Quantum Physics Division
Faculty of PhysicsAdam Mickiewicz University

Column space equalities for orthogonal projectors

O. M. Baksalary1 , G. Trenkler2

1 Faculty of Physics, A. Mickiewicz University, Umultowska 85, 61-614 Poznań, Poland
2 Department of Statistics, Dortmund University of Technology, Vogelpothsweg 87, D-44221 Dortmund, Germany

Linear Algebra and Its Applications, 212, 519-529 (2009)


In their paper [Y. Tian, G.P.H. Styan, Rank equalities for idempotent and involutory matrices. Linear Algebra Appl. 335 (2001) 101–117], Tian and Styan established several rank equalities involving a pair of idempotent matrices P and Q. Subsequently, these results are reinvestigated from the point of view of the following question: provided that idempotent P, Q are Hermitian, which relationships given in the aforementioned paper remain valid when ranks are replaced with column spaces? Simultaneously, some related results are established, which shed additional light on the links between subspaces attributed to various functions of a pair of orthogonal projectors.


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