characteristic root of a square matrix


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n characteristic root of a square matrix (mathematics) any number such that a given square matrix minus that number times the identity matrix has a zero determinant
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In science:

The Perron-Frobenius theorem15), 16) says that for a square nonnegative matrix some power of which is positive, there is a simple root λ of the characteristic polynomial which is strictly greater than the modulus of any other roots, and λ has strictly positive eigenvectors.
Entropy of Chaotic Oscillations of Currents in the Chua Circuit and its HMM Analysis