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Symmetries of the Feinberg-Zee random hopping matrix

Hagger, R. (2015) Symmetries of the Feinberg-Zee random hopping matrix. Random Matrices: Theory and Applications, 4 (4). 1550016. ISSN 2010-3271

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We study the symmetries of the spectrum of the Feinberg-Zee Random Hopping Matrix. Chandler-Wilde and Davies proved that the spectrum of the Feinberg-Zee Random Hopping Matrix is invariant under taking square roots, which implied that the unit disk is contained in the spectrum (a result already obtained slightly earlier by Chandler-Wilde, Chonchaiya and Lindner). In a similar approach we show that there is an infinite sequence of symmetries at least in the periodic part of the spectrum (which is conjectured to be dense). Using these symmetries, we can exploit a considerably larger part of the spectrum than the unit disk. As a further consequence we find an infinite sequence of Julia sets contained in the spectrum. These facts may serve as a part of an explanation of the seemingly fractal-like behaviour of the boundary.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Science > School of Mathematical, Physical and Computational Sciences > Department of Mathematics and Statistics
ID Code:84017
Publisher:World Scientific


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