# Linear Algebra and its Applications

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It is commonly believed that not all degrees of freedom are needed to produce good solutions for the treatment planning problem in intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT). However, typical methods to exploit this fact either increase the complexity of the optimization problem or are heuristic in nature. In this work we introduce a technique based on adaptively refining variable clusters to successively attain better treatment plans. The approach creates approximate solutions based on smaller models that may come arbitrarily close to the optimal solution. Although the method is illustrated using a specific treatment planning model, the components constituting the variable clustering and the adaptive refinement are independent of the particular optimization problem.

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The literature is replete with rich connections between the structure of a graph G = (V, E) and the spectral properties of its Laplacian matrix L. This paper establishes similar connections between the structure of G and the Laplacian L* of a second graph G*. Our interest lies in L* that can be obtained from L by Schur complementation, in which case we say that G* is partially-supplied with respect to G. In particular, we specialize to where G is a tree with points of articulation r ∈ R and consider the partially-supplied graph G* derived from G by taking the Schur complement with respect to R in L. Our results characterize how the eigenvectors of the Laplacian of G* relate to each other and to the structure of the tree.

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The utility of Fiedler vectors in interrogating the structure of graphs has generated intense interest and motivated the pursuit of further theoretical results. This paper focuses on how the Fiedler vectors of one graph reveal structure in a second graph that is related to the first. Specifically, we consider a point of articulation r in the graph G whose Laplacian matrix is L and derive a related graph G {r} whose Laplacian is the matrix obtained by taking the Schur complement with respect to r in L. We show how Fiedler vectors of G {r} relate to the structure of G and we provide bounds for the algebraic connectivity of G {r} in terms of the connected components at r in G. In the case where G is a tree with points of articulation r ∈ R, we further consider the graph GR derived from G by taking the Schur complement with respect to R in L. We show that Fiedler vectors of GR valuate the pendent vertices of G in a manner consistent with the structure of the tree.

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Intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) gives rise to systems of linear inequalities, representing the effects of radiation on the irradiated body. These systems are often infeasible, in which case one settles for an approximate solution, such as an {α, β}-relaxation, meaning that no more than α percent of the inequalities are violated by no more than β percent. For real-world IMRT problems, there is a feasible {α, β}-relaxation for sufficiently large α, β > 0, however large values of these parameters may be unacceptable medically.The {α, β}-relaxation problem is combinatorial, and for given values of the parameters can be solved exactly by Mixed Integer Programming (MIP), but this may be impractical because of problem size, and the need for repeated solutions as the treatment progresses.As a practical alternative to the MIP approach we present a heuristic non-combinatorial method for finding an approximate relaxation. The method solves a Linear Program (LP) for each pair of values of the parameters {α, β} and progresses through successively increasing values until an acceptable solution is found, or is determined non-existent. The method is fast and reliable, since it consists of solving a sequence of LP's.

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We obtain the lower bound on a variant of the common problem of dimensionality reduction. In this version, the dataset is projected on to a k dimensional subspace with the property that the first k-1 basis vectors are fixed, leaving a single degree of freedom in terms of basis vectors.

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Treatment planning for intensity modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) is challenging due to both the size of the computational problems (thousands of variables and constraints) and the multi-objective, imprecise nature of the goals. We apply hierarchical programming to IMRT treatment planning. In this formulation, treatment planning goals/objectives are ordered in an absolute hierarchy, and the problem is solved from the top-down such that more important goals are optimized in turn. After each objective is optimized, that objective function is converted into a constraint when optimizing lower-priority objectives. We also demonstrate the usefulness of a linear/quadratic formulation, including the use of mean-tail-dose (mean dose to the hottest fraction of a given structure), to facilitate computational efficiency. In contrast to the conventional use of dose-volume constraints (no more than x% volume of a structure should receive more than y dose), the mean-tail-dose formulation ensures convex feasibility spaces and convex objective functions. To widen the search space without seriously degrading higher priority goals, we allowed higher priority constraints to relax or 'slip' a clinically negligible amount during lower priority iterations. This method was developed and tuned for external beam prostate planning and subsequently tested using a suite of 10 patient datasets. In all cases, good dose distributions were generated without individual plan parameter adjustments. It was found that allowance for a small amount of 'slip,' especially in target dose homogeneity, often resulted in improved normal tissue dose burdens. Compared to the conventional IMRT treatment planning objective function formulation using a weighted linear sum of terms representing very different dosimetric goals, this method: (1) is completely automatic, requiring no user intervention, (2) ensures high-priority planning goals are not seriously degraded by lower-priority goals, and (3) ensures that lower priority, yet still important, normal tissue goals are separately pushed as far as possible without seriously impacting higher priority goals.

