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$A$ is the set of all $n \times n$ matrices where $\operatorname{tr}(A)=0$, is $A$ a subspace of $M_{nn}$ (where $n\ge2$)?

$\newcommand{\tr}{\operatorname{tr}}$For $A =$ zero matrix, $$W=\{ A \in M_{nn} : \tr(A) = 0 \}$$ I can proof that the set of all n x n matrices A with $\tr(A)=0$ is a subset of $M_{nn} $for$ \ n \geq ...
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Derivative of a trace function

Let $K$ be a Hermitian matrix, and $X$ be a positive one. What is the derivative of the trace function $$ \mbox{ Tr } X|e^{itK} - X|^3$$ with respect to $t$ at $t = 0$ ? There is a nice formula for ...
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inequalities for $tr(AB)$ , where A and B symmetry, positively definite matrix

Let $A$ and $B$ be two symmetry, positively definite $n\times n$ matrix with positive eigenvalue $a_1,...,a_n$ and $b_1,...,b_n$ respectively. What's the relationship between them and $tr(AB)$? Are ...
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Integration.Matrix.Determinant.Inverse.Trace.

Given $$ I_n=\int_0^1\frac{x^n}{x^{2012}-1}{\rm d}x\text{ and }J_n=\int_0^1\frac{x^n}{x^{2013}+1}{\rm d}x\quad\forall n>2012, n\in\mathbb N$$ If the matrix $$\rm A=[a_{ij}]_{3\times3}\text{ where ...
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algebraic equation with trace

I have a problem which I don't know how to attack. Actually I am not even sure there is a way to do it. Is it possible to solve an equation of this form $$A²-\frac{tr(A)²}{4}Id_{4\times 4}=B$$ where ...
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Does $\lim_{N\rightarrow\infty}\frac{tr(A'A)}{N}=0$ imply $\lim_{N\rightarrow\infty}\frac{tr(A)}{N}=0$?

$A$ is an $N\times N$ matrix with bounded row and column norms. Does $\lim_{N\rightarrow\infty}\frac{tr(A'A)}{N}=0$ imply $\lim_{N\rightarrow\infty}\frac{tr(A)}{N}=0$? I know this is true for ...
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How to prove that tr(A) = tr(B) given that B is similar to A [duplicate]

If A and B are similar, how does one prove that tr(A) = tr(B)
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Trace minimization when some matrix is unknown

The problem is as follows: $\displaystyle\min_{V}$ trace($V^TH^T\Phi HV$)$\\$ s.t. $V^TV=I_d$ in the case when $H$ is not known. When $H$ is known, the solution is given by the eigenvectors ...
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Let $A,B$ be two $3\times 3$ matrices with complex entries, such that $BA^2=A^2B$. Prove that $\det(AB-BA)=0$

Problem: Let $A,B$ be two $3\times 3$ matrices with complex entries, such that $BA^2=A^2B$. Prove that $\det(AB-BA)=0$ attempt: $A(AB-BA)=A^2B-ABA=BA^2-ABA=(BA-AB)A=-(AB-BA)A$ So ...
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Can find the determinant of a matrix A of size $n$ in terms of the traces of $A^m$ [duplicate]

We can find the determinant of a matrix A of size $n$ in terms of the traces of $A^m$, for $m=1,…,n$ ? It's det of a matrix with term are traces, but i saw but i can't remember Expressing the ...
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Show the Trace$(B)^{2} \leq$ nTrace$(B^{T}B)$

The following definition is needed for my actual question: For $A, B \in \mathcal{M}_{n \times n}$ define $$ \langle A, B \rangle = \text{Trace}(B^{T}A) = \sum_{j=1}^{n}\sum_{i=1}^{n}b_{ij} \, ...
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If $\operatorname{trace}(Z)=0$, then there exist $X$, $Y$, $|Y|\not=0$ satisfy $Z=XY-YX$ [closed]

Lemma: if $\operatorname{tr}(Z)=0$,then there exist $X$, $Y$, $|Y|\not=0$ satisfy $Z=XY-YX$. It's an old problem but I can't prove it.
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Does the trace and determinant uniquely determine the eigenvalues of a 3 by 3 matrix with algebraic multiplicity of 2?

