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Kurdyka, Krzysztof; Paunescu, Laurentiu
Nuij type pencils of hyperbolic polynomials
Nuij's theorem states that if a polynomial $p\in \mathbb{R}[z]$ is hyperbolic (i.e. has only real roots) then $p+sp'$ is also hyperbolic for any $s\in \mathbb{R}$. We study other perturbations of hyperbolic polynomials of the form $p_a(z,s): =p(z) +\sum_{k=1}^d a_ks^kp^{(k)}(z)$. We give a full characterization of those $a= (a_1, \dots, a_d) \in \mathbb{R}^d$ for which $p_a(z,s)$ is a pencil of hyperbolic polynomials. We give also a full characterization of those $a= (a_1, \dots, a_d) \in \mathbb{R}^d$ for which the associated families $p_a(z,s)$ admit universal determinantal representations. In fact we show that all these sequences come from special symmetric Toeplitz matrices.

Keywords:hyperbolic polynomial, stable polynomial, determinantal representa- tion, symmetric Toeplitz matrix
Categories:15A15, 30C10, 47A56

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