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Control design belongs to the most important and difficult tasks of control engineering and has therefore been treated by many prominent researchers and in many textbooks, the systems being generally described by their transfer matrices or by Rosenbrock equations and more recently also as behaviors. Our approach to controller design uses, in addition to the ideas of our predecessors on coprime factorizations of transfer matrices and on the parametrization of stabilizing compensators, a new mathematical technique which enables simpler design and also new theorems in spite of the many outstanding results of the literature: (1) We use an injective cogenerator signal module ℱ over the polynomial algebra [Formula: see text] (F an infinite field), a saturated multiplicatively closed set T of stable polynomials and its quotient ring [Formula: see text] of stable rational functions. This enables the simultaneous treatment of continuous and discrete systems and of all notions of stability, called T-stability. We investigate stabilizing control design by output feedback of input/output (IO) behaviors and study the full feedback IO behavior, especially its autonomous part and not only its transfer matrix. (2) The new technique is characterized by the permanent application of the injective cogenerator quotient signal module [Formula: see text] and of quotient behaviors [Formula: see text] of [Formula: see text]-behaviors B. (3) For the control tasks of tracking, disturbance rejection, model matching, and decoupling and not necessarily proper plants we derive necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of proper stabilizing compensators with proper and stable closed loop behaviors, parametrize all such compensators as IO behaviors and not only their transfer matrices and give new algorithms for their construction. Moreover we solve the problem of pole placement or spectral assignability for the complete feedback behavior. The properness of the full feedback behavior ensures the absence of impulsive solutions in the continuous case, and that of the compensator enables its realization by Kalman state space equations or elementary building blocks. We note that every behavior admits an IO decomposition with proper transfer matrix, but that most of these decompositions do not have this property, and therefore we do not assume the properness of the plant. (4) The new technique can also be applied to more general control interconnections according to Willems, in particular to two-parameter feedback compensators and to the recent tracking framework of Fiaz/Takaba/Trentelman. In contrast to these authors, however, we pay special attention to the properness of all constructed transfer matrices which requires more subtle algorithms.

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The least squares solution of a complex linear equation is in general a complex vector with independent real and imaginary parts. In certain applications in magnetic resonance imaging, a solution is desired such that each element has the same phase. A direct method for obtaining the least squares solution to the phase constrained problem is described.

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Let G be a simple graph of order n and A(G) be its adjacency matrix. The nullity of a graph G, denoted by η(G), is the multiplicity of the eigenvalue zero in the spectrum of A(G). Denote by Ck and Lk the set of all connected graphs with k induced cycles and the set of line graphs of all graphs in Ck, respectively. In 1998, Sciriha [I. Sciriha, On singular line graphs of trees, Congr. Numer. 135 (1998) 73-91] show that the order of every tree whose line graph is singular is even. Then Gutman and Sciriha [I. Gutman, I. Sciriha, On the nullity of line graphs of trees, Discrete Math. 232 (2001) 35-45] show that the nullity set of L0 is {0,1}. In this paper, we investigate the nullity of graphs with cut-points and deduce some concise formulas. Then we generalize Scirihas' result, showing that the order of every graph G is even if such a graph G satisfies that G∈Ck and η(L(G))=k+1, and the nullity set of Lk is {0,1,…,k,k+1} for any given k, where L(G) denotes the line graph of the graph G.

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We show how to construct an eigenvector basis of the discrete Fourier transform of odd prime order. The special feature of the new basis is that the basis vectors have small support.

