Quantum Physics Division
Faculty of PhysicsAdam Mickiewicz University

On the projectors FF and FF

O. M. Baksalary1 , G. Trenkler2

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

Applied Mathematics and Computation, 217, 10213-10223 (2011)


A particular version of the singular value decomposition is exploited for an extensive analysis of two orthogonal projectors, namely FF and FF, determined by a complex square matrix F and its Moore–Penrose inverse F. Various functions of the projectors are considered from the point of view of their nonsingularity, idempotency, nilpotency, or their relation to the known classes of matrices, such as EP, bi-EP, GP, DR, or SR. This part of the paper was inspired by Benítez and Rakočević [J. Benítez, V. Rakočević, Matrices A such that AA − AA are nonsingular, Appl. Math. Comput. 217 (2010) 3493–3503]. Further characteristics of FF and FF, with a particular attention paid on the results dealing with column and null spaces of the functions and their eigenvalues, are derived as well. Besides establishing selected exemplary results dealing with FF and FF, the paper develops a general approach whose applicability extends far beyond the characteristics provided therein.


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