> < ^ Date: Thu, 27 Sep 2001 12:31:31 +0100
^ From: Keith M. Briggs <keith.briggs@bt.com >
> ^ Subject: Symmetric matrix with given charpoly?

Dear gap-forum,
I would be grateful for any hints for a solution to this problem:
given an irreducible cubic polynomial p with integer coefficients
and three real roots, find a symmetric (preferably unimodular)
integer matrix with p as its characteristic polynomial, if such exists.
I presume this will involve transformations of the companion matrix.
Alternatively, it would be sufficient to have such a matrix whose
charpoly generates the same field as p.

Dr. Keith M. Briggs
Complexity Research, BTexact Technologies

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