Let A and B be Hermitian matrices. Answer true or false for each of the statements that follow. In each case, explain or prove your answer. The eigenvalues of AB are all real.

Let A and B be Hermitian matrices. Answer true or false for each of the statements that follow. In each case, explain or prove your answer. The eigenvalues of AB are all real.

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asked 2021-03-06
Let A and B be Hermitian matrices. Answer true or false for each of the statements that follow. In each case, explain or prove your answer. The eigenvalues of AB are all real.

Answers (1)

2021-03-07
Step 1
The given statement is False
Step 2
Counter Example:
Let \(A=\begin{bmatrix}2 & -2i \\2i & 0 \end{bmatrix}\) and \(B=\begin{bmatrix}2 & 2i \\-2i & 0 \end{bmatrix}\)
A and B are Hermitian matrices
Now consider the product AB
\(AB=\begin{bmatrix}2 & -2i \\2i & 0 \end{bmatrix} \begin{bmatrix}2 & 2i \\-2i & 0 \end{bmatrix}=\begin{bmatrix}4+4i^2 & 4i-0 \\4i-0 & 4i^2 \end{bmatrix}\)
\(\Rightarrow AB=\begin{bmatrix}4-4 & 4i \\4i & -4 \end{bmatrix}=\begin{bmatrix}0 & 4i \\4i & -4 \end{bmatrix}\)
Consider characteristic equation for the matrix AB to get eigenvalue
\(det(A-\lambda I)=\begin{vmatrix}0-\lambda & 4i \\4i & -4-\lambda \end{vmatrix}=\begin{vmatrix}-\lambda & 4i \\4i & -4-\lambda \end{vmatrix}=0\)
\(\Rightarrow -\lambda(-4-\lambda)-(16i^2)=0\)
\(\Rightarrow 4\lambda+-\lambda^2+16=0\)
\(\Rightarrow \lambda^2+4\lambda+16=0\)
\(\Rightarrow \lambda=\frac{-4\pm \sqrt{4^2-4(16)}}{2}\)
\(\Rightarrow \lambda=\frac{-4\pm \sqrt{16-64}}{2}\)
\(\Rightarrow \lambda=\frac{-4\pm \sqrt{48i}}{2}=-2\pm2 \sqrt{3}i\)
Clearly the eigenvalues are not real numbers.
Step 3
Answer:
The given statement is False.
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