Jianlian CuiDepartment of Mathematics, Tsinghua UniversityChi-Kwong LiDepartment of Mathematics, College of William & Mary, WilliamsburgYiu-Tung PooncDepartment of Mathematics, Iowa State University, Ames
Linear Algebra and its Applications, 498, 160-180, 2016.6
Denote by Mnthe set of n ×ncomplex matrices. Let f:Mn→[0, ∞)be a continuous map such that f(μUAU∗) =f(A)for any complex unit μ, A ∈Mnand unitary U∈Mn, f(X) =0if and only if X=0and the induced map t →f(tX)is monotonically increasing on [0, ∞)for any rank onenilpotent X∈Mn. Characterization is given for surjective maps φon Mnsatisfying f(AB−BA) =f(φ(A)φ(B) −φ(B)φ(A)). The general theorem isthen used to deduce results on special cases when the function is the pseudo spectrum and the pseudo spectral radius.
Jianlian CuiDepartment of Mathematics, Tsinghua University,Chi-KwongLiDepartment of Mathematics, College of William and MaryNung-SingSzeDepartment of Applied Mathematics, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
It is known that every complex square matrix with nonnega-tive determinant is the product of positive semi-definite matrices. There are characterizations of matrices that require two or five positive semi-definite matrices in the product. However, the characterizations of matrices that require three or four positive semi-definite matrices in the product are lacking. In this paper, we give a complete characterization of these two types of matrices. With these results, we give an algorithm to determine whether a square matrix can be expressed as the product of kpositive semi-definite matrices but not fewer, for k=1, 2, 3, 4, 5.
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