I have a 3 by 3 matrix $M$ whose eigenvalues are $a$, $b$, and $b$. The determinant and trace of $M$ are known from its eigenvalues: $det(M)=ab^2$ and $Tr(M)=2b+a$. I wanted to show that if ...
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Prove that $\nabla_X tr(X^TB)= B $ where $B \in \mathbb{C^{m*n}}$ and $X \in \mathbb{R^{m*n}} $

Prove that $\nabla_X tr(X^TB)= B $ where $B \in \mathbb{C^{m*n}}$ and $X \in \mathbb{R^{m*n}} $ and $\nabla_X$ is the derivative with respect to X. How can I prove the above?
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The trace of a symmetric matrix

If A is an $n\times n$ symmetric matrix with eigenvalues $c_1 \ge ... \ge c_n$, and $U$ is an $ n \times k$ semi-orthogonal matrix, with $ k \le n$, how to prove that $\text{tr}(U^TAU) \le ...
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Quadratic form expressed with trace.

I am attempting to prove the following identity: $(x-a)A^T(x-a)=\text{tr}(Ax_cx_c^T)+n(a-\bar{x})^2 \text{tr}(A)$ where $x_c=(x-\bar{x})$ and the orders of the vectors are $n$. I got as far as: ...
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Is the trace of a matrix a norm?

If the matrix norm of A is defined as $\|A\|=\sum_{i,j}|Aij|$ then how do I determine if the sum of the diagonal elements, i.e., the trace is a valid norm? I am not really sure how to approach this ...
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prove $A$ is nilpotent if $tr(A^k)=0$ for all $k>0$ [duplicate]

I am beginner in linear algebra. how can I prove if $tr(A^n) = 0$ for all n>0 then we can say A is nilpotent.
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Trace and Spectral norm of a matrix

Let $A_{n\times n}$ be a matrix. How I can show $$\vert \operatorname{trace} (A) \vert \leqslant n \sqrt{\rho(A^T A)}= n \Vert A \Vert_2$$ and if $A$ is symmetric and positive definite, ...
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Maximize trace of matrix equation given two constraints

Let $\mathbf{Q}$ be a rotation matrix and $\mathbf{A}$ and $\mathbf{B}$ be two real-valued matrices of the same size. I want to maximize the function $$ f(\mathbf{Q})=tr\;\mathbf{QA} \qquad ...
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trace inequalities: linear algebra

If S is any $n \times n$ real, symmetric, invertible matrix and D is any $n \times n$ diagonal matrix such that $0\prec D \prec I$ then does there exist a constant $\gamma$ such that: ...
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Is $\langle A,B \rangle = \text{trace}(A^{T}B)$ undefined in $\mathbb{R}^{n\times 1}$ and $\mathbb{R}^{1\times m}$?

$A^TB$ would be a $n\times 1$ or $1\times m$ vector in each case, no? How can we sum diagonal elements if they don't exist?
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The differential of the trace of two random matrices

I have two random matrices evolving in time, $X_{t}$ and $Y_{t}$. I know that $dX_{t} = X_{t}Adt + X_{t}dB_{t}$ and $dY_{t} = AY_{t}dt + Y_{t}dB_{t}$, where $A$ is a constant matrix and $dB_{t}$ is ...
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Partial Trace of Density Operator

Before stating my question I present my motivation: to learn more about the tensor product. Now, quantum mechanics assigns a Hilbert space to each physical system as a postulate of the theory. ...
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Why the equality of spectral zeta functions imply the isospectrality?

