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### What are examples of "perfect tensors"?

A "perfect tensor" is defined on the nLab very abstractly as "its tensor/hom-adjuncts $V^{\otimes k} \to V^{\otimes n - k}$ for $k \le n/2$ are isometries". The only example I'm ...
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### Local diagonalisation of a degenerated 2d metric tensor

Consider a smooth 2d-manifold $M$ and let $g$ be a smooth $(0,2)$-tensor satisfying $rk(g)\geq1$ everywhere. Obviously if $rk(g)=2$ at a point $p\in M$ then $g$ is locally diagonalisable (i.e. there ...
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### What resource do Markov and Shi mean when they estimate tensor contraction complexity?

Markov and Shi in their paper Simulating quantum computation by contracting tensor networks define the contraction complexity as follows (page 10): The complexity of π is the maximum degree of a ...
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### Decomposition of tensors

It is well known that every traceless, symmetric $2$-tensor can be decomposed uniquely into a Lie derivative part and a Codazzi part. Is there an analog for totally symmetric $k$-tensors?
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### Proving the graded structure of the tensor algebra from only the universal property

When the tensor algebra is presented, it is usually constructed as the direct sum of all tensor powers of the space. By this construction, the graded structure of the tensor algebra is easy to prove. ...
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### Solving nonlinear differential multi-variable equation with block-matrices

Here is the problem: Given a formula $f:\mathbb{R}^{n+k}\rightarrow\mathbb{R}^n$, written as $f(x_1(t),x_2(t),...,x_n(t);a1,...ak)$ with $k$ real unknown parameters $a_1,...,a_k$. For any $(a1,...ak)$,...
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### Construct a 4th-order tensor with matricization ranks $r$ that is not rank $r$

I ask you for this possibly not so simple task: Explicitly construct a 4th-order tensor $A \in \mathbb{C}^{n_1 \times \ldots \times n_4}$ that does not have (border) rank $r$, but for which each ...
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### Adjacency matrix/tensor operations for graph sequences?

Consider a graph $G=(V,E)$. Its adjacency matrix $A$ is defined by $A_{u,v} = 1$ if $(u,v)\in E$, $0$ otherwise. Consider a vector $x$ that associates a value $x_v$ to each vertex of $G$. Consider the ...
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### Is it possible to reduce eigenvalues of tensors to an matrix eigenvalue problem?

Can we construct a larger matrix $M$ such that its eigenvalues are the same as the eigenvalues of a tensor $T$ of order 3? Let $\mathbf{T}$ be a fully symmetric tensor of order $3$ and size $N$. Its ...
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### Can the eigenvalues of a real symmetric tensor be complex?

Let $T$ be a fully symmetric tensor of rank $3$ and size $N$. Using the following definition of eigenvalues, let $x\in \mathbb{C}^N$ and $\lambda\in\mathbb{C}$ such that: \begin{equation} \sum_{jk}^...
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### Mean Gaussian curvature from non-unit vector

Pg.248 of "Textbook in Tensor Calculus and Differential Geometry" by Prasun Nayak. Let us suppose that $\lambda_{h|}^i$ is not a unit vector and therefore, the mean curvature $M_h$ in this ...
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### Best approximation with tensors of rank $\ge2$

Let $k\in\mathbb N$, $H_i$ be a (finite-dimensional, if necessary) $\mathbb R$-Hilbert space for $i\in I:=\{1,\ldots,k\}$, $H:=\bigotimes_{i\in I}H_i$ denote the tensor product$^1$ of $(H_i)_{i\in I}$ ...
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### Exactness of injective tensor products

For (algebraic) tensor products, it is well-known that the functor $A\otimes_R \cdot:Mod_R\rightarrow Mod_R$ is only (left-) exact when $A$ is a flat $R$-module. In particular, all vector spaces are ...
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### Analytical decomposed form of a specific traceless symmetric tensor

Assume an m-way tensor $\mathcal{Z}$. $\mathcal{Z}_{p_1 p_2 ... p_m} = 0$ if any different indices match and $\mathcal{Z}_{p_1 p_2 ... p_m} = 1$ otherwise. It is a symmetric tensor. Now if it is 2-...
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Suppose we have a vector space $V$ over a field $K$, with basis vectors $\hat{\bf{e}}_k$, and suppose we define a tensor $$\Lambda = \lambda_{i_1, ..., i_d} (\hat{\bf{e}}_{i_1} \otimes ... \otimes \... • 89 0 votes 1 answer 139 views ### Trace of a finite hypercubic tensor Is the trace of a finite hypercubic tensor defined? Clearly, for the bidimensional case n \times n the trace is defined as the sum of the elements on the main diagonal:$$\operatorname {tr} (\...
Let $\mathcal{H}$ be a Hopf algebra and let $M_1,M_2,N_1,N_2$ modules over $\mathcal{H}$. If $f:M_1\rightarrow N_1$ and $g:M_2\rightarrow N_2$ are homomorphisms of modules, then are the following ...