Hermitian matrix


Her·​mi·​tian matrix er-ˈmē-shən- How to pronounce Hermitian matrix (audio)
: a square matrix having the property that each pair of elements in the ith row and jth column and in the jth row and ith column are conjugate complex numbers

Word History


Charles Hermite †1901 French mathematician

First Known Use

1935, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Hermitian matrix was in 1935

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“Hermitian matrix.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Hermitian%20matrix. Accessed 25 Mar. 2023.

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