Matrix similar to its transpose

  • #1
Why is every matrix (complex) similar to its transpose?

I am looking at a typical jordan block and I see that the transpose of the nilpotent part is again nilpotent and actually similar to the nilpotent part. I can see that the scalar part of the jordan block does not change under transposing, but I still cannot show the result.

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Fredrik
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Did you try to prove it the way micromass suggested the last time you asked? Link.
 
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Yes, I did try, and at the time I though I solved it. My problem has been after "reducing the problem to a Jordan block"...

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