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Find the axis of rotation of a rotation matrix by $INSPECTION$ (NOT by solving $Kv=v$)

$$K=\ \begin{pmatrix} 0 & 0 & 1\\ -1 & 0 & 0\\ 0 & -1 & 0 \end{pmatrix}$$ Find the axis of rotation for the rotation matrix $K$ by INSPECTION. This is from my other thread ...
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Find the Axis of rotation of rotation matrix $K$ after solving $(K-I)v=0$

$$K=\ \begin{pmatrix} 0 & 0 & 1\\ -1 & 0 & 0\\ 0 & -1 & 0 \end{pmatrix}$$ Find the axis of rotation for the rotation matrix $K$. This is from my previous thread click here ...
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Find the axis of rotation from the rotation matrix.

This is a problem from the book "Mathematical Methods in the Physical Sciences" Third Edition by author Mary L. Boas. on page 129, Example 5, just in case any of you are familiar with it. So I ...
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How to find the rules by which eig(A) = diagonal entries

Suppose A = [a b c;d e f;g h i] how to find a series of rules such that eig(A) = a, e, i such as h = 0 or f = 0? Is there any rule for this? (I know we can find this by principal submatrix, but I ...
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A question about eigenvalues of a special block matrix

Thanks for anyone who views or answers this question! $N\times N$ matrix $L$ can be partitioned into $p\times p$ blocks, ...
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generalisation of Knonecker matrix product

In the Kronecker matrix product $C = A\otimes B$ we have that $C(i,j)=A(i,j)*B$ where the elements $A(i,j)$ are just numeric scalar values. What if the $A(i,j)$ are matrix operators which act on ...
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Notation - Transpose of Block Matrices [Lay P121 Q2.4.12]

Definition of Transpose is $(A^T)_{ij} = A_{ji}$ $1.$ Why $\begin{bmatrix} M & N \end{bmatrix}^T = \begin{bmatrix} M^T \\ N^T \end{bmatrix}$, and NOT $\begin{bmatrix} M \\ N\end{bmatrix}$? ...
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Nonsingular block matrix

Let us consider a matrix $\mathbf{A} \in \mathbb{R}^{n \times n}$ and the block partitioning $$ \mathbf{A} = \begin{pmatrix} \mathbf{A}_{11} & \mathbf{A}_{12} \\ \mathbf{A}_{21} & ...
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Solving Ax = b where A is composed of diagonal blocks

I would like to solve the equation $Ax=b$ where $x\in\mathbb{R}^n$ and $A$ is of the form: $$A= \begin{bmatrix} D_1 & D_2 &D_3 \\ D_2 & D_4 & D_5 \\ D_3 & D_5 & D_6 ...
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Use Frobenius inequality to prove $\mathrm{rank}(A)+\mathrm{rank}(B)\geq\mathrm{rank}(AB)+ \mathrm{rank}(A+B)$

If $A, B$ are $n\times n$ matrices, $AB=BA$, then $$\mathrm{rank}(A)+\mathrm{rank}(B)\geq\mathrm{rank}(AB)+ \mathrm{rank}(A+B)$$ Can one try Frobenius inequality to prove this? we must find three ...
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solving matrix equation by matrix rearranging

I have a matrix equation like following: $$p=KTm $$ where $$T: {4}\times{4} \text{ homogeneous transformation matrix}$$ $$K: {3}\times{4} \text{ matrix}$$ $$p: {3}\times{1} \text{ column ...
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Find the value of N-th power of matrix A

If $A$ is the $2 \times 2$ matrix:$$A = \left(\begin{matrix} 1 & 1 \\ 1 & 1 \end{matrix}\right)$$ Find the value of the n-th power of A.
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Separating the eigenvalues of a Hermitian matrix with a special block structure

I have a square matrix $J \in \mathbb{C}^{2n \times 2n}$ where, $J=\begin{pmatrix} A&B \\\bar{B} & A \end{pmatrix}$ $A \in \mathbb{R}^{n \times n}$ and is ${\bf diagonal}$ $B \in ...
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Condition for a block matrix to be positive semi-definite

Let's say we have two positive semi-definite matrices $A$ and $B$ and a negative real $\lambda$. What would be the conditions for the matrix $M$, defined as follows, to be positive semi-definite too ? ...
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Eigenvalues of a submatrix

A self-adjoint matrix $A$ in a complex linear space has real eigenvalues bounded between $0$ and $1$. If $A$ is projected onto an arbitrary two-dimensional subspace, what would be the bounds on the ...
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eigenvalues of sum of matrices: $A$+block matrix are strictly less than eigenvalues of $A$+identity

Let $A$ whose sum for rows is 0, can I prove that the $ \lambda_i \left ( \begin{bmatrix} I & 0\\ 0 & 0 \end{bmatrix} +A\right ) $ are strictly less than $\lambda_i \left ( \begin{bmatrix} I ...
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Block Diagonalisation of 4x4 Matrix

