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Quick questionmatrix (similar~)

  1. Oct 10, 2011 #1
    1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data
    just wondering if A is similar to the reduced(or non-reduced) row echelon form of A


    2. Relevant equations



    3. The attempt at a solution
     
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  3. Oct 10, 2011 #2

    lanedance

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    not in general

    similar matricies have the same eigenvalues

    row operations, with the exception of row addition lead to changes in the eigenvalues and so the determinant of the matrix they are applied to
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elementary_matrix
     
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