By Szebehely V., Mark H.
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4). We let C = U −t V t V U −1 and then the solutions, if they exist, are given by a = −¯ a, m = U t m. 4). , n = 3) but the general case is a straightforward adaptation. Note that C = I if and only if U t U = V t V , in other words if SO(n)U = SO(n)V . 2 therefore implies that for a given matrix on one well, there are precisely zero, one or two rank-one connections between this matrix and the other well. 8) where |e| = 1 and α = 0. 8) shows that this cannot happen. In fact, when V = RURt = U , λ1 (C) > 0 and either λ1 (C) < λ2 (C) = .
Remarks. 6. Note that if U and V commute (without necessarily having the same eigenvalues) the corollary still holds. In particular, if V = I, we recover a classical result: exact austenite-martensite interface is possible if and only if the middle eigenvalue of the variant of martensite equals one. Example. Let R = −I + 2e ⊗ e, |e| = 1, and V = RURt . Then U − V = 2[(U e − 2 U e, e e) ⊗ e + e ⊗ (U e − 2 U e, e )] . This shows that if U and V are related by a rotation of angle π, SO(3)U and SO(3)V are rank-one connected, as is well-known.
N−1 = 1 < ξn . Notice that ξ1 > 0 since U −t V t V U −1 is symmetric positive definite. By the above remark zero is an eigenvalue of multiplicity n − 2 of V t V − U t U . Consider the quadratic form A(x) = (V t V − λU t U )x, x , x ∈ Rn for some λ ∈ R. 12). Hence µ1 < 0. Similarly, choosing λ = ξn and x = 0 in the kernel of V t V − ξn U t U we get 0 = (V t V − ξn U t U )x, x < (V t V − U t U )x, x and hence µn > 0. This concludes the first step. Second step. Assume µ1 < µ2 = . . = µn−1 = 0 < µn .
Adventures in celestial mechanics by Szebehely V., Mark H.