### Some articles on *jordan block, jordan, block, blocks, jordan blocks*:

... In the mathematical discipline of matrix theory, a

**Jordan block**over a ring (whose identities are the zero 0 and one 1) is a matrix composed of 0 ... The concept is named after Camille

**Jordan**Every

**Jordan block**is thus specified by its dimension n and its eigenvalue and is indicated as ... Any

**block**diagonal matrix whose

**blocks**are

**Jordan blocks**is called a

**Jordan**matrix using either the or the “” symbol, the

**block**diagonal square matrix ...

... In general, a square complex matrix A is similar to a

**block**diagonal matrix where each

**block**Ji is a square matrix of the form So there exists an invertible matrix P such that P-1AP = J is such that ... J is called the

**Jordan**normal form of A ... Each Ji is called a

**Jordan block**of A ...

**Jordan Block**

... Any

**Jordan block**of size 2×2 or larger is defective ... For example, the n × n

**Jordan block**, has an eigenvalue, λ, with multiplicity n, but only one distinct eigenvector ...

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“It is, in both cases, that a spiritual life has been imparted to nature; that the solid seeming *block* of matter has been pervaded and dissolved by a thought; that this feeble human being has penetrated the vast masses of nature with an informing soul, and recognised itself in their harmony, that is, seized their law. In physics, when this is attained, the memory disburthens itself of its cumbrous catalogues of particulars, and carries centuries of observation in a single formula.”

—Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803–1882)

“As a child I was taught that to tell the truth was often painful. As an adult I have learned that not to tell the truth is more painful, and that the fear of telling the truth—whatever the truth may be—that fear is the most painful sensation of a moral life.”

—June *Jordan* (b. 1936)