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- Feb 5, 2012

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I have very limited knowledge on linear algebra and things like Jordan Normal form of matrices. However I am currently doing an Advanced Linear Algebra course which is compulsory and I am trying hard to understand the content which is quite difficult for me. One of the things that we have to study recently is about Jordan Normal form. Can anybody explain what's the easiest procedure to find the Jordan Normal form of a given matrix. I am talking about general matrices of any dimension not particular cases like \(2\times 2\) or \(3\times 3\) matrices.

For example we were given to find the Jordan Normal form for,

\[A=\begin{pmatrix}1&1&1&\cdots&1\\0&1&1&\cdots&1\\0&0&1&\cdots&1\\.&.&.&\cdots &.\\0&0&0&\cdots&1\end{pmatrix}\]

Thanks very much.