Sorry I haven't learned the Latex system here...
If we have a matrix C it is simple to find the eigenvalues L and eigenvectors <e>, however, if I have a list of eigenvectors <e> and eigenvalues L, is it possible to reconstruct the matrix C ?
IF you are given that the matrix is "n by n" and n independent eigenvalues that works. If not then you will have to know which eigenvalues are of multiplicity greater than the number of eigenvalues corresponding to them and construct the appropriate Jordan Normal matrix.
This did not work for me. I have eigenvalues of 1,-8 with corresponding eigenvectors of [1,-1] and [2,-3] respectively.
C=P^-1DP would be the following
P^-1 = [3,2;-1,-1]
D=[1,0;0,-8]
P=[1,2;-1,-3]
So multiplying those 3 matrices woud yield [19,54;-9,-26] but I know the a11 position would be a 1. Please assist
First, there is a bad mistake in my previous comment above, which I have now corrected. The formula for the matrix should be , not .
However, if the eigenvalues are 1 and –8, with corresponding eigenvectors and , then the matrix comes out as , which still has 19 in the (1,1)-position. As far as I can see, you can't get a 1 in that position from the given data.
That is very true. But if you multiply the columns of P by scalars then the rows of the inverse of P will be multiplied by the reciprocals of those scalars, and will turn out to be the same as before.