2015 Volume 69 Issue 1 Pages 11-48
In this paper, we realize any homogeneous cone by assembling uniquely determined subcones. These subcones are realized in the cones of positive-definite real symmetric matrices of minimal possible sizes. The subcones are found through the oriented graphs drawn by using the data of the given homogeneous cones. We also exhibit several interesting examples of our realizations of homogeneous cones. These are of rank 5, of dimension 19, of dimension 11 of continuously many inequivalent homogeneous cones, and some of the low-dimensional homogeneous cones.