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Entry Expansionof Power Matrix

Suppose $A:=\{a_{i,j}\}, 1\le i,j, \le n$ is a $n\times n$ matrix with real positive entries. Now replace the constant $a_{1,1}$ with a real variable $x$. Denote by $A_x$ the resulting variable-Matrix ...
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How to show that $M_{2\times 2}(\mathbb{R})=W_1\oplus W_2$ based on the following assumption?

Let the subspaces $W_1=\{\begin{pmatrix}a&b\\-b&a \end{pmatrix}|a, b\in \mathbb{R}\}$ and $W_2=\{\begin{pmatrix}c&d\\d&-c \end{pmatrix}|c, d\in \mathbb{R}\}$ of $M_{2\times ...
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How to show if the following subset $W$ is a subspace of a vector space $V$?

$1.$ $V=P_n(\mathbb{R}), $and $ W=\{p(x)\in P_n(\mathbb{R})\mid p(1)+p(2)+p(3)=0 \}$ $2.$ $V=M_{n\times n}(\mathbb{R}), $and $ W=\{A\in M_{n\times n}(\mathbb{R}) \mid A \text{ is not symmetric}\}$ ...
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An inequality on the rank of a block matrix

Let $\mathbb F$ be a finite field, and let $r_1, r_2, s_1, s_2$ be positive integers. Consider the matrix $$X:=\left[\begin{array}{cc} A & B \\ C & D \end{array} \right],$$ where $A \in ...
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How can you enlarge a shape about a point other than (0,0), using matrices?

If I want to enlarge a shape, $A$, by scale factor $k$ about $\left(0,0\right) $ I multiply each point (in the form $\begin{bmatrix}x\\y\end{bmatrix}$) by $kI$. However, I can't work out a general ...
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In matrix algebra, what's the name for the inverse operation of pre- or post- multiplication?

For example, in this typical equation: $$\mathbf{Mv}-\lambda \mathbf{v}=\mathbf{0}$$ (where $\mathbf{M}$ is a symmetric matrix, $\mathbf{v}$ is a vector, $\lambda$ is a scalar, and $\mathbf{0}$ is a ...
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Compare analytic model with numerical, mass spring system.

So I'm trying to solve a problem here and I have been working on it all day, clearly i'm in need of some guidance. I have a rod of length $L$ and cross section area $A$, Young's modulus $E$ and ...
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Intuition behind: Integral operator as generalization of matrix multiplication

So I am teaching myself more in-depth about integral operators and every once and awhile I see this little 'factoid', that integral operators are generalizations of matrix multiplications. In ...
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For every integer $n>1$ , does there exist a diagonal matrix $D \in M(n,\mathbb R)$ such that $AD=DA $ holds only if $A$ is diagonal?

Is it true that for every integer $n>1$ , there exist a diagonal matrix $D \in M(n,\mathbb R)$ such that $A \in M(n,\mathbb R)$ and $AD=DA \implies A$ is also a diagonal matrix ?
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Proof of a trace property

$Tr(XY) = 1$ and $Tr(Y) = 1$ implies that $Tr(X) = 1$. I tried to prove by contradiction and switch the dummy variable of $X$ and $Y$. But I don't think my approach is right and if there is any much ...
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If $\operatorname{rank}A=k$ then $A=A_1+…+A_k$ such that $\operatorname{rank}A_i=1$ [on hold]

Let $A\in M_n$ and $\operatorname{rank}A=k$. Is the following true? There are $A_i\in M_n$ ($i=1,...,k$), such that $\operatorname{rank}A_i=1$ and $A=A_1+....+A_k$.
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Find the Jordan normal form of a nilpotent matrix $N$ given the dimensions of the kernels of $N, N^2, N^3$

Let $N\in \text{Mat}(10 \times 10,\mathbb{C})$ be nilpotent. Furthermore let $\text{dim} \ker N =3 $, $\text{dim} \ker N^2=6$ and $\text{dim} \ker N^3=7$. What is the Jordan Normal Form? The only ...
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Is $U(1)$ a normal subgroup of $U(2)$ and does the question even make sense?

I have been wondering whether $U(1)$, defined as the group of complex phases (edit for clarity: I mean complex numbers of unit absolute value, such as $e^{i\alpha}$ with $\alpha \in \mathbb{R}$) with ...
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$SU(n)$ generators

What is the generalization of the Pauli matrices and Dirac matrices in higher dimensions? I am actually looking for $\sqrt{\mathbb{I}}$ but I can't use the principal root which is just $\mathbb{I}$. ...
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Gaussian elimination algorithm performance

I am developing the quadratic sieve algorithm and I reached a new bottle neck: The matrix processing. I been reading quit a lot about this topic and I found many solutions Gaussian elimination: ...
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Getting The Inverse Of A Positive Definite Matrix By Mutiplying It On A Diagonal One

Is the following true ? The inverse of a positive definite matrix is also positive definite and since symmetric then we could write the following: $A=PP^T, \space B = A^{-1} = P\Lambda P^T$ since ...
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how to write amatlab code for document representation using second order tensor [on hold]

My project is on document representation using tensor.How i will represent a document using second order tensor in matlab?
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System of differential equation (Matrix form)

I'm trying to solve this system $$ M\ddot{X}(t) = KX(t) $$ where M is a known diagonal matrix and K is a symmetrical known matrix. I'm asked to do the ansatz $Y(t) = M^{1/2}X(t)$ where $M^{1/2} = ...
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How can a non-zero matrix $A$ be found such that Adj$(A) = 0$? [on hold]

Is it possible to find a $3 \times 3$ matrix $A$ such that it's adjoint is $0$?
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Is $X'X$ positive definite a necessary condition for $X'X$ to have full rank?

