Okay, so the matrix is...

I solved to find (which is the method I was taught), and I ended up with , but now I'm a bit stuck. I've written down...

... but I can't seem to manipulate it to get the eigenvectors.

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- Aug 17th 2009, 05:30 PMchella182Finding eigenvalues and eigenvectors of a real matrix
Okay, so the matrix is...

I solved to find (which is the method I was taught), and I ended up with , but now I'm a bit stuck. I've written down...

... but I can't seem to manipulate it to get the eigenvectors. - Aug 17th 2009, 05:38 PMynj
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you just have to solve the right side equation, which is a linear equation groups,for a specific , say

- Aug 17th 2009, 05:39 PMchella182
Yeah I know that... I'm not stuck on that (Worried) I'm stuck on what to do once I've found the eigenvalues.

- Aug 17th 2009, 07:42 PMmr fantastic
Read this: The Case of Complex Eigenvalues

- Aug 17th 2009, 11:03 PMchella182
Uhm, sort of thanks, but I'm still not coming up with it for my example. Exam's in an hour and a half anyway. Oh well.

- Aug 17th 2009, 11:19 PMmr fantastic
- Aug 18th 2009, 05:08 AMchella182
Sorry, but I really don't think it's your place to tell me how to revise for my exams. I have been revising for this exam for MONTHS now, and the threads I posted last night were just a last-minute attempt to iron out a few creases.

I do understand the theory of it, I just have problems reducing it to one equation, which is what I wanted explaining.

I know you won't care, but the exam went well and this didn't matter in the end 'cause the question I was given had real eigenvalues (which I find easier to get my head around), so hooray! - Aug 18th 2009, 06:05 AMmr fantastic