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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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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Exploiting self-adjointness when changing basis

I am using Mathematica to analyze a real, self-adjoint matrix $H$ of the size $32 \times 32$, which comes from a physics problem. In the picture there is also a matrix $Q$ which commutes with $H$. I ...
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How to get the determinant and inverse of a large sparse symmetric matrix?

For example, the following is a $12\times 12$ symmetric matrix. Det and Inverse take too much time and don't even work on my ...
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Why does LinearSolve return the transpose of the answer matrix?

I am trying to solve an equation of the form $dv=F\cdot dV$ where $dv$ and $dV$ are matrices derived from the row vectors $dx$, $dy$, $dz$ and $dX$, $dY$, $dZ$ respectively. If it helps, $F$ is the ...
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Is there a built-in function to find the adjoint of a matrix?

I've been looking for a function that helps me get the adjoint matrix o a given one, I found that you can get the cofactors of a matrix but only by using the "Combinatorica" package, which I couldn't ...
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Finding maximal sublist of linearly independent vectors

Given a list of vectors v = {v1, ..., vn}, which is the fastest way to find a maximal sublist of linearly independent vectors? I could add the vectors one by one to ...
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How to reduce an expression into user-defined variables?

In the following code, I define a set of matrices. Then, I define a function that calculates the commutation relation relation between these matrices ...
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Subspaces in Mathematica

I'm working on a research project and I need to learn how to use Mathematica to calculate subspaces. Specifically I plan to solve the following operations and I would greatly appreciate if you could ...
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Find the NullSpace of a matrix whose determinant is “almost” zero

If $A$ is a matrix such that $\det(A)=0$, it is easy to get a basis of the kernel of $A$ with NullSpace[A]. Now let's consider a matrix $B$, function of a ...
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Traces of products of Pauli matrices

Given a matrix $M$ of shape $2^L*2^L$, I would like to compute all the traces $\text{Tr}( M.(\sigma^{n_1}\otimes\sigma^{n_2}\otimes\ldots\otimes\sigma^{n_L})) $ for $n_1=1...4$, $n_2=1...4$, ..., ...
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How to solve a “tensor equation”?

I am trying to solve equations which looks like this: $$ T_{ab} - T_{bc} = a_1 T_{ab} + a_2 T_{ac} + a_3 T_{bc}, $$ where $T_{xy}$ are tensors. I want to get the $a_i$'s (in this simple example ...
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How can I get Mathematica to recognize equality of symbolic matrix expressions?

I have two matrix expressions: X.Transpose[T].Transpose[X] and X.T.Transpose[X] I want Mathematica to recognize that ...
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How to substitute numeric values in a symbolic Jacobian matrix?

I have a multi-variate function from $\mathbb{R}^n\to\mathbb{R}^n$. Choosing any desired initial vector, we can produce the corresponding function value, which is a vector as follows. The main problem ...
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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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How to avoid 0 OverVector[F] to be evaluated as 0?

I am fairly new in Mathematica and I am trying to work with scalars and vectors. I decided to denote vectors using OverVector (as example, ...
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Deleting a row or column of an adjacency matrix while maintaining the associated label

I am currently working with a weighted adjacency matrix for a directed graph, and it contains several 0 columns and rows. With the unaltered matrix, I am able to monitor the relations between vertices ...
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Linear Solve with Modular Arithmetic

I am interested in using LinearSolve[m,b] which will find a solution to the equation $m.x=b$, where I am in mod 2 arithmetic. Is there any way to perform this ...
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TensorContract with KroneckerProduct instead of ordinary Times

Is it possible somehow to contract two tensors, say A={{a1,a2,a3},{a4,a5,a6}} and B={b1,b2,b3}, where the elements ...
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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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Graphs Plotting Discontinuous

I'm trying to plot a graph from the eigenvalues of a matrix I created. The graph shows with discontinuities in it and I was looking for some feedback. Here's the code: ...
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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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Obtaining the square-root of a general positive definite matrix

I have a matrix which I know to be positive definite. The entries of the matrix might be complicated but they are all real. To find an expression for the square root of this matrix (i.e., ...
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Reduce set of symbolic equations to linearly independent subset

Given a set of symbolic equations $f_i(x_1,x_2,...,x_n)=0$ in several variables, for example f1=x+y-z; f2=x-y+z; f3=3x-y+z; I would like to apply a function ...
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Solve an eigensystem faster and eliminate Root[…] from the solution

I have a symbolic, 2-parameter, 8x8 matrix to solve, but Mathematica takes something like 20 minutes to solve it and returns a very large output containing expressions of the form ...
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How to pick out terms in a linear equation with a positive coefficient?

