ASKSAGE: Sage Q&A Forum - RSS feedhttps://ask.sagemath.org/questions/Q&A Forum for SageenCopyright Sage, 2010. Some rights reserved under creative commons license.Thu, 25 Apr 2024 05:22:20 +0200Sage produces non-invertible transformation matrix to SR Jordan formhttps://ask.sagemath.org/question/77072/sage-produces-non-invertible-transformation-matrix-to-sr-jordan-form/Consider the following matrix:
`M = 1/4 * matrix([(0, 0, -(I + 1)*sqrt(2), -(I + 1)*sqrt(2), (I + 1)*sqrt(2), (I + 1)*sqrt(2)),
(0, 0, -(I - 1)*sqrt(2), (I - 1)*sqrt(2), (I - 1)*sqrt(2), -(I - 1)*sqrt(2)),
((I - 1)*sqrt(2), (I - 1)*sqrt(2), I - 1, I - 1, I - 1, I - 1),
(-(I + 1)*sqrt(2), (I + 1)*sqrt(2), -I - 1, I + 1, -I - 1, I + 1),
((I - 1)*sqrt(2), (I - 1)*sqrt(2), -I + 1, -I + 1, -I + 1, -I + 1),
(-(I + 1)*sqrt(2), (I + 1)*sqrt(2), I + 1, -I - 1, I + 1, -I - 1)])`
The matrix `M` is diagonalizable. Indeed, let ` z = exp(i*pi/3)`; then `M` is similar to `J = diagonal_matrix([ -1, -1, z, z, z.conjugate(), z.conjugate() ])`. For example, one can use `matrix(QQbar, M).is_similar(matrix(QQbar, J))` to obtain a similarity transformation. We must embed M (implicitly defined over SR) into QQbar to have exactness to perform the similarity computation. Indeed, both `M.is_similar(J)` and `M.diagonalization()` raise respectively `TypeError` and `ValueError` as expected. Since `M` is diagonalizable, the diagonalization agrees (up to permutation) with the Jordan form `matrix(QQbar, M).jordan_form()` as expected.
In SageMath version 10.4.beta3 as well as 9.5 I can also run `M.jordan_form()` with no errors thrown; the answer agrees with `matrix(QQbar, M).jordan_form()`. However, `matrix(QQbar, M).jordan_form(transformation=True)` and `M.jordan_form(transformation=True)` do not agree; the latter produces a transformation matrix that is not invertible!
The documentation for Matrix_symbolic_dense.jordan_form suggests that matrices over SR support Jordan form with the transformation flag set to true--why in this case does Sage appear to produce a non-invertible transformation matrix for a correctly computed Jordan form? Or should I in general be converting away from SR to perform similarity transformations in Sage?
swhiteheadThu, 25 Apr 2024 05:22:20 +0200https://ask.sagemath.org/question/77072/