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### Choi type matrix condition for completely positivity on a certain operator system spanned by some unitaries

Let $B_1$ and $B_2$ be $C^*$-algebras. Let $U_1, \ldots, U_n$ be some unitaries in $B_1.$ We consider the operator system $S$ spanned by $U_iU_j^*.$
Let $\phi: S \rightarrow B_2.$
Given that the ...

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### max min of ratio of quadratic forms

Consider the optimization over two vectors $x$ and $y$
$$\max_{x,y} \min\left(\frac{x^TAx}{y^TAy},\frac{y^TBy}{x^TBx}\right)$$
for two positive definite matrices $A$ and $B$.
This problem can be ...

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### Matrix transformation [closed]

I want to show that
$(I-H^T(-s)H(s))^{-1}$ has no poles on the imaginary axis
with $H(s)=C(sI-A)^{-1}B$ and $H^T(-s)=-B^T(sI+A)^{-T}C^T$
is equivalent to $M_\gamma$ has no purely imaginary ...

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### Number of Skew Symmetric Matrices of fixed rank

The number of symmetric matrices of order $n$ and rank $r$ over finite fields has been counted e.g.
http://www.math.clemson.edu/~kevja/REU/2004/SymmetricRankRMatrices.pdf
Is the number of ...

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### Explicit solution to a Rayleigh quotient equation

For 5 months! I have been struggling to solve the following equations analytically without numeric method (ie, Newton method):
Main equation:
$$
...

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### Restricted Isometry Property for Discrete Fourier Transform Matrix

I was wondering if the Restricted Isometry Property holds for Discrete Fourier Transform. In particular, I am interested in whether a subsampled DFT matrix has such property. Let$W \in ...

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### Gramian of a permutation group orbit

let $W\in R^{d\times k},d>k$. Suppose that the associated gramian has the following structure:
$$
W^TW=(P_{1}t,\cdots,P_{k}t)
$$
with the set $\{P_{i},i=1,\cdots,k\}$ forming a group of ...

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### Does this set of (structured) equations always have a solution?

Let $r_1,\ldots,r_K$ be arbitrary positive numbers.
Does
$$|\mathcal{A}|\log\left(1+\frac{1}{|\mathcal{A}|}\left(\sum_{n\in \mathcal{A}} \sqrt{x_n(\exp(r_n)-1)}\right)^2\right)\leq \sum_{n\in ...

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vote

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### Find a square, stochastic matrix (w/ non-neg entries) of odd size, not a permutation matrix, with an eigenvalue other than 1 on the unit circle

...or prove that none exists.
Note that such a matrix M couldn't be primitive, so there would be at least one entry equal to zero in every power M^k (Perron-Frobenius theory).
Preferably the ...

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### The state-transition-matrix of a physical system,

Here's a simple but potential research problem that I am learning about.
Let's say I am studying a physical system that is governed by N objects. At each time, each object is either "active" and ...

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### inverse of asymptotic Toeplitz matrix with band limited associated function

I am reviewing a controversial paper, and the main result, a revolution within my field, comes down to whether or not the following is true. I strongly believe it is not, but would need confirmation.
...

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**1**answer

158 views

### $P(Z)$ is matrix polynomials. Why is $s_n$ smooth in a neighbourhood of $Z$?

Let $A_j \in \mathbb{C}^{n \times n}$, ($j = 0,1,2,\ldots,m$) and
$P(Z) = A_m Z^m + \cdots + A_1 Z + A_0$ is a matrix polynomial, and $Z $ is a complex variable.
$Z$ is eigenvalue of $P(Z )$ if ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Optimization of a function of a positive definite matrix and its inverse

This question is a little ill-posed, but I've been playing with some equations and am just wondering if this resembles any known problems that have been solved.
Suppose I have two real, positive ...

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votes

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265 views

### A question on determinant of a matrix polynomial

Let
${A_j} \in {\mathbb{C}^{n \times n}},0<{w_j}\in \mathbb{R} (j = 0,1,2....m)$ and $\lambda $ is a complex variable such that $\lambda=x+iy$ and $x,y\in \mathbb{R}$.
${\rm{P(}}\lambda {\rm{) = ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Fixed point of quantum operations

A quantum operation is defined as
\begin{equation}
\varepsilon(\rho)=\sum_{k}M_k\rho M_k^{\dagger}
\end{equation}
where $\varepsilon(\rho)$ takes an initial state $\rho$ to some final state $\rho'$ ...

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votes

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191 views

### Is there a standard name for the following type of linear operator?

Is there a standard name for a linear operator $T$ on a finite dimensional vector space satisfying $T^n=T^{n+1}$ for some $n\geq 1$ or, equivalently, $T$ is a similar to a direct sum of a nilpotent ...

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### Boundary of pseudospectra

Suppose:
$B_i \in \mathbb{C}^{n \times n}$, $0<w_i\in \mathbb{R}$ $(i = 0,1,2,\ldots,m)$
${\rm P}(x) ={\rm{B}_m} x ^m + \cdots + B_1 x + B_0$ is a matrix polynomial, and $x $ is a complex ...

