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Re: Re: Conjugate

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  • Subject: [mg4964] Re: [mg4946] Re: [mg4919] Conjugate
  • From: "C. Woll" <carlw at u.washington.edu>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Oct 1996 00:40:47 -0400
  • Sender: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

On Mon, 7 Oct 1996, Marlies wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> I have the following problem:
> 
> matrix1= 
>   1  I  I    1     I  1    1   I    I    1   1  I
> {{-, -, -, -(-)}, {-, -, -(-), -}, {-, -(-), -, -}, 
>   2  2  2    2     2  2    2   2    2    2   2  2
>  
>      1   I  I  1
>   {-(-), -, -, -}}
>      2   2  2  2
> 
> matrix2=
> {{2, 0, b, o}, {0, 3, 0, c}, {Conjugate[b], 0, 2, 0}, 
>  
>   {0, Conjugate[c], 0, 3}}
> 
> 
> Now, 
> 
> MatrixForm[Simplify[Inverse[matrix1] . matrix2 . matrix1]]
> 
> gives a matrix which contains elements like:
> 
> (10 + I b + I c - o - I Conjugate[b] - I Conjugate[c])/4
> 
>                   ^
>                   |
> 
> I think the meaning of this o is 0 (zero), but i don't understand where it 
> comes from! And especially...  How can i get rid of this o?
> 
> With kind regards,
> 
> Marlies Brinksma
> 

Marlies, your problem is that matrix2 contains a o not a 0.

Carl Woll



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