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Computations in the exterior algebra

I want to be able to compute with explicit exterior algebras of vector spaces. For example, given a real vector space $V$ of $3 \times 3$ matrices, I want to consider expressions of the form $v\wedge ...
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Is it possible to get the transformation PrincipalComponents uses to transform data?

As far as I can see PrincipalComponents[data] just gives data in the principal component basis. The problem is that after this, I would like to transform new data ...
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Check if a matrix is Positive Semidefinite

I have a question concerning the check whether a given matrix is positive semidefinite or not. In mathematica the function PositiveDefiniteMatrixQ[m] tells me ...
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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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General form of a linear transformation

Let $v_1 = \begin{bmatrix} 2 \\ -1 \end{bmatrix}$ and $v_2=\begin{bmatrix} 1 \\ -1 \end{bmatrix}$ and let $A= \begin{bmatrix} 3 & 2 \\ -2 & 1 \end{bmatrix}$ be a matrix for $T\colon \Bbb ...
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Best way to compute row eigenvectors

Without qualification, the term eigenvectors (of a matrix) refers to the column eigenvectors (of a matrix) and can be directly computed with Eigenvectors[]. To get ...
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Gram Schmidt inner and outer products

I know the Gram-Schmidt orthogonalization generates an orthonormal basis from an arbitrary basis. I need help with: Write a program that inputs a list $\{b_1,\dotsc,b_n\}$ of linearly independent ...
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Is matrix multiplication automatically done in parallel in Mathematica 9?

In good old Mathematica versions (5.2, 6.0), matrix multiplication was automatically done in parallel. For example, on an 8-core machine, define two square real matrices: ...
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Implementing Bilinear Products

Consider a real, vector space $V$ with basis $B=\{v_1,v_2,\dots\}$, and let $\star:V\times V\to\mathbb R$ be a bilinear product on $V$. I would like to implement this product in Mathematica by ...
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Issues FindRootPlot command

I've had some fun playing around with FindRootPlot for a simple system of equations: ...
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Symbolic linear algebra

I would like to know how I can ask Mathematica to expand (and simplify) such an expression : $$ (\alpha A + \beta B)^\top (\alpha A + \beta B) $$ where $\alpha,\beta$ are two real numbers and $A,B$ ...
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Is LinearSolve the most robust way to solve the equation $Ax=b$?

I want to solve the equation $Ax=b$, where $A$ is an $n\times n$ matrix, and $x$ and $b$ are $n\times 1$ column vectors. Here $n=124$. LinearSolve[A,b] I got the ...
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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 simplify symbolic matrix multiplication results?

I've defined three symbolic abstract matrices X, M and S as shown below. ...
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Classification of a linear system of equations with a parameter

I need to get every possible value of k that returns infinite number of solutions or no solution to this system: ...
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Fastest way to do vector / matrix multiplication with constant matrix

Suppose we have a fixed n x n matrix, call it $B$. What is fastest way to evaluate $v^t B\;v$ over many different vectors $v$? Since $B$ is a constant matrix, does this allow the number of operations ...
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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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Selecting terms from a matrix

There are similar questions to this on the forum but none fit the purpose here: I would like to extract certain elements of a matrix depending on whether a factor is present or not, and create ...
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How to extend “List-of-numbers-with-number” arithmetic to “List-of-X-with-X” arithmetic? [duplicate]

I'll start with a couple of examples (since this is all one can get from the documentation anyway). First, adding lists of numbers equal length is done term-by-term. E.g. ...
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Faster Eigenvalues with lower precision goal

I compute all eigenvalues of a large matrix, and I decide that the speed is more important than the precision. Then the question is, can I speed up Eigenvalues[] by ...
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Solving a system of linear equations modulo n

I have a system of linear equations $$ a+b+c \equiv 31 \pmod{54} $$ $$ 4a+2b+c \equiv 3 \pmod{54} $$ $$ 9a+3b+c \equiv 11 \pmod{54} $$ What should I input (I'm using ...
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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 can we use RowReduce with a modulous AND variables?

We can use RowReduce with a field. For example, we state RowReduce[{{1,3,5},{0,1,2}},Modulous->23] ...which then returns: ...
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Matrix Rational Canonical Form

Is there a way to calculate the Rational Canonical Form of an $n\times n$ integer matrix using Mathematica? I have been perusing the documentation and web, but nothing so far.
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Is there any fast way to solve a quadratic matrix equation in Mathematica approximately?

Let the square nonsingular matrix $M$ is a given convergent matrix. What are the best scalar values for $\alpha$ and $\beta$ (in the real numbers domain), at which the following quadratic matrix ...
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eigenvector bug?

