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cdf2rdf

Convert complex diagonal form to real block diagonal form

Description

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[Vnew,Dnew] = cdf2rdf(V,D) transforms the outputs of [V,D] = eig(X) or [V,D] = eigs(X,___) for real matrices X from complex diagonal form to real diagonal form. This operation transforms how the eigenvalues of X are expressed in D, and transforms V such that X*Vnew = Vnew*Dnew.

  • In complex diagonal form, D is a diagonal matrix with complex conjugate pairs of eigenvalues on the main diagonal:

    [λ1a+biabic+dicdi]

    Some of the eigenvalues along the diagonal might be real, but complex conjugate eigenvalue pairs are assumed to be next to one another.

  • In real diagonal form, Dnew has real eigenvalues on the diagonal, and complex eigenvalues are expressed as 2-by-2 real blocks along the main diagonal:

    [λ1abbacddc]

Examples

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Calculate the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a real matrix, and then transform the complex conjugate eigenvalue pairs into real blocks.

Find the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a real matrix.

X = [1   1   1   1   1 
     0   4   5   1   1 
     0  -5   4   1   1 
     0   0   2   3   1
     0   0  -3  -2   1];
[V,D] = eig(X)
V = 5×5 complex

   1.0000 + 0.0000i  -0.0179 - 0.1351i  -0.0179 + 0.1351i   0.1593 - 0.4031i   0.1593 + 0.4031i
   0.0000 + 0.0000i   0.0130 - 0.6214i   0.0130 + 0.6214i   0.0704 - 0.0267i   0.0704 + 0.0267i
   0.0000 + 0.0000i   0.6363 + 0.0000i   0.6363 + 0.0000i  -0.1261 + 0.1032i  -0.1261 - 0.1032i
   0.0000 + 0.0000i   0.1045 - 0.2087i   0.1045 + 0.2087i  -0.2279 - 0.4161i  -0.2279 + 0.4161i
   0.0000 + 0.0000i  -0.1156 + 0.3497i  -0.1156 - 0.3497i   0.7449 + 0.0000i   0.7449 + 0.0000i

D = 5×5 complex

   1.0000 + 0.0000i   0.0000 + 0.0000i   0.0000 + 0.0000i   0.0000 + 0.0000i   0.0000 + 0.0000i
   0.0000 + 0.0000i   3.8801 + 5.1046i   0.0000 + 0.0000i   0.0000 + 0.0000i   0.0000 + 0.0000i
   0.0000 + 0.0000i   0.0000 + 0.0000i   3.8801 - 5.1046i   0.0000 + 0.0000i   0.0000 + 0.0000i
   0.0000 + 0.0000i   0.0000 + 0.0000i   0.0000 + 0.0000i   2.1199 + 0.7018i   0.0000 + 0.0000i
   0.0000 + 0.0000i   0.0000 + 0.0000i   0.0000 + 0.0000i   0.0000 + 0.0000i   2.1199 - 0.7018i

D contains one real eigenvalue and two pairs of complex conjugate eigenvalues.

Transform V and D so that Dnew is in real block diagonal form and Vnew satisfies X*Vnew = Vnew*Dnew

[Vnew,Dnew] = cdf2rdf(V,D)
Vnew = 5×5

    1.0000   -0.0179   -0.1351    0.1593   -0.4031
         0    0.0130   -0.6214    0.0704   -0.0267
         0    0.6363         0   -0.1261    0.1032
         0    0.1045   -0.2087   -0.2279   -0.4161
         0   -0.1156    0.3497    0.7449         0

Dnew = 5×5

    1.0000         0         0         0         0
         0    3.8801    5.1046         0         0
         0   -5.1046    3.8801         0         0
         0         0         0    2.1199    0.7018
         0         0         0   -0.7018    2.1199

Dnew still has the real eigenvalue, but the complex conjugate eigenvalues are replaced with 2-by-2 blocks.

Input Arguments

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Right eigenvector matrix, specified as the matrix returned by [V,D] = eig(X) or [V,D] = eigs(X,___).

Data Types: single | double
Complex Number Support: Yes

Diagonal eigenvalue matrix, specified as the matrix returned by [V,D] = eig(X) or [V,D] = eigs(X,___). Some of the eigenvalues along the diagonal of D might be real, but complex conjugate eigenvalue pairs are assumed to be next to one another.

Since eigs returns a subset of the eigenvalues and eigenvectors, the requested number of eigenvalues might include half of a complex conjugate pair. cdf2rdf returns an error if the D input contains incomplete complex conjugate pairs.

Data Types: single | double
Complex Number Support: Yes

Output Arguments

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Transformed right eigenvector matrix, returned as a matrix. The eigenvectors in V are transformed so that X*Vnew = Vnew*Dnew holds. After the transformation, the individual columns of Vnew are no longer eigenvectors of X, but each pair of vectors in Vnew associated with a 2-by-2 block in Dnew spans the corresponding invariant vectors.

Transformed diagonal eigenvalue matrix, returned as a block diagonal real matrix. Complex conjugate eigenvalue pairs in D are replaced with 2-by-2 real blocks along the diagonal in Dnew.

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Introduced before R2006a