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The author gives a very interesting new equivalence for automorphisms u and u′ of a finite-dimensional vector space E over a field K. He defines u and u′ to be equivalent if there exists another automorphism H of E such that every u-invariant subspace is also H−1u′ H-invariant, and every u′-invariant subspace is also H−1u H-invariant. Suppose now that K contains the sets Q={q1,⋯,qr}, Q′={q1′,⋯,qs′} of roots of the minimal polynomials of u,u′, respectively. The author proves then that u and u′ are equivalent if and only if there exists a bijection λ:Q→Q′ such that the elementary divisor degrees of qi and λ(qi) are identical for i=1,⋯,r=s. For a given space E over an algebraically closed field K, the number of equivalence classes of automorphisms is finite. \ud The author notes that this equivalence, less fine than similarity, preserves many of the geometric properties of automorphisms. {The reviewer notes that the definition of equivalence can be extended to arbitrary endomorphisms; the results quoted above seem to carry over to the more general case.

Topics:
Geometría diferencial

Publisher: Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas

Year: 1970

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