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- v. Alternative spelling of diagonalize.
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- v. transform a matrix to a diagonal matrix
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Empire and another by England, if he move at all, Heaven stay him, is fain to diagonalise.
The spectral theorem for unitary matrices allows each of these matrices to be diagonalised; as is abelian, the matrices commute and so one can simultaneously diagonalise these matrices.
Exercise 24 (Regularity transforms to decay) 24 shows that Fourier transforms diagonalise differentiation, when viewed in frequency space, become nothing more than multiplication operators diagonal matrices.)