB\neq BA$. Do there exist complex numbers $u\neq v$, such that $A+uB$ and ...
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### Relationship of eigenvalue/eigenvector of hermitian matrix R and QRQ (Q is diagonal)

For a hermitian matrix R and a diagonal one Q, is there any relationship between eigenvalues/eigenvectors of R and QRQ? To be specific, assuming the eigenvalue decomposition of R is R=VDV*, then can ...
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Suppose $A$ is a positive semi-definite, Hermitian matrix with a unit-norm eigen vector $\textbf{v}$ corresponding to its largest eigen value $\lambda$. Let $B = A + \alpha \textbf{z}\textbf{z}^H$, ...