Eigenvalues are numbers associated to a linear operator from a vector space $V$ to itself: $\lambda$ is an eigenvalue of $T\colon V\to V$ if the map $x\mapsto \lambda x-Tx$ is not injective. An eigenvector corresponding to $\lambda$ is a non-trivial solution to $\lambda x - Tx = 0$.

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How to write this down in a rigorous manner?

I'm studying Quantum Mechanics and there's something I'm in doubt in how to write it down in a rigorous way. The idea is: consider a Hilbert space $\mathcal{H}$ and one hermitian operator $A\in ...
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Eigenvalues of the subtraction of a gram matrix and a psd rank $1$ matrix.

If $V$ is $p \times r$ matrix ($r<p$) with rank $r$, then $G=V^TV$ is a $r \times r$ gram matrix with rank $r$. Let $x$ be a $r \times 1$ vector, and $xx^T$ is a psd rank $1$ matrix. It's already ...
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Eigenvalue equation and separable solutions

Recently, studying Quantum Mechanics I found a doubt regarding separable solutions and eigenvalue equations for differential operators. Suppose we are considering some space $\mathcal{H}$ of functions ...
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Anticommuting matrices and their eigenvalues

Let $A,B\in \mathcal{M}_n(\mathbb{C})$. It is known that if $AB=BA$ and $\lambda_1, \lambda_2, \dots, \lambda_n $ are the eigenvalues of $A$ and $\beta_1, \beta_2, \dots, \beta_n$ are the ...
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Null space is an Invariant subspace

Let $\lambda$ be an eigenvalue of a square matrix $A$. Show the null space of $(A-\lambda I)^j$ is an A-Invariant subspace of $\mathbb{C}^n$ for all positive integers $j$. Proof without requiring ...
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Is class of graphs with eigenvalue $1$ of any particular importance?

Are graphs with eigenvalue $1$ of multiplicity more than $1$, important one? Please guide me to any book or article discussing such graphs.
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A variation on the $AB$ vs $BA$ nonzero eigenvalues question.

Let $A\in\mathbb{R}^{m\times n}$ and $B\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times m}$, so that $AB\in\mathbb{R}^{m\times m}$ and $BA\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$ both exist. Thanks to Sylvester's determinant identity, we ...
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Number of eigenvalues for this operator

Say I have a F - vector space V and a subspace U given by U={va : a is in F}. Now suppose I have an operator defined by $Tv=av$. Clearly, U is invariant under T, since for any element of U, say bv, I ...
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Show that $ 4\times4$ matrix has real eigenvalues

I have a real $ 4\times4$ matrix of the form $$ C = \begin{pmatrix} 0 & 0 & 1 & 0 \\ 0 & 0 & 0 & 1 \\ c_{31} & c_{32} & 0 & c_{34} \\ c_{41} & c_{42} & ...
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Scaling a matrix to make its eigenvalues fall within a certain interval

Suppose I have a diagonalizable matrix $M$ which has all its eigenvalues between $a$ and $b$. Is it possible to scale $M$ to $M_S$ such that all the eigenvalues of $M_s$ lie in the interval $[-1,1]$? ...
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“Same range of values”, quadratic form transformation

A quadratic form in the variables $u_i$ is expressed as $u'Du$. Matrix $T$ consists of the n characteristic vectors (of matrix $D$): $T = [v_1\quad v_2\quad ...\quad v_n]$. The following ...
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Theorems restricting the eigenvalue of a matrix

I have a square matrix $C$, whose entries I will denote by $c_{ij}$, and I would like to bound the magnitude of its eigenvalues. Each $c_{ij}$ is defined in terms of $s_{ij}$ and $S_j$ as follows: ...
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Check if two square matrices are similar.

Check if matrices $A= \begin{bmatrix} 1 & 1 & 5 \\ 0 & 2 & 0 \\ 0 & 0 & 2 \\ \end{bmatrix}$ and $B=\begin{bmatrix} 1 & 7 ...
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$A$ is nonsingular. eigenvalues of $A$ are unequal to zero

Assume that $A$ is nonsingular. Show that all eigenvalues of $A$ are unequal to zero. Express the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of $A􀀀^{-1}$ in terms of those of $A$.
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In matrix algebra, what's the name for the inverse operation of pre- or post- multiplication?

For example, in this typical equation: $$\mathbf{Mv}-\lambda \mathbf{v}=\mathbf{0}$$ (where $\mathbf{M}$ is a symmetric matrix, $\mathbf{v}$ is a vector, $\lambda$ is a scalar, and $\mathbf{0}$ is a ...
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approximate projection into eigenvector space

Given a matrix A, $3 \times 3$, that is symmetric with zero diagonal, I calculate a matrix V, $3 \times 3$, whose columns are the corresponding right eigenvectors and a diagonal matrix D, $3 \times ...
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Computation of eigenvectors?

Given a matrix: $A = \begin{pmatrix} -\epsilon & tf_1 \\ tf_2 & -\epsilon \end{pmatrix}$ Compute the eigenvectors. I can easily find the eigenvalues to be $\lambda = -\epsilon \pm t\sqrt{f_1 ...
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graphs with smallest eigenvalue at least -1

Let $G$ be an undirected simple graph and let $A$ be its adjacency matrix. It is easy to see that $A$ is neither positive semidefinite nor negative semidefinite. I would like to know if there are ...
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Bounding lower triangular perturbation

Suppose $A\in R^{n\times n}$ is a matrix equal to sum of the Identity matrix and a lower triangular matrix $L$. Diagonal entries of $L$ are $0$. \begin{equation} A=I+L \end{equation} Define spectral ...
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Proving that if $A$ is diagonalisable then $\chi_A(A) = 0$

This could be a very simple question to answer, but I'm unsure how to prove this. If you have a diagonalisable matrix $A$, prove that $\chi_A(A)$ is the zero matrix. (where $\chi_A(x)$ is the ...
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Characteristic polynomial: Identity permutation?

