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QUESTION: 1

Let,  and A–1 Then (a + b) =

Solution:

We know AA-1 = I2

QUESTION: 2

Given an orthogonal matrix A =  [AAT]-1 is 

Solution:

We know 
AAt = I4
[AAT]-1 = [I4]-1 = I4

QUESTION: 3

The rank of the matrix  is 

Solution:

QUESTION: 4

The eigen values of a skew-symmetric matrix are

Solution:

ANSWER :- c

Solution :- Let  A  be real skew symmetric and suppose  λ∈C  is an eigenvalue, with (complex) eigenvector  v . Then, denoting by  H  hermitian transposition,

 

λvHv=vH(λv)=vH(Av)=vH(−AHv)=−(vHAH)v=−(Av)Hv=−(λv)Hv=−λ¯vHv 

 

Since  vHv≠0 , as  v≠0 , we get

 

λ=−λ¯ 

 

so  λ  is purely imaginary (which includes 0). Note that the proof works the same for a antihermitian (complex) matrix.

 

With a completely similar technique you can prove that the eigenvalues of a Hermitian matrix (which includes real symmetric) are real.

QUESTION: 5

Rank of the matrix given below is: 

Solution:

QUESTION: 6

The rank of a 3 x 3 matrix C (=AB), found by multiplying a non-zero column matrix A of size 3 x 1 and a non-zero row matrix B of size 1 x 3, is
 

Solution:


Then also every minor or order 2 is also zero.
∴ rank (C) = 1

QUESTION: 7

A is a 3 x 4 real matrix and A x = b is an inconsistent system of equations. The highest possible rank of A is

Solution:

Highest possible rank of A= 2 ,as   Ax = b is an inconsistent system.

QUESTION: 8

Match the items in columns I and II.  

Solution:

(P) Singular matrix → Determinant is zero
(Q) Non-square matrix → Determinant is not defined 
(R) Real symmetric → Eigen values are always real  
(S) Ortho gonal → Det erminant is always one 

QUESTION: 9


[A] is a square matrix which is neither symmetric nor skew-symmetric and [A]T is its transpose. The sum and difference of these matrices are defined as [S] = [A] + [A]T and [D] = [A] -[A]T, respectively. Which of the following statements is True?

Solution:
QUESTION: 10

Given matrix [A] =  the rank of the matrix is

Solution:


∴ Rank (A) = 2

QUESTION: 11

Real matrices [A]3 x 1, [B]3 x 3, [C]3 x 5,[D]5 x 3, [E]5 x 5 and [F]5 x 1  are given. Matrices [B] and [E] are symmetric.
Following statements are made with respect to these matrices. 
1. Matrix product [F]T [C]T [B] [C] [F] is a scalar.
2. Matrix product [D]T [F] [D] is always symmetric. 
With reference to above statements, which of the following applies? 

Solution:

QUESTION: 12

Consider the matrices X (4 × 3), Y (4 × 3) and P (2 × 3). The order or P (XTY)–1PT] T will be

Solution:

When two matrices (x,y) and (a,b) are to be multiplied, the multiplication is possible

when y = a, and the resultant matrix is of the order (x * a)

XT = The matrix in which rows and columns are interchanged

{(2 x 3) x [(3x4) x (4x3)]-1 x (3x2)}= { (2x3) x (3x3) x (3x2) }T = { (2x3) x (3x2) }T = 2 x 2

QUESTION: 13

The inverse of the 2  x 2 matrix  is, 

Solution:

QUESTION: 14

The product of matrices (PQ)-1 P is 

Solution:

(PQ)-1P = Q-1P-1P = Q-1

QUESTION: 15

A square matrix B is skew-symmetric if  

Solution:

BT = – B

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