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2.1.2. Find a 2 × 2-matrix B such that B is orthogonal and B −1 AB is diagonal,
35 2.1.3. Find a 3 × 3-matrix B such that B is orthogonal and B −1 AB is diagonal,
A = 4 5 0 .
2.1.4. Find a 3 × 3-matrix B such that B
0 is orthogonal and B −1 AB is diagonal, 20
0 2 .
21 2.1.5. Show that the n × n identity matrix I is orthogonal. Show that if B1 and
B2 are n × n orthogonal matrices, so is the product matrix B1 B2 , as well as the
inverse B1 1 . 2.2 Conic sections and quadric surfaces The theory presented in the previous section can be used to “rotate coordinates”
so that conic sections or quadric surfaces can be put into “canonical form.”
A conic section is a curve in R 2 which is described by a quadratic equation,
such as the equation
ax2 + 2bx1 x2 + cx2 = 1,
2 (2.3) where a, b and c are constants, which can be written in matrix form as
If we let
A= x2 ab
bc and x1
x2 = 1. x= x1
x2 , we can rewrite (2.3) as
xT Ax = 1, (2.4) where A is a symmetric matrix.
According to the Spe...
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- Winter '14