By Kazuo Murota

A matroid is an summary mathematical constitution that captures combinatorial homes of matrices. This ebook deals a different creation to matroid thought, emphasizing motivations from matrix thought and functions to structures analysis.

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14, the ﬁnest block-triangular decomposition using two permutation matrices is given by R1 Pr APc = R2 R3 R4 R5 C1 C2 4 6 5 4 a44 a46 a41 6 a64 a66 2 a25 1 5 3 C3 C4 C5 2 1 3 a63 a22 a12 . 16) a13 a51 a53 a33 This consists of ﬁve blocks (R1 , C1 ) = ({4 , 6 }, {4, 6}), (R2 , C2 ) = ({2 }, {5}), (R3 , C3 ) = ({1 }, {2}), (R4 , C4 ) = ({5 }, {1}), (R5 , C5 ) = ({3 }, {3}) with ✷ partial order C1 C2 C3 C5 , C4 C5 . 42 2. 16. The two kinds of decompositions above are closely related as follows, and this fact seems to cause complications and confusions in the literature.

I,j A simplest way is to apply “Algorithm D” repeatedly to the whole matrix A and all the submatrices of order n − 1 (which are n2 in number) to obtain degs det A and degs ((i, j)-cofactor of A) for all (i, j). This naive method already gives a polynomial-time algorithm for ν(A), though an improvement for eﬃciency is possible. 10), the second coeﬃcient matrix of our electrical network. We regard it as a mixed polynomial matrix A(2) (s) = Q(2) (s) + T (2) (s) with Q(2) (s) = T (2) (s) = 1 2 3 4 5 ξ ξ ξ ξ ξ η1 η2 η3 η4 η5 ξ1 ξ2 ξ3 ξ4 ξ5 1 −1 0 0 −1 0 0 0 0 0 −1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 −1−1 0 −1 0 0 1 1 0 −1 , 0 0 −1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 −1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 −1 0 0 0 0 R1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 −1 0 0 0 0 R2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 −1 0 0 0 0 sL 0 0 0 0 0 −1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 η1 η2 η3 η4 η5 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 sC under the assumption that R1 , R2 , L, and C are independent parameters.

1) We denote by aj the column vector of A at column j ∈ C. For the submatrix A[R, J1 ∩ J2 ], take a column basis, say {aj | j ∈ B12 }, where B12 ⊆ J1 ∩ J2 and |B12 | = ρ(J1 ∩ J2 ). It is possible to make a column basis of A[R, J1 ] by adding some vectors from among {aj | j ∈ J1 \ J2 } to the already chosen set {aj | j ∈ B12 }. Let {aj | j ∈ B1 } be the added vectors, where B1 ⊆ J1 \ J2 and |B12 | + |B1 | = ρ(J1 ). Similarly, we can make a column basis of A[R, J1 ∪ J2 ] by augmenting {aj | j ∈ B12 ∪ B1 } with some vectors of {aj | j ∈ J2 \ J1 }.