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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Eigenvalues of matrix not giving imaginary parts

This might be a very simple problem, but I can't seem to figure out why I am getting this. I am trying to find the eigenvalues of the matrix: ...
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Transform linear system into a matrix form

I have a system of linear equations in variables $A_n$ of form: $$ \sum _{k=-K}^K h_k A_{n-k} J_{n-k}\left(\frac{(1-i) \text{$\eta $Sqrt}(n-k)}{\sqrt{2}}\right)+A_n\left(\frac{(1-i) \eta \sqrt{n-...
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CharacteristicPolynomial returns 0

I have a following matrix. ...
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Reordering numerically calculated eigenvalues assuming smooth dependence on a parameter

As was discussed in a different question here on SE (link) if you compute eigenvalues numerically of a matrix which depends on a parameter y, the resulting plot of ...
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Can LinearSolve use Parallelize and WorkingPrecision in computation

I am looking for a two things while calculating the large array matrix equation: 1) To increase the precision in simple LinearSolve[] function 2) To find a way to parallelize the computation on all ...
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Possible Method for MatrixExp

Well, probably a hard question, but I think it's better to cry out loud :). I noticed that MatrixExp owns Method option when ...
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Extract coefficient matrix $A$ from expression $f(x)$

I have expression: $$f(x)=\sum_{i=0}^{K-1}\sum_{j=0}^{N-1}a_{i,j}e^{ix}x^j.$$ I want to extract coefficient matrix $A$ from expression $f(x)$ where $$A=\left( \begin{array}{ccccc} a_{0,0}& \...
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$\mathbf L\mathbf D\mathbf L^\top$ Cholesky decomposition

Mathematica can do a Cholesky decomposition $\mathbf A = \mathbf L\mathbf L^\top$, but how do I do a LDL decomposition $\mathbf A = \mathbf L\mathbf D\mathbf L^\top$, with $\mathbf L$ being a unit ...
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Algebraic Manipulations with Indices

I am absolutely new to Mathematica, but I've heard it is a pretty powerful tool for symbolic calculations. My problem (stated generally): I have three dimensional array. I define a symbolic operator ...
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Finding maximal subset of linearly independent functions

I've got a set of functions in one variable. I wish to find the basis of the corresponding spanning set Example: $$\left\{1,\frac{1}{1-\sqrt{x}},\frac{1}{1-x},\frac{\sqrt{x}}{1-x}\right\}$$ may ...
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LinearSolve and Krylov Method options

I need to solve a large, sparse, linear system. At some point Method -> "Multifrontal" fails and a bit later also "Pardiso" ...
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Using mathematica to visualise solution of vectors and planes

Im struggling with a question I'm my math book and I wanted to use mathematica to visualise it for me, the problem is that I don't even get something remotely similar to what I was expecting. How here ...
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Are variables always assumed to be real in Jordan Decomposition?

If you give the following input in Mathematica 9.0 (Student Edition): JordanDecomposition /@ ({{1, #}, {#, -1}} & /@ {i, I}) Mathematica gives you two ...
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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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Eigenvectors with imaginary part

I am working on the following: ...
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Create a random 2×2 matrix with a repeated eigenvalue and single eigenvector

Does anyone have a good technique for creating a random $2\times 2$ matrix that has one eigenvalue of multiplicity two, but only a single eigenvector? And more generally, has anyone written a ...
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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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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 ...
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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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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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How to speed up auxilary DoolittleDecomposite function?

The Doolittle Decomposition algorithm as below: $$A=LU$$ where $A= \begin{pmatrix} a_{11} & a_{12} & \cdots a_{1n}\\ a_{21} & a_{22} & \cdots a_{2n}\\ \vdots & \vdots & \vdots ...
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Proving positive definiteness or semi-definiteness of a matrix

I have the following 4x4 real symmetric matrix: $K=\begin{bmatrix}3-3w & -\frac{4}{3}+a+2w & \frac{5}{12}+b-\frac{w}{2} & 0\\ -\frac{4}{3}+a+2w & -1-6a-3x & \frac{3}{4}+3a-3b+2x-\...
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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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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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How to get rid of # in answer (eigensystem)? [duplicate]

I was trying to find the eigensystem of the following matrix (act as if the second character is in subscript): \begin{pmatrix} 0 & 0 & 1 & 0 \\ 0 & 0 & 0 & 1 \\ \frac{-\...
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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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Calculating eigenvalues of a large matrix takes a long time

I have a tridiagonal matrix (1000×1000) with each element equal to $1$ except {n, n} = 2. It takes 8 hours to give me the eigenvalues?!! Here is the code I used: <...
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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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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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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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Why do the eigenvectors for two similar matrixes differ by a large amount

I have two matrixes with values differs only slightly ...
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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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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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Maximizing the number of zero entries in a matrix

I have a matrix with a bunch of parameters in its entries, they all come in different combinations in different places of the matrix. I can post the matrix itself if requested, but I think what I mean ...
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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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$3\times 3 = 6 + \bar{3}$ 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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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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Why `FindMaximum` doesn't work in my example

Consider the following function ...
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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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Polar Decomposition

I'm new to Mathematica 10 (half-a-month user). I'm looking for a function of polar decomposition but for now I cannot find it. Can anyone tell me about related functions. Thanks in advance.
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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 ...