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### Origins of the Jacobi matrix

I have several questions concerning history of Jacobi matrices. Does anybody know why the Jacobi matrix (=symmetric tridiagonal matrix) is named by Carl Gustav Jacob Jacobi? What was his contribution ...
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### Existence of a real eigenvalue

I have a matrix $M \in \mathbb{R}^{(n+1) \times (n+1)}$ that is tridiagonal. In numerical computations I found out that I always find a real eigenvalue. My question is: Is there a theorem that ...
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### numerical range of a column-zero-sum matrix

I am trying to produce an example of a (necessarily non-normal) matrix that has only eigenvalues with positive real part, but whose numerical range contains elements with strictly negative real part. ...
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### Eigenvalues of Sum of non-singular matrix and diagonal matrix

Suppose $D={\rm diag}(d_i)$ is a diagonal matrix with all diagonal entries $d_i=\pm 1$. This implies $D^2=I$. Suppose $A$ is a non-singular Hermitian matrix. If we know that $A+A^{-1}+D$ has rational ...
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### Perron-Frobenius “inverse eigenvalue problem”

The Perron-Frobenius theorem says that the largest eigenvalue of a positive real matrix (all entries positive) is real. Moreover, that eigenvalue has a positive eigenvector, and it is the only ...
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### Infinite hermitian matrix

Suppose we have a finite square n x n matrix of complex numbers H that is Hermitian and skew-symmetric: $H^\dagger = H$ and $H^T = -H$. (T denotes transpose, $\dagger$ denote conjugate transpose. I ...
I am interested in trying to design a Hermitian Jacobi (tridiagonal) matrix $H$ that has specific properties. The basic property, which is simple enough to construct, is that for an $N\times N$ matrix ...