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» Why is this gcd implementation from the 80s so complicated? Let A be a real skew-symmetric matrix, that is, AT=−A. Download the video from iTunes U or the Internet Archive. Now for the general case: if $A$ is any real matrix with real eigenvalue $\lambda$, then we have a choice of looking for real eigenvectors or complex eigenvectors. However, if A has complex entries, symmetric and Hermitian have diﬀerent meanings. Can a real symmetric matrix have complex eigenvectors? Here we go. In that case, we don't have real eigenvalues. Suppose x is the vector 1 i, as we saw that as an eigenvector. Thank you. But suppose S is complex. The rst step of the proof is to show that all the roots of the characteristic polynomial of A(i.e. Different eigenvectors for different eigenvalues come out perpendicular. Namely, the observation that such a matrix has at least one (real) eigenvalue. Thus, the diagonal of a Hermitian matrix must be real. Real symmetric matrices not only have real eigenvalues, they are always diagonalizable. So I would have 1 plus i and 1 minus i from the matrix. Every $n\times n$ matrix whose entries are real has at least one real eigenvalue if $n$ is odd. Is it possible to bring an Astral Dreadnaught to the Material Plane? But I have to take the conjugate of that. I'll have 3 plus i and 3 minus i. 1 squared plus i squared would be 1 plus minus 1 would be 0. The length of that vector is the size of this squared plus the size of this squared, square root. It's important. Transcribed Image Text For n x n real symmetric matrices A and B, prove AB and BA always have the same eigenvalues. Real symmetric matrices not only have real eigenvalues, they are always diagonalizable. If $A$ is a symmetric $n\times n$ matrix with real entries, then viewed as an element of $M_n(\mathbb{C})$, its eigenvectors always include vectors with non-real entries: if $v$ is any eigenvector then at least one of $v$ and $iv$ has a non-real entry. Here is the lambda, the complex number. So eigenvalues and eigenvectors are the way to break up a square matrix and find this diagonal matrix lambda with the eigenvalues, lambda 1, lambda 2, to lambda n. That's the purpose. Indeed, if v = a + b i is an eigenvector with eigenvalue λ, then A v = λ v and v ≠ 0. If I multiply a plus ib times a minus ib-- so I have lambda-- that's a plus ib-- times lambda conjugate-- that's a minus ib-- if I multiply those, that gives me a squared plus b squared. The diagonal elements of a triangular matrix are equal to its eigenvalues. So if a matrix is symmetric-- and I'll use capital S for a symmetric matrix-- the first point is the eigenvalues are real, which is not automatic. 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