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vote

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### Limits on a parameter $\alpha$ to get positive definite matrix

Given positive semi-definite $n\times n$ matrices $B_k$, how would I go about getting the limits on $\alpha_k$ such that the expression
\begin{equation}
\mathbb{I}-\sum_{k=1}^{m-1}\alpha_kB_k
...

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votes

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### Matrix inequality between a traceless matrix and identity

Given a traceless matrix $C\in M_n(\mathbb{F})$, i.e., tr$(C)=0$, what is the relationship between tr$|\mathbb{I}+C|$ and tr$|C|$? The two matrices are of dimension $n$.

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votes

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### Uniqueness and invariance of the LDLT decomposition

A real symmetric positive semi-definite matrix $A$ can be decomposed in the form
$A = P^TLDL^TP$,
where $P$ is a permutation matrix, $L$ is a lower unit triangular matrix and $D$ is a diagonal ...

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### Relation between eigenvalues of $A$ and $A^TA$?

For an $n\times n$ diagonizable matrix $A$, is there a relation between the eigenvalues of $A$ and the eigenvalues of $A^TA$?
I ask this because I am looking into the relation between $A$ and $A+cI$, ...

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### Determinant of discrete Laplacian

It can easy be shown by induction that the determinant of the $(N-1)\times (N-1)$ matrix
$$\begin{pmatrix}
2 & -1 & & \\
-1 & 2 & \ddots & \\
& ...

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### convex hull of all-ones principal submatrices

For a subset $S$ of $\{1,\ldots,n\}$,
let $\mathbf{1}_S\in\{0,1\}^n$ denote the indicator vector of $S$, with a $1$ on the $i$th coordinate iff $i\in S$. Let $\mathcal{X}$ denote the convex-hull of ...

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### approximate stationary distributions of a doubly stochastic matrix and its supports

Given a doubly stochastic matrix $M$ and a distribution $v$,let $M=\sum_{\sigma\in S_n}p_{\sigma}M_{\sigma}$ be any Birkhoff decomposition of $M$, where $M_{\sigma}$ is the permutation matrix induced ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### How to characterize singular matrix $X$ that solves det$(X−A)=0$, where $A$ is symmetric positive definite?

Consider real square matrices $X$ and $A$ of same size, where $A$ is known to be symmetric positive definite. I came across the matrix equation $XX^{\top} = AX^{\top}$, which solved for $X$ gives ...

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### Parametrization of positive semidefinite matrices

We know that a real, symmetric, positive definite matrix $A$ of size $n\times n$ can be parametrized by a vector $\theta$ of $\frac{n(n+1)}{2}$ parameters thanks to the Cholesky decomposition:
$$
A = ...

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### How does a permutation $P$ affect the singular value $\sigma_{\text{max}}(Q^\top P^\top Q)$ for orthogonal $Q$?

Let $q_i$ for $i=1,\ldots,m$ be the columns of the matrix $Q\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times m}$, $n\geq 2m$, which are pairwise orthonormal ( i.e.
$q_i^\top q_j = \begin{cases} 1 & \text{if}\quad i=j \\ 0 ...

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### Reducing the degrees of freedom in unitary columns

Let $U = diag([U_1, U_2, ..., U_N])$ be a block-diagonal $NM \times NM$ unitary matrix, where each $U_j$ is a unitary $M \times M$ matrix.
Furthermore, let $Q_e = kron(I_M, Q)$ be the Kronecker ...

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### Almost commuting unitary matrices

Suppose that $A_1,\dots, A_k$ are unitary matrices such that any two of them can be approximated by commuting unitary matrices. i.e. for any $i$ and $j$, there are unitary matrices $A_i'$ and $A_j'$ ...

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### How bad could $\|A^k\|$ be when $\rho(A) < 1-\delta$ [closed]

(Sorry, I do hate editing this many many times but let me try the last time)
Gelfand's formula says that
$$\lim_{k\rightarrow \infty} \|A^k\|^{1/k} = \rho(A)$$
I am wondering whether there is any ...

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### What is the most efficient way to factor a matrix into a given set of generators?

I am studying finite index subgroups of certain finitely presented groups. The particular conditions on my groups make this problem easier than I phrase it here, but I am curious about a more general ...

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### Eigenvalues of a partitioned self-adjoint matrix

This is a repost of the same question on MSE (with no reply/comment):
http://math.stackexchange.com/questions/1454314/eigenvalues-of-a-partitioned-self-adjoint-matrix
I would be grateful just for a ...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Regularity of decomposition of matrix-valued function

Here is the problem. Suppose I have a positive definite matrix-valued function $A\colon \mathbb{R}^n\to \mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$. Then we know that there is a matrix-valued function $B\colon ...

