Similar Matrices and Jordan Form

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Similar Matrices and Jordan Form -- Lecture 28. Learn what similar matrices are and a bit more about positive definite matrices. Also, Jordan Form is explained.

Gilbert Strang, 18.06 Linear Algebra, Spring 2005. (Massachusetts Institute of Technology: MIT OpenCourseWare), (Accessed November 23, 2008). License: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA.
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Questions answered by this video:
  • What are positive definite matrices?
  • What is Jordan Form?
  • What are similar matrices?
  • What does it mean for matrices to be similar?
  • Where do positive definite matrices come from?
  • Staff Review

    • Currently 4.0/5 Stars.
    This video does some more to explain tests for positive definite matrices, and introduces similar matrices. A good introduction to these very interesting matrices. Jordan Form is also explained well in this video.