# The quasi principal rank characteristic sequence

3 Nov 2017Shaun M. FallatXavier Martínez-Rivera

A minor of a matrix is quasi-principal if it is a principal or an almost-principal minor. The quasi principal rank characteristic sequence (qpr-sequence) of an $n\times n$ symmetric matrix is introduced, which is defined as $q_1 q_2 \cdots q_n$, where $q_k$ is $\tt A$, $\tt S$, or $\tt N$, according as all, some but not all, or none of its quasi-principal minors of order $k$ are nonzero... (read more)

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