Block Diagonal Matrix and Similarity Transformation

Answers and Replies

  • #2
jasonRF
Science Advisor
Gold Member
1,402
469
Some matrices cannot be diagonalized. In such cases the "best" you can do is to make them block-diagonal; in linear algebra this is called the Jordan Form. To me it looks like this is what the notes are talking about.

EDIT: right after posting, I remembered that the Jordan form has upper-triangular blocks, so the notes are not doing that...

Jason
 

Related Threads on Block Diagonal Matrix and Similarity Transformation

Replies
8
Views
6K
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
2K
Replies
1
Views
13K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
2
Views
4K
  • Last Post
Replies
3
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
1
Views
1K
Replies
3
Views
5K
Replies
1
Views
2K
Replies
1
Views
3K
Top