but if you look at A, you'll see that
And I showed you this because the method of diagonalizing comes from this formula.
If one can diagonalize the matrix A, then we have , where D is a diagonal matrix.
So , and is always easy to compute. That's why it is set this way almost every time you deal with the exponential of a matrix.
If you want to see how it can be used with a diagonalizable matrix, tell me, I'll find a previous thread in this forum for ya
As you say, "1" is the only eigenvalue and <1, 0, 0> and <0, 1, 0> span the two-dimensional eigenspace.
Ir can be put in Jordan Normal Form which would make it slightly easier to find powers or the exponential of the matrix (though not as easy as if it were diagonal). For example,
and, in general,
(Sorry about the break in the matrix, but the original was too large to fit the LaTex.)
Note that 1+ 1+ 2/2+ 3/6+ ...+ k/k!+ ...= 1+ (1+ 1+ 1/2+ ...+ 1/(k-1)!+ ... = 1+ e.
That is, .