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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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Symplectic block-diagonalization of a complex symmetric matrix

This is a follow-up question to the one asked here: Given a complex symmetric $2n\times2n$-matrix $A$, i.e., $A\in \mathbb{C}^{2n\times2n}$ with $A = A^T$. Is it possible, to block-diagonalize $A$ ...
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Lie's Theorem in characteristic $p$

Let $K$ be an algebraically closed field with characteristic $0$ and $V$ be a Lie sub-algebra of $M_n(K)$, the $n\times n$ matrices over $K$. If $V$ is solvable, then, according to Lie's theorem, $V$ ...
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Stabilization of the pencil of skew symmetric matrices by the orthogonal group

Good morning everybody. During my researches I've come across the following question. Let $A$ and $B$ be a couple of square $k\times k$ skew symmetric matrices on $\mathbb R$. Let us consider the ...
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Properties to have matrices that commute in $\mathrm{GL}_n(\mathbb C)$

Let $G$ be a finite subgroup of $\mathrm{GL}_n(\mathbb C)$, $A,B \in G$ whose eigenvalues are thus in the unit circle. Assume that the eigenvalues ​​of $A$ are included in a circle arc of ...
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Multiplicity of Minimum Eigenvalue of a Convex Combination of Hermitian matrices?

Let $A_1,\dots,A_L$ be $N\times N$ hermitian matrices. Consider the problem \begin{align} \lambda^{\star}=\max_{}&\lambda_{min}\left(\sum_{i=1}^{L}r_iA_i\right) \\ &r_i\geq ...
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Characterization(?) of coersive(?) elements in the special linear group

Take your favorite matrix norm $\|\bullet\|$ (my favorite is the Frobenius norm $\|A\| = \sqrt{\operatorname{tr} A A^t}$). Now consider the set $S_x$ of matrices $A,$ such that $\|A\| < x$ and ...
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Prove determinant of nxn matrix is (a+(n-1)b)(a-b)^(n-1)? [closed]

Prove det(mat) is (a+(n-1)b)(a-b)^n-1 where matrix is nxn matrix with a's on diagonal and all other elements b, off diagonal? For example, suppose matrix with diagonal composed solely of a's. All ...
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Eigenvalue of (0-1) matrix [closed]

Assume I have 2 matrices, each of size nxn with only 1 and 0 as entries in both. (n>10) The first matrix (call it A) has each row summing up to 2 (ie: on each row, it has two "1" and n-2 "0"). It is ...
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Trace of Inverse matrix from Cholesky

This question was somewhat answered here: Fast trace of inverse of a square matrix. However, I feel like there was no complete answer wrt the Cholesky case. I have the matrix $\Sigma=LL^T$. Is there ...
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About partial uniqueness of SVD

In order to prove non-uniqueness of singular vectors when a repeated singular value is present, the book (Trefethen-Bau, considered the most authotitative book on the subject), argues as follows: Let ...
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Symmetric matrices with $\rho(A)\gg\|A\|_\infty$

For a symmetric real matrix $A$, denote by $\rho(A)$ the spectral radius of $A$, and by $\sigma(A)$ the largest absolute row sum of $A$; that is, $\sigma(A)=\max_i \sum_j |a_{ij}|$, where $a_{ij}$ are ...
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Norm bound of a complex resolvent

A well known result by Varah states that if $A$ is a strictly diagonally dominant matrix of dimension $n$, then $\|A^{-1}\|_{\infty} \le \max_i\frac{1}{|a_{kk}|-\sum_{j \neq k}|a_{kj}|}$, where the ...
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submatrix of a given size with maximum frobenius norm

Let $I\subset \{1,2,\ldots,n\}$, and let $|I|$ denote its cardinality. Now given a Hermitian matrix $\mathbf{A}\in\mathbf{C}^{n\times n}$. I am interested in finding the subset $I$ that maximizes the ...
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An inequality involving the spectral norm of a complex matrix

Let $A,B \in {M_n}(R)$ be real $n \times n$ matrices and let matrices $|A|$ and $|B|$ contain the absolute values of the elements of $A$ and $B$ respectively. Construct the complex matrices $C = A + j ...
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Solving $P=AB,Q=BA$, in the unknowns $A,B$

Let $p\geq q$ $P\in M_p(\mathbb{C}),Q\in M_q(\mathbb{C})$. We seek $A\in M_{p,q},B\in M_{q,p}$ s.t. $P=AB,Q=BA$. The NS conditions for the existence of $(A,B)$ are given in On the matrices AB and BA. ...
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Is this Hankel matrix in trace class

