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diagonal matrix

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### Context

#### Linear algebra

**homotopy theory, (∞,1)-category theory, homotopy type theory**

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# Contents

## Idea

A square matrix $(A_{x,y})\in Mat_{n \times n}(R)$ whose values for $x\neq y$ are all zero is called a *diagonal matrix*.

## Examples

A diagonal matrix with value 1 on the diagonal is an identity matrix.

## Properties

Diagonal matrices form the center of the ring of matrices under matrix multiplication.

## References

See also

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