EXPLICIT MINIMUM POLYNOMIAL, EIGENVECTOR AND INVERSE FORMULA OF DOUBLY LESLIE MATRIX†
EXPLICIT MINIMUM POLYNOMIAL, EIGENVECTOR AND INVERSE FORMULA OF DOUBLY LESLIE MATRIX†
Journal of Applied Mathematics & Informatics. 2015. May, 33(3_4): 247-260
• Received : September 02, 2014
• Accepted : March 20, 2015
• Published : May 30, 2015
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WIWAT WANICHARPICHAT

Abstract
The special form of Schur complement is extended to have a Schur’s formula to obtains the explicit formula of determinant, inverse, and eigenvector formula of the doubly Leslie matrix which is the generalized forms of the Leslie matrix. It is also a generalized form of the doubly companion matrix, and the companion matrix, respectively. The doubly Leslie matrix is a nonderogatory matrix. AMS Mathematics Subject Classification : 15A09, 15A15, 15A18, 65F15, 65F40.
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1. Introduction
One of the most popular models of population growth is a matrix-based model, first introduced by P. H. Leslie. In 1945, he published his most famous article in Biometrika , a journal. The article was entitled, On the use of matrices in certain population mathematics [1 ,pp. 117–120]. The Leslie model describes the growth of the female portion of a population which is assumed to have a maximum lifespan. The females are divided into age classes all of which span an equal number of years. Using data about the average birthrates and survival probabilities of each class, the model is then able to determine the growth of the population over time, [11 , 7] .
Chen and Li in [5] asserted that, Leslie matrix models are discrete models for the development of age-structured populations. It is known that eigenvalues of a Leslie matrix are important in describing the asymptotic behavior of the corresponding population model. It is also known that the ratio of the spectral radius and the second largest(subdominant) eigenvalue in modulus of a nonperiodic Leslie matrix determines the rate of convergence of the corresponding population distributions to a stable age distribution.
A Leslie matrix arises in a discrete, age-dependent model for population growth. It is a matrix of the form
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where rj ≥0,0 < sj ≤ 1, j = 1, 2, . . . , n − 1.
For a given field
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, the set of all polynomials in x over
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is denoted by
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[ x ]. For a positive integer n , let Mn (
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) be the set of all n × n matrices over
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. The set of all vectors, or n × 1 matrices over
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is denoted by
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n . A nonzero vector v
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n is called an eigenvector of A Mn (
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) corresponding to a scalar λ
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if A v = λ v , and the scalar λ is an eigenvalue of the matrix A . The set of eigenvalues of A is call the spectrum of A and is denoted by σ ( A ). In the most common case in which
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=
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, the complex numbers, Mn (
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) is abbreviated to Mn .
Doubly companion matrices C Mn were first introduced by Butcher and Chartier in [4 , pp. 274–276], given by
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that is, a n × n matrix C with n > 1 is called a doubly companion matrix if its entries cij satisfy cij = 1 for all entries in the sub-maindiagonal of C and else cij = 0 for i ≠ 1 and j n .
We define a doubly Leslie matrix analogous as the doubly companion matrix by replacing the subdiagonal of the doubly companion matrix by s 1 , s 2 , . . . , sn −1 where sj , j = 1, 2, . . . , n − 1, respectively, and denoted by L , that is, a doubly Leslie matrix is defined to be a matrix as follows
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where aj , bj
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, the real numbers, j = 1, 2, . . . , n . As the Leslie matrix, we restriction only sj > 0, j = 1, 2, . . . , n − 1.
For convenience, we can be written the matrix L in a partitioned form as
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and Λ = diag( s 1 , s 2 , . . . , sn 1 ) is a diagonal matrix of order n − 1.
Note: If we define the doubly Leslie matrix in an another form such as L =
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where all symbols are as above, then some consequence productions will be complicates forms.
We recall some well-known results from linear algebra and matrix analysis.
Definition 1.1 ( [6] , Definition 1.3.1). A matrix B Mn is said to be similar to a matrix A Mn if there exists a nonsingular matrix S Mn such that B = S −1 AS .
Theorem 1.2 ( [6] , Theorem 1.4.8). Let A, B Mn , if x
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n is an eigenvector corresponding to λ σ ( B ) and if B is similar to A via S, then Sx is an eigenvector of A corresponding to the eigenvalue λ .
Theorem 1.3 ( [6] , Theorem 3.3.15). A matrix A Mn is similar to the companion matrix of its characteristic polynomial if and only if the minimal and characteristic polynomial of A are identical .
Definition 1.4 ( [9] , p. 664). A matrix A Mn for which the characteristic polynomial ∆ A ( x ) equal to the minimum polynomial mA ( x ) are said to be nonderogatory matrix.
