# Tagged Questions

Questions on the various algorithms used in linear algebra computations (matrix computations).

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### Proving a property about Gauss-Seidel

This is a homework problem, so please give hints or tips instead of full answers. The problem is as follows: Let $G$ be the iteration matrix of the Gauss-Seidel method; i.e. $$G=I-(D-L)^{-1} A$$...
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### Overdetermined system with discrete data.

The setup I have a set of experimental data (subscript 1) which calculates two variables $u_1(x,y,z)$ $v_1(x,y,z)$ I can calculate the three spatial gradients for my two variables ($u_1$ and $v_1$...
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### QR Algorithm fails under certain conditions

First of all, i have to admit that i am really knew to this numeric stuff. I have to detect two complex Eigenvalues of a Matrix and therefor i implemented some easy QR-Algorithm with MatLab. I am ...
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### Special properties in the direct solving of sparse symmetric linear systems

In the area of computational solving of large sparse linear systems, some solvers specialize only on symmetric sparse matrices, be it positive definite or indefinite as compared to general (non-...
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### $Az + B\overline{z}$ as a linear operator

Given two matrices $A,B \in \mathbb{C}^{n\times n}$ with fixed $n\in\mathbb{N}^+$, let us consider the operator $$L:\mathbb{C}^n \to \mathbb{C}^n,\\ L(z) = Az + B\overline{z}.$$ This operator is not ...
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### Row degeneracy in systems of linear equations

I am trying to understand the concept of row degeneracy in a system of linear equations, but having trouble understanding this problem. \begin{align} x+2y+z &= 2 \tag{1} \\ 2x+y+3z &=5 \...
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### Complexity of Newton iteration problem for a d-dimensional problem

If we assume that we have $f:\mathbb{R}^{d} \rightarrow \mathbb{R}^{d}$ and we want to use the Newton iteration method to solve $f(x)=0_{\mathbb{R}^{d} }$. Is there any theorem regarding the ...
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### Polar decomposition varient

I have a factorisation to do, and I think that a varient of Polar decomposition will give me what I need, although I'm not sure of the exact form. I have \begin{equation*} \mathbf{y} = \mathbf{UDU}^*...
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### When to use iterative methods for solving systems of linear equation

Iterative methods such as Jacobi, Gauss-Seidel method and successive over relaxation have a very limited field of use - for diagonally dominant matrices. So how they could be used on practice? What is ...
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### Generate a random neutrally stable matrix

I need to generate random real matrices such that all eigenvalues have real part equal to 0 -- i.e. random neutrally stable matrices. What's the simplest way to do this? Note that I don't care about ...
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### Show that A is diagonalizable?

Show that A is diagonalizable? That is, show that A is similar to a diagonal matrix, D, by finding a matrix P such that D= $P^{-1}AP$. Show all your work. I already found the eigenvalues and ...
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### What is $a_{22}$?

I remember doing this problem in linear algebra where you had to solve for k given the determinant and the rest of the values in the matrix. This problem is a little more complicated. Two of the ...
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### What is the minimum and maximum number of eigenvectors?

I am given the eigenvalues of a square, 8x8, matrix. They are all non-zero. I have determined that the matrix is diagonalizable and has an inverse. In one part of the problem, I am asked to find the ...
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### Definition of Distinct eigenvalue clarification?

I'm solving a problem where I am given the eigenvalues of a matrix $A$ and need to solve for the determinant of $A$. I know that if my matrix is diagonalizable I can find the determinant of $A$ by ...
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### a multiple choice question related to trace of a matrix.

let P and Q are two invertible matrices . and PQ= -QP . then which of the following is true a) trace(P)=trace(Q)=0 c)trace(P) is not equal to trace(Q) c) none of the above. i can show that trace(...
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### Simplifying a sum of products related to Vandermonde determinant

How to show this equality? $$1=(-1)^n\sum_{k=0}^n\frac{x_k^n}{\prod_{\substack{l=0 \\ l \neq k}}^n(x_l-x_k)}$$ This is part of a proof to show the value of the determinant of the Vandermonde matrix ...
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### Find desired root (based on certain constraints) while using Newton-Raphson method

My function is a vector of dimension 6, and on using Newton Raphson method, the solution usually converges to the nearest root. However, I know that my function has multiple roots (it's an Inverse ...
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### Really confused about LU decomposition and Doolittle algorithm

I'm really confused about the Doolittle algorithm, so I need some help. At the end of the description at wikipedia, it says It is clear that in order for this algorithm to work, one needs to ...
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### Question on the uniqueness of LU decomposition

Let $A \in \mathbb{K}^{n \times n}$ a matrix, and suppose that we can run the Gaussian elimination on $A$ without row or column interchange, so there exist the $LU$ decomposition of $A$. We define ...