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Trace of a matrix equals sum of its determinants?

by samspotting
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samspotting
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Feb8-09, 03:42 PM
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If a matrix is diagonalizable, how does its trace equal the sum of its eigenvalues?

I can't find a proof for this anywhere.
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Feb8-09, 03:43 PM
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What is the trace of a diagonal matrix? What are the algebraic properties of trace?
samspotting
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Feb9-09, 08:44 AM
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Ah I see, the trace is similarity invariant. thanks


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