In the present paper we give explicit determinant, inverse matrix, and eigenvector formulae for the doubly Leslie matrix and give some related topics.
2. Some Properties of Schur Complement
Let M be a matrix partitioned into four blocks
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where the submatrix C is assumed to be square and nonsingular. Brezinski in [3 ,p. 232] asserted that, the Schur complement of C in M , denoted by ( M/C ), is defined by
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which is related to Gaussian elimination by
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Suppose that B and C are k × k and ( n k ) × ( n k ) matrices, respectively, k < n , and C is nonsingular, as in [8 , p.39] we have the following theorem.
Theorem 2.1 (Schur’s formula). Let M be a square matrix of order n × n partitioned as
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where B and C are k × k and ( n k ) × ( n k ) matrices, respectively, k < n . If C is nonsingular, then
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Proof . From the (6)
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The identity (7) follows by taking the determinant of both sides. Then,
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Since det
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= 1. Therefore
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By Laplace’s theorem, expansion of det
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by the first k rows i.e., rows {1, 2, . . . , k }. We have
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Therefore
det M = (−1) (n+1)k det C det( M/C ). This completes the proof. ΢
The following useful formula, presents the inverse of a matrix in terms of Schur complements, analogous as in [14 , p.19], we obtain.
Theorem 2.2. Let M be partitioned as in (4) and suppose both M and C are nonsingular. Then ( M/C ) is nonsingular and
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Proof . The Schur complements ( M/C ) is nonsingular by virtue of (7). Under the given hypotheses, from (6) one checks that
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Inverting both sides yields
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from which the identity (8) follows. ΢
3. Inverse Formula of Doubly Leslie Matrix
The following theorem is follows from Theorem 2.1.
Theorem 3.1 (Determinant of doubly Leslie matrix). Let L be a doubly Leslie matrix as in (3) with partitioned as
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where
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and Λ = diag( s 1 , s 2 , . . . , sn −1 ), sj > 0, j = 1, 2, . . . , n − 1 is a diagonal matrix of order n − 1, then
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Proof . Since Λ is a ( n − 1) × ( n − 1) submatrix of the matrix L . Then we apply the Schur’ formula (7),
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As in (5), the Schur complement of Λ in L , denoted by ( L /Λ) , is a 1 × 1 matrix or a scalar
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Now, from (9) it is easy to see that
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Therefore
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This completes the proof. ΢
Immediately, we have the following corollaries.
Corollary 3.2. Let L be a Leslie matrix defined as in (1) with partitioned as L =
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j = 1, 2, . . . , n. and Λ = diag( s 1 , s 2 , . . . , sn −1 ), sj > 0, j = 1, 2, . . . , n − 1 is a diagonal matrix of order n − 1, then
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Corollary 3.3. Let C =
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be a doubly companion matrix, where p = [ a 1 a 2 . . . an −1 ] T , and q = [ bn −1 bn −2 . . . b 1 ] T , then
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Corollary 3.4. Let C =
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be a companion matrix, where p = [ a 1 a 2 . . . an −1 ] T , then det C = (−1) nan .
Now we wish to find the inverse of doubly Leslie matrix.
Theorem 3.5. Let L =
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be a doubly Leslie matrix,where p = [ a 1 a 2 . . . an −1 ] T , q = [ bn −1 bn −2 . . . b 1 ] T , and Λ = diag( s 1 , s 2 , . . . , sn −1 ), where sj > 0, j = 1, 2, . . . , n − 1 is a diagonal matrix of order n − 1. If det L ≠0 then
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where ( L /Λ) = −
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, as in (10), and Λ −1 = diag
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.
Proof . Apply the identity (8) to the matrix L , we have
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The Schur complement of Λ in L is ( L /Λ), in (10) showed that ( L /Λ) is a scalar. Then
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Immediately, we have the following corollaries.
Corollary 3.6. Let L be a Leslie matrix defined in Corollary 3.2. If det L ≠ 0 then
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where ( L /Λ) = − an .
Corollary 3.7. Let C be a doubly companion matrix defined in Corollary 3.3. If det C ≠ 0 then
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where
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Corollary 3.8. Let C be a companion matrix defined in Corollary 3.4. If det C ≠ 0 then
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4. Explicit Minimum Polynomial of Doubly Leslie Matrix
The author in [12 , Theorem 33] asserted that, the doubly companion matrix is nonderogatory. Now, we wish to show that any doubly Leslie matrix L in (3) is similar to a companion matrix, that is, it is a nonderogatory.
Theorem 4.1. The doubly Leslie matrix matrix L defined in (3) is nonderogatory and the characteristic polynomial and the explicit minimum polynomial is
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where c 1 = a 1 , c i = ai
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sk , and d 1 = b 1 , di = bi
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sk , for i = 2, 3, . . . , n .
