Robustness and perturbations of minimal bases II: The case with given row degrees Articles uri icon

publication date

  • September 2019

start page

  • 268

end page

  • 300


  • 576

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0024-3795

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-1856


  • This paper studies generic and perturbation properties inside the linear space of m ×(m +n) polynomial matrices whose rows have degrees bounded by a given list d1, ..., dmof natural numbers, which in the particular case d1=···=dm=dis just the set of m ×(m +n) polynomial matrices with degree at most d. Thus, the results in this paper extend to a much more general setting the results recently obtained in [29]only for polynomial matrices with degree at most d. Surprisingly, most of the properties proved in [29], as well as their proofs, remain to a large extent unchanged in this general setting of row degrees bounded by a list that can be arbitrarily inhomogeneous provided the well-known Sylvester matrices of polynomial matrices are replaced by the new trimmed Sylvester matrices introduced in this paper. The following results are presented, among many others, in this work: (1) generically the polynomial matrices in the considered set are minimal bases with their row degrees exactly equal to d1, ..., dm, and with right minimal indices differing at most by one and having a sum equal to ∑mi=1di, and (2), under perturbations, these generic minimal bases are robust and their dual minimal bases can be chosen to vary smoothly.


  • Mathematics


  • dual minimal bases; genericity; minimal indices; perturbation theory; polynomial matrices; robustness