Let's have hermitian matrix A. Then these three conditions are equivalent:(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

1) A is positively definite

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\forall x \in \mathbb{C}^{n} \ {0} : x^{H}Ax > 0

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2) All eigenvalues of A are positive

3) There exists regular matrix U such that

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A = U^{H}U

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Proof:

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2) \Rightarrow 3)

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A is hermitian => [itex]\exists[/itex] unitary matrix R such that

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A = R^{H}DR

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where D is diagonal matrix.

This is what I don't understand - we know that if A is hermitian, there exists R unitary such that

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R^{-1}AR = D \mbox{ diagonal \\}

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AR = RD

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A = RDR^{-1}

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And because R is unitary

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R^{-1} = R^{H}

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A = RDR^{H}

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This isn't imho equivalent to

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A = R^{H}DR

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is it?

Thank you.

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# Equivalent conditions for hermitian matrix

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