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One of Sylvester's theorems f on matrices states that if the characteristic equation
(1) | M - λI| = f(λ) = 0
of a square matrix M has the roots λ1, λ2, … , λn, then the characteristic equation
(2) | φM - ρI| = = g(ρ) = 0
of any integral function of M, namely, φM, has the roots ρi = φ (λi), i = 1, 2, … , n. In this note an isomorphism is shown to exist between the algebraic and matric roots of (1) when this equation is cyclic. Certain consequences of this isomorphism are given.