Questions about Mathematica functionality related to manipulating vector spaces and linear mappings between such spaces. This includes determination of matrix properties, matrix transformations, decompositions, and factoring.

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How do you solve a linear equation of matrices?

The function Solve works fine for scalars: In[]:= Solve[A x - x B + C == 0, x] Out[]= {{x -> -(C/(A - B))}} When using matrices however, ...
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Why can Mathematica compute numerical sums more efficiently when they are written as matrix operations?

Let $f(n)$ and $K(n,m)$ be functions such that the double sum, which we wish to evaluate numerically, $$ \sum_{n=1}^a \sum_{m=1}^a f(n) f(m) K(n,m) $$ exists when $a$ is some large positive number. I ...
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Learning Mathematica for Math Majors [duplicate]

I just downloaded Mathematica and I'm taking a course in Multivariable Calculus. I realize there is a lot of complexity to Mathematica and there are Many types of learning resources out there. I was ...
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Accuracy limitations of singular value decomposition?

in the process of working on a physics problem I have found the need to use the singular value decomposition function built into Mathematica. I have encountered what seem to be limitations to the ...
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Ordering of Eigensystem in symbolic computations [duplicate]

Suppose I have a symbolic 4x4 matrix for which I am finding the Eigenvectors and Eigenvalues. My question is whether Mathematica ...
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How can we compute a factorization for symmetric indefinite matrices?

I want to compute the factorization of (real) symmetric indefinite matrices in Mathematica. For symmetric positive definite matrices, we can use a permuted version of Cholesky factorization, ...
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Plotting Invariant Manifolds of the Henon Map

Given the following map: \begin{align} & x_{n+1}=-y_n+2x_n^2 \\ & y_{n+1}=\beta x_n \end{align} for $β \in (0,1)$, $x_n \in \mathbb{R}, y_n \in \mathbb{R}$ (which is a one parameter version ...
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Working with matrix

Considering the 3x3 matrix: m = {{0, -(I/Sqrt[2]), 0}, {I/Sqrt[2], 0, -(I/Sqrt[2])}, {0, I/Sqrt[2], 0}} How would I find its normalized vectors eigenvectors u_i ...
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Why does Eigenvalues work for a matrix $\{M\}$ but not $\{\{M\}\}$?

Suppose I have a matrix {{1, 2}, {3, 4}} which I'll call mat. In a blur of human error, I computed the eigenvalues of ...
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Is it possible to speedup these simple linear algebra operations

I'm trying to numerically solve some equations using splitting operator method. The solver I construct iteratively constructs a matrix and feeds it to LinearSolve. ...
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Hash in Eigenvalue calculation [duplicate]

When I tried to find the eigenvalue of a 5x5 matrix, I get the following ...
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Getting the row/column reduction matrix of a matrix m

Is there a simple way to get the row reduction matrix for a matrix m? As in, a matrix a such that ...
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upper triangular matrix between A and adj(A) [migrated]

Q:If matrix A is nonsingular upper triangular matrix, then A^(-1) is also upper triangle. i know that key is to show adj(A) is upper triangular, and let a_ij=0(i>j) then A_ij≠0. But i don't know the ...
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Possible Bug in LinearSolveFunction with Sparse Vectors

Bug introduced in 5.0 and persists through 10.4.1 LinearSolveFunction is new in 5.0 Consider the following set of equations and corresponding variables: ...
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Unexpected behavior from applying ToRadicals to eigenvalues [closed]

I am trying to get the symbolic form of a $10 \times 10$ matrix (I know, that is generally too large). ...
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Sum to Zero Constraint in GeneralizedLinearModelFit

Is there a way to impose a constraint on a generalized linear model fit in Mathematica? In R, when using the glm() function, you can set options(contrasts=c('YY.sum', 'ZZ.sum')). Is there something ...
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Find partial solution for underdetermined system of Boolean equations (Minesweeper)