I'm attempting to find a 4x4 matrix, P, that will convert my matrices, $A = \begin{bmatrix}1&1&0&0\\0&-1&0&0\\0&0&-1&0\\0&0&0&-1\end{bmatrix}$ and, ...
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The Matrix Inversion Lemma: the General Case

I find it is hard to understand the application senario of the Matrix Inversion Lemma in non-special cases. Suppose I already computed $A^{-1}$ and want to find $\left(A+UCV \right)^{-1}$. The Matrix ...
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Extending a set of vectors to a basis by picking from a given basis

I have a linear independent set ${\cal K}=\{v_1,\dots,v_{k-d}\}\subset\mathbb{R}^k$. I'd like to find $\cal W=\{w_1,\dots,w_d\}$ such that $\cal K\cup W$ is a basis for $\mathbb{R}^k$. To do this, ...
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Matrix diagonalization theorems and counterexamples: reference-request.

I'm looking for exhaustive list of diagonalization theorems and counterexamples in linear algebra. In this question I understand the question of matrix diagonalization very broadly: suppose we have ...
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Block diagram structure function marks and minimal cut sets

I have following block diagram, How can I structure function marks and minimal cut sets? I would like it to be explained if possible so that I can understand it. Thanks.
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Factorizing a block column matrix with element-wise factors

Is it possible to factor this matrix $$\begin{bmatrix} x_{11} a_{11} & x_{11} a_{12} & x_{12} a_{11} & x_{12} a_{12} & \\ x_{21} a_{21} & x_{21} a_{22} & x_{22} a_{21} ...
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Block Circulant Matrix Inverse

I have a nearly block-tridiagonal "block circulant" matrix of the form $$G=\left(\begin{array}{ccccccc} B & C & & & & & A\\ A & B & C\\ & A & B & C\\ ...
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Zeros diagonal element of a semidefinite matrix leads to zeros row/column. Why?

I have a similar problem as in this question. In short words: Assume a square, positive semidefinite matrix $A\in\mathbb R^{n\times n}$. Show that if a diagonal element of $A$ is zeros then the ...
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Can we reduce this matrix to the identity, which contains binomial elements?

We are given a function: $$f(a,b,m) = \binom{n}{b}\binom{n-b}{a}\binom{n-a-b}{m-a}$$ We can suppose we have the following $(n/2)^2 \times (n+1)$ matrix (form), that we wish to find the value for the ...
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Can we prove that this tabular algorithm works correctly?

Finding an answer to the following question is very important, because it will help prove an algorithm works correctly. It is also extremely hard to explain, so I'm hoping that someone will help me ...
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eigenvalue of block matrix in terms of original matrix

A is a $4*4$ matrix with eigenvalues $\lambda_A$. Consider a block matrix $B = \left( \begin{array}{ccc} A & I \\ I & A \end{array} \right) $. Then how can we find eigenvalue $\lambda_B$ of ...
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Calculating Partitioned Matrices from subs

Say you have a matrix $A$ which is of size $P\times P$ and a number $Q < P$ can be used to take a partition of said matrix, where: $A_1$ is the upper-left sub matrix, with dimension $Q\times Q$, ...
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Can we find a reduced row-echelon form for these matrices?

Starting with a Vandermonde matrix: $$V = \begin{bmatrix} 1^1 & 1^2 & 1^3 & \dots & 1^n \\ 2^1 & 2^2 & 2^3 & \dots & 2^n \\ 3^1 & ...
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Understanding of a formula with matrix summation

We are a quite a few students at in the class struggling to compute this would anyone be able to help? Also note --> ' means transpose. Sorry for the misunderstanding, when I said that it is not ...
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Proving the equality: $D^{-1}+D^{-1}CPBD^{-1}=(D-CA^{-1}B)^{-1}$ where $P=(A-BD^{-1}C)^{-1}$

I am trying to prove the following equality that I need to use as an intermediate step to solve one of my problems. The equality is the following: $D^{-1}+D^{-1}CPBD^{-1}=(D-CA^{-1}B)^{-1}$, where ...
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linear algebra formulation help

I asked this on mathoverflow as well and apologies for cross-posting. I am trying to compute this so-called bending energy matrix. The bending energy of a thin plate in 3D is given by: $$ BE = ...
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Conceptual query for finding eigen values during change of basis

Consider an n x n matrix. Suppose i wish to find the eigen values of this matrix. Now, we know that row transformation is equivalent to a change of basis in the vector space. But, we also know that ...
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Find out the smallest disk like ($|z-1| < r$ ) in the complex plane containing the eigenvalues of the given matrix

