Vikraman Arvind, Pushkar Joglekar

We study the \emph{noncommutative rank} problem, $\NCRANK$, of computing the rank of matrices with linear entries in $n$ noncommuting variables and the problem of \emph{noncommutative Rational Identity Testing}, $\RIT$, which is to decide if a given rational formula in $n$ noncommuting variables is zero on its domain of definition.

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