The characteristic polynomial P_A(x_0, . . . , x_r) of an r-tuple A := (A_1, . . ., A_r) of n imes n-matrices is defined as P_A(x_0, . . . , x_r) := det(x_0 I + x_1 A_1 + . . . + x_r A_r). We show that if r ≥ 3 and A := (A_1, . . . , A_r) is an r-tuple of n imes n-matrices in general position, then up to conjugacy, there are only finitely many r-tuples A' := (A_1', dots, A_r') such that p_A = p_{A'}. Equivalently, the locus of determinantal hypersurfaces of degree n in P^r is irreducible of dimension (r-1)n^2 + 1.

The characteristic polynomial PA(x0,⋯,xr) of an r-tuple A:= (A1,⋯, Ar) of n×n-ma-trices is defined as PA(x0,⋯,xr):= det(x0I + x1A1 + ··· + xrAr). We show that if r ≥ 3 and A:= (A1,⋯, Ar) is an r-tuple of n × n-matrices in general position, then up to conjugacy, there are only finitely many r-tuples A′:= (A′1,⋯, A′r) such that pA = pA′. Equivalently, the locus of determinantal hypersurfaces of degree n in Pr is irreducible of dimension (r - 1)n2 + 1.

### On the dimension of the locus of determinantal hypersurfaces

#### Abstract

The characteristic polynomial PA(x0,⋯,xr) of an r-tuple A:= (A1,⋯, Ar) of n×n-ma-trices is defined as PA(x0,⋯,xr):= det(x0I + x1A1 + ··· + xrAr). We show that if r ≥ 3 and A:= (A1,⋯, Ar) is an r-tuple of n × n-matrices in general position, then up to conjugacy, there are only finitely many r-tuples A′:= (A′1,⋯, A′r) such that pA = pA′. Equivalently, the locus of determinantal hypersurfaces of degree n in Pr is irreducible of dimension (r - 1)n2 + 1.
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2017
Settore MAT/03 - Geometria
Determinantal hypersurface; Matrix invariant; Q-binomial coefficient;
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