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Topic: Uniqueness of Q
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Re: Uniqueness of Q
Posted: Nov 7, 2012 12:38 PM
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7.11.2012 18:01, Rupert wrote:
> On Nov 7, 4:39 pm, Kaba <k...@nowhere.com> wrote:
>> 7.11.2012 17:30, Kaba wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> Let Q, U, D, V in R^{n x n}, where Q^T Q = U^T U = V^T V = I, and D is
>>> non-negative diagonal. Consider the equation

>>> Q^T UDV^T = VDU^T Q.
>>> One solution to this equation is Q = UV^T.
>>> Prove or disprove: this solution is unique.
>> Disproved: Q = -UV^T is also a solution.
>> Prove or disprove: UV^T and -UV^T are the only solutions.

> Would it not be the case that any scalar multiple of UV^T is a
> solution?
> Also I think UD'V^T is a solution whenever D' is diagonal.

You are right, thanks. Are all solutions of this form?


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