How do you know if a matrix possesses symmetry?
Another matrix question :)
- Michael TLv 51 decade agoFavorite Answer
If the transpose is equal to the original matrix.
[[ 2 5 ]
[ 5 3 ]]
is an example of a symmetric 2x2 matrix.
Many physics problems that involve finding the equilibrium of a system. These problems use symmetric matrices to express the energy of the system. They are very useful because they occur in nature. I tell you this because one is often thrown many definitions without being told what they're good for.Source(s): Gilbert Strang, Applied Mathematics.