Transform theory

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In mathematics, transform theory is the study of transforms. The essence of transform theory is that by a suitable choice of basis for a vector space a problem may be simplified—or diagonalized as in spectral theory.

Spectral theory[edit]

In spectral theory, the spectral theorem says that if A is an n×n self-adjoint matrix, there is an orthonormal basis of eigenvectors of A. This implies that A is diagonalizable.

Furthermore, each eigenvalue is real.



  • Keener, James P. 2000. Principles of Applied Mathematics: Transformation and Approximation. Cambridge: Westview Press. ISBN 0-7382-0129-4