Consider the given matrix $$\left[\begin{matrix}1& -2& 3& -2 \\1& 1& 0& 3\\-1& 1& 1& -1\\0& -3& 1& 1&\end{matrix}\right]$$ Find out the smallest ...
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Find signature of symmetric block matrix, given the diagonal blocks are positive / negative definite - Check my proof

This may be a basic question, but I'd like someone to double check it. We are given the matrix $A=\begin{pmatrix} A_1 & C \\ C^T & A_2\end{pmatrix}$ where $A_1$ is a $k$ by $k$ positive ...
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Determinant of $M = \begin{pmatrix} I_n&iI_n \\iI_n&I_n \end{pmatrix}$

Calculate the determinant of the following matrix: $M \in M_{2n}(\mathbb{C})$ such that $$M = \begin{pmatrix} I_n&iI_n \\iI_n&I_n \end{pmatrix}$$ I find that that $\det M = 2^n$ is that ...
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Computing the Permanent of a Matrix in Terms of Permanents of its Sub-matrices

Say I have a matrix \begin{align*} G &= \left( { \begin{array}{cc} G^{\prime} & \vec{u} \\ \vec{v}^T & d \end{array} } \right) \end{align*} where $\vec{v}^T$ and $\vec{u}$ are row and ...
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Determinant of block matrix with certain properties

So I have the following 2N $\times$ 2N block matrix $H=\begin{bmatrix} A & B \\ C & D \end{bmatrix}$ where each block in an N$\times$N matrix. Each block have the following ...
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2nd order Matrix differential equation

$\ddot{X}+W\dot{X}=X$, $W$ is n-dimensional skew symmetric matrix. $X$ is a column vector and $I$ is identity matrix of appropriate dimension. \begin{equation} \left(\begin{array} XX \\ \dot{X} ...
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Finding basis of null space for block matrix

I am trying to determine the full-rank basis $Z \in \mathbb R^{(n+m) \times }?$ for the null space of the matrix $$M= \left( \begin{array}{yy} -A & B \\ x & y \end{array} \right)$$ with ...
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Basis of Kernel of a matrix

Given $\theta>0$. Let $H$ be $5 \times 6$ matrix $$\left[\begin{matrix} 1 & -1 & 0 & 0 & 0 & 0 \\ 1 & 0 & -1 & 0 & 0 & 0 \\ 1 & 0 & 0 & -1 ...
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Equivalence involving diagonalization of block matrix

Given $T^\top L T = diag(A, B, C)$ being a block diagonalization with $L$ symmetric $A,B$ positive definite (p.d.) $T = \left( \begin{array}{ccc}I & 0 & T_2 \\ T_1 & I & T_3 \\ 0 ...
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Congruence of a matrix

Let $X=\begin{bmatrix}a&b&0&0\\ c&d&0&0\\0&0&-a&-b\\0&0&-c&-d\end{bmatrix}$ where $a,b,c,d\in \mathbb{Z}$. For a such given $X$, is there a $4\times ...
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How to express a matrix as a product of two symmetric matrices?

Let $A$ be a matrix and $J$ its Jordan canonical form. How can one express $A$ as a product of two symmetric matrices? I expressed $J$ as a product of two symmetric matrices: block by block in the ...
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Given the inverse of a block matrix - Complete problem

Given $X$ a block matrix $$\pmatrix{A&B}$$ where $A$ is $m \times n$ and $B$ is $m \times (n−m)$. I know a priori the value of $X \times (X^{T} \times X)^{-1}$. Substituting $X$: ...
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Given the inverse of a block matrix…

Given the inverse of a block matrix $X^{-1}$, where $$ X=\left(\begin{array}{cc} A & B \end{array}\right). $$ A is $m\times n$ and B is $m\times(n-m)$. Can I obtain the pseudo-inverse of A ...
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Proof that if a matrix is invertible, its rank is maximum

I have to prove that if a square matrix $A \in \mathfrak{M}_n (\mathbb{K})$ is invertible, then $rg(A) = n$. The thing is I cannot use vector spaces, subspaces, etc... to prove this, only matrix ...
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Proving that $M_p(M_q (K)) \cong M_{pq} (K)$.

My textbook finishes the proof of one of the theorems with the following fact: $$ M_p(M_q (K)) \cong M_{pq} (K), $$ where $K$ is a field, and it says that it is true by "block multiplication ...
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Name of this matrix product?

Suppose $A$ and $B$ have columns as follows, $$A = \begin{bmatrix} a_1 & a_2 & \dots & a_n \end{bmatrix},$$ $$B = \begin{bmatrix} b_1 & b_2 & \dots & b_n \end{bmatrix}.$$ Is ...
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Rank of a partitioned matrix

Let $p$, $q$ and $n$ be positive integers such that $p+q \geq n$ and $p \leq n$. Denote by $\mathbf{I}$ the identity matrix of size $p$, by $\mathbf{0}$ the zero matrix of size $(p\times (n-p))$ and ...