Let A be the infinite Hankel matrix with the coefficient $$A_{kj}=e^{(-t(k+j)^2)}-e^{(-t(k+j+2)^2)},$$ with $t$ a nonnegative real number. Is $A$ in trace class with a norm bounded by an absolute ...
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Understanding the derivation of a ML-estimator (statistics)

I'm trying to understand the derivation of a ML-estimator and more specifically the rewriting of the covariance matrix $\Sigma$. In this rewriting, a lemma is used to show that: $$ \tag{1} ...
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Convergence of iterated stochastic matrices

It is well-known that for a stochastic aperiodic matrix $M$, the sequence $(M^n)_n$ converges. Here I would like to a have a more precise analysis. Consider now a sequence of stochastic matrices ...
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Strassen's algorithm for higher order matrices [closed]

So I am clear with the basic Strassen's algorithm. For a regular 2*2 matrix, it will perform 7 multiplications instead of the conventional 8 for regular matrix multiplication algorithms. The seven ...
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What is the name for the type of matrices?

Let $ K $ be a field. We can recursively define matrices as $ M_{a} = (a)$ for any $ a\in K $ and $$ M_{a_1, \cdots, a_{2^i}} = \begin{pmatrix} M_{a_1, \cdots, a_{2^{i-1}}} & M_{a_{2^{i-1} ...
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An inequality for positive definite matrices

Let $K$ and $K^\prime$ positive definite $n \times n$ matrices, such that for all vectors $f \ge 0$ with nonnegative coordinates we have $$\sum_{i,j} K_{ij} f_i f_j \le \sum_{ij} K^\prime_{ij} f_i ...
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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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Stationary Distribution for Markov-like system?

Let \begin{equation} A= \begin{pmatrix} 0 & a_{1,2} & a_{1,3} \\ a_{2,1} & 0 & a_{2,3} \\ a_{3,1} & a_{3,2} & 0 \end{pmatrix}, \end{equation} \begin{equation} B= ...
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Dimension of the nilpotent centralizer of a nilpotent matrix

Fix a natural number $n$ and an algebraically closed field $k$. Let $\mathfrak{g}=\mathfrak{gl}_n(k)$. For any partition of $n$, $\lambda=(\lambda_1,\ldots,\lambda_r)$, let $A_{\lambda}$ be the ...
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Odd subgroup of $\mathrm{GL}(n,\mathbb{Z})$

The group $\mathrm{GL}(n,\mathbb{Z})$ acts on $(\mathbb{Z}/2\mathbb{Z})^n$ by right multiplication (the same kind of things can be done with left action). I denote by $H\subset ...
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Conditional Distribution of Inverse Wishart

Suppose $\begin{bmatrix} K_{11} K_{12}\\K_{12}^T K_{22} \end{bmatrix}\sim\mathcal{IW}\left(\eta,\begin{bmatrix} \Sigma_{11} \Sigma_{12}\\\Sigma_{12}^T \Sigma_{22} \end{bmatrix}\right)$. What is the ...
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Trace of multiplied positive definite matrices

I have to compute $Tr(K^{-1}\Sigma)$ where both $K$ and $\Sigma$ are symmetric positive definite matrices. Question is considering that I have computed the Cholesky, $L_1$ of $K$ previously, is there ...
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Solving a difficult equation for a variable?

I'm trying to obtain the maximum likelihood estimate of the parameters for a model I'm building. I have constants $\sigma$, $\mu$, and $q_0$; a boolean matrix $\alpha$; and vectors $A, \beta, r, d,$ ...
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Separating the eigenvalues of a Hermitian matrix with a special block structure

I have a square matrix $J \in \mathbb{C}^{2n \times 2n}$ where, $J=\begin{pmatrix} A&B \\\bar{B} & A \end{pmatrix}$ $A \in \mathbb{R}^{n \times n}$ and is ${\bf diagonal}$. $B \in ...
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Eigenvalues of a “Half-Kronecker ” Product

The Problem: Given a 2 by 2 matrix $C$(the matrix elements of C are given), and two other 2 by 2 matrices $A$ and $B$(the matrix elements of A and B are given). Now we can construct a new matrix ...
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Matrix equation XAX=B where the solution must be diagonal [closed]

$$X_{solution}=\arg\min_X \|XAX-B|_F \quad\mathrm{subject\ to}$$ X is square and diagonal A is square and positive semi-definite B is square and positive semi-definite Any pointers or relevant ...
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Determinant of a sum of two Hankel matrices [closed]

