On the Cayley transform of positivity classes of matrices


The Cayley transform of A, F = (I+A)−1 (I−A), is studied when A is a P -matrix, an M -matrix, an inverse M-matrix, a positive definite matrix, or a totally nonnegative matrix. Given a matrix A in each of these positivity classes and using the fact that the Cayley transform is an involution, properties of the ensuing factorization A = (I+F )−1 (I−F ) are… (More)