Questions about quadratic forms in multiple variables, for example $4x_1^2 + 3x_1x_2 + 5x_1x_3 - 8x_3^2$.

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How to transform the quadratic form of an ellipse to a circle

Consider the ellipse $x^TPx\le a$. I would like to transform (the quadratic form of) this ellipse into a circle $y^T\begin{pmatrix}1&0\\0&1\end{pmatrix}y\le b$ via a coordinate transform $x=Ty$...
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quadratic form in hilbert space and Gram matrix

We are in Hilbert space $L^2$ we are given a subspace of dimension K as $$ V=\{ g_k,1 \le k \le K \} $$ everything that folows is defined on $V$ we define map $$ x \mapsto Q(x):= \sum_{k=1}^{K} |\...
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Quadratic form in Hilbert space associated with orthogonal projection operator

we are in Hilbert space $L^2 $ and we are given subspace of dimension $2K$ $$ V=Vect\{ g_k,\bar{g_k},1\le k\le K \}$$ $V$ is a sum of $K$ subspaces of dimension 2 $$ W_k=Vect \{g_k,\bar{g_k} \} $$ now ...
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Moments of quadratic forms

$x=(x_1,...,x_T)'$ is a $T\times1$ random vector, where $x_t, t=1,..., T$, is a stationary process with mean zero and finite fourth moments. $A$ is a $T\times T$ symmetric constant matrix. How to find ...
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Transform $f(x_1,x_2,x_3)=2{x_1}^2+5{x_2}^2+5{x_3}^2+4x_1x_2-4x_1x_3-8x_2x_3$ to a diagonal form.

I try to transform Transform $$f(x_1,x_2,x_3)=2{x_1}^2+5{x_2}^2+5{x_3}^2+4x_1x_2-4x_1x_3-8x_2x_3$$ to a diagonal form. I can do it using eigenvalue, but when I directly complete the square to find its ...
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Integer solutions to $x^2 + dy^2 = c$

I'm trying to find all integer solutions of an equation $x^2 + dy^2 = c$ with $d,c \in \mathbb{Z}_{>0}$. I'm well aware of the methods that exists when $d \in \mathbb{Z}_{<0}$ or when $c$ is a ...
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Simultaneously diagonalise two real quadratic forms

I would like to simultaneously diagonalise the quadratic forms $A=2x^2+3y^2+3z^2-2yz$, and $B=x^2+3y^2+3z^2+6xy+2yz-6zx$. Of course there's a theorem saying this is possible and I followed the ...
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How to compute the matrix $S$ in Sylvester's law of inertia

Sylvester's law of inertia states that for any symmetric matrix $A$ there exist an invertible matrix S such that, $S^T A S = D$, where $D$ is a diagonal matrix which has only entries 0, +1 and −1 ...
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Can I find a vector with entirely nonzero entries for the following quadratic form to evaluate to zero?

I have a square, symmetric matrix $M$, of size at least $2\times 2$, with diagonal entries equal to $1$ and off-diagonal entries equal to $\pm 1$. Let the entries of $M$ be such that it is indefinite. ...
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Omission in Jacobson's BAI regarding extension of isometries.

Suppose $V$ is a finite dimensional vector space over a field of characteristic $\neq 2$ equipped with a nondegenerate quadratic form $Q$. Witt's cancellation theorem says that if $U_1,U_2$ are ...
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Multivariate Gaussian integral of ratio of quadratic forms

Given two real symmetric matrices $M,S$ is there a known answer for the Gaussian integral $\int d^Nz\frac{z^TMz}{z^TSz}$ where the integration is over N-dimensional Gaussian variable $z\sim N(\vec{0},...
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reference for linear algebra books that teach reverse Hermite method for symmetric matrices

January 13, 2016: book that does this mentioned in a question today, Linear Algebra Done Wrong by Sergei Treil. He calls it non-orthogonal diagonalization of a quadratic form, calls his first method ...
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Find the transitional matrix that would transform this form to a diagonal form.

Let the quadratic form $F(x,y,z)$ be given as below $F(x,y,z)=2x^2+3y^2+5z^2-xy-xz-yz$ Find the transitional matrix that would transform this form to a diagonal form. I got the symmetric ...
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Minimizing a quadratic form with orthogonality constraints

Suppose $A$ is an $n$-by-$n$ symmetric matrix, and I want to find $x_{1}$ and $x_{2}$ that maximize $x_{1}^{T} A x_{1} + x_{2}^{T} A x_{2}$ subject to the constraint that $x_{i}^{T} x_{j} = \delta_{ij}...
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Find Isotropic vectors that form a basis

I have this question: let $(E,\langle,\rangle)$ an inner product space with dimension $n$ and $u$ a symmetric linear transformation and we define a quadratic form $q$ by $$\forall x\in E,\quad ...
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Solve the algebraic expression for a, b, and c of the function x

