# Questions tagged [matrix-exponential]

The matrix exponential is a matrix function on square matrices analogous to the ordinary exponential function.

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### Matrix exponential with particular structure

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I'm trying to numerically solve the following differential equation: $\frac{\mathrm{d} u}{\mathrm{d} t} = -Au + f$, where $u$ and $f$ are vectors, and $A$ is an $N \times N$ matrix, with $N &...

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### Conditions to obtain a real logarithm of a unitary unimodular complex matrix?

The problem statement is the following:
$$U=\exp\{iV\}$$
where $U$ is a unitary unimodular matrix of the following form:
$$U=\begin{bmatrix}u_1+iu_2&u_3+iu_4\\-u_3+iu_4&u_1-iu_2\end{bmatrix}...

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### Matrix elements of exponential of tridiagonal matrices

Is there a way to compute one matrix element of the exponential of a tridiagonal matrix without having to compute the rest of the elements?
Motivation: I'm trying to find the first passage time ...

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### Is there a nice way to express a matrix exponential when rows are proportionally scaled?

Assume I am given an $n \times n$ matrix $A$ with real or complex coefficients. Its matrix exponential is denoted by $\exp(A)$ and is calculated as usual. Assume further that I want to rescale the ...

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### Higher order Lyapunov equation

Let $A$ be a (finite) Hurwitz matrix.
In this related question of mine, (see also https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lyapunov_equation) it is shown that
$$
\int_0^\infty \sum_{j,k} (e^{At})_{ij} Q_{jk} (...

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### Behavior of a Baker-Campbell-Hausdorff problem at infinity

The Baker-Campbell-Hausdorff problem is to obtain $\log(e^{X}e^{Y})$ where $X,Y$ are appropriate operators. The Dynkin series $$\log(e^{tX}e^{tY})=t(X+Y)+\frac{t^2}{2}[X,Y]+o(t^3)$$ gives an expansion ...

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### Product of exponentials of matrices

Let $A$ and $B$ be commuting $n\times n$ positive definite complex matrices and let $C$,$D$ be other complex matrices. I wish to think of $C,D$ as small and $A,B$ as any size.
Suppose we are looking ...

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### Properties of matrix exponential without using Jordan normal forms

There are some equivalent statements in the classical stability theory of linear homogeneous differential equations $ \dot{x} = Ax, x \in \mathbb{R}^n $ such as:
All eigenvalues of $A$ have negative ...

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### Integral of the entrywise square of the exponential of a matrix

Note: I posted my question on math.stackexchange but got no answer. That is why I am asking it here.
Let $A$ be a $n\times n$ square matrix such that the real part of all eigenvalues are negative. ...

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### Matrix exponential bounds

Let $A$ be a stochastic matrix, $q\in (0,1)$. How to bound $n$ such that $$q^n A^n e^A \leq e^A$$
Note that here $e^A$ is the matrix exponential, and $\leq$ is taken entrywise.
To be clear, what I ...

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### Bounds on Matrix Exponential

Suppose $A$ and $B$ are (non-commuting) hermitian $n\times n$ matrices and $k$ is a large positive number. Suppose we write the product of matrix exponentials as
$e^{kA + B} e^{-kA} = e^{C(k)}$
for ...

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### Fast Upper Triangular Matrix Exponentiation

Let $Q_n$ be a $n\times n$ matrix with $Q_n=\begin{pmatrix} -\lambda_1-\mu_1 & \lambda_1 & 0 & \cdots\\ 0 & -\lambda_2-\mu_2 & \lambda_2 & \cdots\\ \vdots & \vdots & \...