DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-00125-8_16
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Abstract: Given a matrix A, a symmetrizer for A is a symmetric matrix Q such that QA is symmetric. The symmetrizer is a useful tool to obtain a-priori estimates for the solutions to hyperbolic equations. If Q is not positive definite, it is more convenient to consider a quasi-symmetrizer: a sequence of symmetric and positive defined matrices {Qε}ε∈]0,1] such that QεA approaches a symmetric matrix.\ud In these notes we make a short survey of the basic notions of symmetrizer and quasi-symmetrizer and we give some applicat…

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