I Block Diagonal Matrix and Similarity Transformation

jasonRF

Science Advisor
Gold Member
1,222
268
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
 

Want to reply to this thread?

"Block Diagonal Matrix and Similarity Transformation" You must log in or register to reply here.

Related Threads for: Block Diagonal Matrix and Similarity Transformation

Replies
3
Views
2K
Replies
1
Views
12K
  • Posted
Replies
2
Views
2K
Replies
2
Views
3K

Physics Forums Values

We Value Quality
• Topics based on mainstream science
• Proper English grammar and spelling
We Value Civility
• Positive and compassionate attitudes
• Patience while debating
We Value Productivity
• Disciplined to remain on-topic
• Recognition of own weaknesses
• Solo and co-op problem solving
Top