Matrix multiplication examples

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Permutations[edit | edit source]

Nimber multiplication table[edit | edit source]

Rdrdo.svg Walsh permutation; nimber multiplication; patterns

Walsh spectrum of Boolean functions[edit | edit source]

The Walsh spectrum of a Boolean function is the product of it's binary string representation and a Walsh matrix.

The Walsh spectrum of the Boolean function

Compare Figure 1 in Walsh Spectrum Computations Using Cayley Graphs
by W. J. Townsend and M. A. Thornton
Walsh spectra of 8 Boolean functions
in the same small equivalence class
(including the function in the file on the left)

The background pattern of white and red squares in the resulting matrix shows the binary Walsh spectra. In the following cases, they form binary Walsh matrices:

LDU decomposition of a Walsh matrix[edit | edit source]

LDU decomposition of the Walsh matrix of order 16

Positive numbers are green, the zero white, negatives red.
The ones in the lower and upper triangular matrices form Sierpinski triangles.
The entries of the diagonal matrix are from Gould's-Morse sequence.

Product of a Walsh matrix and Gould's-Morse sequence[edit | edit source]

Concider a Walsh matrix of order 2n
and a column vector with the first 2n values from Gould's sequence
with the signs distributed like the ones in Thue–Morse sequence sequence.

Their product always has the first 2n values from Sloane'sA048883 (like Gould's sequence, but with powers of 3 instead of 2)
and the signs are distributed like:

  • the zeros in Thue-Morse sequence for odd n
  • the ones in Thue-Morse sequence for even n
n = 8
n = 16

"n-ary Walsh matrices"[edit | edit source]

The product of matrices made of consecutive numbers in the n-based numeral system gives an "n-ary Walsh matrix" , when modulo n operations are used. In the following files the result for normal operations is shown in light gray numbers.

In each row and column, except the one with only zeros, there is an equal number of entries for the same value.

Binary Walsh matrix
white 0, red 1
"Ternary Walsh matrix"
white 0, green 1, red 2
"Balanced ternary Walsh matrix"
red −1, white 0, green 1

Quaternion group[edit | edit source]

The quaternion group can be defined via matrix multiplication in different ways:

Q. g. as a subgroup of SL(2,C)
Q. g. as a subgroup of SL(2,3)