Check sibling questions

Ex 3.3, 11 - If A, B are symmetric matrices, then AB - BA


Transcript

Ex 3.3, 11 If A, B are symmetric matrices of same order, then AB − BA is a A. Skew symmetric matrix B. Symmetric matrix C. Zero matrix D. Identity matrix A and B are symmetric matrices, ∴ A’ = A and B’ = B Consider (AB – BA)’ = (AB)’ – (BA)’ = B’A’ – A’B’ = BA − AB = − (AB – BA) ∴ (AB – BA)’ = − (AB – BA) Thus, (AB − BA) is a skew-symmetric matrix. ∴ Correct answer is A. [(A – B)’ = A’ – B’] [(AB)’ = B’A’] [By (1)]

Davneet Singh's photo - Co-founder, Teachoo

Made by

Davneet Singh

Davneet Singh has done his B.Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur. He has been teaching from the past 12 years. He provides courses for Maths, Science, Social Science, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science at Teachoo.