In this article about creating a Minesweeper solver, the author talks about using matrices to solve given portions of a Minesweeper board. While reading that, I thought of a different way to limit the ...
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Plotting eigenvalues smoothly

I am trying to plot how the eigenvalues of a matrix change by changing a given a parameter t. Of course the ordering of the eigenvalues does not matter mathematically but it does when I want to make ...
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Strange sharp spikes causing overflow while doing gradient descent

I am trying to find a function h(r) that minimises a functional H(h) by gradient descent. The result of H(h) is a single number. (Basically, I have a field configuration in space and I am trying to ...
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Creating a transformation matrix with respect to given bases? [closed]

Let's say I have a linear transformation $T:V\to W$, along with some bases $\{v_1,v_2\}$ and $\{w_1,w_2,w_3\}$ of each respectively. Let's say all the information I have about the transformation and ...
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Efficiently Invert a Square, Block Diagonal Matrix

I am generating an n x n matrix where n is specified by DIM: ...
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Symbolic calculation of the rank of jacobian matrix

I would like to symbolically determine the rank of a jacobian matrix. In the help, I have seen that the MatrixRank function can be used for this purpose. However, when I use this function, the ...
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linear system equation ( trying to solve ) [closed]

I am trying to solve this system 3.7 x1+51.5 x10+71.3 x11-84. x2-16. x3-57.7 x4+89.7 x5-54.9 x6-85.8 x7+57.8 x8-51.3 x9==-36.8 -86.3 x1+5.7 x10-0.2 x11-39.9 x2+52.6 x3-45.6 x4+78. x5+90.7 x6-86.2 ...
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Extract solutions of linear system to variables

I need to output the answers from solve into the variables named just as they were named in the solve equations. I have checked out this thread Assign the results from a Solve to variable(s) but ...
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Trouble implementing logarithmic matrix norm

I wanted to write a quick function that calculates the logarithmic matrix norm with respect to the spectral norm. The formula is $$ \mu_2(A) = \lambda_\mathrm{max}\left(\frac{A + A^T}2\right). $$ So ...
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Only get the lowest Eingenvalue? [duplicate]

I have a huge sparse matrix and I want to have the smallest eigenvalue and its corresponding eingenvector. I use this code (a used a smaller matrix for the example): ...
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What does it mean when Mathematica returns a zero “eigenvector”? [closed]

For example, I ask Mathematica to compute the eigenvectors of $\left(\begin{array}{cccc} 1 & 1 & 0 & 0 \\ 0 & 1 & 0 & 0 \\ 0 & 0 & 5 & -4 \\ 0 & 0 & 4 & ...
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Issue in Det[…] when computing determinants of polynomials?

When I form a matrix of at least size $12 \times 12$ of second order polynomials in $w$ and I calculate the determinant of that, I get something that is a rational expression in $w$. Since the ...
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Bilinear Dot Function

In mathematics the matrix product is a bilinear operation $$ \alpha A \cdot(\beta B + \gamma C) = \alpha\beta ( A \cdot B )+ \alpha \gamma (A\cdot C ), $$ where capital letters denote matrices and ...
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Change of basis of polynomials

Suppose I have a favourite basis for polynomials in $x_1,\dotsc,x_n$, say non-symmetric Macdonald polynomials to be specific. I can easily compute these, and thus the change-of-basis matrix that takes ...
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Solving linear system with constraints

I need to come up with a solution for a rather, odd situation. Let's say I have an $M \times N$ matrix called ${\bf A}$, and I would like to solve it for ${\bf x}$ where $b_1 \le {\bf A} {\bf x} \le ...
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Writing a function to set up and solve the least squares problem

I have setup the explicit line equation for a given set of points using least-squares approximation and the knots computed below. I have tried extending the same code for use with an arbitrary degree, ...
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Solving large linear systems of equations efficiently?

