# CAYLEY-HAMILTON THEOREM for SQUARE and RECTANGULAR MATRICES and BLOCK MATRICES

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#### CAYLEY-HAMILTON THEOREM for SQUARE and RECTANGULAR MATRICES and BLOCK MATRICES

CAYLEY-HAMILTON THEOREM FOR SQUARE AND RECTANGULAR MATRICES AND BLOCK MATRICES

Paramjeet Sangwan

Assistant Professor, Geeta Engineering College, Naultha Panipat mathematicsat2012@gmail.com

Abstract: The main aim of the paper is to introduce cayley- Hamilton Theorem and also to explain its extension for the square and rectangular matrics. In this paper C-H Theorem extension for block matrics has also explained.

Keywords: Cayley- Hamilton Theorem, topology, Matrices, square, rectangular , block.

1. INTRODUCTION

Defintion 1.1. If A is an nÃ—n matrix ,then the characteristic polynomial of A is defined to be PA(x)= det(xI-A). This is a polynomial in x of degree n with leading term xn . the constant term c0 of a polynomial q(x) is interpreted as c0 I in q(A).

Theorem 1.2 (Cayley Hamilton Theorem). If A is an nÃ—n matrix ,then pA(A)=0, the zero matrix.

Theorem 1.3 If q0 is a quaternion of the form q-= a+bi+cj+dk with a,b,c,d, being real , then q2 – 2aq + (a2

2 2 2

If one represents a quaternion q= a+bi+cj+dk as a matrix, A =[ a + bi c + di],

c + di a bi

PA(A) = A2 -2aA+(a2 + b2 + c2 + d2)I = 0, and the polynomial given in Theorem 1.3 is characteristic polynomial of A

2. GENERALIZATION OF CAYLEY HAMILTON

THEOREM

Theorem 2.1 (Cayley-Hamilton Theorem). For any n Ã— n Matrix A, PA(A)=0.

Proof. Let D(x) be the matrix with polynomial entries D(x)= adj(xIn-A), So D(x)(xI-A)= det(xIn-A)In. Since each entry in D(x) is the determinant of an (n-1) X( (n-1) submatrix of (xIn-A), each entry of D(x) is a polynomial of degree less than or equal to n-1. It folowws that there exist matrices D0, D1,Dn-1 with entries from C such that

+b +c +d )=0

q-1 = q

|q|

a-bi-cj-dk

= a2+b2+c2+d2

2a

a+bi+cj+dk

D(x) = Dn-1 xn-1++ D1 x +Do . Then the matrix equation follows

det(xIn-A) In = (x In-A) adj(xIn-A) = (xIn-A)D(x)

Substituting pA(x)= det(xIn-A), (and using the fact that scalars commute with matrix)

XnIn+ bn-1xn-1In+.+ b1xIn+b0In

= a2+b2+c2+d2 a2+b2+c2+d2

1

= a2+b2+c2+d2 (2a q)

a2 + b2 + c2 + d2 = 2aq q2

q2 2aq + (a2 + b2 + c2 + d2) = 0

= pA(x) In= det(xIn-A)In

=(xIn-A)(xn-1Dn-1++xD1+Do)

m am-i[An-i An-i-1A2] = 0mn (3.5)

i=O 1 1

Since two polynomials are equal if and only if their coefficients are equal , the coefficient matrices are equal ;

Where 0mn is the (mÃ—n) matrix. Theorem 3. Let ,

that is , In=Dn-1, bn-1In= ( -ADn-1+Dn-2),,b1In=-

A

1

A = A2 C

mÃ—n

, m > n

substituted for the variable x in the equation (2.1) to conclude

PA(A) = An+ bn-1 An-1++ b1A+b0In

and let the characteristic polynomial of A1 have the form . Then

Am-i

n n-1

n i=O

an-i

1

A2Am-i-1

= 0mn

(3.6)

=A Dn-1+A

=0 This proves the theorem

3. CAYLEY-HAMILTON THEOREM FOR SQUARE AND RECTANGULAR MATRICES

Let CnÃ—m be the set of complex (nÃ—m) matrices.

Theorem 1. (Cayley-Hamilton theorem). Let

p(s) = det[Ins A]

4. CAYLEY-HAMILTON THEOREM FOR BLOCK MATRIX

The classical Cayley-Hamilton theorem can be also extended for block matrices.

Theorem 4. (Cayley-Hamilton theorem for block matrices).

Let

A11 A1m

n A =

CmnÃ—mn

= L aisi (an = 1)

i=O

(3.1)

Am1 Amm

where Aij CnÃ—nare commutative i.e.,

(4.1)

be the characteristic polynomial of A, where In is the (nÃ—n) identity matrix. Then

Let

AijAkl = AklAij for all i,j,k,l = 1,2,.,m

(4.2)

i=O

p(A) = n

aiAi = 0n (3.2)

P(S) = det[Im A] = Sm

+ D1S

m-1

+ +

Where 0n is the (nÃ—n) matrix.

The classical Cayley-Hamilton theorem can be extended to rectangular matrices as follows [16]

Theorem 2. (Cayley-Hamilton theorem for rectangular matrices).

Let

A = [A1 A2] CmÃ—n, A1 CmÃ—m, A2

Dm-1S + Dm

(4.3)

be the matrix polynomial of A , where S CnÃ—n is the block matrix having eigenvalue of A, denotes the Kronecker product of matrix .

Then

CmÃ—(n-m), (n > m) (3.3)

P(A) = m

[Im

Dm-i

]Ai = 0 (DO

= In) (4.4)

i=O

and

The matrix (4.3) is obtained by developing the determinant

pA1

= det[Ims A1] = m

aisi (am = 1) (3.4)

of the matrix [In

S A] , considering its commuting

i=O

be the characteristic polynomial of A1. Then

block as scalar entries.

Theorem 5. (Cayley- Hamilton Theorem for rectangular block matrices)

Let A = [A1 A2] CmnÃ—(mn+p) and let matrix

charactristics polynomial of A have the form (4.3.2), then

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m

i=O

[Im Dm-i][Ai+1 AiA2] = 0 (DO = In) (4.5)

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A = A C(mn+p)Ã—mn , A C A2

CpÃ—mn

mnÃ—mn

, A2

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m

A

L A [Im Dm-i]Ai = 0 (DO = In)

2

i=O

5. CHARACTERSTICS

The Cayley Hamilton theorem is one of the most powerful and classical matrix theory theorem. Many application derive their results from this theorem. To understand the scope of this theorem , alternate proofs were used. Each proof helped to understand how intertwined areas of mathematics are with respect to matrices and the characteristics polynomial.

6. APPLICATION OF CAYLEY HAMILTON

THEOREM

A very common application of the Cayley- Hamilton Theorem is to use it to find An usually for the large powers of n. However many of the techniques involved require the use of the eigen values of A.

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