Multivariate polynomial matrices arise from the treatment of functional linear systems such as systems described by partial differential equations, delay-differential equations or linear multidimensional discrete equations. In this paper we present conditions under which a class of multivariate polynomial matrices is equivalent to a block diagonal form. The conditions correspond to the decomposition of the associated linear systems of functional equations. The constructive method which can be easily implemented on a computer algebra system is illustrated by an example.
- Functional systems
- Multivariate polynomial matrices
- Smith form
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Applied Mathematics