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47 Assume that U is nonnegative and it satisfies the domination principle. Then, the following are equivalent: (i) U is nonsingular; (ii) there is not a column of zeroes and no two rows of U are proportional; (iii) no two columns of U are proportional. Notice that if U satisfies the CMP, then the column j of U is zero if and only if Ujj D 0. So the condition of not having a column of zeroes is equivalent to have a positive diagonal. The same property holds for U that satisfies the domination principle (use that DU satisfies the CMP for some nonsingular diagonal matrix D).

For n D 2, we have that U has the form Â Ã ab U D ; cd where 0 < c Ä a; 0 < b Ä d , because U is a column diagonally dominant matrix. Hence, U is singular if and only if ad bc D 0, which implies that c D a; b D d , showing in this case the rows of U are equal and the columns are proportional. Now, we perform the inductive step. ii/ are equivalent for matrices with size at most n 1 for n 3 and we show the equivalence for any matrix U > 0 that satisfies CMP of size n. For the inductive step, we consider two different situations.

50 Let K D fi0 g and L ¤ ; be disjoint subsets of IN. Consider I D IN n L and assume that Q D PII satisfies that I Q is nonsingular. I Q/ 1 the potential associated with Q. 13) Proof By definition v takes the value 1 at K and 0 at L. K [L/. I Q/ D I and that P is reversible. Indeed, for any i different from i0 we have U i0 i D X Ui0 j Qji D j 2I D X Ui0 j Pji D j 2I i U i0 i0 i0 X X U i0 j j 2I i Pij D i U i0 i0 X i0 j 2I j Pij vj Pij vj ; j 2INWi j where in the last equality we have used the fact that v is zero on L.