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Efficient eigen-decomposition of a real matrix with all real eigenvalues

I'm optimising a radar algorithm that results in real matrices which are not symmetric but which are guaranteed to have real eigenvalues. Each matrix is therefore similar to a symmetric matrix. I am ...
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Sparsest similar matrix

Given a square matrix A (say with complex entries), which is the sparsest matrix which is similar to A? I guess it has to be its Jordan normal form but I am not sure. Remarks: A matrix is sparser ...
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Are there two tetrahedrons with the same volume that share their opposite edge lengths and arent the same or a different chirality of the same? [closed]

I have been coming up with an efficient way to decide if two tetrahedrons are similar. I believe that it is enough for a computer to check for the ordered by length list of pairs of opposite edges on ...
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Similarity via symmetric matrix

Let $K$ be a field extension of $F$. If two $n\times n$ matrices $A,B \in M_n(F)$ are similar via a matrix $P \in GL_n(K)$ (that is, $A=PBP^{-1}$), then there exists a matrix $Q\in GL_n(F)$ such that $...
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Simultaneous special orthogonal similarity problem

Given matrices $A,B,C,D\in\Bbb K^{n\times n}$ where $\Bbb K$ is a ring is there an efficient technique to compute set $O$ with $OO'=I$ where $'$ is transpose and $\mathsf{Det}(O)=\pm1$ such that $$A=...
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Eigenvalues of sum of two fuchsian matrices

Dear mathoverflow users, I am trying to solve a problem concerning eigenvalues and sum of matrices. In particular: consider the expression $$ A=\frac{E}{x-x_1}+\frac{F}{x-x_2}, $$ and suppose to know ...
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Sizes and shapes of Dedekind cuts

My geometric intuition has failed to tell me that there are different sizes and shapes of Dedekind cuts. I realized it in the course of writing this answer only by doing algebra. If we define a ...
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What does similar eigenvectors and eigenvalues of two matrices really mean? [closed]

Empirically I've noticed that diagonally dominant matrix G and it's diagonal version D (diagonal elements of G on the diagonal and all other elements are set to zero) produce similar eigenvalues and ...
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Quantification of the extent of periodicity in a time series using fractal analyses

I need metrics to quantify and compare the extent of periodicity between any two given time series, considering the time series were "almost periodic". By "almost periodic" I mean: if I were to take ...
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Looking for techniques of How to measure the Similarity/Dissimilarity between two images?

I would like to compute the similarity/dissimilarity between two images L and R. I know one way which is : computing the histogram of blocks of each image, and then using Bhattacharyya measure I ...
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Is there an universal (dis)similarity measure between two structures?

I'm always wondering is there an universal (dis)similarity measure between two structures (let's say between two undirected simple graphs)? I mean, not "the measure with universal parameter that we ...
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What is a good algorithm to measure similarity between two dynamic graphs?

I am using graphs to represent structure present in a scene. The vertices represent the objects in the scene and the edges represent the relationship between two nodes(touching, overlapping, none). ...
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Appropriate histogram comparison distance measure

I am working with hyperspectral image data in R, so I have subset an image to a region of 5000 pixels, each containing a vector 254 bands in length. I would like to cluster this data in order to try ...
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similarity transformation into symmetric matrices

I want to determine some structures of matrices that can be transformed into a symmetric matrices using similarity transformation, i.e., $B=T^{-1}AT$ where $T$ is the similarity transformation ...
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An $n \times n$ matrix $A$ is similar to its transpose $A^{\top}$: elementary proof?

A famous result in linear algebra is the following. An $n \times n$ matrix $A$ over a field $\mathbb{F}$ is similar to its transpose $A^T$. I know one proof using the Smith Normal Form (SNF). ...
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Similarity measure between 2 bi-partite graph.

Hello there, i need to solve this problem: I have 2 different bi-partite weighted graph, g1 and g2 and i would like to measure their similarity, g1 and g2 may have different number of vertex and edges ...
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Universal Correlation measure — ranking correlations

I have time series data of experimental observations for two related processes. I want to measure correlation for use in further analysis. Correlation of the series changes over time and across ...
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How to use node similarity to measure subgraph similarity

For a semantic annotation task I am trying to calculate the semantic similarity between two sets of annotations: S1 and S2. Both sets consist out of multiple nodes from within one graph (in my case an ...
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Fuzzy vector similarity

Hi all, I have two multi-dimensional vectors representing documents $\vec{a}$ and $\vec{b}$. Considering cases where there is no overlap between $a$ and $b$ ($a \cap b = \emptyset $), traditional ...
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Some questions on unitarisability of discrete groups

In this post I would like to ask several of questions related to Dixmier problem. I will try to make the post as self-contained as possible. A discrete group $G$ is unitarisable if for every Hilbert ...