Let $X$ be a $T \times K$ matrix. $X'X$ positive definite means that for all $c \not = 0$ $c'X'X c >0$, so then $(Xc)' Xc > 0$ which implies $(X\cdot c)\cdot (X\cdot c)$ (I'm not sure what ...
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Find upper triangular matrix C such that Cx=y

In the image above, how does one know that $c=e$ and $c$ is not equal to $f$? and $e$ is not equal to $f$? How does one know that $b=d$?
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Spectral norm of lower triangular perturbation

Suppose $A\in R^{n×n}$ is a matrix equal to sum of the Identity matrix and a lower triangular matrix $L$. \begin{equation} A=I+L \end{equation} All diagonal entries of $L$ are equal to $0$, so that, ...
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Bounding lower triangular perturbation

Suppose $A\in R^{n\times n}$ is a matrix equal to sum of the Identity matrix and a lower triangular matrix $L$. Diagonal entries of $L$ are $0$. \begin{equation} A=I+L \end{equation} Define spectral ...
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$M_n$ is the subspace of all square matrices with trace $0$, what is the dimension of $M_n$?

There is an older post with many explanations of a more specific and less general case of a $4$ by $4$ Find the dimension of the space of $4\times 4$ real matrices with zero trace I didn't quite ...
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Proof: dimension of the vector space of solutions to the system Bx=0

I've run into a matrix dimension proof I'm having some trouble with: Let $A,B$ be $n\times n$ matrices, and let $P(A),P(B),P(AB)$ be the vector spaces of solutions to the systems ...
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Comparing matrix norm with the norm of the inverse matrix

I need help understanding and solving this problem. Prove or give a counterexample: If $A$ is a nonsingular matrix, then $\|A^{-1}\| = \|A\|^{-1}$ Is this just asking me to get the magnitude of ...
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Prove that elementary matrices perform row operations

How to prove that elementary matrices actually perform their intended row operations: multiplying by a constant, adding a multiple of one row to another, and switching two rows? I've seen examples ...
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$A \in SO(3,\mathbb R)\setminus\{I\}$ , then there are exactly two points in $S^2:=\{(x,y,z)\in \mathbb R^3:x^2+y^2+z^2=1\}$ which are fixed by $A$?

Let $A \in SO(3,\mathbb R)\setminus\{I\}$ , then is it true that there exist exactly two points in $$S^2:=\{(x,y,z)\in \mathbb R^3:x^2+y^2+z^2=1\}$$ which are fixed by $A$? Or equivalently we ...
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If $A$ is unitary and $f_A(x)=f_B(x)$ and $m_A(x)=m_B(x)$ then $A$ is similar to $B$

Given $A_{n\times n},B_{n\times n} \in \mathbb C$ then: if $A$ is unitary and the characteristic polynomial $f_A(x)=f_B(x)$ then $B$ is also unitary. if $A$ is normal and $f_A(x)=f_B(x)$ ...
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The formula $\DeclareMathOperator{tr}{tr}\mathrm{adj}(A)=\tfrac{1}{2}[(\tr A)^2-\tr(A^2)]I_3-[\tr A]A+A^2$ for the adjoint of a $3\times 3$ matrix

Let $A$ be a square matrix of order $3$. Prove that $$ \operatorname{adj}(A) = \tfrac{1}{2} \bigl[ (\operatorname{tr} A)^2 - \operatorname{tr}(A^2) \bigr] I_3 - [\operatorname{tr} A] A + A^2 ...
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The matrix $A = (a_{i,j})$ in which $a_{i,j} = 0$ if $i ≥ j$ is nilpotent.

A square matrix $A$ is called nilpotent if $A^m = 0$ for some positive integer $m$. Show that A $n \times n$ matrix $A = (a_{i,j})$ in which $a_{i,j} = 0$ if $i ≥ j$ is nilpotent.
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how to determine a matrix has a single eigenvalue

Find the jordan form of the matrix $$A = \begin{pmatrix} 1 & 1 & 2 & 2\\ 1 & -2 & -1 & -1\\ -2 & 1 & -1 & -1\\ 1 & 1 & 2 & 2 \\ \end{pmatrix}$$ ...
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Symmetric Matrix with Positive Eigenvalues

Not all matrix with positive eigenvalues is positive definite, i.e. $\mathbf{x}^\mathsf{T}A\mathbf{x}>0$ for all non zero vector $\mathbf{x}$. For example consider matrix $$A = \begin{bmatrix} 1 ...
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Physical meaning of cofactor and adjugate matrix

I like the way there a physical meaning tied to the determinant as being related to the geometric volume. Since the determinant can be calculated through Laplace's formula where the cofactor matrix is ...
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Finding an orthonormal basis for $\mathbb{C}^2$ with respect to the Hermitian form $\bar{x}^TAy$

Problem Statement: Let $A=\begin{bmatrix} 2 && 1 \\ 1 && 2 \end{bmatrix}$. Find an orthonormal basis for $\mathbb{C}^2$ with respect to the Hermitian form $\bar{x}^TAy$. I am ...
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satellites attitude determination TRIAD - how are orbital reference frame vectors constructed?

