Linear transformations of tropical matrices preserving the cyclicity index

Alexander Guterman*, Elena Kreines, Carsten Thomassen

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We combine matrix theory and graph theory methods to give a complete characterization of the surjective linear transformations of tropical matrices that preserve the cyclicity index. We show that there are non-surjective linear transformations that preserve the cyclicity index and we leave it open to characterize those.

Original languageEnglish
JournalSpecial Matrices
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)112-118
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021

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  • Cyclicity index
  • Linear preservers
  • Tropical linear algebra


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