Date of Award

Spring 5-2017

Degree Type

Honors College Thesis



First Advisor

Jiu Ding

Advisor Department



The Yang-Baxter equation is one that has been widely used and studied in areas such as statistical mechanics, braid groups, knot theory, and quantum mechanics. While many sets of solutions have been found for this equation, it is still an open problem. In this project, I solve the Yang-Baxter matrix equation that is similar in format to the Yang-Baxter equation. I try to solve the corresponding Yang-Baxter matrix equation, ������=������, where X is an unknown ������ matrix, and ��=[0����0] or [0−��−��0], by using the Jordan canonical form to find infinitely many solutions.