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The Euclidean distance matrix for n distinct points in ℝ
r
is generically of rank r + 2. It is shown in this paper via a geometric argument that its nonnegative rank for the case r = 1 is generically n.

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The goal of Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) is to deliver sufficient doses to tumors to kill them, but without causing irreparable damage to critical organs. This requirement can be formulated as a linear feasibility problem. The sequential (i.e., iteratively treating the constraints one after another in a cyclic fashion) algorithm ART3 is known to find a solution to such problems in a finite number of steps, provided that the feasible region is full dimensional. We present a faster algorithm called ART3+. The idea of ART3+ is to avoid unnecessary checks on constraints that are likely to be satisfied. The superior performance of the new algorithm is demonstrated by mathematical experiments inspired by the IMRT application.

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The purpose of this paper is to describe certain alternative metrics for quantifying distances between distributions, and to explain their use and relevance in visual tracking. Besides the theoretical interest, such metrics may be used to design filters for image segmentation, that is for solving the key visual task of separating an object from the background in an image. The segmenting curve is represented as the zero level set of a signed distance function. Most existing methods in the geometric active contour framework perform segmentation by maximizing the separation of intensity moments between the interior and the exterior of an evolving contour. Here one can use the given distributional metric to determine a flow which minimizes changes in the distribution inside and outside the curve.

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Conference Paper

We study the discrete time algebraic Riccati equation. In particular we show that even in the most general cases there exists a one-one correspondence between solutions of the algebraic Riccati equation and deflating subspaces of a matrix pencil. We also study the relationship between algebraic Riccati equation and the discrete time linear matrix inequality. We show that in general only a subset of the set of rank-minimizing solutions of the linear matrix inequality correspond to the solutions of the associated algebraic Riccati equation, and study under what conditions these sets are equal. In this process we also derive very weak assumptions under which a Riccati equation has a solution.

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Introduces several stability conditions for a given class of
matrices expressed in terms of linear matrix inequalities, being thus
simply and efficiently computable. Diagonal and simultaneous stability,
both characterized by polytopes of matrices, are addressed. Using this
approach a method particularly attractive to test a given matrix for
D-stability is proposed. Lyapunov parameter dependent functions are
built in order to reduce conservativeness of the stability conditions.
The key idea is to relate Hurwitz stability with a positive realness
condition

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Conference Paper

The author presents an algorithm for computing the eigenvalues of
a symplectic pencil that arises in one of the commonly used approaches
for solving the discrete-time algebraic Riccati equation. The algorithm
is numerically efficient and reliable in that it employs only orthogonal
transformations and makes use of the structure of the symplectic pencil.
It requires about one-fourth the number of floating point operations
that the QZ algorithm uses to compute the eigenvalues of the
pencil directly. The proposed method can be regarded as being analogous
for the case of symplectic pencils to the method developed by C. Van
Loan (1984) for computing the eigenvalues of Hamiltonian matrices

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Given a linear system Â¿= Ax + Bu, we compute a normal external description (N(s), D(s)), using the Hessenberg form of the pair (A, B) and embedding techniques. We show how to compute a state feedback K that assigns the closed-loop invariant polynomials using a Diophantine equation. The solution to such an equation corresponds to a back substitution problem due to the special structure of the computed normal external description. The proposed algorithms are easy to implement and computationally efficient.

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Conference Paper

The problem of minimizing the largest eigenvalue over an affine
family of symmetric matrices is considered. This problem has a variety
of applications, such as the stability analysis of dynamic systems or
the computation of structured singular values. Given ∈⩾0, an
optimality condition is given which ensures that the largest eigenvalue
is within ∈ error bound of the solution. A novel line search rule
is proposed and shown to have good descent property. When the
multiplicity of the largest eigenvalue at solution is known, a novel
algorithm for the optimization problem under consideration is derived.
Numerical experiments show that the algorithm has good convergence
behavior

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A new definition of state for N-D systems is given in a noncausal context. This definition is based on a deterministic Markovian-like property. It is shown that, for the particular case of (AR) 2-D systems, it yields systems that can be described by a special kind of first-order equations. The solutions of these equations can be simulated by means of a local line-by-line computational scheme.