I need to solve linear systems of equations of approximate size $(n!)\times(n!)$ as efficiently as possible for as high parameter n as possible. All the entries ...
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Finding most general matrices $A$ and $B$ such that $A\cdot B=1$

I would like to find the most general shape of matrices $A$ and $B$ such that $A\cdot B=1_{4\times4}$. Naively, I just define for example ...
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Varying constant in Matrix calculation to generate 3D plot

As suggested, I rewrite my code to make it simpler and directly showing the problem. Here is a short example. I'd like to generate 3D plot where x,y,z (= a,b,answer) while I am varying a (0 ...
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Transform set of linear equations into matrix and two vectors

Consider a list L containing entries dependent on variables x[i] (the i are integer, yet not ...
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Repeated multiplication of a square matrix and a column vector in Mathematica

I am very new to Mathematica and StackExchange, so pardon me if I am repeating a question that has already been answered. I am trying to use Mathematica to do the following: u[n+1] = A.u[n] where A is ...
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Expressing the n-th power of a matrix [duplicate]

My matrix is $\qquad A= \begin{pmatrix} {1} & {2} & {3}\\ {4} & {1} & {0}\\ {0} & {5} & {4} \end{pmatrix} $ I need $\qquad A^n$ I tried ...
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Mathematica's Singular Value Decomposition different from another math engine [closed]

I’ve been working with SVD – singular value decomposition. Things weren’t working as expected. Thus, I looked over to Matlab and executed the following code: ...
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How do I get the inverse of a homogeneous transformation matrix?

I want to get the inverse of this homogeneous transformation matrix: iab = { {1, 0, 0, 0}, {0, 0, -1, 0}, {0, 1, 0, 3}, {0, 0, 0, 1} } ...
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UnitaryMatrixQ function not returning true for a unitary matrix

So I know this matrix is unitary. It's a well proven fact in quantum mechanics and you can even check for yourself on pen and paper, Heres a quick proof: Assume $H$ is hermitian (i.e. $H^\dagger=H$) ...
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Is this problem parametrically solvable or it can just be solved for specific $\sigma$ and $\theta$?

In order to solve This problem: What is the maximum value of coefficient fv with the constraint that the matrix is positive semi-definite?, I have used the following code (Determinant is computed by ...
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Array Flattening arrays of matrices given by rules

Fix an $n$ and an $m$ positive integers.I have some set of four $n\times n$ matrices $A$,$B$,$Y$,$Z$ (where $Z$ is the zero matrix). I'd like to input the $nm\times nm$ matrix of block matrices given ...
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Generation of Space Representation of non-crystallographic Point Groups

In Mathematica the command FiniteGroupData[{"CrystallographicPointGroup",<group number>}, "SpaceRepresentation"] yields the space representation ...
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Incorrect Left and Right Eigenvectors in Mathematica

I'm trying to find the Left and Right Eigenvectors of a pretty straightforward matrix, but Mathematica doesn't seem to be able to do it for even a 200 dimensional matrix. Background: Given an ...
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How do I disable that Mathematica orders terms in lexicographic order?

I have matrices with entries where the order of the entries is important. Unfortunately Mathematica resorts terms in products in a lexicographic order. For example, ...
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Finding eigenvalues in Mathematica: why so slow?

I am trying to find the eigensystem of a large sparse real symmetric matrix, and I only need the lowest 40 or so eigenstates. The relevant code is as follows: ...
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Rewriting List of Matrix Equation in Terms of Individual Equations? [duplicate]

I have a list of matrix equations M1={{a1,b1},{c1,d1}}; A1={{x1,y1},{z1,w1}}; M2={{a2,b2},{c2,d2}}; A2={{x2,y2},{z2,w2}}; sys={M1==A1,M2==A2}; which I would like ...
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diagonalization function

If we have a matrix m which is n*n, how can I do mm=U^dagger m U which is a transformation ...
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Computing the logarithmic spectral norm rapidly

I wish to compute the logarithmic spectral norm of a square matrix $A$, which is defined by \begin{equation} \mu_2[A]=\lim_{t\downarrow0}\frac{\|I+tA\|_2-1}{t}. \end{equation} Hence, I simply code ...