Wood, J., Rogers, E. and Owens, D.H.
The primeness degree of an nD polynomial matrix.
36th IEEE Conference on Decision and Control
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Primeness of nD polynomial matrices is of fundamental importance in multidimensional systems theory. In this paper we define a quantity which describes the ``amount of primeness'' of a matrix and identify it as the concept of grade in commutative algebra. This enables us to produce a theory which unifies many existing results, such as the Bezout identities and complementation laws, while placing them on a firm algebraic footing. We also present applications to autonomous systems, behavioural minimality of regular systems, and transfer matrix factorization.
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