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1. A matrix A for which AP = 0 where P is a positive integer is called (a) skew symmetric (b) unit matrix (c) nilpotent (d) symmetric 2. If A = 1 a what is An ? where n is positive integer. 0 1

## (a) (b) (c) (d)

1 na 0 1 1 an 0 1 1 0 0 1 na 0 0 1

3. Matrix A is said to be skew - symmetric matrix if AT = (a) AT (b) -A (c) A (d) I 4. If A 0 1 = 2 1 2 1 2 0 2 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 4 , then A is 0 0

## (a) (b) (c) (d)

2 1 1/2 1/2 2 3 is expressed as the sum of a symmetric and a skew symmetric. Then the skew 5 1

## 5. If the matrix A = symmetric matrix is (a) (b) (c) (d) 0 1 2 1 2 4 2 4 4 1 4 2 2 1 1 0

6. If A =

1 2 , then (A + AT )2 = 2 3

## (a) (b) (c) (d)

4 0 0 6 2 0 0 6 4 0 0 36 4 0 0 12

7. The rank of a matrix in Echelon form is equal to (a) Number of non - zero rows (b) Number of non-zero elements (c) Number of non zero -columns (d) Number of diagonal elements 8. The system of equations x + 2y - 3z = 0 , 2x - y + 2z = 0, x + 7y - 11z = 0 is (a) In consistent (b) no solution (c) unique solution (d) consistent 9. The system of equations x + y + 3z = 0, 4x + 3y + 8z = 0, 2x + y + 2z = 0 is (a) unique solution (b) consistent (c) no solution (d) In consistent 10. For what values of a and b the equation x + 2y + 3z = 4 , x - 3y + 4z = 5, x + 3y + az = b has no solution. (a) a = 5, b = 5 (b) a = 3 , b = 5 (c) a = 6 , b = 5 (d) a = 4, b = 5 2 11. Characteristic equation of A = 2 0 (a) 3 1312 = 0 (b) 3 +15+12 = 0 (c) 3 15+12 = 0 (d) 3 13+12 = 0 12. If A = (a) 1, 5 (b) -1, -5 (c) 1, 25 (d) 1, -2 3 1 2 6 then the sum of the eigen values of A and AT is 0 3 1 0 0 5 then the eigen values of A2 are 2 7 1 2 is 1 3

## 1 13. If A = 0 0 (a) 11 (b) 6 (c) 10 (d) 12

2 14. The normalized form of eigen vector for 1 is 1 2 (a) 1/ 6 1 1 2 (b) 1/ 6 1 1 2 (c) 1/ 6 1 1 2 (d) 1/ 6 1 1 15. If X1 and X2 are two eigen vectors of a matrix A corresponding to the same eigen value of A then any linear combination of the form isalso gives eigen vector of A corresponding to the same eigen value (a) X1 + X2 (b) k1 X1 + k2 X2 (c) X1 X2 (d) k1 X1 k2 X2 3 16. For the square matrix A = 5 3 (a) I (b) 13 I (c) 20 I (d) 12 I 17. The inverse of the matrix A = (a) (b) (c) (d) 2 3 3 5 2 3 5 3 5 3 1 2 5 4 1 2 matrix. 5 3 3 2 is 0 4 6 0 0 , then A3 - 8A2 + 19A = 1

18. Diagonalization of a matrix by orthogonal transformation is possible only for (a) orthogonal (b) real symmetric (c) symmetric (d) skew-symmetric 19. If D = P1 A P, then D10 = (a) P1 A10 P (b) P1 P A10 (c) A4 P P 1 (d) PA1 0P 1 20. The normalized modal matrix is obtained by dividing (a) each column by sum of the diagonal elements (b) each row by length of a vector (c) each row by sum of the diagonal elements (d) each column by length of a vector