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A proof involving matrices (checking working)

Matrices $A,B$ and $C$ are all $2 \times 2$ matrices and $C=A-CB$. Assuming that $(I+B)^{-1}$ exists, prove that $C=A(I+B)^{-1}$, where $I$ is the $2 \times 2$ identity matrix. I was wondering if ...
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$U^TA_1V$ is a rank-one matrix?

To give a little bit of context, the question I am asking is related to SVD decomposition. More specifically, we are trying to prove that the best rank one approximation for $A_1$ is $\sigma_1 u_{1} ...
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Can we express any matrix as an outer product expansion?

Suppose $XY$ is an $m $ by $n$ matrix, where $X$ is a $m$ by $k$ matrix and $Y$ is a $k$ by $n$ matrix. $y_i$ are the columns of $Y$ and $x_i$ are the columns of $X$. How do we know that ...
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positiveness of product of matrix

If $A$ is a positive definite matrix, B is not sure but $tr(B)>0$ where $tr$ is trace, will $tr(AB)>0$ ? that is the trace of the product of those two matrices. B is not a diagonal matrix or ...
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Trace evaluation via complex analysis

We are given $U$, $V$ unitary matrices of size $N \times N$ whose spectral decomposition is known (in my specific problem, $N=4$, and $U$, $V$ are matrices with real coefficients but we can keep it ...
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Diagonalization and Commuting Matrices

Attempt: I have shown part (ii) and I have found the eigenvalues and eigenvectors for A, B respectively and shown they can be diagonalised. I need help with (iii) and (iv), for (iii) I can't show ...
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Finding $P$ such that $P^TAP$ is a diagonal matrix

Let $$A = \left(\begin{array}{cc} 2&3 \\ 3&4 \end{array}\right) \in M_n(\mathbb{C})$$ Find $P$ such that $P^TAP = D$ where $D$ is a diagonal matrix. So here's the solution: $$A = ...
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Inverse of the sum of the inverse of 2 non-invertible matrices

Given that the following square matrices are non-invertible: $\bf A$, $\bf B$, and (A+B) UPDATE: Assume $\bf (A+B)$ is invertible. and given that $\bf (A+I)$, $\bf (B+I)$, and $\bf ...
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Does every invertible complex matrix have an eigenvector? [on hold]

Over $\mathbb{C}$ does every invertible matrix have at least one non-zero eigenvalue and an eigenvector? I'm generally confused about eigenvectors and eigenvalues. I understand that eigenvectors are ...
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prove that a antisymmetric and invertible matrix is congruent to another matrix

let A be an antisymmetric and invertible matrix $A \in M_{2m}(\Bbb{R})$ prove that A is congruent to $$ \begin{pmatrix} 0 & I_m \\ -I_m & 0 \\ ...
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Eigenvalues of Certain Symmetric Block Matrix

What can we say about the relation between the eigenvalues of the following block matrix with identity diagonal blocks, and the singular values of the off-diagonal blocks: \begin{equation} ...
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All the cases for Image and Kernel

here alpha is a real variable, and I need to find the kernel and image for all values for alpha. Attempt: I can't seem to figure out all the cases which I need to evaluate, as the last two columns ...
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Interlacing Theorem on Singular Values

Does the Cauchy's interlacing theorem hold for "singular values" of matrices too? I saw on this publication first Theorem that it does. It states that singular values of a matrix interlace the ...
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Show that any 2D vectors can be expressed in the form…

(a) Show that any 2D vector can be expressed in the form $s \begin{pmatrix} 3 \\ -1 \end{pmatrix} + t \begin{pmatrix} 2 \\ 7 \end{pmatrix},$ where $s$ and $t$ are real numbers. (b) Let $u$ and $v$ be ...
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Is there always a matrix $X$ such that $X^2=A$?

Is it true that for every $A\in M_{2\times 2} (\mathbb{C})$ there's an $X\in M_{2\times 2} (\mathbb{C})$ such that $X^2=A$? For the matter of fact, I don't have a clue, other than evaluating the ...
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Proving that same solution set implies row equivalence

The question I am trying to solve is for a much simpler case: Suppose $R$ and $R'$ are $2\times3$ row-reduced echelon matrices and that the system $RX=0$ and $R'X=0$ have exactly the same ...
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How to Construct $N$-dimensional Unitary Matrix Basis

Galitski's Exploring Quantum Mechanics says on its page 29, (There are $N^2$ linearly) independent Hermitian matrices of rank $N$. The number of independent unitary matrices is also $N^2$, since ...
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Are those matrices congruent?

$$A = \left(\begin{array}{cccc} 1&0 \\ 0&-1 \end{array}\right), B=\left(\begin{array}{cccc} 1&0 \\ 0&2 \end{array}\right), C = \left(\begin{array}{cccc} 1&0 \\ 0&4 ...
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Can functions within a matrix adjust its size?