I am trying to solve for $a$, $b$, and $c$ in the expression below, but I have found that the way I tried to solve it is convoluted and did not work out. I believed that by solving for x, I would be ...
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Reducing a pair of indefinite quadratic forms to the canonical form

Assume $A, B$ being a pair of symmetric matrices over reals. Let $$ \varphi_1(x) = (x, Ax)\\ \varphi_2(x) = (x, Bx). $$ There's a well-known result that if $A > 0$ then the pair of forms can be ...
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Parametrization of $x^2+ay^2=z^k$, where $\gcd(x,y,z)=1$

$x,y,z$ be three coprime integers, $a \in \mathbb{Z}>0$ and $k$ an odd integer. How do I find all the non-trivial solutions of the diophantine equation? $$x^2+ay^2=z^k$$ Does the method which ...
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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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How are the pseudo-Riemannian metric tensor properties restricted by the manifold topology in pseudo-Riemannian manifolds?

My understanding is that a pseudo-Riemannian metric tensor induces a topology that is not compatible with the manifold topology, and obviously the manifold topology prevails if we are to have a ...
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Polarity on a Hyperboloid of one sheet

Given a quadric $Q = \{v \in \mathbb{R}^n \mid \alpha(v,v) = 1\} \subset \mathbb{R}^n$, defined by a bilinear form $\alpha: \mathbb{R}^n\times\mathbb{R}^n \to \mathbb{R}^n$, and an affine subspace $L ...
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Quadratic form as generalized distance?

In the book A Linear Systems Primer (by Antsaklis and others), they first mention squared distance of a point x from the origin: $$x^{T}x = ||{x}||^2$$ which represents the square of the ...
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Can this expression be made into a quadratic form?

Can this expression be made into a quadratic form: $ a x_t -\gamma {x_t}^2 $ I want to solve a linear quadratic programming problem and it requires that I put this expression in a quadratic form. $ ...
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Almost universal integer quadratic forms

This question is inspired by the 15-theorem. For any nonnegative integer k, define a k-universal integer quadratic form to be a form that represents all but k positive integers. So, universal forms ...
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Question about Mumford's article

I'm reading the following article by Mumford speaking about theta characteristic. Mumford's article I'm trying to understand the definition af the quadric form $q$ on page 184. Here my questions: 1) ...
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Quadratic form and matrix

We know quadratic form $f(x_1,x_2)= a_{11} x_1^2 + 2 a_{12} x_1 x_2 + a_{22} x_2^2$ is non-negative for all $x_1,x_2 \in \mathbb{R}$ iff matrix $(a_{ij})_{2 \times 2}$ is semi-positive defined. My ...
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graph quadratic form and find the equation of asymptotes

So I had this quadratic form that need to be graphed showing both original and new axes. And I also need to find out the equation of asymptotes. $$ \left\{ \begin{aligned} 4(x_1)^2-12(x_1)(x_2)-(...
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Maximization of quadratic form over complex unit cube

I am trying to find the maximum of a hermitian positive definite quadratic form $xQx^H$ (where $Q=Q^H$ and all eigenvalues of $Q$ are non-negative) over the complex unit cube $|x_i|\leq 1$, $i=1,\dots,...
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Differentiating quadratic form containing vector raised to powers elementwise, can I avoid Hadamard notation?

Say $\mathbf{M}$ is a symmetric, p.d. 2x2 matrix, and $\mathbf{x}$ is a 2x1 vector. The familiar quadratic form is of course given by: $A=\mathbf{x'}\mathbf{M}\mathbf{x}$ (where $A$ is a scalar), and ...
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existance of a solution to quadratic form equation

Let $\lambda$ is an unknown scalar and; $Q=Q_1 - \lambda*Q_2$ where $Q_1, Q_2$ are $NxN$ positive symetric matrices, $B=B_1 - \lambda*B_2$, where $B_1, B_2$ are $Nx1$ vectors, $m=m_1 - \lambda*m_2$...
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Minimum quadratic form value within a line?

If I have $x\in R^n , C\in R^{m\times n}, d\in R^m$, $m<n$, then $Cx=d$ is a linear manifold. And $P\in R^{n\times n}$, $P>0$, the quadratic form is $y=x^TPx$ Is there an analytical expression ...
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Combining sums and/or differences of squares

I'd like to combine a sum of as many squares as possible into a sum of as few squares as possible. The signs of the squares doesn't matter. For example, the Brahmagupta-Fibonacci Identity combines a ...
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Semidefinite relaxation of Quadratic equation

I have read in various papers that we can write a Quadratic equation with symmetric matrix as a linear programming problem. For example $$f(x)= x^T*Q*x + c$$ where Q=[2 0;0 3]; Now we can write $$Q=...
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Reduction of positive definite binary quadratic forms over congruence subgroups

Let $\Gamma_0(N)$ be a congruence subgroup of $\mathrm{SL}_2(\mathbb{Z})$ and $Q(x,y)$ be a positive definite binary quadratic form with leading coefficient $a$ divisible by $N$. Can someone give me a ...
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Regular Quadratic Space - isotrope vector