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In this paper we study the moment spaces corresponding to matrix measures on compact intervals and on the nonnegative line [0,∞). A representation for nonnegative definite matrix polynomials is obtained, which is used to characterize moment points by properties of generalized Hankel matrices. We also derive an explicit representation of the orthogonal polynomials with respect to a given matrix measure, which generalizes the classical determinant representation of the one-dimensional case. Moreover, the coefficients in the recurrence relations can be expressed explicitly in terms of the moments of the matrix measure. These results are finally used to prove a refinement of the well-known Favard theorem for matrix measures, which characterizes the domain of the underlying measure of orthogonality by properties of the coefficients in the recurrence relationships.

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In this note we give an elementary proof of a theorem that characterizes those three-dimensional (0,1)-matrices that are determined by their plane sum vectors.

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A graph-theoretic approach is used to characterize (0,1)-matrices which are inverses of M-matrices. Our main results show that a (0,1)-matrix is an inverse of an M-matrix if and only if its graph induces a partial order on its set of vertices and does not contain a certain specific subgraph.

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Let F denote a field and let V denote a vector space over F with finite positive dimension. We consider a pair of linear transformations A:V→V and A∗:V→V that satisfies the following conditions: (i) each of A,A∗ is diagonalizable; (ii) there exists an ordering of the eigenspaces of A such that A∗Vi⊆Vi-1+Vi+Vi+1 for 0⩽i⩽d, where V-1=0 and Vd+1=0; (iii) there exists an ordering of the eigenspaces of A∗ such that for 0⩽i⩽δ, where and ; (iv) there is no subspace W of V such that AW⊆W, A∗W⊆W, W≠0,W≠V. We call such a pair a tridiagonal pair on V. It is known that d=δ and that for 0⩽i⩽d the dimensions of coincide; we denote this common value by ρi. The sequence is called the shape of the pair. In this paper we assume the shape is (1,2,1) and obtain the following results. We describe six bases for V; one diagonalizes A, another diagonalizes A∗, and the other four underlie the split decompositions for A,A∗. We give the action of A and A∗ on each basis. For each ordered pair of bases among the six, we give the transition matrix. At the end we classify the tridiagonal pairs of shape (1,2,1) in terms of a sequence of scalars called the parameter array.

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The distance energy of a graph G is a recently developed energy-type invariant, defined as the sum of absolute values of the eigenvalues of the distance matrix of G. There was a vast research for the pairs and families of non-cospectral graphs having equal distance energy, and most of these constructions were based on the join of graphs. A graph is called circulant if it is Cayley graph on the circulant group, i.e. its adjacency matrix is circulant. A graph is called integral if all eigenvalues of its adjacency matrix are integers. Integral circulant graphs play an important role in modeling quantum spin networks supporting the perfect state transfer. In this paper, we characterize the distance spectra of integral circulant graphs and prove that these graphs have integral eigenvalues of distance matrix D. Furthermore, we calculate the distance spectra and distance energy of unitary Cayley graphs. In conclusion, we present two families of pairs (G1,G2) of integral circulant graphs with equal distance energy – in the first family G1 is subgraph of G2, while in the second family the diameter of both graphs is three.

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Verbally prime algebras are important in PI theory. They were described by
Kemer over a field $K$ of characteristic zero: 0 and $K $ (the trivial ones),
$M_n(K)$, $M_n(E)$, $M_{ab}(E)$. Here $K $ is the free associative algebra of
infinite rank, with free generators $T$, $E$ denotes the infinite dimensional
Grassmann algebra over $K$, $M_n(K)$ and $M_n(E)$ are the $n\times n$ matrices
over $K$ and over $E$, respectively. The algebras $M_{ab}(E)$ are subalgebras
of $M_{a+b}(E)$, see their definition below. The generic (also called
relatively free) algebras of these algebras have been studied extensively.
Procesi described the generic algebra of $M_n(K)$ and lots of its properties.
Models for the generic algebras of $M_n(E)$ and $M_{ab}(E)$ are also known but
their structure remains quite unclear.
In this paper we study the generic algebra of $M_{11}(E)$ in two generators,
over a field of characteristic 0. In an earlier paper we proved that its centre
is a direct sum of the field and a nilpotent ideal (of the generic algebra),
and we gave a detailed description of this centre. Those results were obtained
assuming the base field infinite and of characteristic different from 2. In
this paper we study the polynomial identities satisfied by this generic
algebra. We exhibit a basis of its polynomial identities. It turns out that
this algebra is PI equivalent to a 5-dimensional algebra of certain upper
triangular matrices. The identities of the latter algebra have been studied;
these were described by Gordienko. As an application of our results we describe
the subvarieties of the variety of unitary algebras generated by the generic
algebra in two generators of $M_{11}(E)$. Also we describe the polynomial
identities in two variables of the algebra $M_{11}(E)$.

