a) Show that both \(A^{*} A\) and \(A A^{*}\) are self-adjoint.

b) Show that both \(A^{*} A\) and \(A A^{*}\) are positive semi-definite.

c) Show that \(\operatorname{ker} A=\operatorname{ker} A^{*} A\). [HINT: Show separately that \(\operatorname{ker} A \subset \operatorname{ker} A^{*} A\) and ker \(A \supset \operatorname{ker} A^{*} A\). The identity \(\left\langle\vec{x}, A^{*} A \vec{x}\right\rangle=\langle A \vec{x}, A \vec{x}\rangle\) is useful.]

d) If \(A\) is one-to-one, show that \(A^{*} A\) is invertible

e) If \(A\) is onto, show that \(A A^{*}\) is invertible.

f) Show that the non-zero eigenvalues of \(A^{*} A\) and \(A A^{*}\) agree. Generalize.

g) Show that image \(\left(A A^{*}\right)=\left(\operatorname{ker} A A^{*}\right)^{\perp}=\left(\operatorname{ker} A^{*}\right)^{\perp}=\operatorname{image} A\).