Higher numerical ranges of matrix polynomials

Document Type : Research Paper


Department of Pure Mathematics, Faculty of Mathematics and Computer, Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran.


 Let $P(\lambda)$ be an $n$-square complex matrix polynomial, and $1 \leq k \leq n$ be a positive integer. In this paper, some algebraic and geometrical properties of the $k$-numerical range of $P(\lambda)$ are investigated. In particular, the relationship between the $k$-numerical range of $P(\lambda)$ and the $k$-numerical range of its companion linearization is stated. Moreover, the $k$-numerical range of the basic $A$-factor block circulant matrix, which is the block companion matrix of the matrix polynomial $P(\lambda) = \lambda ^m I_n - A$, is studied.


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