Hi, I am totally lost in how I am meant to solve this. I have to find the eigen values of the matrix I then find From there it starts to get messy, I just want to know if I am doing anything wrong.
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Originally Posted by Beard Hi, I am totally lost in how I am meant to solve this. I have to find the eigen values of the matrix I then find From there it starts to get messy, I just want to know if I am doing anything wrong. Explains very clearly how to do it here Eigenvalue algorithm - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
You want the determinant to be zero so that you will have a nontrivial solution. Just expand your determinant function and set it equal to zero. You will only have to solve a quadratic equation.
Carrying on with your method I get the eigen values to be and . For my set of eigen vectors I get and the second to be Can someone confirm this?
Originally Posted by Beard Carrying on with your method I get the eigen values to be and . For my set of eigen vectors I get and the second to be Can someone confirm this? correct
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