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Re: Exact real parts

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  • Subject: [mg31203] Re: [mg31201] Exact real parts
  • From: Adriano Pascoletti <pascolet at>
  • Date: Fri, 19 Oct 2001 03:11:52 -0400 (EDT)
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At 5:35 -0400 17-10-2001, DIAMOND Mark R. wrote:
>Is it possible to get Mathematica to provide the exact real parts of
>something like the 3x3 Hilbert matrix?
>h = Table[1/(i + j - 1), {i, 3}, {j, 3}];
>N and Chop will obviously give their approximations.


let e=Eigenvalues[h]

then use

ComplexExpand[e, TargetFunctions -> {Re, Im}]


Re[ComplexExpand[e]] returns the list of real parts

Im[ComplexExpand[e]] the list of imaginary parts, which is {0,0,0}
for the symmetric matrix h.

Adriano Pascoletti

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