By Dullerud G.E., Paganini F.

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6 7 6 7 . 7 when n < m. 4 5 when n > m, or 6 . 4 nn 5 0 0 mm 0 0 The rst p non negative scalars kk are called the singular values of the matrix A, and are denoted by the ordered set 1 : : : p , where k = kk . As we already saw in the proof, the decomposition of the theorem immediately gives us that A A = V ( )V and AA = U ( )U which are singular value decompositions of A A and AA . But since V = V ;1 and U = U ;1 it follows that these are also the diagonalizations of the matrices. We see 2 2 2 1 2 p 0 are exactly the p largest eigenvalues of A A and AA the remaining eigenvalues of either matrix are all necessarily equal to zero.

Given Q 2 H n , we say it is positive de nite, denoted Q > 0, if x Qx > 0 for all nonzero x 2 C n . Similarly Q is positive semide nite, denoted Q 0, if the inequality is nonstrict and negative de nite and negative semide nite are similarly de ned. If a matrix is not positive or negative semide nite, then it is inde nite. 44 1. Preliminaries in Finite Dimensional Space The following properties of positive matrices follow directly from the de nition, and are left as exercises: If Q > 0 and A 2 C n n , then A QA 0.

3 to visualize Q and its convex hull. 3. Convex and nonconvex sets A linear mapping F : V ! R is called a (linear) functional. If it is not identical to zero (a standing assumption from now on), then it is always surjective namely for xed a 2 R the equation F (v) = a always has a solution in the variable v 2 V . Also if v1 satis es F (v1 ) = a, all solutions to the equation are given by v = v1 + v0 where v0 2 ker F: Thus we can view this set of solutions as the kernel subspace shifted away from the origin.