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Topic: Symbolic Jordan Decomposition
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Leslaw Bieniasz

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Symbolic Jordan Decomposition
Posted: Jan 4, 2012 7:32 AM
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Some computer algebra programs have built-in functions for computing
the Jordan normal form of a matrix. For example, MATHEMATICA has the
function JordanDecompose[], MATLAB has Jordan(). Most importantly,
these functions can work on matrices given in a symbolic way (matrix
entries represented by symbols, not concrete numbers). My question is:
what kind of algorithms is implemented in these functions in the symbolic
mode of operation? I would appreciate pointers to the relevant
mathematical literature describing the algorithms.


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