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Indeed, for any n ≥ 2, there exists an n × n traceless matrix over some commutative ring S that is not a generalized commutator (respectively, is a generalized commutator but not a commutator linear algebra - Additive commutators and trace over a PID Every matrix with trace zero over a PID is a commutator, according to the MR review of. Rosset, Myriam(IL-BILN); Rosset, Shmuel(IL-TLAV) Elements of trace zero that are not commutators. Comm. Algebra 28 (2000), no. 6, 3059--3072. From the Math Review: Commuting matrices - Wikipedia Characterizations and properties. Commuting matrices preserve each other's eigenspaces. As a consequence, commuting matrices over an algebraically closed field are simultaneously triangularizable, that is, there are bases over which they are both upper triangular.In other words, if , …, commute, there exists a similarity matrix such that − is upper triangular for all ∈ {, …,}.

## is the continuity equation. Note that (as Jackson remarks) this only works because electric charge is a Lorentz invariant and so is a four-dimensional volume element (since ). Next, consider the wave equations for the potentials in the Lorentz gauge (note well that Jackson for no obvious reason I can see still uses Gaussian units in this part of chapter 11, which is goiing to make this a pain

Let I be the 2 by 2 identity matrix. Then we prove that -I cannot be a commutator of two matrices with determinant 1. That is -I is not equal to ABA^{-1}B^{-1}. Commutation matrix - Wikipedia In mathematics, especially in linear algebra and matrix theory, the commutation matrix is used for transforming the vectorized form of a matrix into the vectorized form of its transpose.Specifically, the commutation matrix K (m,n) is the nm × mn matrix which, for any m × n matrix A, transforms vec(A) into vec(A T): . K (m,n) vec(A) = vec(A T) .. Here vec(A) is the mn × 1 column vector

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I'll assume a square matrix with real entries in my answer. 1) A matrix with trace zero has both positive and negative eigenvalues, except if the matrix is the zero matrix. This is because the trace of a matrix is equal to the sum of its eigenva Commutators and powers of infinite unitriangular matrices