Questions on the linear algebra functionality of Mathematica.

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Verify Cayley-Hamilton Theorem

Consider the matrix: A = {{-1, -4, -2}, {0, 1, 1}, {-6, -12, 2}} Now, the characteristic polynomial is found: ...
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Anyone knows the algorithm used by NullSpace function?

NullSpace function gives a list of vectors that forms a basis for the null space of the input matrix. When the rank of the input argument matrix $M_{m\times n}$ is ...
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Using LeviCivitaTensor

I have 2 questions about using LeviCivitaTensor, based on the following session: The signs for the cross product seems to come out "opposite" of what I expected. Why is that? Did I miss anything? ...
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How to draw a tropical surface?

By definition, a tropical surface in $\mathbb R^3$ is the set of points $(x,y,z)$ where the maximum $f=max(f_1,f_2,\dots,f_n)$ is attained at least twice, here $f_i$ stand for some linear functions of ...
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Are there any good mass row/column swapping functions for matrices?

I have the following matrix Keeping the 20 row and 20 column fixed (so the 21st rows and columns because I started at 0)...how do I push each row and column back one spot? I need to push the 0th row ...
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Checking if a symbolic matrix is positive semi-definite

As far as I can tell, there is no way to tell the builtin PositiveSemidefiniteQ about assumptions on symbols. For example, the matrix ...
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Solving symbolically large system of underdetrmined linear equations

I would like to find matrices 3x3, say A, B, C, such that for all symmetric matrices X, with zero trace, one has: $$AX_1+BX_2+CX_3=0, AX_2=BX_1, AX_3=CX_1, BX_3=CX_1$$ where $X_i$ denotes i-th row (or ...
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How do I get Mathematica to evaluate symbolic linear algebra [duplicate]

First of all, I am VERY new to Mathematica. That said...I have defined vectors as: e1=2x-y and e2=x+y (x and y are orthonormal). I also defined the dot products of x and y in Mathematica. I want to ...
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Forcing solutions to avoid Root[]

I'm solving a system of ordinary non-homogeneous differential equations (4 equations). The solutions will include some algebraic equations solutions as known from text books due to the use of an eigen ...
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Simplify large fractions

Hi i'm quite new with Mathematica and i'm experiencing some problems with Simplify and FullSimplify. I'm dealing with a sistem ...
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How to obtain a convergent solution iteratively for a linear system of equations

I am working on a problem that requires an iterative procedure to solve a linear system of equations, the system of equations in matrix form is: $$\underbrace{\begin{bmatrix} r_{11} & r_{12} ...
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Row echelon form question

I am wondering if there is a Mathematica command that will put a matrix in row echelon form. That is, put $$ \begin{bmatrix} 1 & 2 & 3\\ 2 & 3 & 4\\ -1 & 0 & 2 \end{bmatrix} ...
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What is the most efficient method to find a single eigenvector with eigenvalue that is numerically 0?

I need to find an eigenvector of a (numerically calculated) square matrix M corresponding to the eigenvalue 0. The methods I know are ...
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Creating a random make matrix with a particular rank

Does Mathematica have a built-in function that will return a random mxn matrix with rank r?l
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Inverting matrix with assumptions

I want to invert a matrix that contains some variables, so I thought I should give some assumptions to Mathematica to speed up the process. How do I assume that $s0,...,s8$ are positive constants ...
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Why can't Mathematica compute the null space of these matrices?

I'm writing a library of functions to work with musical pitch-class vectors. One of my functions gives me a skew-symmetric matrix modulo 12 that corresponds to the differences between components of ...
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Selecting terms containing some expression

Imagine I have an expression like a*k + (a^2)*b*c + b*e and I would like to obtain the term containing, for example, some power of a. In that case I would ...
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$3\times 3 = 6 + \bar{3}$ in Mathematica?

Can Mathematica handle this type of algebra, which is used very frequently in e.g. particle/nuclear physics? That is, I want to decompose a product of representations (in $SU(N)$ say) into irreducible ...
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Calculating the rank of an abstract matrix

I'm trying to compute the rank of a 4x4 matrix with 4 parameters and 2 variables. I tried to calculate its rank under some assumptions on those conditions and I kept getting rank 4. So I did an ...
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How to obtain the eigenvector corresponding to the minimal eigenvalue of a generailzed eigenvalue problem [duplicate]

Suppose I have the following input a = Import["d:\am.txt", "Table"]; b = Import["d:\bm.txt", "Table"]; c = Eigenvalues[N[{a, b}, 5]]; Min[c] where am.txt is 3.0 2.0 2.0 3.0 bm.txt is ...
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Zero division in linear equation solution

I'm trying to transform a vector to another coordinate system with different root vectors. The other root vectors are defined by three points in space that form a plane, and it's a normal vector. ...
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How to plot and visualize a single linear vector in 3D? [closed]

I have a vector (in physic) designated as F1=250cos(60)i+250cos(60)j+250cos(45)k, and i would like to see it in a 3D graphic with the axis centered at the origin, after what i would include other ...
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Graphing a vector [duplicate]

I have a vector (in physic) designated asF1=250cos(60)i+250cos(60)j+250cos(45)k, and i would like to see it in a 3D graphic with the axis centered at the origin, after what i would include other ...
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Is there a way to do a symbolic PLUR decomposition of a matrix?

