## Linear Transformation Question.

Hi,
I'm having trouble with part two of this question. If anyone can help me out with this I would appreciate it. Thanks,
Mike
Attached Thumbnails

 PhysOrg.com science news on PhysOrg.com >> New language discovery reveals linguistic insights>> US official: Solar plane to help ground energy use (Update)>> Four microphones, computer algorithm enough to produce 3-D model of simple, convex room

 Quote by mslodyczka Hi, I'm having trouble with part two of this question. If anyone can help me out with this I would appreciate it. Thanks, Mike

Some suggetions:

Understand why not all matrices are diagonalizable.

Let's assume this one is and let's call it A (i.e., A is the
representation of linear map T relative to standard basis E).

Let diagonal matrix D represent T relative to basis B.

Task: Find S such that D = S^-1AS. The columns of S are
the members of B. Done.

(Note This is an equivalence relation on matrices.
Matrices A and D are *similar*.
This should give some guidance in answering question iii.)

How to find S?
Write out the characteristic polynomial equation for A.
Solve it. The roots are key. The vectors associated with
these roots will make up the columns of S.

 Similar discussions for: Linear Transformation Question. Thread Forum Replies Calculus & Beyond Homework 0 Calculus & Beyond Homework 3 Linear & Abstract Algebra 3 Linear & Abstract Algebra 1 Introductory Physics Homework 2