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### Example of a special kind of infinite dimensional vector space and a linear map on it

Give example of an infinite dimensional vector-space $V$ and a linear transform $T$ on $V$ such that $T \circ S=S\circ T , \forall S \in \mathscr L(V)$ , but $V$ has a non-zero vector which is not ...
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### Find the eigenvalues of T and an ordered basis $\beta$ for $V$ such that $[T]_{\beta}$ is a diagonal matrix

Find the eigenvalues of T and an ordered basis $\beta$ for $V$ such that $[T]_{\beta}$ is a diagonal matrix. $V = P_1(R)$ and $T(ax+b) = (-6a + 2b) x + (-6a + b)$ First i gave the canonical basis of ...
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### Numerically find all zeros of multivariate function

How do I find all zeros of a multivariate function , i.e. f(x1,x2,x2,...xn)=0 numerically? I don't know exact analytic form of f , but can numerically compute f at every point on its domain. ...
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### matrix diagonalization without eigen decomposition, what other ways available?

I have a matrix, $A$ (it may be symmetric or asymmetric). I need to have a diagonal matrix without eigenvalue decomposition, please suggest what others ways are possible? Any new idea would be much ...
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### If I have a real symmetric matrix and one of the diagonal elements are zero, does that say anything about the eigenvalues?

In the two dimensional case, if I have a matrix $\left[\begin{array}{cc} 0 & a\\ a & b \end{array}\right]$ or $\left[\begin{array}{cc} b & a\\ a & 0 \end{array}\right]$ then I have a ...
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### Finding the eigenvalues of a given Markov matrix

Let $$A = \begin{pmatrix} 0.6 & 0.1 & 0.1\\ 0.1 & 0.8 & 0.2\\ 0.3 & 0.1 & 0.7 \end{pmatrix}$$ I want to find the eigenvalues of this matrix. Because this is a markov matrix, ...
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### To prove that $A$ has a one-dimensional eigenspace , where $A \in SO(3)$ , $A \ne I$

Let $A\ne I$ be a $3\times3$ real orthogonal matrix with determinant $1$ , then how to prove that $A$ has a one-dimensional eigenspace ?
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### A normal matrix with real eigenvalues is Hermitian

$A$ is a normal matrix (i.e. $AA^*=A^*A$, where * denotes the hermitian conjugate). If all its eigenvalues are real, prove that it is Hermitian (i.e. $A^*=A$). I have tried many things but could not ...
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### Need verification - Given a Hermitian matrix and two eigenvectors corresponding to distinct eigenvalues, show x and y are orthogonal.

Claim: Let $A \in \mathbb{C}^{mxm}$ be hermitian ($A = A^*)$. If $x$ and $y$ are eigenvectors corresponding to distinct eigenvalues, then x and y are orthogonal. Proof: Let $x$ and $y$ correspond to ...
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### Continuity in finding eigenvectors

I'm wondering whether there's "continuity" in the eigen vectors of different matrices corresponding to appropriate eigenvalues. For instance, if we change certain elements in a matrix, can we ...
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### 3-sigma Ellipse, why axis length scales with square root of eigenvalues of covariance-matrix

This is my first post on math.stackexchange and i am not a mathematician, but i took some undergrad math courses and some grad mathematical modelling courses, so i come with a basic understanding of ...
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### How do you calculate this third eigenvector in this 3x3 matrix?

Scroll down to the bottom if you don't want to read how I arrived at my original two answers. My question is how are all the online calculators I check coming up with this third eigenvector (1, 1, ...
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### About lemma $\rho(A) \leq \|A^k\|^{1/k}$

In the Spectral radius wikipedia article in section Matrices there is a lemma, what states that: Lemma. Let $A \in \mathbb{C}^{n \times n}$ be a complex-valued matrix, $\rho(A)$ its spectral ...
Abstract description: Let $\mathbf{A}$ and $\mathbf{B}$ be two $n \times n$ real matrices. Let $\sigma( \mathbf{A B} )$ denote the spectrum of $\mathbf{A B}$. Assume that (A1) $\mathbf{A}$ is ...
### Define a positive dot product in $\mathbb{R^3}$
Consider the matrix $A= \begin{bmatrix} k & k-1 & 0 \\ 1-k & 2-k & 0 \\ 2k-3 & 2k-1 & 2 \end{bmatrix}$ with $k \in \mathbb{R}$ and let be \$f_a: \mathbb{R^3} \rightarrow ...