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I am trying to study Jordan forms from the book by Hoffman and Kunze (chapters 6 and 7) and find it a little too terse. Could someone please suggest an alternative reference or a supplement to this book.


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Friedberg, Insel, and Spence have two sections on Jordan Canonical Forms in Chapter 7 of their book. – Arturo Magidin May 23 '11 at 19:30
Thanks a lot. Will check it out. – Shibi Vasudevan May 23 '11 at 19:38

A very focused and short complete reference is Weintraub's "Jordan Canonical Form, Theory and Practice". Besides the notes by Matthews are very appropriate for a second course on linear and matrix algebra, developing, proving and explaining a great deal about canonical forms.

Hope this helps...

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Thank you very much for the reference. – Shibi Vasudevan May 24 '11 at 0:37

Try Matrix Analysis and Applied Linear Algebra by Meyer and Linear Algebra and its Applications by Strang.

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Thank you for the reference. – Shibi Vasudevan May 23 '11 at 19:39

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