Unitary Matrix

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unitary matrix

[′yü·nə‚ter·ē ′mā·triks]
(mathematics)
A matrix whose inverse is equal to the complex conjugate of its transpose.

Unitary Matrix

 

A unitary matrix of order n is an n × n matrix [uik] with complex entries such that the product of [uik] and its conjugate transpose [ūki] is the identity matrix E. The elements of a unitary matrix satisfy the relations

The unitary matrices of order n form a group under multiplication. A unitary matrix with real entries is an orthogonal matrix.

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