The finiteness conjecture for 3 × 3 binary matrices

TitleThe finiteness conjecture for 3 × 3 binary matrices
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2022
AuthorsMejstrik, T
JournalDolomites Research Notes on Approximation
Date Published12/2022
PublisherPadova University Press
Place PublishedPadova, IT
ISSN Number2035-6803

The invariant polytope algorithm was a breakthrough in the joint spectral radius computation, allowing to find the exact value of the joint spectral radius for most matrix families [7, 8]. This algorithm found many applications in problems of functional analysis, approximation theory, combinatorics, etc.. In this paper we propose a modification of the invariant polytope algorithm enlarging the class of problems to which it is applicable. Precisely, we introduce mixed numeric and symbolic computations. A further minor modification of augmenting the input set with additional matrices speeds up the algorithm in certain cases. With this modifications we are able to automatically prove the finiteness conjecture for all pairs of binary 3 × 3 matrices and sign 2 × 2 matrices.