# Tagged Questions

For questions about matrices which are defined block wise, like $\pmatrix{A&B\\ C&D}$ where $A,B,C$ and $D$ are themselves matrices. Use this tag with (matrices), and often with (linear-algebra).

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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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### Completely baffled by this question involving putting matrices in matrices

This is homework, so only hints please. Let $A\in M_{m\times m}(\mathbb{R})$ , $B\in M_{n\times n}(\mathbb{R})$ . Suppose there exist orthogonal matrices $P$ and $Q$ such that ...
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### Row & Column Removal and Rank Reduction

I have a problem involving a n x n square, real matrix $K$ which is initially full rank and is not positive definite. In each iteration of my program, I have to remove a row and the corresponding ...
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### What is the codimension of matrices of rank $r$ as a manifold?

I'm reading through G&P's Differential Topology book, but I hit a wall at the end of section 4. There is a result stating The set $X=\{A\in M_{m\times n}(\mathbb{R}):\mathrm{rk}(A)=r\}$ is a ...
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### How many involutary matrices of order 2013 and trace = 2013 exist having one of it's non diagonal elements as -1?

How many involutary matrices of order 2013 and trace = 2013 exist having a57 = -1? My Attempt: An involutary matrix is the one which satisfies : $A^2$ = I . Now, if k is an eigen value of A, then it ...
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### Show that the determinant of $A$ is equal to the product of its eigenvalues.

Show that the determinant of a matrix $A$ is equal to the product of its eigenvalues $\lambda_i$. So I'm having a tough time figuring this one out. I know that I have to work with the characteristic ...
I read on wikipedia that $Det \begin{pmatrix} A & B\\B& A\end{pmatrix}$ is equal to $Det(A+B)Det(A-B)$ if $A$ and $B$ commute. Does this hold true even if $A$ and $B$ are not ...