# On the Rellich eigendecomposition of para-Hermitian matrices and the sign characteristics of ⁎-palindromic matrix polynomials

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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä

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2023-09-01

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27

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1-27

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Linear Algebra and Its Applications, Volume 672

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We study the eigendecompositions of para-Hermitian matrices H(z), that is, matrix-valued functions that are analytic and Hermitian on the unit circle S1⊂C. In particular, we fill existing gaps in the literature and prove the existence of a decomposition H(z)=U(z)D(z)U(z)P where, for all z∈S1, U(z) is unitary, U(z)P=U(z)⁎ is its conjugate transpose, and D(z) is real diagonal; moreover, U(z) and D(z) are analytic functions of w=z1/N for some positive integer N, and U(z)P is the so-called para-Hermitian conjugate of U(z). This generalizes the celebrated theorem of Rellich for matrix-valued functions that are analytic and Hermitian on the real line. We also show that there exists a decomposition H(z)=V(z)C(z)V(z)P where C(z) is pseudo-circulant, V(z) is unitary and both are analytic in z. We argue that, in fact, a version of Rellich's theorem can be stated for matrix-valued function that are analytic and Hermitian on any line or any circle on the complex plane. Moreover, we extend these results to para-Hermitian matrices whose entries are Puiseux series (that is, on the unit circle they are analytic in w but possibly not in z). Finally, we discuss the implications of our results on the singular value decomposition of a matrix whose entries are S1-analytic functions of w, and on the sign characteristics associated with unimodular eigenvalues of ⁎-palindromic matrix polynomials.##### Description

Funding Information: Giovanni Barbarino is supported by the Alfred Kordelinin Säätiö Grant No. 210122 . Vanni Noferini is supported by an Academy of Finland grant (Suomen Akatemian päätos 331240 ). Publisher Copyright: © 2023 The Author(s)

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Analytic eigendecomposition, Palindromic matrix polynomial, Para-Hermitian, Para-unitary, Rellich's theorem, Sign characteristic

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Barbarino, G & Noferini, V 2023, ' On the Rellich eigendecomposition of para-Hermitian matrices and the sign characteristics of ⁎-palindromic matrix polynomials ', Linear Algebra and Its Applications, vol. 672, pp. 1-27 . https://doi.org/10.1016/j.laa.2023.04.022