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Unformatted text preview: MATH 110: LINEAR ALGEBRA SPRING 2007/08 PROBLEM SET 9 SOLUTIONS 1. A matrix S R n n is called skew symmetric if S > = S . (a) For any matrix A R n n for which I + A is nonsingular, show that ( I A )( I + A ) 1 = ( I + A ) 1 ( I A ) . (1.1) We will write I A I + A for the matrix in (1.1). [Note: In general, AB 1 6 = B 1 A and so A B is ambiguous since it could mean either AB 1 or B 1 A .] Solution. Note that ( I A )( I + A ) 1 = ( I + A ) 1 ( I A ) iff ( I + A )( I A )( I + A ) 1 = ( I A ) iff ( I + A )( I A ) = ( I A )( I + A ) and this last equation is evidently true since both sides equal I A 2 . (b) Let Q R n n be an orthorgonal matrix such that I + Q is nonsingular. Show that I Q I + Q is a skew symmetric matrix. Solution. Let S := ( I + Q ) 1 ( I Q ). Since ( A 1 ) > = ( A > ) 1 for any nonsingular matrix A , and since Q > Q = I = QQ > , we get S > = ( I Q ) > [( I + Q ) 1 ] > = ( I Q > )( I + Q > ) 1 = ( QQ > Q > )( QQ > + Q > ) 1 = [( Q I ) Q > ][( Q + I ) Q > ] 1 = ( Q I ) Q > ( Q > ) 1 ( Q + I ) 1 = ( Q I )( Q + I ) 1 = S. So S is skew symmetric. (c) Let S R n n be a skew symmetric matrix. Show that I S I + S is an orthogonal matrix. Date : May 16, 2008 (Version 1.0). 1 Solution. Let Q := ( I + S ) 1 ( I S ). Since ( A 1 ) > = ( A > ) 1 for any nonsingular matrix A , and since S > = S , we get, Q > = ( I S ) > [( I + S ) 1 ] > = ( I S > )( I + S > ) 1 = ( I + S )( I S ) 1 = [( I S )( I + S ) 1 ] 1 = Q 1 . (d) Why is it unnecessary to require that I + S be nonsingular in (c)? [Hint: Problem 3 below.] Solution. By Problem 3 (d), x > ( I + S ) x = x > I x for all x R n . Since x > I x = x > x = k x k > 0 for all x 6 = , I (and thus I + S ) is positive definite. Hence I + S is always nonsingular by Problem 3 (a). 2. Let A,B R n n . Let a R be an eigenvalue of A and b R be an eigenvalue of B ....
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