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Linear Algebra: Orthogonal matrices

  1. Sep 17, 2011 #1
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    A matrix M has an inverse iff it is of full column and row rank, and row rank = column rank. Since any orthogonal matrix has full column rank, does that imply that non-singular matrices are orthogonal as well?

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  3. Sep 17, 2011 #2

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    No, we have that orthogonal => full column rank. But we don't have the converse. There are non-singular matrices which are not orthogonal.
     
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