Mediterranean Journal of Mathematics vol:2 issue:3 pages:259-275
The implicit Q theorem for Hessenberg matrices is a widespread and powerful theorem. It is used in the development of, for example, implicit QR algorithms to compute the eigendecomposition of Hessenberg matrices. Moreover it can also be used to prove the essential uniqueness of orthogonal similarity transformations of matrices to Hessenberg form. The theorem is also valid for symmetric tridiagonal matrices, proving thereby also in the symmetric case its power.