I am currently trying to solve the following exercise: Show that every regular quadratic space of finite dimension $E$ that contains at least one isotrope vector, has a basis consisting only of ...
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What is binary norm of quadratic fields of sum of two squares such that one of them is necessarily even like $a^2 +4b^2?$

I am trying to simplify an expression which I have reached, suppose a number can be represented in the form of $D=a^2 + 4b^2$. What is binary norm of $D$, or how else can it be represented?
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Tricky problem about quadratic forms

Let A be symmetric matrix of order 3. Consider set $S=\{x\in\mathbb{R}^{3}:\; x^{T}Ax=a\}$. 1 (true). If S is unbounded for any $a\in\mathbb{R}$, then A is indefinite. 2 (false). If S is ...
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Hermitian form of a unitary space

If $V$ is a finite $n$-dimensional complex vector space with a hermitian form $h$ then $h$ is given by a hermitian matrix $A$ with the transformation law $P^{t}A\bar{P}$ where $P$ is an invertible $n\...
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Diagonalizing quadratic forms

I know how to diagonalize a given quadratic form using the Gaussian method. Though, I once read somewhere that there's another method which uses an augmented matrix, but I didn't go into details. I ...
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find real numbers so that a specific linear isometry exists

Consider the quadratic form $$f: \mathbb{R}^3 \to \mathbb{R}, (x_1, x_2, x_3) \mapsto 3x_1^2 - 3x_2^2 + x_3^2-2x_1x_3$$ I want to find $\lambda_1, \lambda_2, \lambda_3 \in \mathbb{R}$, so that there ...
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Why does the plot of the legendre symbol of $x^2 - y^2$ over a finite field look rectangular

The small top-left thing is a plot of the legendre symbol of $x^2 - y^2$ over $\Bbb F_{37}$. The thing in the middle is plot for $\Bbb F_{587}$. The thing on the right is a plot of the legendre symbol ...
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Show that $|Q(a,b)| \leqslant M \cdot \max(|a|^2,|b|^2).$

Prove if $Q(x,y)=Ax^2+Bxy+Cy^2$ is a quadratic form, then the constant $M = |A|+|B|+|C|$ satisfies the property that $|Q(a,b)| \leqslant M \cdot \max(|a|^2,|b|^2)$ for every $a,b \in \mathbb{R}.$ We ...
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Quadratic Form for Matrix with Sum

I just had a pretty basic question. Suppose you have the quadratic form: $$(u+x)^t V (u+x)$$ If you expand this out, you get something along the lines of $$u^t V u + x^t V x + u^t V x + x^t V u$$ ...
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Is the $\mathbb{Q}_2$- Space$ (\mathbb{Q}_2[\zeta], trace(cxy))$ hyperbolic?

I am working at a Problem for some time and it comes down to the question: Let $K:=\mathbb{Q}_2[\zeta]$ be a cyclotomic extention of the dyadic field $\mathbb{Q}_2$. For any $c \in \mathbb{Q}_2[\zeta+...
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Cycles of binary forms with coefficients in $F_q^*[T]$

I aim to study the binary forms $ax^2 + bxy + cy^2 = (a,b,c)$ where $a,b,c \in {F_q}[T]$, in particular those such that the discriminant $D = b^2 - 4ac \in F_q[T]$ has even degree and sign ${D} \in {...
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determining a linear isomorphism so that two quadratic forms become equivalent

Consider the matrix $$ G = \begin{pmatrix} 3 & 1 & -2 \\ 1 & 2 & 0 \\ -2 & 0 & -3 \\ \end{pmatrix}$$ and the quadratic form $q: \mathbb{R}^3 \to \mathbb{R}$, given by $q(v) ...
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How to sketch $-3x^2 - 8xy + 3y^2 = 1$ [closed]

The equation is as follows: $$-3x^2 - 8xy + 3y^2 = 1$$ How to specify the axis of the given curve? How to as accurately as possible draw a curve defined by this equation?
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Products of quadratic forms

It is known that, if $x_1^2 + y_1^2 = c_1$ and $x_2^2 + y_2^2 = c_2$, then $(x_1x_2 + y_1y_2)^2 + (x_1y_2 - x_2y_1)^2 = c_1 c_2$ Is there a similar analogue for general quadratic forms $Q(x, y) = ax^...
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isometric quadratic spaces over a prime field

Let $(V, \gamma)$ be a quadratic space, where $V$ is an $n$-dimensional $\mathbb{Z}/(7)$-vector space and $r = r(\gamma)$ is the rank of the bilinear form. I want to show: either, $(V, \gamma)$ is ...
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Variance of a quadratic form

I am considering a variance of two forms: $ R(x) = (x-m)^\top A (x-m) + b^\top (x-m) + c $ $ R'(\Delta) = \Delta^\top A \Delta + b^\top \Delta + c $ where $x$ is a random variable of $\mathcal{N}(...