Date of Award

Summer 8-3-2013

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Mathematics and Statistics

First Advisor

Marina Arav

Second Advisor

Hein van der Holst

Abstract

Given a sign pattern matrix M composed of two sub-patterns A and B connected by a 1-separation, we provide a formula that relates the minimum rank of M to the minimum rank of some small variations of A and B.

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