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1, we find that 1 B # = t 2 uv t . (u v) On the other hand, it is straightforward to verify that the Moore–Penrose inverse for B is given by B† = 1 vut . (ut u)(v t v) In particular, we see that B # = B † if and only if u is a scalar multiple of v. 5 The group inverse associated with an M-matrix In this section we outline some basic properties of the group inverse of a singular and irreducible M-matrix. 4. Recall that a square matrix T is stochastic provided that T is entrywise nonnegative and T 1 = 1, where 1 denotes an all ones vector of the appropriate order.

Let y(h) be a left Perron vector of A(h) normalised so that y(h)t x(h) = 1, in which case it also holds that y(h)t Q# (h) = 0. 18) by y(h)t we obtain y(h)t dx(h) dA(h) = −x(h)t Q# (h) x(h). 20) In the special case that the left and right Perron vectors of A(h) coincide on J (for example if A(h) is symmetric) then y(h) = z(h), showing that y(h)t dx(h) dh = 0. 18) yields that dx(h) dA(h) = Q# (h) x(h). dh dh Case 2: Here we assume that, in addition to z(h)t x(h) = 1, z(h) is a t x(h) = 0 and, once constant vector throughout J .

29) (recalling that = 1). 29), we compute the second derivative of r(h) explicitly. 2) we have dr(h) = dh n j=1 ∂r(h) da1,j (h) = ∂1,j dh n xj (h)y1 (h) j=1 da1,j (h) . 32) Group Inverses and Derivatives of Matrix Functions 43 Thus, the second derivative of r(h) can be computed as follows: d2 r(h) = dh2 n j=1 n da1,j (h) dh n k=1 ∂ 2 r(h) da1,k (h) ∂1,j ∂1,k dh 2 = j,k=1 ∂ r(h) da1,j (h) da1,k (h) . 2 to obtain our final representation for the second derivative of r(h): d2 r(h) dh2 n = # xj (h)yk (h)qk,1 (h) 2 j,k=1 da1,j (h) da1,k (h) .