hermitian matrices

Hermitian matrix

noun
Mathematics. a matrix, whose entries are complex numbers, equal to the transpose of the matrix whose entries are the conjugates of the entries of the given matrix.

Origin:
1925–30; after C. Hermite; see -ian

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Hermitian matrix
 
n
maths a matrix whose transpose is equal to the matrix of the complex conjugates of its entries
 
[C20: named after Charles Hermite (1822--1901), French mathematician]

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