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Collapsed Matrices with (almost) the Same Eigenstuff

by Donald E Hooley (Bluffton College)

This article originally appeared in:
College Mathematics Journal
September, 2000

Subject classification(s): Algebra and Number Theory | Linear Algebra
Applicable Course(s): 3.8 Linear/Matrix Algebra

The author describes a method for constructing a smaller matrix with the same (or similar) eigenvalues that would be usable in the classroom. He illustrates this with matrices for Leslie population models.

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Capsule Course Topic(s):
Linear Algebra | Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors
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