Basically I have a really large output which looks like a long linear equation $AAA-BAA-CAA+DAA+...-ZZZ$ And I only am concerned about those terms that have a positive coefficient (i.e. a plus in ...
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Specific Mathematica algorithms, for example LU Decomposition

Where I can find detailed information on algorithms used by Mathematica, especially for numerical methods. The Manual doesn't seem to iclude specifics in most cases. For example I get a different LU ...
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Can RowReduce work in this matrix?

The matrix $Q$ with dimensions $n\times2*n*m$ is structured by $$Q=[B|AB|\cdots|A^{2*n-1}B]$$ where $Q$ is an augmented matrix built from a $3\times3$ matrix, $A$, and a $3\times2$ matrix, $B$. I ...
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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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Evaluating a function on permutations of its arguments

Say I have a function "temp" of $n+1$ variables, $y,z1,z2,z3,...,zn$. I want to test if my function has certain symmetries like swapping $y$ with square of any $z$, swapping any two of the zs, ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Constructing the coefficient matrix in discretization of a PDE

In order to solve the following two dimensional PDE $$\frac{\partial u(x,y,t)}{\partial t}-\frac{1}{2} \sigma _1^2 x^2 \frac{\partial ^2u(x,y,t)}{\partial x\, \partial x}-\frac{1}{2} \sigma _2^2 y^2 ...
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Real Canonical Form of Arbitrary Size Matrices

I have been searching the site and the Mathematica documentation, but have not found anything regarding this. If we find the Jordan Form of the following matrix, we get complex values, but I would ...
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Does NDSolve automatically simplify the system of equations for Hermitian matices?

I am currently starting to solve numerically a system of differential equations like this: $\dot{A}(t)=S(A)A(t)$ Here, the matrices are of dimension $d\times d$. $S(A)$ is some superoperator that ...
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Explicitly find a guaranteed factorization of large expression?

Consider the large expression LE defined in this file (involving only linearly independent functions), or in this file (linear interdependence present but slightly ...
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Is there a way to do a symbolic PLUR decomposition of a matrix? [duplicate]

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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How to compute the Lovász number for the given graph in Mathematica?

Here is a graph whose adjacency matrix is ...
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LeastSquare Solution for the Continuous Time Lyapunov Equation

I have been working with a problem which involves solving the continuous time Lyapunov equation $$A R + R A^\top = G$$ for the symmetric positive definite matrix $R$. Here $A$ is real, invertible ...
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What is the correct way to perform the Gram-Schmidt process?

Im trying to do a simple processing in Mathematica. My original code was in Matlab. Part of the computation is Gram-Schmidt process, which is an iterative calculation. Every vector is changed ...
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Finding eigenvalues of a $1500\times1500$ matrix

I need to find the eigenvalues of a $1500\times1500$ real symmetric matrix given by $A_{i,i+1}= A_{i+1,i}=-1$ and also $A_{1,N=1500}=-1$ (this is because of a periodic boundary condition used) and all ...
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Logarithm of a matrix in base 2?

Mathematica provides the built-in command MatrixLog, which operates on a square nonsingular matrix, but it returns the natural logarithm. How can I find the base 2 ...
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Treat strings as variables?

I have a list of strings, {"x1", "x2", "x3", "x4"} And a list of linear equations: ...
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Using the epsilon tensor in Mathematica

I'm having a great deal of trouble getting started on a weekly homework assignment in Mathematica. The assignment requires we use the epsilon tensor which is apparently built into Mathematica as ...
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Eigenvalues of a large matrix

I want to compute the eigenvalues (and later the corresponding eigenvectors) of an $n\times n$ Hermitian matrix. For this I use {evs, vecs} = Eigensystem[matrix] or ...
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Determinant of a large matrix and solution of a linear equation

I am trying to solve a linear equation in x, where the equation is given by Det[M]==0. The M is a symmetric matrix (dimensions 47x47) with an element equal to x and all other elements are equal to ...
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Eigensystem, Eigenvalue doesn't output nonreal eigenvalues

Basically I have a matrix and when I used either Eigenvalue or Eigensystem, it doesn't output nonreal eigenvalues, instead it ...
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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 ...