I posted this same question on space.stackexchange but never received any answer. So I am posting here hoping to get an answer as this is a quite mathematical topic. I am trying to fully understand ...
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How can we know if the minimal polynomial of a matrix has no multiple products?

If the characteristic polynomial $f_A(x)$ has multiples of the same product, for example $f_A(x)= (x+2)^2(x-1)$ so $(x+2)$ has a multiple of $2$, then is there a condition on $A$ such that we know ...
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If the characteristic polynomial of $A,B$ is the same does it mean that $A,B$ are similar?

If the characteristic polynomial of $A,B$ is the same does it mean that $A,B$ are similar? So I read that it's true only if $A,B$ are diagonalizable, but why? if the characteristic polynomial is ...
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What is the maximum value of coefficient $f_v$ with the constraInt that the matrix is positive semi-definite?

I am trying to solve this equation my self with my knowledge about characteristic polynomials, etc but I have placed it here earlier because I'm not a mathematician and maybe you give me ideas to ...
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If $x^{T}By = 1$, should $\operatorname{Tr}(Byx^{T}) = 1$?

would appreciate any hints with this question: Assume $x$, $y$ are both $n \times 1$ vectors, and that $B$ is $n\times n$. Given that $x^{T}By = 1$, should $\operatorname{Tr}(Byx^{T}) = 1$ ? Thank ...
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If $A^4=4A^2$ then $m_A(x)=x^2-4$ and if it isn't diagonalaziable over $\mathbb R$ then $0$ is an eigenvalue

Given $A_{n\times n} \in \mathbb R$ such that $A^4=4A^2$ then if $A$ is invertible and isn't of the form $cI, c\in \mathbb R$ then $m_A(x)=x^2-4$. if $A$ isn't diagonalaziable over ...
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Calculate A^8 using Cayley Hamilton Therorem

Find $A^8$ using Cayley Hamilton Therorem, when $$A = \begin{pmatrix} 0 & 0 & 0 & -1 \\ 1 & 0 & 0 & 0 \\ 0 & 1 & 0 & 2 \\ 0 & 0 & 1 & 0 ...
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Representing a linear operator on $V$ with an element of $V \otimes V^*$

I got interested by the first sentence of this wikipedia subsection. It claims that any linear operator $f:V\to V$ can be represented by an element of $V\otimes V^*$ in a very concrete way: the ...
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how to compare trace($B^4$) and trace[$(B-D)^4$] with $D$ the diagonals? [on hold]

If $B=(b_{ij})_{n\times n}$ is a real symmetric $n$ by $n$ matrix, $D = (d_{ij})_{n\times n}$, defined as $d_{ij}=b_{ij}$ if $i=j$ and $0$ otherwise. then how to compare $\text{Trace}(B^4)$ and ...
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Given $A$, $A^{-1}$ can be expressed with: $A^{-1}=bA+dI$

Given the matrix $A=\begin{pmatrix} -1 &3 &3 \\ 3& -1 & 3\\ 3& 3 & -1 \end{pmatrix}$ then $A$ is invertible and $A^{-1}$ can be expressed with: $A^{-1}=bA+dI, ...
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Let $A$ be a real symmetric matrix with rank $1$ , then can all the diagonal entries of $A$ be $0$ ?

Let $A$ be a square real symmetric matrix with rank $1$ , then can all the diagonal entries of $A$ be $0$ ? I know that real symmetric matrices are diagonalizable . Also if all the diagonal entries be ...
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How to find a onto homomorphism between two groups?

Consider the following subgroups of $\text{SL}(2,\mathbb{Z})$ : $A$ the subgroup of matrices with determinant $1$ : ...
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Frobenius norm and submultiplicativity

I read (page 8 here) that if $A$ and $B$ are rectangular matrices so that the product $AB$ is defined, then $$(1)\quad||AB||_F^2\leq ||A||_F^2||B||_F^2$$ Does that mean that the inequality above ...
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How to find out generators of the following free group?

The following is the quotient group of SL($2,\mathbb{Z}$). Consider $(H/\{-1,1\} \cap H)$ where $H=\begin{bmatrix}2\mathbb{Z}+1&4\mathbb{Z}\\2\mathbb{Z}&2\mathbb{Z}+1\end{bmatrix}$ How do ...
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how to find the index of following subgroup?

if I denotes the principal congurence group of level 2 i.e. $I=\{ M \in SL(2,Z) ; \:M \:\:\text{congruent to I} \mod(2)\}$. or I= ...