# Eigenvalues and eigenvectors?

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• August 7th 2012, 12:00 PM
wrexlive1
Eigenvalues and eigenvectors?
i been given this 3x3 matrix and can't find the eigenvaules and eigenvectors.

 -3 -2 -2 -1 -4 -1 2 4 1

can someone show me how to do it?
• August 7th 2012, 12:50 PM
HallsofIvy
Re: Eigenvalues and eigenvectors?
Have you found the characteristic equation? It has three small integer solutions. Once you know the three values for the eigenvalue, $\lambda$, find the three independent eigenvectors by solving $Av= \lambda v$.