Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn Institut für Informatik
Abteilung V

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Some Computational Problems in Linear Algebra as Hard as Matrix Multiplication
Peter Buergnisser, Marek Karpinski, Thomas Lickteig
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We define the complexity of a computational problem given by a relation using the model of a computation tree with Ostrowski complexity measure. To a sequence of problems we assign an exponent similar as for matrix multiplication. For the complexity of the following computational problems in linear algebra \begin{itemize} \item $KER_n$: Compute a basis of the kernel for a given $n \times n$--matrix. \item $OGB_n$: Find an invertible matrix that transforms a given symmetric $n \times n$--matrix to diagonal form. \item $SPR_n$: Find a sparse representation of a given $n \times n$--matrix. \end{itemize} we prove relative lower bounds of the form $aM_n - b$ and absolute lower bounds $dn^2$, where $M_n$ denotes the complexity of matrix multiplication and $a,b,d$ are suitably chosen constants. We show that the exponent of the problem sequences $KER,\;OGB,\;SPR$ is the same as the exponent $\omega$ of matrix multiplication.

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