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Maximum rank of powers of a matrix of a given pattern

Author: Svatopluk Poljak
Journal: Proc. Amer. Math. Soc. 106 (1989), 1137-1144
MSC: Primary 15A03; Secondary 05C20, 05C38
MathSciNet review: 963575
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Abstract: The pattern of a matrix is the structure of its zero and nonzero entries. For any prescribed pattern we determine the maximum possible rank of each power of a matrix with a given pattern. The approach is based on a combinatorial result that may be of some interest independently.

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