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## Main Question or Discussion Point

Trying to make sense of the following relation:

[itex]\sum log d_{j} = tr log(D)[/itex]

with D being a diagonalized matrix.

Seems to imply the log of a diagonal matrix is the log of each element along the diagonal.

Having a hard time convincing myself that is true, though

[itex]\sum log d_{j} = tr log(D)[/itex]

with D being a diagonalized matrix.

Seems to imply the log of a diagonal matrix is the log of each element along the diagonal.

Having a hard time convincing myself that is true, though