Find the eigenvalues of the linear transformation L : R2x2 ! R2x2 defined by L(A) = A^T + A. I'm having trouble with LaTex, but are the eigenvalues 2a and 2d?
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Originally Posted by krtica Find the eigenvalues of the linear transformation L : R2x2 ! R2x2 defi ned by L(A) = A^T + A. I'm having trouble with LaTex, but are the eigenvalues 2a and 2d? It seems to be , which is clearly linear. Let us choose now the following basis of : , , so the matrix of is: , and this matrix's char. pol. is: Tonio
Thanks Tonio!
I think your equation for the characteristic polynomial is in reverse though. I believe lamba multiplied with the identity should be negative.
Originally Posted by krtica I think your equation for the characteristic polynomial is in reverse though. I believe lamba multiplied with the identity should be negative. That never minds, of course, since all we're interested in is the polynomial's roots, so we can take it either way... Anyway, I find my way easier since then the leading coefficient is always +1, what makes things easier for me. Tonio
True. Thank you again for your help Tonio.
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