Hi, I would like some guidance on how to approach this question please: Question: Let B be an n*n skew symmetric matrix and let A = I + B. Show that
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If is a skew symmetric matrix, then . And . Using the property of skew symmetric matrix as stated, you should be able to work it out now.
Thanks for your reply Sambit. I am still trying to figure out how you got Here is what I understand so far: (this is the definition of a skew symmetric matrix) (this is given) If , then (does this make any sense?) Therefore, (is this correct?)
Originally Posted by sparky If , then This final result is correct, but not the intermediate step. It comes as follows: But note that since A is not mentioned as a skew-symmetric matrix.
Thanks Sambit