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Graduate Student Seminar
Time: Sep 16, 2015 (03:00 PM)
Location: Parker Hall 249


Speaker: Mr. Daryl Granario

Title: Matrix polar decompositions and canonical forms
The classical polar decomposition of a complex square matrix is its factorization into a product of a unitary matrix and a positive semidefinite Hermitian matrix. Two other analogous polar decompositions are well-known: the algebraic polar decomposition (orthogonal-symmetric) and the circular polar decomposition (real-coninvolutory). In this talk, we look at general polar decompositions induced by antihomomorphic spectrum preserving linear maps. We use canonical forms and other results in matrix analysis to provide necessary and sufficient conditions for the existence of these polar decompositions.

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