Proof . Let
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Firstly to show that L is similar to a doubly companion matrix.
By a similarity transformation with a diagonal matrix
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L can be transformed to a doubly companion matrix,
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For convenient, let us denote the doubly companion matrix D −1 L D by
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where c 1 = a 1 , ci = ai
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sk , and d 1 = b 1 , di = bi
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sk , for i = 2, 3, . . . , n .
Let J be the backward identity matrix of order n × n (or reversal matrix of order n × n ), J (= J −1 ), which showing that
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To show that the matrix Γ is similar to a companion matrix. We shall prove by explicit construction the existence of an invertible matrix M such that M −1 Γ M is a companion matrix. Now, chosen a matrix M of size n × n ,
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Then M is nonsingular matrix. In fact the matrix M is an lower triangular Toeplitz matrix with diagonal-constant 1, and
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where e 1 = [ 1 0 . . . 0 ] T
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n is the unit column vector.
Computation shows that
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where
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The matrix
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is the desired companion matrix. Then, we have the doubly Leslie matrix L is similar to the companion matrix C . By Theorem 1.3, the characteristic polynomial ∆ L ( x ) equal to the minimum polynomial m L ( x ), we have
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That is
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5. Explicit Eigenvector Formula of Doubly Leslie Matrix
Now analogous as eigenvector of a companion matrix in [2 ,pp. 630–631] and in [10 , p.6], we obtain.
Theorem 5.1. Let λ be an eigenvalue of a doubly Leslie matrix L defined in (3). Then
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is an eigenvector of L corresponding to the eigenvalue λ, where d 1 = b 1 , di = bi
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sk , for i = 2, 3, . . . , n .
Proof . From Theorem 4.1, L is similar to the companion matrix C as in (14). Then they have the same eigenvalues in common. Let λ be an eigenvalue of L , then λ also an eigenvalue of C . Since λ is a root of the characteristic polynomial ∆ L ( x ), we have
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From (13), we have,
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Therefore
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Then, we put a vector u = [1 λ · · · λ n−2 λ n−1 ] T . We must show that this vector u is an eigenvector of C corresponding to the eigenvalue λ . Form equation (14), C = ( DJM ) −1 L ( DJM ), we have
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it is easy to see that the first component in the vector u cannot be zero, the vector u is not a zero-vector, it is an eigenvector of C corresponding to λ .
Since ( DJM ) −1 L ( DJM ) = C . Theorem 1.2 asserted that ( DJM ) u is an eigenvector of L corresponding to the eigenvalue λ . Hence, the explicit form of an eigenvector corresponding to an eigenvalue λ of the matrix L is
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that is
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it is easy to see that the last component in the vector v cannot be zero, which proves the assertion. ΍
The following corollaries are particular case of Theorem 5.1.
If b 1 = b 2 = · · · = bn = 0, then the matrix become a Leslie matrix, we have the following corollary.
Corollary 5.2. Let λ be an eigenvalue of a Leslie matrix L defined in Corollary 3.2. Then
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is an eigenvector of L corresponding to the eigenvalue λ. A nonzero scalar multiple of v namely
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is also an eigenvector of L corresponding to the eigenvalue λ .
If s 1 = s 2 = · · · = sn = 1, then we have the following corollary, as in [13 , pp. 270–272].
Corollary 5.3. Let λ be an eigenvalue of a doubly companion matrix C defined in Corollary 3.3. Then
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is an eigenvector of C corresponding to the eigenvalue λ .
Corollary 5.4. Let λ be an eigenvalue of a companion matrix C defined in Corollary 3.4. Then
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is an eigenvector of C corresponding to the eigenvalue λ .
6. Conclusion
The doubly Leslie matrix is a nonderogatory matrix. This paper has explored a special form of a Schur complement to obtained the determinant, inverse, and explicit eigenvector formulas of the doubly Leslie matrix which is the generalized forms of the Leslie matrix. It is also a generalized form of the doubly companion matrix, and the companion matrix, respectively.
Acknowledgements
The author is very grateful to the anonymous referees for their comments and suggestions, which inspired the improvement of the manuscript. This work was supported by Naresuan University.
BIO
Wiwat Wanicharpichat received M.Ed.(in Mathematics) from Srinaharinwirot University. Since 1976 he has been at Naresuan University. In February of 1996, he received a associate professor from Naresuan University Committee. His research interests include linear algebra, matrix analysis and theory of ring.
Department of Mathematics, Faculty of Science, Naresuan University, Phitsanulok 65000, Thailand.
e-mail: wiwatw@nu.ac.th
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