From: rusin@vesuvius.math.niu.edu (Dave Rusin)
Newsgroups: sci.math
Subject: Re: eigenvalue of A+A'
Date: 10 Jul 1998 22:15:36 GMT
In article <35A61AD6.4B86@et.htwk-leipzig.de>,
Hendrik Richter wrote:
>I'm looking for a relation between the eigenvalues
>of a real square matrix A and the eigenvalues of the matrix
>A+A' (' stands for transpose).
>Can there be said something in general;
Not in too much generality; how much information can you recover about
the eigenvalues of A from the eigenvalues of A+A' if A is
skew-symmetric?
In general, we may write any matrix A as a sum A = A1 + A2 with
A1 symmetric, A2 skew-symmetric; you're asking for the relationship
between the eigenvalues of A and those of A1.
Well, they agree if A2=0, and as you vary A2 they change continuously;
you could estimate the changes, I guess, if you knew something about
how close A was to A1. Is that the kind of information you seek?
dave