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We introduce a fundamental quantity associated with a P-matrix and show how this quantity is useful in deriving error bounds for the linear complementarity problem of the P-type. We also obtain (upper and lower) bounds for the quantity introduced.

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A nondifferentiable minimization problem is considered which occurs in linear minimax estimation. This problem is solved by replacing the nondifferentiable maximal eigenvalue of a real nonnegative definite matrix Q with [tr(Q2p)]1/2p. It is shown that any descent algorithm with inexact step-length rule can be used to obtain linear minimax estimators for the parameter vector of a parameter-restricted linear model.

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Let G=(V,E,ω) be an incomplete graph with node set V, edge set E, and nonnegative weights 's on the edges. Let each edge be viewed as a rigid bar, of length , which can rotate freely around its end nodes. A realization of a graph G is an assignment of coordinates, in some Euclidean space, to each node of G. In this paper, we consider the problem of determining whether or not a given realization of a graph G is rigid. We show that each realization of G can be epresented as a point in a compact convex set ; and that a generic realization of G is rigid if and only if its corresponding point is a vertex of Ω, i.e., an extreme point with full-dimensional normal cone.

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We present new criteria for copositivity of a matrix, i.e., conditions which ensure that the quadratic form induced by the matrix is nonnegative over the nonnegative orthant. These criteria arise from the representation of the quadratic form in barycentric coordinates with respect to the standard simplex and simplicial partitions thereof. We show that, as the partition gets finer and finer, the conditions eventually capture all strictly copositive matrices. We propose an algorithmic implementation which considers several numerical aspects. As an application, we present results on the maximum clique problem. We also briefly discuss extensions of our approach to copositivity with respect to arbitrary polyhedral cones.

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Part I of this paper on Sir Thomas Muir, deals with his life in Scotland and at the Cape of Good Hope. In 1892, Thomas Muir, mathematician and educator, became the third Superintendent General of Education in the Cape Colony under British rule. He will be remembered as one of the greatest organisers and reformers in the history of Cape education. Muir found relief from his arduous administrative duties by his investigations in the field of mathematics, and, in particular, of algebra. Most of his more than 320 papers were on determinants and allied subjects. His magnum opus was a five-volume work: The Theory of Determinants in the Historical Order of Development (London, 1890–1930). Muir’s publications will be covered in Part II of this paper. However, a treatment of the contents of Muir’s papers and his vast contribution to the theory of determinants, fall beyond the scope of this paper.

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Pre-Jordan algebras were introduced recently in analogy with pre-Lie
algebras. A pre-Jordan algebra is a vector space $A$ with a bilinear
multiplication $x \cdot y$ such that the product $x \circ y = x \cdot y + y
\cdot x$ endows $A$ with the structure of a Jordan algebra, and the left
multiplications $L_\cdot(x)\colon y \mapsto x \cdot y$ define a representation
of this Jordan algebra on $A$. Equivalently, $x \cdot y$ satisfies these
multilinear identities: [see PDF]. The pre-Jordan product $x \cdot y = x \succ
y + y \prec x$ in any dendriform algebra also satisfies these identities. We
use computational linear algebra based on the representation theory of the
symmetric group to show that every identity of degree $\le 7$ for this product
is implied by the identities of degree 4, but that there exist new identities
of degree 8 which do not follow from those of lower degree. There is an
isomorphism of $S_8$-modules between these new identities and the special
identities for the Jordan diproduct in an associative dialgebra.

