# Questions tagged [matrices]

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### Is there a matrix that can be used to find the transpose of a matrix?

Let $A$ be a general $n\times n$ invertible matrix. Let $T^A$ be the "transposer" matrix i.e. $T^A A = A'$. (Does that $T^A$ multiplied by $A$ equal the transpose of $A$?) Then does $T^A$ depend on ...
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### How to find the dimension of the intersection of hyperplanes?

Let P ⊂ R4 be the subspace with equation 2x + 3y − z + w = 0, let Q ⊂ R4 be the hyper-plane with equation x + y −z = 0, let R ⊂ R4 be the hyper-plane with equation x−y + w = 0, and let l = P∩Q∩R. I ...
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### Problem on a set of all $3 \times 3$ real upper triangular matrices with all diagonal entries $=1$,

Let $W$ be the set of all $3 \times 3$ real upper triangular matrices with diagonal entries $1$ and let $B = (b_{ij})$ be a $3 \times 3$ real matrix trhat satisfies $AB = BA$ for all $A \in W$ then ...
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### How much shift Eigenvalues?

Let $A$ be an $n × n$ matrix. Then, we can create a family of matrices $A(t) = tB + D$ where $D$ is the same as $A$ with all the off-diagonal entries reduced to zero and $B$ is the same as $A$ with ...
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### Union of graphs is a sort of matrix concatenation

Just an intuition for discussion: If we consider a set $G=\lbrace G_1, G_2\rbrace$ of two connected simple graphs, where $G_1$ and $G_2$ have no vertex in common then the the graph union $G_1\cup G_2$...
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### Projection Matrix Formulae Comparison and Intuition

I wanted some intuition behind the formulae of projection of point to a subspace. Particularly I wanted to compare it to the situation where the subspace is just a 1D line. Let $b$ be the point to ...
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### Proving that a Matrix has an Inverse using a Polynomial

Suppose an $(n × n)$ matrix $A$ satisfies that an equation such as, $A^{2} − 3A + I = 0,$ where $I$ is the $(n × n)$ identity-matrix, prove that A has an inverse. Any tips on approaching a proof?
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### Linear Functions View as Surfaces or Vectors

I am familiar(on a basic level) with concepts of inner product, dual space and linear functionals. Reviewing my understanding of simple linear functions of the type $Y=ax+by+cz$ I see that this can be ...
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### Is there an easy way to prove the matrix $(XYZ)^{-1} = Z^{-1}Y^{-1}X^{-1}$? [closed]

I've been using pro numerals to show this relationship, and it is taking ages to complete because of all the steps necessary! Any other easier way to prove this statement?
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### Complexity of calculating $(A^n)_{i,j}$

I'm looking for the most efficient way to calculate a single entry of a matrix that was $n$ times multiplied with itself . Pet example and motivation: Let us denote the Stirling numbers of the second ...
### Minimal set of $n\times n$ matrices whose products generate all $n\times n$ matrices with a single $1$
Let $n \in \mathbb{N}^*$ be the dimension of the matrices. Let $M_{i,j}$ be the $n\times n$ matrix with $1$ at position $(i,j)$ and 0 elsewhere. Let $S_n$ be the set containing all the $n^2$ ...