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Topic: Symbolic Jordan Decomposition
Replies: 8   Last Post: Jan 12, 2012 10:30 AM

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Leslaw Bieniasz

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Re: Symbolic Jordan Decomposition
Posted: Jan 11, 2012 6:10 AM
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On Tue, 10 Jan 2012, Richard Fateman wrote:

>> I am asking how to devise a computer algorithm that can solve the task
>> symbolically (by which I mean playing with symbols, not concrete numbers,
>> even not exact numbers such as rational numbers).

>
> OK, then I suppose you understand how to solve other tasks symbolically.
> Perhaps you can then explain your understanding of how to solve a quadratic
> equation symbolically, and then we can explain the Jordan form
> methods based on your understanding/ or perhaps refer you to a book on
> computer algebra, which you can study before asking another question.


Great, please refer me to the relevant book. This is what I have been
asking for since the beginning.

Leslaw



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