mathstresser

04-22-2007, 10:09 PM

I know that B is simlar to A if

\L\\ B= P^{-1}AP

I also know that if A is a diagnol matrix, then B is diagnolizable.

I don't know how to come up with P and P-inverse. (Here is an example problem)

Determine whethter the given matrix is similar to a diagnoal matrix.

2 3 1

0 1 0

0 0 2

\L\\ B= P^{-1}AP

I also know that if A is a diagnol matrix, then B is diagnolizable.

I don't know how to come up with P and P-inverse. (Here is an example problem)

Determine whethter the given matrix is similar to a diagnoal matrix.

2 3 1

0 1 0

0 0 2