nLab totally positive matrix

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A matrix AA over the field of real numbers is totally positive (resp. totally nonnegative) if every minor (= determinant of any submatrix) is a positive (resp. nonnegative) real number. Total positivity implies a number of remarkable properties; for example all eigenvalues are distinct and positive. George Lusztig discovered that this classical total positivity is a related to more general total positivity phenomena in the theory of Lie groups and quantum groups.

  • George Lusztig, Total positivity in reductive groups, In: Brylinski, JL., Brylinski, R., Guillemin, V., Kac, V. (eds) Lie Theory and Geometry. Progress in Mathematics 123; Birkhäuser 1994 doi
  • cluster algebra
  • many lecture notes listed at a minicourse page on total positivity
  • M. Skandera, Introductory notes on total positivity, ps, June 2003.
  • Yuji Kodama, Lauren Williams, KP solitons and total positivity for the Grassmannian, arXiv:1106.0023
category: algebra

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