I've been working my way through a proof, and without going into the full extent of the details it's come down to whether a function G() exists such that the 1 by 3 matrix: ...
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Need help on this matrix!! [on hold]

So i got this question from my lecturer,and i am so dumbfounded in clarifying this question. In a football league,the price for every win,draw and lose is RM5000,RM3000 and RM1000 respectively.A team ...
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Condition number of positive definite matrix after rectangular orthogonal transformation on both sides

What is a lower bound on the condition number of $B A B^{T}$ (besides the trivial $\operatorname{cond}(B A B^{T}) \ge 1$) where $A$ is an $n \times n$ symmetric positive definite matrix, $B$ is a ...
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Determinant of 5x5 matrices

Let A and B be 5x5 matrices with det(-3A)=4 and det(B^-1)=2. Find the det(A), det(B) and det(AB). My answer : det(A)=-12 , det(B)=1/2 and det(AB)=-6. Wish to check my answer, thank you.
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Determinant of 3x3 matrices

Let $A$ and $B$ be $3\times3$ matrices with $\det(A)=10$ and $\det(B)=12$. Find $\det(AB)$, $\det(A^4)$, $\det(2B)$, $\det((AB)^T)$. Answers: $\det(AB)=\det(A)\det(B)=120$ , $\det(A^4)=10000$ , ...
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Algortihm for Solving Linear equation from a Matrix

I have a set of linear equations from which I have built a matrix below: $M = \begin{bmatrix} p_1 g_1 & - \eta_1 p_2 g_2 & \cdots & - \eta_1 p_n g_n & s_1 & 0 & ...
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Regularity and invertibility of two parameterized matrices?

$$ C= \begin{bmatrix} 1+a & 2 & 3 & 4 & 5 \\ 1 & 2+a & 3 & 4 & 5 \\ 1 & 2 & 3+a & 4 & 5 \\ 1 & 2 & 3 & 4+a & 5 \\ 1 & 2 & ...
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What is $\frac{\partial x^TA^{-1}y}{\partial A}$?

I had trouble proving the following: If $ A\in \mathbb R^{n\times n}$ and $A$ is nonsingular, $x \in \mathbb R^{n\times 1}$, $y \in \mathbb R^{n\times 1}$, then $ \dfrac{\partial ...
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What can be said about a matrix with a constant column of ones with entries from a finite field?

I am working with matrices of the following structure: $A = \begin{pmatrix} 1&\alpha_{21}&\cdots&\alpha_{n1}\\ 1&\alpha_{22}&\cdots&\alpha_{n2}\\ ...
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Can we prove that matrix multiplication by its inverse is commutative? [duplicate]

We know that $AA^{-1} = I$ and $A^{-1}A = I$, but is there a proof for the commutative property here? Or is this just the definition of invertibility?
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Optimization problem involving semidefinite matrix variable that is constrained to be a tensor product

I would like to solve the following optimization problem. With scalar $R$ and nine (mutually orthogonal) $9$-dimensional column vectors $\vec v_i$ all given ($\vec v_i\!'$ is the row vector Hermitian ...
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What is the source of the error in the Sherman-Morrison formula application?

The Sherman-Morrison formula results in small errors in relation to the standard matrix inverse operation after each application, as shown here. From what I understand, the Sherman-Morrison identity ...
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What is the derivative of the ReLu of a Matrix with respect to a matrix

I want to compute $\frac{\partial r(ZZ^tY)}{\partial Z}$ where the ReLu function is a nonlinear operator $r(x)=max(0,x)$ and $Z \in\mathbb{R}^{n\times m}$ is a matrix. I am wondering also if the ...
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The $\exp \circ \log$ function acts as the identity on unipotent matrices.

I am working through the exercises in "Lie Groups, Lie Algebras, and Representations" - Hall and can't complete exercise 9 of chapter 2 using the provided hint. In chapter 2, Hall defines the ...
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Matrix $\begin{pmatrix} 1 & 1 \\ 0 & 1 \end{pmatrix}$ to a large power

Compute $\begin{pmatrix} 1 & 1 \\ 0 & 1 \end{pmatrix}^{99}$ What is the easier way to do this other than multiplying the entire thing out? Thanks
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Suppose that $u,v \in \mathbb R^n$ with $u,v$ not equal to $\mathbf 0$, and let $A= I + uv^\top$.

a) Show that $1+v^\top u$ is an eigenvalue of $A$ and $u$ its eigenvector. b) Define the subspace $S$ of $\mathbb R^{n}$ to be $$S=\{x \in \mathbb R^{n}\mid v^\top x=0\}= \operatorname ...
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Does injective imply each $x$ matches to a unique $y$?

