Some criteria for identifying strong \(\mathcal {H}\)-tensors

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In this paper, we present some new criteria only depending on the elements of the given tensors for judging strong \(\mathcal {H}\)-tensors which cannot be identified by some existing criteria in Li et al. (J. Comput. Appl. Math. 255, 1–4, 2014) and Zhao et al. (Front. Math. China 11, 661–678, 2016). Some new necessary and sufficient conditions of strong \(\mathcal {H}\)-tensors are also provided. As an application, some sufficient conditions for identifying the positive definiteness of a class of multivariate forms are obtained. These facts are well illustrated by some numerical examples.


Strong \(\mathcal {H}\)-tensors Criteria Multivariate form Positive definiteness 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Mathematics and StatisticsLanzhou UniversityLanzhouPeople’s Republic of China

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