# Tagged Questions

For any topic related to matrices. This includes: systems of linear equations, eigenvalues and eigenvectors (diagonalization, triangularization), determinant, trace, characteristic polynomial, adjugate, transpose, Jordan normal form, matrix algorithms (e.g. LU, Gauss elimination, SVD, QR), ...

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### Determining sign(det(A)) for nearly-singular matrix A

Motivation: determining whether a point $p$ is above or below a plane $\pi$, which is defined by $d$ points, in a $d$-dimensional space, is equivalent to computing the sign of a determinant of a ...
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### Question on normal matrices

Hello all I was given this question in my linear algebra class which I have tried to solve but to no avail, and I would really appreciate any help. I am given a matrix $A \in M_{nxn}(C)$ and am ...
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### How to find a real matrix with complex eigenvalues,

Give a $2 \times 2$ real matrix $A$ with eigenvalues $2+3i$, $2-3i$. I would like hints only. So far, I've been trying get somewhere with $\det[A-(2+3i)I] = 0$ and $\det[A-(2-3i)I] = 0$; which ...
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### Eigenvalues of matrix $A^TA+I$ are real and greater than 1?

In this paper, the author states that the eigenvalues of the matrix $A^TA + I$ are real and greater than 1, since $A^TA$ is symmetric positive definite. But why?
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### Get the camera transformation matrix (Camera pose, not view matrix)

Let's say that I have an object and a camera (its representation) in a 3D world coordinate system. I have the camera pose to see the object (rotation matrix and translation (eye position)). If I apply ...
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### Bounding the smallest eigenvalue of symmetric matrix product

Let $X = ABA^T$ where $B \in \mathbb{R}^{p \times p}$ and $B$ is positive definite matrix and $A \in \mathbb{R}^{q \times p}$ so that $X \in \mathbb{R}^{q \times q}$. My question is concerning an ...
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### How does this form of Poincare's inequality for self-adjoint matrices hold?

I'm reading "Introduction to Matrix Analysis and Applications" by Hiai and Petz, and they state Theorem 1.26 ("Poincare's Inequality") as follows: Let $A\in B(H)$ be a self-adjoint operator with ...
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### Practical examples/implementation details for Gauss-Seidel method

I'm having a presentation on Gauss-Seidel iterative method, and although it isn't mandatory , I would like to have some practical examples for this method (a system of linear equations with n>=1000, ...
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### AAK theorem for finite dimensional Hankel matrix

Does the AAK theorem hold for finite dimensional Hankel matrix? Or maybe similar analysis exists? (From a quick look of the proof, it seems like the AAK solution has to be infinite dimensional ...
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### Given a matrix M, is there a name for the matrix MM^T?

One can make a symmetric square matrix out of any m-by-n matrix $M$ by computing the matrix $MM^T$ (or $M^T M$). Is there a name for this operation? I want to call it "symmetrizing" the matrix, but I ...
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### transofrmations (a,b,c) to (x,y,z)

I'm not 100% sure linear algebra will crunch this problem, but hopefully so. This may just be a case of matrices, which would be good cause I like those. Imagine we have a robot with a camera ...
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### why similarity over $\bar{\mathbb{F}}$ of $A,B\in M_n(\mathbb{F})$ implies similarity over $\mathbb{F}$?

A classic problem in linear algebra is to determine if two matrices $A,B\in M_n(\mathbb{F})$ are similar one to another. When $\mathbb{F}=\bar{\mathbb{F}}$, we know that $A,B$ are similar if and only ...
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### For which value of m are these 3 vectors linearly dependent?

In one of my revision worksheets there is a question which goes as follows: The vectors u=mi+j+k, v=i+mj+k and w=i+j+mk, where m is a real constant, are linearly dependent for either m=0, m=1, m=2, m=...
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### I have discovered a way to calculate the absolute value (area,volume, etc) of a n-dimentional shape, using it's coordinates only, how do I publish it?

Firstly, I want to preface by saying that I am no experience with the maths community at all, however I did take Maths and Further Maths for my A-Levels. What I have discovered is a way of using ...
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### Compact representation of the following matrix

I have a matrix that has the following structure \begin{bmatrix} a_1(1) & 0 & a_2(1) & 0 \\ 0 & a_2(1) & 0 & a_1(1) \\ a_1(2) & 0 & a_2(2) & 0 \\ 0 & a_2(2) &...
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### Show that the diagonal entries of symmetric & idempotent matrix must be in [$0,1$]

Show that the diagonal entries of symmetric & idempotent matrix must be in [$0,1$]. Let $A$ be a symmetric and idempotent $n \times n$ matrix. By the definition of eigenvectors and since $A$ is ...
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### Shifting eigenvalues to the left by shifting diagonal elements

Let $D$ be a real diagonal matrix with non-positive elements, not all zero. For any real or complex square matrix $A$, it is true that the eigenvalues of $A+D$ are the eigenvalues of $A$ shifted ...