# Thread: Eigenvalues without using determinants

1. ## Eigenvalues without using determinants

Hello

I had a linear algebra teacher (a long time ago) who said there was a simpler way to obtain eigenvalues, without using determinants. I wonder what that method is. Can anyone point me to a book where I can find it?

Thank you.

2. ## Re: Eigenvalues without using determinants

Originally Posted by ModusPonens
Hello

I had a linear algebra teacher (a long time ago) who said there was a simpler way to obtain eigenvalues, without using determinants. I wonder what that method is. Can anyone point me to a book where I can find it?

Thank you.
I think what you are looking for could be found here: Down with Determinants!