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### Finding the sparsest solution to a system of linear equations

Consider the problem $\text{MAX-LIN}(R)$ of maximizing the number of satisfied linear equations over some ring $R$, which is often NP-hard, for example in the case $R=\mathbb{Z}$ Take an instance of ...
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### Reducing the bandwidth of non-symmetric matrix

The following article discusses various approaches to reducing the bandwidth of unsymmetric matrices. J.K. Reid, J. A. Scott: Reducing the total bandwidth of a sparse unsymmetric matrix, SIAM Journal ...
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### Complexity of $\{0,\pm1\}$ determinant in sparse cases?

Depends how you feel about the exponent of matrix multiplication, as this would come very close to showing $\omega=2$. If the answer to your question were positive, then you could compute the ...

### Finding the sparsest solution to a system of linear equations

The problem is NP-complete, by reduction from the following problem: Given an $m\times n$ matrix $A$ with integer entries and an integer vector $b$ with $n$ entries, does there exist a 0-1 vector $x$ ...

### Finding the sparsest solution to a system of linear equations

This problem is hard, in various settings. As stated in the other answers to this question, the problem is NP-complete over the integers. In signal processing, the matrix and the vectors have ...
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### Checking properties of matrices

The Faddeev-Leverrier algorithm seems to be a good start to answer your question, since it reduces the computation of $\alpha_k$ to matrix multiplications and traces. It runs in polynomial time (even ...

### Finding the sparsest solution to a system of linear equations

This is called the Sparsest Solution Vector problem, and it is indeed NP-hard.
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### Problem conditions to use Laplacian solvers

It's a good question. You can use a Laplacian solver if $A$ is symmetric and diagonally semi-dominant (SDD). This is the subject of Theorem 9.2 in your reference book from Vishnoi. A good exposition ...