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Hermitian matrix

[er′mish·ən ′mā·triks]
A matrix which equals its conjugate transpose matrix, that is, is self-adjoint.
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Hermitian Matrix


(or self-adjoint matrix), a matrix coincident with its adjoint, that is, a matrix such that aik= āki, where ā is the complex conjugate of the number a. If the elements of a Hermitian matrix are real, then the matrix is symmetric. A Hermitian matrix has real eigenvalues λ1, λ2, …, λn and corresponds to a linear transformation in a complex n-dimensional space that reduces to stretchings by ǀλiǀ in n mutually perpendicular directions and reflections in the planes orthogonal to the directions for which λi < 0. A bilinear form

whose coefficients form a Hermitian matrix, is called a Hermitian form. Any matrix can be written in the form A1 + iA2, where A1 and A2 are Hermitian matrices, and in the form A ∪, where A is a Hermitian matrix and U is a unitary matrix. If A and B are Hermitian matrices, then A B is a Hermitian matrix if and only if A and B commute.

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