Let $\Delta_{M_1}$ and $\Delta_{M_2}$ be the Laplace-Beltrami operators on two compact and connected Riemannian manifolds $M_1$ and $M_2$ respectively. We define the spectral zeta function (or ...
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Finite field question involving the trace and a permutation.

Let $q$ be a power of a prime $p$, and $m,l$ positive integers with gcd$(l,q^m-1)=1$. Denote $Tr$ to be the trace of $GF(q^m)$ over $GF(q)$. Suppose that there exists a nonzero $\gamma \in GF(q^m)$ ...
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Trace of Matrices multiplication

Problem: I want to obtain the trace: $tr\left( {{A^H}{C^{ - 1}}A} \right)$ where $A$ is a $S \times L$ matrix, $A^H$ is conjugate transpose of $A$, $C$ is a $S \times S$ matrix, ${A^H} A=I$ identity ...
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If $A \in M(n , \mathbb R) $ be such that $A^2=A$ , then is it true that $rank (A)=Trace(A)$ ?

If $A \in M(n , \mathbb R) $ be such that $A^2=A$ , then is it true that $rank (A)=Trace(A)$ ? What I have done is to just observe that all the eigenvalues must be either $1$ or $0$ ; but no headway ...
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Ortogonal matrix simple identity?

In order to prove the invariance of the trace of a tensor under the transformation $\tilde{T}^{i,j}=\Sigma_{k,l} O^i_kO^j_lT^{k,l}$ where $O\in SO(3)$ I have to prove that $\Sigma_{k,l} ...
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Trace in finite Fields

(1) In $\mathbb{F}_{2^n}$ with odd n it should be shown that half of the Trace values are 0 and the other part is 1 with help of the additivity of the Trace. (2) Now n shall be even. Now the ...
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Factoring out the trace of a matrix

This question is related to a derivation step in " A Duality View of Spectral Methods for Dimensionality Reduction" Xiao et al. 2006 When deriving the dual equation for Maximum Variance Unfolding ...
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Bijections of a finite field that preserve the kernel of the trace

Let $q=p^n$, for some prime $p$ and positive integer $n$. Let $m$ also be a positive integer, and denote $Tr$ to be the trace of $GF(q^m)$ over $GF(q)$. I have the suspicion that all the functions ...
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Inclusion of subring in Ideal

Let $K$ be a commutative ring with mutpilicative identity and $m \ge 3$. Let $L(m,K)$ be a subring of Lie ring of matrices with coefficients from $K$ and traces = $0$: $ \{ (a_{ij}) \in M_m (K) | ...
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Is it possible to express this term by using “trace function”?

I wonder if we can express the following term by using "Trace function"? $$(X-\mu)^T \Sigma^{-1}(X-\mu)$$ This is the quadratic term in Multivariate Gaussian Distribution with mean of $\mu$ and ...
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Let $\rho : G \rightarrow GL_n(\mathbb{C})$ be a representation show that $|\operatorname{tr} X| \leq \dim \rho$

Let $G$ be a finite group. Let $\rho : G \rightarrow GL_n(\mathbb{C})$ be a representation, pick $g \in G$ and write $X=\rho(g)$. Prove that all eigenvalues of $X$ are roots of unity, and deduce that ...
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Prove that $\det(A^p+B^p)=\det (A^p)+\det(B^p) +\operatorname{tr}\left(\left(A\operatorname{adj}(B)\right)^p\right)$

Let $A,B$ be $2\times 2$ matrices such that $AB=BA$. Prove that for every positive integer $p$: $$ \det(A^p+B^p)=\det (A^p)+\det(B^p) ...
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Derivative of trace of inverse matrix?

I've been trying to derive the formula for the derivative of $Tr(X^{-1})$ w.r.t. $X$, which I know is $X^{-2T}$. According to the Matrix Cookbook $$\dfrac{\partial g(U)}{\partial X_{ij}} = ...
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$A^{\dagger}A\geq B^{\dagger}B$. Can we say that $|Tr[A]|\geq |Tr[B]|$?

