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    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?
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    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.
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