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- Feb 5, 2012

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This is one of the thoughts that I got after thinking about finding the minimal polynomial of a matrix. I know that the minimal polynomial is easy to find when a matrix is diagonalizable. Then the minimal polynomial only consist all the distinct linear factors of the characteristic polynomial.

But the problem is how do we find the minimal polynomial of a matrix in the general case? Is there a specific method to do so?