Equations for Lower Bounds on Border Rank Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • We present new methods for determining polynomials in the ideal of the variety of bilinear maps of border rank at most r. We apply these methods to several cases including the case r=6 in the space of bilinear maps. This space of bilinear maps includes the matrix multiplication operator M2 for 2×2 matrices. We show that these newly obtained polynomials do not vanish on the matrix multiplication operator M2, which gives a new proof that the border rank of the multiplication of 2×2 matrices is seven. Other examples are considered along with an explanation of how to implement the methods. © 2013 Copyright Taylor and Francis Group, LLC.

author list (cited authors)

  • Hauenstein, J. D., Ikenmeyer, C., & Landsberg, J. M.

citation count

  • 13

publication date

  • October 2013