Year of Award: 1960
Award: Chauvenet Prize
Publication Information: The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 65, (1958), pp. 665-679
Summary: The author approaches the problem of general linear algebraic systems by showing that the properties of symmetric matrices are extendable to arbitrary matrices to a surprisingly large degree, without demanding anything but orthogonal transformations.
About the Author: (from The American Mathematical Monthly, vol. 65 (1958)) Cornelius Lanczos was at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies at the time of publication.