Bug introduced in 7.0.1 or earlier and fixed in 10.0.0 I have a fairly simple $3\times3$ complex matrix, $$ M=\left( \begin{array}{ccc} \frac{7}{2}-\frac{i}{2} & -1+i & \frac{1}{2}+\frac{5 ...
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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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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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Sporadic bug in Mathematica 7.01.0 MatrixPower and/or Eigensystem functions on floating-point symmetric matrices with repeated eigenvalues

Note: From the comments submitted below by other StackExchange users it appears that this apparent bug was fixed sometime after version 7.0.1. I asked a vague variant of this question a few days ago, ...
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How to obtain a Symplectic 4×4 matrix?

I have a problem in obtaining a $2n \times 2n$ Symplectic matrix $T$, with $n=2$. I couldn't find a direct command in Mathematica to achieve this. Conditions: ...
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Eigenvector corresponding to a specific eigenvalue already found earlier

just a quick question that is very simple but somewhat hard to explain. I am using 4 specific eigenvalues of a large 80x80 k-dependant matrix. I found the 4 eigenvalues of interest for various k and ...
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Solving Det[matrix] == 0 with an 8 x 8 matrix [closed]

I want to solve the equation Det[matrix] == 0 which came from the consistency of solutions of a set of 8 equations. This matrix has two constants λ and μ and two variables $P$ and $q$. I want to get ...
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Solve huge symbolic system of linear equations

I have a system of 76 symbolic linear equations (i.e. some coefficients are symbolic) with a sparse coefficient matrix. However, neither Solve[] nor ...
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sequence of matrix multiplications

My linear algebra book has questions that are are marked to use math software. There's probably some $50 guide on how to do everything but usually documentation has gotten me through. I've been kind ...
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Using Dot Product with InterpolatingFunctions

I am using NDSolve on a vector function $\mathbf y'(x)=f[\mathbf y(x)]$ with initial condition $\mathbf y_0$, where the dimension of the vector should be user-defined. ...
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Solving this system of equations produces an error message about badly conditioned matrix

I want to determine a balance distribution. Ü = {{0.4, 0.2, 0.3}, {0.3, 0.5, 0.2}, {0.3, 0.3, 0.5}}; and ...
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Solving coupled eigenvalue differential equations [closed]

I am trying to solve an equation of the form as follows $\left(\begin{array}{cc} -\frac{\hbar^{2}}{2m}\frac{\delta^{2}}{\delta z^{2}}+\sin^{2}\left(z\right) & z\\ z & ...
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How to simulate the response of a linear parametric varying system in Mathematica?

Consider the following system \begin{align} \dot{x}(t)&=\sum_{i=1}^{2}\rho_{i}(x(t))\left[A_{i}x(t)+B_{i}u(t)\right]\\ y(t)&=Cx(t) \end{align} with: ...
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Conditional solution for system of linear equations

I have a linear equation system Q.m = t, with m unkown and where Q has dimensions ...
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Simplifying the trace of a matrix expression

I have a long expression involving matrices that I derived using the NCAlgebra package. Can I simplify the trace of the expression? For example, say b is a scalar ...
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Hermite Normal Form in “columns” convention

After describing the Hermite Normal Form (HNF), MathWorld explains: The Hermite normal form for integer matrices is implemented in Mathematica as ...
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Does Eigenvalues evaluate in a parallelized way?

I use mathematica on a computer with linux operating system. The computer has 2 cpus and each cpu has 4 cores, so there are totally 8 cores available. Now I got confused with whether the evaluation ...
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Difference In Eigenvectors

When running my program in both Mathematica and MathCad, I end up with the same eigenvalues, but different eigenvectors. The ones in MathCad are normalized, which the documentation for Mathematica ...
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Is it in general faster to get the eigenvectors and eigenvalues of a dense array rather than a sparse array?

I always thought that things in general go faster when working with sparse array but, I got this: Eigenvalues::arhm: Because finding 144 out of the 144 ...
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Projection of a set of 4D points to the 3D space

Consider the following set of points in the 4D space: ...
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Nontrivial solutions of equation

Here, I have one problem in finding nontrivial solutions of a system of equations. I want to choose one variable, for example X1 and to get solutions of X2(X1) and X3(X1). It is not difficult when I ...
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A matrix-vector cross product

I want to do a cross product involving a vector of Pauli matrices $\vec \sigma = \left( {{\sigma _1},{\sigma _2},{\sigma _3}} \right)$; for example, $\vec \sigma \times \left( {1,2,3} \right)$. ...
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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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Partial row reduction of a matrix

I have an $m\times n$ matrix (presumably of full rank) with $m>n$, and I would like to row reduce it, but leave the last column unreduced; that is, I want to get output on the form $\pmatrix{ 1 ...