# Questions tagged [matrix-theory]

Matrix theory is the study of matrices as concrete objects, rather than as abstract linear operators between vector spaces (whose study belongs to linear algebra). For instance, this involves matrix factorizations and decompositions, nonnegative matrices and Perron-Frobenius theory, Schur complements, structured and special matrices, matrix functions and equations.

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### Classification of elements $GL(d, \mathbb{R})$

Any $SL(2, \mathbb{R})$ is either elliptic or hyperbolic, or parabolic up to conjugacy; see here. Do we have the same classification for $GL(d, \mathbb{R})$? If so, could you please introduce some ...
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### On the eigen vectors of a diagonalizable matrix

Let us consider the space $M_n(\mathbb{C})$. By a unitary matrix $U=(u_{ij})$ we mean that $U^{-1}=(\overline{u_{ji}})$. Q. Let $U$ be a unitary matrix. I am looking for the pairs of matrices $(D,A)$ ...
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### Total positivity tests: optimal in the number of minors vs. the computational cost

A real matrix is called totally positive if all of its minors are positive. Of course, to check that a given matrix is totally positive it is not necessary to check all the minors: for example, it ...
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### Determinant Inequality with unitary matrix

I come up with the following conjecture while doing my research, which is a determinant inequality. I have tried to run the MatLab simulation to verify its sanity. It seems that the inequality is true....
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### Is it true that $\lVert A\rVert \leq \lVert A^2\rVert$ for $A\in \operatorname{SL}(2, \mathbb{R})$ when $\operatorname{trace}(A)>2$?

$\DeclareMathOperator\SL{SL}\DeclareMathOperator\trace{trace}$Let $A \in \SL(2,\mathbb{R})$ and $\trace(A)>2$. Is it true that $$\lVert A\rVert \leq \lVert A^2\rVert,$$ where $\lVert \rVert$ is the ...
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### Upper bound of rank of a matrix

Given a set $U=\{1,\ldots,c\}$, we have $t$-dimensional vector $v_i=(x_1,x_2,\ldots,x_t)$, where $x_j$ is a subset of $U$. We can check that there are $2^{ct}$ above vectors. Then we construct the ...
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### Sequence in matrices converging to Identity

Let $M_{k}(\mathbb{C})$ be the set of $k \times k$ complex matrices. I am trying to find a sequence of polynomials $P_{n}: M_{k}(\mathbb{C}) \to M_{k}(\mathbb{C})$ (or continuous functions $f_{n}$) ...
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### Existence of matrices with some invertibility properties

Prove that there exists five matrices $B_i \in \mathbb{F}_2^{5\times 10}$, $i\in \{1,2,3,4,5\}$, such that any two $B_i$'s form an invertible matrix in $\mathbb{F}_2^{10\times 10}$. I am interested ... 72 views

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### Minimal Laplacian spread of a graph

Laplacian spread of a graph is the difference among the largest and the second smallest Laplacian eigenvalue of the graph. Is there any result or conjecture that discusses about the graphs having ...
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### In matrix product, differentiate one element with respect to another element

Background Consider a system (roughly) along the lines of those shown in Sims, C. A. (2002). Solving linear rational expectations models, where you have $$AX_{t+1} = CX_t + M$$ where matrix $M$ is a ...
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### Maximal common isotropic subspace for a finite family of skewforms

Let $V$ be a vector space of dimension $n$ over a field $F$. An alternating bilinear form $\alpha\colon V \times V \rightarrow F$ will be called a skewform. A subspace $W$ is isotropic for $\alpha$...