Tight bounds on Lyapunov rank

The Lyapunov rank of a cone is the number of independent equations obtainable from an analogue of the complementary slackness condition in cone programming problems, and more equations are generally thought to be better. Bounding the Lyapunov rank of a proper cone in R^n from above is an open problem. Gowda and Tao gave an … Read more

Lyapunov rank of polyhedral positive operators

If K is a closed convex cone and if L is a linear operator having L(K) a subset of K, then L is a positive operator on K and L preserves inequality with respect to K. The set of all positive operators on K is denoted by pi(K). If J is the dual of K, … Read more

The Lyapunov rank of an improper cone

Let K be a closed convex cone with dual K^* in a finite-dimensional real inner-product space V. The complementarity set of K is C(K) = { (x, s) in K × K^* | = 0 }. We say that a linear transformation L : V -> V is Lyapunov-like on K if = 0 for all (x, … Read more

On the irreducibility, Lyapunov rank, and automorphisms of speical Bishop-Phelps cones

Motivated by optimization considerations, we consider special Bishop-Phelps cones in R^n which are of the form {(t,x): t \geq ||x||} for some norm on R^(n-1). We show that for n bigger than 2, such cones are always irreducible. De fining the Lyapunov rank of a proper cone K as the dimension of the Lie algebra of … Read more