Block diagonal matrix from a skew-symmetric matrix

Discussion in 'Maple' started by rv, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. rv

    rv Guest

    Dear Group members,

    I'm trying to solve the following algebra problem

    Consider a skew-symmetric matrix of the form:

    B=[0,A;
    -At,0]

    where 0 stands for a null matrix and At the transpose of matrix A.

    Is it possible to obtain a transformation of this matrix such as the
    new matrix in the new coordinates would be a block diagonal matrix of
    the form:

    C=[C1,0;
    0,C2]

    with C=Tt * B * T, being T the transformation matrix?

    If possible how can I obtain such a transformation matrix?

    Thanks,

    RV
     
    rv, Jan 22, 2007
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