The Hermitian transpose of a matrix

Use only in the MuPAD Notebook Interface.

This functionality does not run in MATLAB.




htranspose(A) returns the Hermitian transpose AH of the matrix A (the complex conjugate of the transpose of A).

The Hermitian transpose of the m×n matrix A is the n×m matrix B with .

If the input is a matrix of category Cat::Matrix, then linalg::htranspose is called to compute the result. In contrast to the linalg routines, the function htranspose also operates on arrays and hfarrays.

If the argument does not evaluate to a matrix of one of the types mentioned above, symbolic call htranspose(A) is returned.


Example 1

The following matrix is real. Thus, the Hermitian transpose coincides with the transpose:

A := array(1..2, 1..2, [[1, 2], [3, PI]])

transpose(A) = htranspose(A)

In general, this does not hold for complex matrices:

A := hfarray(1..2, 1..3, [[1, I, 3 + I], [PI*I, 4, 5]])

transpose(A) <> htranspose(A)

delete A:

Example 2

We compute the product AHA of a matrix given by a hardware float array. This data type allows matrix multiplication using the operator *:

A := hfarray(1..2, 1..3, [[1, I, 3], [PI*I, 4, 5 + I]])

AH:= htranspose(A)

The product AHA is Hermitian:

AH*A = htranspose(AH*A)

delete A, AH:

Example 3

If the input does not evaluate to a matrix, then symbolic calls are returned:

delete A, B:
transpose(A) + 2*htranspose(B)



A matrix: either a 2-dimensional array, a 2-dimensional hfarray, or an object of the category Cat::Matrix

Return Values

Matrix of the same domain type as A.

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See Also

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