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### Matrix $A=B+C$ with $B$ symmetric and $C$ antisymmetric

I am stumped on a question and am looking for some guidance on how to get it done. The problem gives you: $x_1 = \begin{bmatrix}9&-4&-2 \\-9&6&-3 \\10&-3&9\end{bmatrix}$ ...
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### $A$ is a symmetric real matrix. Show that there is $B$ such that $B^3=A$

I'm having trouble with this question, I'd like someone to point me in the right direction. let $A$ be a n by n matrix with real values. show that there is another n by n real matrix $B$ such that ...
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### short question regarding convention - symmetric matrices and transpose

I have a short question because wikipedia is extremly vague on this subject. Suppose I have the matrix $A=\begin{pmatrix} i & 1 \\ 1 & -i\end{pmatrix}$. Is it symmetric? I mean, in the ...
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### Why inner product on R^n have uniform prototype with symmetric matrix A and positive eigenvalues?

Details of the problems are given below. Assume A is a n*n symmetric matrix. Show that any inner product on R^n has this formula for some symmetric matrix A with all positive eigenvalues. The formula ...
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### Constraints on eigenvalues due to the form (symmetry) of Matrix

So I have to deal with a square matrix with complex elements $A$ given by - $$A_{ij}(k) = \underbrace{\frac{1}{2}(c_{ij}+c_ji)}_{\text{symmetric under interchange of i and j}} \exp(Ik(i-j))$$ ...
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### Showing symmetry involving a matrix and its transposed matrix

I'd appreciate if someone could find a better title for this question, for I'm short of ideas right now. Given a matrix $A \in R^{n,n}$, show that $$\frac{1}{2}(A + A^t)$$ is symmetric. I see that ...
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### Conditions for matrix operator to preserve complex symmetry on DFT vector?

Suppose there is a DFT vector $\mathbf{X}$ (complex vector) with length N, which presents complex conjugate symmetry around its middle point, i.e., $X(1) = X(N-1)^*$, $X(2) = X(N - 2)^*$ and so forth. ...
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