# CircularUnitaryMatrixDistribution

represents a circular unitary matrix distribution with matrix dimensions {n,n}.

# Details # Background & Context

• , also referred to as the circular unitary ensemble (CUE), represents a statistical distribution over the unitary complex matrices, namely complex square matrices satisfying , where denotes the conjugate transpose of and the identity matrix. The parameter n is called the dimension parameter of the distribution and may be any positive integer.
• Along with the circular symplectic and circular orthogonal matrix distributions (CircularSymplecticMatrixDistribution and CircularOrthogonalMatrixDistribution, respectively), the circular unitary matrix distribution was one of three so-called circle matrix ensembles originally devised by Freeman Dyson in 1962 as a tool to study quantum mechanics. Probabilistically, the circular unitary matrix distribution represents a uniform distribution over the unitary square matrices, while mathematically it is a so-called Haar measure on the unitary group . Matrix ensembles like the circular unitary matrix distribution are of considerable importance in the study of random matrix theory, as well as in various branches of physics and mathematics.
• RandomVariate can be used to give one or more machine- or arbitrary-precision (the latter via the WorkingPrecision option) pseudorandom variates from a circular unitary matrix distribution, and the mean, median, variance, raw moments and central moments of a collection of such variates may then be computed using Mean, Median, Variance, Moment and CentralMoment, respectively. Distributed[A,CircularUnitaryMatrixDistribution[n]], written more concisely as ACircularUnitaryMatrixDistribution[n], can be used to assert that a random matrix A is distributed according to a circular unitary matrix distribution. Such an assertion can then be used in functions such as MatrixPropertyDistribution.
• The trace, eigenvalues and norm of variates distributed according to circular unitary matrix distribution may be computed using Tr, Eigenvalues and Norm, respectively. Such variates may also be examined with MatrixFunction, MatrixPower, and real quantities related thereto, such as the real part (Re), imaginary part (Im) and complex argument (Arg), can be plotted using MatrixPlot.
• CircularUnitaryMatrixDistribution is related to a number of other distributions. As discussed above, it is qualitatively similar to other circular matrix distributions such as CircularQuaternionMatrixDistribution, CircularRealMatrixDistribution, CircularSymplecticMatrixDistribution and CircularOrthogonalMatrixDistribution. Originally, the circular matrix ensembles were derived as generalizations of the so-called Gaussian ensembles, and so CircularUnitaryMatrixDistribution is related to GaussianOrthogonalMatrixDistribution, GaussianSymplecticMatrixDistribution and GaussianUnitaryMatrixDistribution. CircularUnitaryMatrixDistribution is also related to MatrixNormalDistribution, MatrixTDistribution, WishartMatrixDistribution, InverseWishartMatrixDistribution, TracyWidomDistribution and WignerSemicircleDistribution.

# Examples

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## Basic Examples(2)

Generate a random CUE matrix:

 In:= Out= Verify that the matrix is unitary:

 In:= Out= Represent the eigenvalues of a random matrix by MatrixPropertyDistribution and sample from it:

 In:= Out= ## Properties & Relations(2)

Introduced in 2015
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