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Linear Maps which Preserve or Strongly Preserve Weak Majorization

Journal of Inequalities and Applications20082007:082910

Received: 8 July 2007

Accepted: 5 November 2007

Published: 6 February 2008


For , we say is weakly submajorized (weakly supermajorized) by , and write , if , where denotes the th component of the vector whose components are a decreasing (increasing) rearrangment of the components of . We characterize the linear maps that preserve (strongly preserve) one of the majorizations or .

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Mathematics, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman


© A. M. Hasani and M. A. Vali 2007

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