Proscribed normal decompositions of Euclidean Jordan algebras

Normal decomposition systems unify many results from convex matrix analysis regarding functions that are invariant with respect to a group of transformations—particularly those matrix functions that are unitarily-invariant and the affiliated permutation-invariant “spectral functions” that depend only on eigenvalues. Spectral functions extend in a natural way to Euclidean Jordan algebras, and several authors have studied … Read more