Injective means one-to-one matching, as in each $y$ is matched by only one $x$. However, does this mean that each $x$ matches only to one $y$?
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Computing $\operatorname{Tr} \bigl( \bigl( (A+I )^{-1} \bigr)^2\bigr)$

Suppose that $A \in \mathbb{R}^{n \times n}$ is a symmetric positive semi-definite matrix such that $\operatorname{Tr}(A)\le n$. I want a lower bound on the following quantity $$\operatorname{Tr} ...
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Bound on the difference of two determinants

Let $A$ and $B$ be two real, $n\times n$ matrices. Using Hadamard's inequality, it is not hard to show that $$ \left|\det A - \det B \right| \leq \|A-B\|_{2} \frac{\|A\|_{2}^n -\|B\|_{2}^n}{\|A\|_2 ...
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Determinant of a Certain 3 by 3 Block Matrix with Scaled Identity Blocks

What is the determinant or/and eigenvalues of the following 3 by 3 block matrix: $$\left[\begin{array}{ccc} \frac{3}{4}I & \frac{1}{4}I & \frac{1}{4}I \\ \frac{1}{4}I & \frac{3}{4}I & ...
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Simultaneously vanishing quadratic forms?

Given a set of Hermitian matrices $\{A_i\}$, is there a simple way to check if there exists a vector $c$ such that for all $i$: $$c^* A_i c = 0?$$ Namely, when can the quadratic forms defined by the ...
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Emil Artin on visualization of matrices

Someone called my attention to the fact that Emil Artin made very important remarks on the visual representation of matrices in some of his books. Could anyone tell me which precise book that is? ...
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Properties of matrices $M=UDU^*$ with $UU^*=Id$

I recently came across some matrices of the form $M=UDU^*$ (the superscript $*$ denotes the conjugate transpose), where $U \in \mathbb{C}^{r\times n}$ with $r<n$, $D \in \mathbb{C}^{n \times n}$ a ...
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Diagonalizing a matrix arising in a simple combinatorial situation

Maybe I'll return to this question a few hours from now and possibly even post an answer then. This concerns a matrix that I described in this answer. Start with a $\dbinom n2\times n$ matrix $B$ ...
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2x2 matrix multiplication issue

Let $$f_w(z)=z+w=\begin{bmatrix}1 & w \\ 0 & 1\end{bmatrix}z$$ where $z$ is a complex number. Shouldn't this be $w$ when $z=0$? However when I do the multiplication I get ...
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Finding an algorithm to create a vector b given b*b' positive semi definite

My problem is the following: I have a column vector $b$, of positive or zeros values (at least one value should be $> 0$). I want $b b^T$ to be semi definite positive, and I want an algorithm ...
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How following matrices equation is solved?

Suppose matrix $\mathbf{P}=[\mathbf{I_r} \mathbf{M}]$ and $\mathbf{Y}=\mathbf{G_t}\mathbf{P} =\mathbf{G_t}[\mathbf{I_r}\mathbf{M}]=[\mathbf{G_t}\mathbf{G_t}\mathbf{M}]$. if $\mathbf{G_t}$ has left ...
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Jordan canonical form of an upper triangular matrix

Find the Jordan canonical form of the matrix. Justify your answer. $A=\begin{bmatrix} 1 & 2 & 3 \\ 0 & 4 & 5 \\ 0 & 0 & 4 \end{bmatrix} $ My Try: The eigenvalues ...
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$C(M)=\{A\in M_n(\mathbb{C}) \mid AM=MA\}$ is a subspace of dimension at least $n$.

Let $M_n(\mathbb{C})$ denote the vector space over $\mathbb{C}$ of all $n\times n$ complex matrices. Prove that if $M$ is a complex $n\times n$ matrix then $C(M)=\{A\in M_n(\mathbb{C}) \mid ...
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why does the reduced row echelon form have the same null space as the original matrix?

What is the proof for this and the intuitive explanation for why the reduced row echelon form have the same null space as the original matrix?
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If some power $A^n$ of a matrix $A$ is symmetric, is $A$ necessarily symmetric?

If $A^{n}$ is a symmetric matrix, should I conclude that A is also symmetric?
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Adding a dependent row to a matrix with LI rows

Lets say my matrix is giving me a unique solution.What if I add another row that is some combination of already present rows?I know it would set the determinant to zero and now the solution may not ...