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    Is It A Jordan Matrix?

    A Jordan matrix is the sum of a scalar matrix and a nilpotent matrix.

    If you're given just a matrix (without its two parts), how can you tell if it's a Jordan matrix?
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    Quote Originally Posted by soma View Post
    A Jordan matrix is the sum of a scalar matrix and a nilpotent matrix.

    If you're given just a matrix (without its two parts), how can you tell if it's a Jordan matrix?
    What do you mean by scalar matrix?
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