Computation of Minimal Projections and Extensions Academic Article uri icon


  • 2016 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. The determination of minimal projections is examined from an optimization theory viewpoint. It is first shown how to transform the problem into a linear program for the coordinate spaces and. It is then shown how to transform the problem into a linear program for the matrix spaces and. The procedure is exploited to experimentally determine minimal projections onto various matrix subspaces. Moreover, a fully theoretical determination of minimal projections into zero-trace matrices is proposed when the matrix norm is unitarily invariant. Next, for polynomial spaces it is shown how to approximate the problem by a linear program or by a semidefinite program using techniques from robust optimization. It allows us to tabulate the relative projection constants of several polynomial subspaces. The article finishes by illustrating that the underlying method also applies to the determination of minimal extensions rather than merely minimal projections.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Foucart, S.

citation count

  • 4

complete list of authors

  • Foucart, Simon

publication date

  • February 2016