Suppose that A and B are any two square matrices of equal dimension with complex entries and $A^{\dagger}A\geq B^{\dagger}B$. Can we say that $|Tr[A]|\geq |Tr[B]|$?
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If $Tr(A)=0$ then $T=R^{-1}AR$ has all entries on its main diagonal equal to $0$

Prove that if $A$ is a square matrix and $Tr(A)=0$, then there exixts an invertible matrix $R$ such that the matrix $T=R^{-1}AR$ has all entries on its main diagonal equal to $0$. It seems like ...
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Prove that $Tr((AB^2)A)=Tr(A^2B^2)$

Prove that for every $n\times n$ matrices $A,B$: $$Tr((AB^2)A)=Tr(A^2B^2)$$ I need a solution that doesn't use expansion. One more question comes into my mind: given $A,B$ are square matrices. ...
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Norm and Trace of an element is an integer, then element is an integral?

Let $L/K$ be a finite field extension, and let $\{b_1,b_2,...,b_d\}$ be a basis for $L/K$ My notes define $O_k:=\mathbb{B}\cap K$, where $\mathbb{B}:=\{\alpha$ is algebraic|min poly of $\alpha$ ...
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Calculate the trace of all elements in $F_8$

I got the following exercise where you have to calc the trace of all elements in ${F_8}$ which is constructed as ${F_2}[x]$/(${x^3+x+1}$)${F_2}[x]$. Up to now I did those steps: 1) Find all elements ...
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Eigenvalus and trace of matrix

Given matrix $A = \begin{bmatrix}1 & -2 & -1 \\ 1 & 2 & 1 \\ -1 & 0 & 1\end{bmatrix}$. I have to find its eigenvalues and trace of the matrix $A^{2014}$. I found engenvalues: ...
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Remove the Kronecker operator in $\mathrm{trace((\Sigma^{-1}\otimes S^{-1})ZDZ^{T}})$

I am not sure if I can remove the Kronecker operator in the following formula $$\mathrm{trace((\Sigma^{-1}\otimes S^{-1})ZDZ^{T}}),$$ where $\Sigma,S, D$ are all positive-semidefinite and symmetric. ...
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Is a bounded operator with finite trace trace class?

Let $\mathcal{H}$ be a seperable Hilbert space, $A\in\mathcal{B}(\mathcal{H})$ a bounded linear Operator and assume we have an orthonormal basis $(x_n)_{n=1}^\infty$. If $A$ is trace-class, then ...
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I have a problem with finding the trace to a matrix.

Let $T$ be a matrix of which I know its characteristic values, how can I find $\operatorname{Tr}(T-I)^{-1}$? I know that the sum of the characteristic values is the trace, but I'm having a problem as ...
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Question of $u\in L^p(U)$ does not have a trace on $\partial U$. [duplicate]

Let $U$ be bounded, with $C^1$ boundary. Show that a "typical" function $u\in L^p(U)$ does not have a trace on $\partial U$. More precisely, prove that does not exist a bounded linear operator ...
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convexity of inverse of a matrix

I know that the function $f(X)$ which maps matrix $X$ to $Tr((X)^{-1})$ is convex for symmetric positive definite $X$. This has also been answered in Is the trace of inverse matrix convex? for ...
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Unit balls and the Schatten norms

I have a very naive question: Let $A$ and $B$ $n \times n$ (complex) matrices with operator norms $\|A\| \leq 1$ and $\|B\| \leq 1.$ Pick a $1 \leq p < \infty.$ Then with a constant $K_p$ ...
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Is it possible to prove that $\text{tr}(AB)=\text{tr}(BA)$ without using matrices? [duplicate]

Is it possible to prove that $\text{tr}(AB)=\text{tr}(BA)$ without using matrices or having to choose a particular base ? Such a proof should probably use a non matricial definition of traces. One ...