Vanni Noferini*

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We revisit the concept of a minimal basis through the lens of the theory of modules over a commutative ring R. We first review the conditions for the existence of a basis for submodules of Rn where R is a Bézout domain. Then, we define the concept of invertible basis of a submodule of Rn, and when R is an elementary divisor domain, we link it to the Main Theorem of G. D. Forney Jr. [SIAM J. Control, 13:493–520, 1975]. Over an elementary divisor domain, the submodules admitting an invertible basis are precisely the free pure submodules of Rn . As an application, we let Ω ⊆ C be either a connected compact set or a connected open set, and we specialize to R = A(Ω), the ring of functions that are analytic on Ω. We show that, for any matrix A(z) ∈ A(Ω)m×n, ker A(z) ∩ A(Ω)n is a free A(Ω)-module and admits an invertible basis, or equivalently a basis that is full rank upon evaluation at any λ ∈ Ω. Finally, given λ ∈ Ω, we use invertible bases to define and study maximal sets of root vectors at λ for A(z). This in particular allows us to define eigenvectors also for analytic matrices that do not have full column rank.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-13
Number of pages13
JournalElectronic Journal of Linear Algebra
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jan 2024
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed


  • Analytic function
  • Eigenvector
  • Free module
  • Invertible basis
  • Maximal set
  • Minimal basis
  • Pure submodule
  • Root vector


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