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Two perturbation estimates for maximal positive definite solutions of equations X+A*X-1 A = Q and X - A*X(-1)A = Q are considered. These estimates are proved in [Hasanov et al., Improved perturbation Estimates for the Matrix Equations X A*X(-1)A = Q,LinearAlgebra Appl. 379 (2004) 113-135]. We derive new perturbation estimates under weaker restrictions on coefficient matrices of the equations. The theoretical results are illustrated by numerical examples. (c) 2005 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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Consider the nonlinear matrix equationX+A∗X−1A=P,where A,P are n×n complex matrices with P Hermitian positive definite, and A* denotes the conjugate transpose of a matrix A. In this paper a sharper perturbation bound for the maximal solution to the matrix equation is derived, explicit expressions of the condition number for the maximal solution are obtained, and the backward error of an approximate solution to the maximal solution is evaluated by using the techniques developed in [Linear Algebra Appl. 259 (1997) 183; Linear Algebra Appl. 350 (2002) 237]. The results are illustrated by using numerical examples.

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The Silences of the Archives, the Reknown of the Story.
The Martin Guerre affair has been told many times since Jean de Coras and Guillaume Lesueur published their stories in 1561. It is in many ways a perfect intrigue with uncanny resemblance, persuasive deception and a surprizing end when the two Martin stood face to face, memory to memory, before captivated judges and a guilty feeling Bertrande de Rols. The historian wanted to go beyond the known story in order to discover the world of the heroes. This research led to disappointments and surprizes as documents were discovered concerning the environment of Artigat’s inhabitants and bearing directly on the main characters thanks to notarial contracts. Along the way, study of the works of Coras and Lesueur took a new direction. Coming back to the affair a quarter century later did not result in finding new documents (some are perhaps still buried in Spanish archives), but by going back over her tracks, the historian could only be struck by the silences of the archives that refuse to reveal their secrets and, at the same time, by the possible openings they suggest, by the intuition that almost invisible threads link here and there characters and events.

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et f and g be two elliptic elements in PU(2,1). We prove that if the distance δ(f,g) between the complex lines or points fixed by f and g is large than a certain number, then the group 〈f,g〉 is discrete non-elementary and isomorphic to the free product 〈f〉∗〈g〉.

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In [Y.-P. Jiang, S. Kamiya, J.R. Parker, Jøgensen’s inequality for complex hyperbolic space, Geometriae Dedicate 97 (2003) 55–80], Jiang et al. provided Jørgensen’s inequality for non-elementary group of isometries of complex hyperbolic space generated by two elements, one of which is loxodromic or boundary elliptic. In this paper, we give analogues of Jørgensen’s inequality for the subgroup generated by two elements, but one of which is regular elliptic.

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Let V denote a vector space with finite positive dimension. We consider a pair of linear transformations A:V→V and A∗:V→V that satisfy (i) and (ii) below:1.[(i)] There exists a basis for V with respect to which the matrix representing A is irreducible tridiagonal and the matrix representing A∗ is diagonal.2.[(ii)] There exists a basis for V with respect to which the matrix representing A∗ is irreducible tridiagonal and the matrix representing A is diagonal.We call such a pair a Leonard pair on V. In an earlier paper we described 24 special bases for V. One feature of these bases is that with respect to each of them the matrices that represent A and A∗ are (i) diagonal and irreducible tridiagonal or (ii) irreducible tridiagonal and diagonal or (iii) lower bidiagonal and upper bidiagonal or (iv) upper bidiagonal and lower bidiagonal. For each ordered pair of bases among the 24, there exists a unique linear transformation from V to V that sends the first basis to the second basis; we call this the transition map. In this paper we find each transition map explicitly as a polynomial in A,A∗.

