Jordan Canonical Form (JCF) is one of the most important, and
useful, concepts in linear algebra. In this book we develop JCF and
show how to apply it to solving systems of differential equations.
We first develop JCF, including the concepts involved in
it—eigenvalues, eigenvectors, and chains of generalized
eigenvectors. We begin with the diagonalizable case and then
proceed to the general case, but we do not present a complete
proof. Indeed, our... more...