I am currently reading the book Basic Algebra [modern] Anthony W. Knapp about Jordan canonical form

Is there any detailed oriented book about Jordan Normal Form which explain :

  • An Algorithm to put a matrix in Jordan normal form.
  • How to Find Bases for Jordan Canonical Forms ( i think there is lots but one which universal based on proof )
  • an Examples of how to find a matrix P that puts A in JCF

any help would be appreciated !

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    $\begingroup$ Hoffman and Kunze's Linear Algebra explains Jordan Normal Form quite extensively, with examples and all. It doesn't talk about algorithms for finding it though. $\endgroup$
    – Misguided
    Commented Feb 6, 2015 at 12:25

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Try Weintraub Jordan Canonical Form Theory and Practice. It seems quite detailed.


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