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A simple, yet powerful approach to model order reduction of large-scale linear dynamical systems is to employ projection onto block Krylov subspaces. The transfer functions of the resulting reduced-order models of such projection methods can be characterized as Padé-type approximants of the transfer function of the original large-scale system. If the original system exhibits certain symmetries, then the reduced-order models are considerably more accurate than the theory for general systems predicts. In this paper, the framework of J-Hermitian linear dynamical systems is used to establish a general result about this higher accuracy. In particular, it is shown that in the case of J-Hermitian linear dynamical systems, the reduced-order transfer functions match twice as many Taylor coefficients of the original transfer function as in the general case. An application to the SPRIM algorithm for order reduction of general RCL electrical networks is discussed.

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The authors supply the derivative of an orthogonal matrix of eigenvectors of a real symmetric matrix. To illustrate the applicability of their result they consider a real symmetric random matrix for which a more or less standard convergence in distribution is assumed to hold. The well-known delta method is then used to get the asymptotic distribution of the orthogonal eigenmatrix of the random matrix.

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In this paper we discuss some properties of a positive definite solution of the matrix equation X + A∗X−2 A = I. Two effective iterative methods for computing a positive definite solution of this equation are proposed. Necessary and sufficient conditions for existence of a positive definite solution are derived. Numerical experiments are executed with these methods.

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It is shown that the cliques in a distance-regular graph Γ whose parameters are that of the dual polar space graph of type have size pf + 1. This means that Γ is the point graph of a regular near 2d-gon. If d = 2, we obtain the well-known result due to P.J. Cameron, J.M. Goethals, and J.J. Seidel that a pseudogeometric graph with parameters of the point graph of a generalized quadrangle of type (q,q2) is geometric. If d⩾3, then some results due to P.J. Cameron, E.E. Shult, A. Yanushka, and J. Tits on near 2d-gons imply that Γ coincides with the dual polar space graph of type .

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This paper reports further development of the so-called 1D Lyapunov equation based approach to the stability analysis of differential linear repetitive processes which are a distinct class of 2D continuous–discrete linear systems of both practical and theoretical interest. In particular, it is shown that this approach leads to stability tests which can be implemented by computations with matrices which have constant entries. Also if the example under consideration is stable then physically meaningful information concerning one key aspect of transient performance is available for no extra cost.

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The dynamics of a 2D positive system depends on the pair of nonnegative square matrices that provide the updating of its local states. In this paper, several spectral properties, such as finite memory, separability, and property L, which depend on the characteristic polynomial of the pair, are investigated under the nonnegativity constraint and in connection with the combinatorial structure of the matrices. Some aspects of the Perron-Frobenius theory are extended to the 2D case; in particular, conditions are provided guaranteeing the existence of a common maximal eigenvector for two nonnegative matrices with irreducible sum. Finally, some results on 2D positive realizations are presented.

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A geodesic curve in a Riemannian homogeneous manifold (M=G/K,g) is called a homogeneous geodesic if it is an orbit of an one-parameter subgroup of the Lie group G. We investigate G-invariant metrics such that all geodesics are homogeneous for the flag manifold M=SO(2l+1)/U(l-m)×SO(2m+1). By reformulating the problem into a matrix form we show that SO(2ℓ+1)/U(ℓ-m)×SO(2m+1) has homogeneous geodesics with respect to any SO(2ℓ+1)-invariant metric if and only if m=0. In all other cases this space admits at least one non-homogeneous geodesic. We also give examples of finding homogeneous geodesics in the above flag manifold for special values of l and m.

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A set of 2n mutually orthogonal eigenvectors of Hadamard matrices of order 2n are explicitly derived, and their properties are developed. An instance of Pell's equation driven by the Thue-Morse sequence is noted.

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We conjecture the following so-called norm compression inequality for
$2\times N$ partitioned block matrices and the Schatten $p$-norms: for $p\ge
2$, $$ ||({array}{cccc} A_1 & A_2 & ... & A_N B_1 & B_2 & >... & B_N
{array})||_p
\le ||({array}{cccc} ||A_1||_p & ||A_2||_p & ... & ||A_N||_p \ ||B_1||_p &
||B_2||_p & ... & ||B_N||_p {array})||_p $$ while for $1\le p\le 2$ the
ordering of the inequality is reversed. This inequality includes Hanner's
inequality for matrices as a special case. We prove several special cases of
this inequality and give examples for $3\times 3$ and larger partitionings
where it does not hold.

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