I am looking for a way to achieve the PLUR decomposition of a maitrx, as given in this paper here. The equivalent syntax in Maple is: ...
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Reduce Vector/Matrix mod N [closed]

If I have a vector such as below and want to reduce it mod a number, how can I do this? V = {{176}, {648}}; MatrixForm[V] MatrixForm[V, Modulus -> 26] Both ...
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Axis/Angle from rotation matrix

With r=RotationMatrix[a,{x,y,z}] I can compute a 3D rotation matrix from axis/angle representation. Given a 3D rotation matrix ...
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Failure to evaluate functions of derivatives of Theta functions

I define a variant of the EllipticTheta function (multiplied by a constant factor) : ...
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How to estimate the matrix condition number in the 2-Norm?

The Mathematica documentation say it is possible to estimate the Matrix condition number in norm 1, 2, Infinity. But the 2-Norm raise a message. This is an extract from reference documentation ...
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MatrixConditionNumber for 2-norm unexpected error [duplicate]

From documentation it has been specified that we can use 1,2 or as the second parameter of ...
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Find the smallest eigenvalue (not absolute value ) for a generalized eigenvalue problem

Related post Find the eigenvector associated with the smallest eigenvalue, not smallest in magnitude I tried to find the smallest eigenvalue for a generalized eigenvalue problem A c= \lambda B c ...
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What is the range of values $x$ for which $f(x)$ is higher than $k$ over a given domain?

What is the easiest way to answer the following question in Mathematica: Given a function $f(x)=y$, what is the range of values $x$ for which $y$ is higher than some number $k$ over the domain of $x$ ...
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Confusing NullSpace Method behaviour

The background of this question is that I'm trying to get the bottom of when the output of NullSpace outputs a list of pairwise orthogonal vectors. On my route to ...
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Is this caused by round-off errors?

Let's consider this integration Integrate[ E^(4 n x s) (1 - x)^(-1 + 4 n μ) x^(-1 + 4 n ν), {x, 0, 1}] It returns ...
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How to compute LLL-reduce basis from lattice in Mathematica? And factor N

original article Clear. What is k? What is suitably large? I already have large numbers. I tried this WITHOUT k: ...
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Symbolic Tensor Algebra

I need to perform basic tensor algebra in order to double check some very complicated simplification. It's nothing fancy, it just has so many factors by the end that it's hard to tell if an error has ...
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Efficient method of raising matrix to a variable power?

I have a $2 \times 2$ matrix $A$, where each element is a 12th order polynomial in a parameter $a$. I need to raise this matrix $A$ to the $-t/T$ power, where $T$ is a known scalar (for this ...
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Multiplying block matrices

I have a 2*8 matrix A, and a 2*8*2 matrix B. So B[[1]] and B[[2]] are both 8*2 matrices. I need a neat way to multiply A by B so that the first list in the result is A.B[[1]] and the second list ...
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Eigenvectors of large symbolic matrix

I have large symbolic matrix of order 32 x 32 given as ...
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Mathematica Numeric Output

I'm using Mathematica to compute barycentric coordinates, and the output for my points is not being computed, but rather it just shows it in the form that I inputted as. For example, I have: ...
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How to put constraints on NDSolve[] solution

Assumed the following example of double pendulum by Thison (Answered by Jens): Animation of double pendulum Imagine that in the given animation(i.e. http://i.stack.imgur.com/p4TgL.gif ), the second ...
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NSolve gives {{ x -> #}}, How do I make x = #; I need to use the x value again later

I want to use: demand = {1.92, 2.07, 2.37, 2.72, 2.87}*10^6; NSolve[SetV == demand[[1]]/(Cpf (1 - χ)), χ] I want to make a vector of solutions ...
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Why does LyapunovSolve solve non-standard form?

LyapunovSolve[A,Q] solves the equation $A P + P A^T = Q$ for $P$ whereas the standard form (wikipedia,lecture notes, p.25, linear control systems) of the Lyapunov ...
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Solving simultaneous systems of linear equations

I have several systems of linear equations in matrix form, and I would like to find the $\vec{x}$ that simultaneously solves them: $$A_1\vec{x} = b_1$$ $$\vdots$$ $$A_n\vec{x} = b_n$$ Is there a ...
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Find the indexes of dependent columns

I have a fairly large singular square matrix, of size 37 and rank 35. Is there a way to get a vector with the (groups of) indexes of the columns in the original matrix that are linearly dependent? ...
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How to extract matrix which produces given symbolic linear combinations?

Suppose I have a column matrix $\alpha$, consisting of some symbols ...
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Minimization problem in a subset of Complex matrices

I would like to minimize $||\mathbf{A} \rho -v||$ (where $\rho , v$ are fixed vectors) with respect to the matrix $\mathbf{A}$ elements, but with $\mathbf{A}$ in a subset of complex matrices (i.e. ...