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?

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- Aug 7th 2012, 12:00 PMwrexlive1Eigenvalues 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? - Aug 7th 2012, 12:50 PMHallsofIvyRe: Eigenvalues and eigenvectors?
Have you found the characteristic equation? It has three small integer solutions. Once you know the three values for the eigenvalue, $\displaystyle \lambda$, find the three independent eigenvectors by solving $\displaystyle Av= \lambda v$.