First version: Let $A$ and $B$ be (complex) Hankel matrix. Is it true that $\det (A+B)\neq 0$ if $\det A=0$ and $\det B\neq0$? No. Reformulating: For which $B$ is it true that $\det (A+B)\neq 0$ if ...
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The spectral radius of a modified graph

Let $H$ be a graph and let $G=H \vee K_{1}$ be obtained by creating a new vertex and joining it to every vertex in $H$. This situation has many different names: $G$ is called the cone or the ...
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Hölder's inequality for matrices

I was wondering if the Hölder's inequality was true for matrix induced norms, i.e. if $$\|AB\|_1 \leq \|A\|_p\|B\|_q, \quad\forall p,q \in [1,\infty] \text{ s.t. } \tfrac{1}{p}+\tfrac{1}{q} = 1.$$ But ...
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A matrix completion problem

In their paper, "Corners of Normal Matrices," R. Bhatia and M.D. Choi ask the following question: Given a matrix pair $(B,C)$ where $B,C∈M_n$, does there exist matrices $A,D ∈ M_n$ such that the block ...
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Property of quasipositive matrices

I saw this theorem stated in a paper without proof and I have difficulty proving it. If $A$ is an $n\times n$ matrix with non-negative off-diagonal entries, let $s(A)$ be the real eigenvalue such ...
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Mixing Numerical Range and inner product

Let $\mathbf{A}$ and $\mathbf{b}$ be a symmetric $N\times N$ real matrix and $N\times 1$ real vector respectively. Then consider the set of points in $\mathbb{R}^2$ defined as \begin{align} ...
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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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Groups of operators between local unitaries and full unitaries

Consider the group $U(d_1) \otimes U(d_2)$ of "local unitary" operators acting on the complex space $\mathbb{C}^{d_1} \otimes \mathbb{C}^{d_2}$ (i.e., $U(d_1) \otimes U(d_2)$ is the group of unitary ...
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Is this function of a matrix convex?

Let $\mathcal{N}_{n}$ be the set of symmetric nonnegative irreducible matrices. For a matrix $A \in \mathcal{N}_{n}$ let $v^{A}$ be its Perron vector, normalized so that $||v^{A}||_{2}=1$. Define the ...
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How to write this result (successive Schur complements compose nicely)

There is an easy theorem in linear algebra that "successive Schur complementations compose nicely": for instance, let's say I have a matrix $$ M_0= \begin{bmatrix} A & B & C \\ D & E & ...
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When is this matrix singular?

Consider matrix $A$ with $(j,k)$′th entry $A_{j,k}=\sin(\omega_j t_k+\phi_j),\,\forall j,k\in\{1,2,...,n\}$, where $\omega_j,t_k,\phi_j\in \mathbf R$. 1) For $t_k=k$, what is the condition on ...
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Inverse Transpose of Jacobian Matrix

Let $f:\mathbb{R}^n\mapsto\mathbb{R}^n$ be a bijective function. Fixed $a\in\mathbb{R}^n$. For any $x$ closes to $a$, using Taylor's series we can approximate $f(x)$ by \begin{equation} f(x)\approx ...
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range of the difference-of-two-qubit-$4 \times 4$-density-matrix-determinants

The determinant of a two-qubit $4 \times 4$ density matrix--that is, a Hermitian, nonnegative definite matrix with unit trace--lies between $0$ and $(\frac{1}{2})^8$. (A "pure state" has determinant ...
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derivative of sum of singular values

can someone point me to the direction how to calculate the derivatives of a sum of singular values of a matrix? I am trying to minimize $$\min_A \parallel A \parallel_*+ \cdots $$ where $\parallel A ...
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Linear dynamical systems: interpretation of Frobenius eigenvector

Consider a positive linear dynamical system. $\frac{dx}{dt}=Ax$, where $A$ is a quasipositive/Metzler/essentially nonnegative matrix. By its properties, the vector $x$ will remain positive for all ...
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Lights out game

I would like to ask about the game Lights Out for a square nxn. In http://mathworld.wolfram.com/LightsOutPuzzle.html there is a list of the number of solutions to the game, and the number of solutions ...
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Markov-type functions

I'd like to have some informations about Markov-type functions (or Cauchy-type): \[ f(z)=\int_{\Gamma} \frac{\mathrm{d}\gamma(\xi)}{\xi-z}.\] $\gamma$ is a positive measure with compact support ...
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Injectivity of matrix “fingerprint”

Consider $S$, the set of all $n\times m$ real matrices with specified row sums $(r_1,...,r_n)$, column sums $(c_1,...,c_m)$, and strictly positive entries. For any matrix $A$, define $$ ...