SMS scnews item created by Giles Gardam at Mon 28 May 2012 1523
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 4 Jun 2012
Calendar1: 31 May 2012 1300-1400
CalLoc1: Carslaw 351

SUMS: Campbell -- Linear Algebra via Complex Analysis

The Jordan decomposition theorem for square matrices with complex coefficients is most
commonly proved by means of algebraic methods.  Every good theorem has several proofs
which give different insights and generalise into different directions.  The aim of this
talk is to present an approach using complex analysis.  We derive the Jordan
decomposition theorem from the Laurent expansions of the resolvent about the eigenvalues
of the matrix.  

This talk is presented by Alex Campbell and is based on joint work with Daniel Daners.

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