On the successive supersymmetric rank-1 decomposition of higher-order supersymmetric tensors

Yiju Wang, Liqun Qi

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In this paper, a successive supersymmetric rank-1 decomposition of a real higher-order supersymmetric tensor is considered. To obtain such a decomposition, we design a greedy method based on iteratively computing the best supersymmetric rank-1 approximation of the residual tensors. We further show that a supersymmetric canonical decomposition could be obtained when the method is applied to an orthogonally diagonalizable supersymmetric tensor, and in particular, when the order is 2, this method generates the eigenvalue decomposition for symmetric matrices. Details of the algorithm designed and the numerical results are reported in this paper.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)503-519
Number of pages17
JournalNumerical Linear Algebra with Applications
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2007


  • Decomposition
  • Higher-order tensors
  • Rank-1 tensors
  • Supersymmetry

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Algebra and Number Theory
  • Applied Mathematics

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