Is there anyway to show that for a symmetric or normal matrix A, that det(A) = [tex]\prod \lambda_i[/tex] without using Jordan blocks? I want to show this result using maybe unitary equivalence and other similar matrices... any ideas? It's obviously easy with JCF...(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

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# Show that for a symmetric or normal matrix

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