The degree of the E-characteristic polynomial of an even order tensor

Qufu Normal University, Küfow, Shandong Sheng, China
Journal of Mathematical Analysis and Applications (Impact Factor: 1.12). 05/2007; 329(2):1218-1229. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmaa.2006.07.064


The E-characteristic polynomial of an even order supersymmetric tensor is a useful tool in determining the positive definiteness of an even degree multivariate form. In this paper, for an even order tensor, we first establish the formula of its E-characteristic polynomial by using the classical Macaulay formula of resultants, then give an upper bound for the degree of that E-characteristic polynomial. Examples illustrate that this bound is attainable in some low order and dimensional cases. (c) 2006 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.

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    • "Tensors arise in diverse fields such as signal and image processing, nonlinear continuum mechanics, higher-order statistics, as well as independent component analysis; see [4] [5] [6] [8] [11] [18] [19] [20] [24] [31]. In particular, eigenvalues of higher order tensors have become an important topic of study in numerical multilinear algebra, and they have a wide range of practical applications; see [12] [15] [17] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] [29]. "
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