Strict Positivity of Operators and Inflated Schur Products


  •  Ching-Yun Suen    

Abstract

In this paper we provide a characterization of strictly positive matrices of operators and a factorization of their inverses. Consequently, we provide a test of strict positivity of matrices in . We give equivalent conditions for the inequality . We prove a theorem involving inflated Schur products [4, P. 153] of positive matrices of operators with invertible elements in the main diagonal which extends the results [3, P. 479, Theorem 7.5.3 (b), (c)]. We also discuss strictly completely positive linear maps in the paper.



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  • Issn(Print): 1916-9795
  • Issn(Onlne): 1916-9809
  • Started: 2009
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