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votes

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### “Additive version” of Kronecker product

Let $A$ and $B$ be two square matrices with complex entries.
Let $\lambda_1, \ldots, ,\lambda_n$ be the Eigenvalues of $A$ and
$\mu_1, \ldots, ,\mu_m$ be the Eigenvalues of $B$.
Then the Eigenvalues ...

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votes

**1**answer

530 views

### Is SL(n,Z[x]) generated by transvections?

Is $\mathrm{SL}(n,\mathbb{Z}[x])$ equal to $E(n,\mathbb{Z}[x])$, the subgroup generated by transvections?

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### $l_{\infty}$ norms of matrix perturbations

Say $B$ is a real symmetric matrix of dimension $n$ and $A$ is another real symmetric matrix of the same dimension.
What needs to be the bounds on (which?) norm of $B$ to ensure that ...

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### when does elementwise-log preserve positive-semidefiniteness?

Let $Z$ be a positive semidefinite matrix with nonnegative entries, and define $X=\log(1+Z)$, where the $\log$ is taken entrywise, i.e., $X_{ij}=\log(1+Z_{ij})$. Are there some simple sufficient ...

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### Largest eigenvalues distribution of tridiagonal symmetric random matrix

I would like to find the largest eigenvalue distribution of the following tridiagonal symmetric random matrix in an analytic way.
All the ${\lambda}_i$ are distributed the same way with chi-square ...

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### Product of a Finite Number of Matrices Related to Roots of Unity

Does anyone have an idea how to prove the following identity?
$$
\mathop{\mathrm{Tr}}\left(\prod_{j=0}^{n-1}\begin{pmatrix}
x^{-2j} & -x^{2j+1} \\
1 & 0
\end{pmatrix}\right)=
\begin{cases}
...

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votes

**1**answer

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### Possible lower bound in quantum many body system with non-local terms

I am asking a question related to Lieb-Robinson bound and nonlocality.
As we know from Lieb-Robinson theorem (see e.g. http://arxiv.org/abs/1008.5137): Suppose a Hamiltonian system is local, i.e. ...

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### Existence and characterization of transitive matrices?

We call a matrix $M \in \mathbb{R}^{d \times d}$ transitive if it satisfies the following:
For any three vectors $u, v, w$ in $\mathbb{R}^d$. If $u^T M v > 0$ and $v^T M w > 0$ then $u^TMw ...

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votes

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### almost diagonal Positive semidefinite Matrix

Consider the set $\mathcal{D}_n$ of $n$-dimensional positive semidefinite matrices.
A matrix $M\in \mathcal{D}_n$ is called $\epsilon$ diagonal in trace distance if there is a diagonal matrix $D\in ...

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### generalization of result on K_1 of $SL(n,R)$

Let R be a "nice" ring with 1 (e.g. Euclidean domain). Then the subgroup E(n,R) generated by the elements $I+te_{i,j}$ is equal to $SL(n,R)$.
My question is as follows: Instead of $SL(n,R)$ I look ...

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vote

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### rank minimization over vector subsets

Let $S$ be a set of $n$ vectors from $\mathbb{Q}^d$. For every $k=1,2,\dots,n$, define
$$r_k = \min_{T\subset S, |T|=k} \mathrm{rank}(T),$$
where $\mathrm{rank}(T)$ is the rank of a matrix formed by ...

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votes

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### The sum of squared logarithms conjecture

I am searching for the first proof of (or counterexample to) the following conjecture.
(The sum of squared logarithms conjecture)
For all natural numbers $n$ and positive numbers $x_1,x_2, \ldots , ...

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votes

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### On closest unitary matrix

In this question $\|A\|_p$ is the normalized $p$-th Schatten norm which is defined to be $\left(\mathbb E_{i} \lambda_i^p\right)^{1/p}$, where $\lambda_i$ are singular values of matrix $A$.
Suppose ...

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### Number of matrices with given Smith normal form

Denote with $\mathcal{M}$ the set of $(m \times n)$-matrices with integer coefficients bounded by some $K$. Given a matrix $B \in \mathcal{M}$ that is in Smith normal form, is anything known about the ...

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### Is my particular finite dimension Toeplitz matrix always strictly positive?

Let $H(\omega), \; -\pi \leq \omega \leq \pi$ be a real-valued function with a continuous band of zeros, that is (for simplicity) $H(\omega)=0, \; |\omega|\geq \beta \pi$.
Define a sequence of banded ...

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**1**answer

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### Samuel Karlin's problem: Probability of positive solution to system of random linear equations

I came to know this problem from Dr. W. Bryc's slides (at University of Cincinnati), and I have been continually working on this problem for almost 5 days using different techniques. But I am only ...

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### What is the symmetry group fixing norms of elements of a unitary matrix?

Let $N\geq1$ be an integer and let us say that two matrices $U,V\in U(N)$ are related if $|U_{ij}|=|V_{ij}|$ for all indices $1\leq i,j\leq N$.
When exactly are two unitary matrices related in this ...