This concerns the characteristic polynomial of a matrix. http://www.math.umn.edu/~olver/num_/lnv.pdf p. 7 (or p. 92). every term is prescribed by a permutation π of the rows of the matrix ...
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$A \in SO(3,\mathbb R)\setminus\{I\}$ , then there are exactly two points in $S^2:=\{(x,y,z)\in \mathbb R^3:x^2+y^2+z^2=1\}$ which are fixed by $A$?

Let $A \in SO(3,\mathbb R)\setminus\{I\}$ , then is it true that there exist exactly two points in $$S^2:=\{(x,y,z)\in \mathbb R^3:x^2+y^2+z^2=1\}$$ which are fixed by $A$? Or equivalently we ...
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Principal axis form (quadratic) to hyperbola/ellipse form?

How is the principal axis form (quadratic) of a symmetric orthogonally diagonalized matrix e.g. $$y^2+6yx+x^2=1$$ transformed into the equation of a hyperbola (or ellipse as well)? Completing the ...
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If the characteristic polynomial of $A,B$ is the same does it mean that $A,B$ are similar?

If the characteristic polynomial of $A,B$ is the same does it mean that $A,B$ are similar? So I read that it's true only if $A,B$ are diagonalizable, but why? if the characteristic polynomial is ...
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What is the maximum value of coefficient $f_v$ with the constraint that the matrix is positive semi-definite?

I am trying to solve this equation my self with my knowledge about characteristic polynomials, etc but I have placed it here earlier because I'm not a mathematician and maybe you give me ideas to ...
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$A$ is diagonalizable, if $A,B$ have then same eigenvalues, then $B$ is also diagonalizable

Given $A_{n\times n},B_{n\times n} \in \mathbb R$ such that $A$ is diagonalizable then: if $A,B$ have then same eigenvalues, then $B$ is also diagonalizable over $ \mathbb R$. if $A,B$ ...
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Transform in eigenvetor space

Hello I have a squared matrix C C = 0 2.2361 63.7887 2.2361 0 61.6117 63.7887 61.6117 0 and I calculate its ...
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If $A^4=4A^2$ then $m_A(x)=x^2-4$ and if it isn't diagonalaziable over $\mathbb R$ then $0$ is an eigenvalue

Given $A_{n\times n} \in \mathbb R$ such that $A^4=4A^2$ then if $A$ is invertible and isn't of the form $cI, c\in \mathbb R$ then $m_A(x)=x^2-4$. if $A$ isn't diagonalizable over ...
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Let $A$ be a real symmetric matrix with rank $1$ , then can all the diagonal entries of $A$ be $0$ ?

Let $A$ be a square real symmetric matrix with rank $1$ , then can all the diagonal entries of $A$ be $0$ ? I know that real symmetric matrices are diagonalizable . Also if all the diagonal entries be ...
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Given a normal $A_{n\times n}$ matrix, then $\lVert A^*v \rVert = \lVert Av\rVert$ and $\langle Av,v\rangle = \langle A^*v,v\rangle$

Let a normal $A_{n\times n}\in \mathbb C^n $ matrix, then: $\forall v \in \mathbb C^n:\lVert A^*v \rVert = \lVert Av\rVert $ $\forall v \in \mathbb C^n : \langle Av,v\rangle = \langle ...
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Second eigenvector of double eigenvalue matrix

$\begin{bmatrix}\frac{1}{2} & -\frac{1}{2} \\ \frac{1}{2} & -\frac{1}{2}\end{bmatrix}\begin{bmatrix}x \\ y\end{bmatrix} = \begin{bmatrix}0 \\ 0\end{bmatrix}$ $\lambda_{1} = \lambda_{2} = -1$ ...
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Matrix shear transformations [closed]

If you know the line of a shear transformation (the invariant line), how word you go about finding the shear factor? Also, funny as it may sound, what is the shear factor - what does it show?
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Showing that if $A$ is diagonalizable then $A^2-4A+8I$ is diagonalizable

Let $A_{n\times n}$ be a real matrix then: if $A^4 = 8A$ then $A$ is not invertible. if $A$ is diagonalizable over $\mathbb R$ then $A^2-4A+8I$ is diagonalizable over $\mathbb R$. ...
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The eigenvalues of $AB$ and of $BA$ are identical for all square $A$ and $B$ …a different approach

The eigenvalues of $AB$ and of $BA$ are identical for all square $A$ and $B$. I have done the proof in a easy way… If $ABv = λv$, then $B Aw = λw$, where $w = B v$. Thus, as long as $w \neq 0$, it is ...
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Finding Eigenvectors for $3 \times 3$ matrix with rows of zeros.

For a $3 \times 3$ matrix: $ $[A]$ = \begin{bmatrix} 6 & -2 & 2 \\ -2 & 3 & -1 \\ 2 & -1 & 3 \end{bmatrix} $ I have the eigenvalues: ...
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True/false questions about minimal and characteristic polynomials of a matrix

We have the matrix $A= \begin{pmatrix} 0 &2 &2 \\ 2& 0 &2 \\ 2& 2 & 0 \end{pmatrix}$, then one of the following is true: $f_A(x)=m_A(x) $ The matrix ...
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Not getting dot product of Eigen vectors in MATLAB aslo in LAPACK to zeros

I know that theoretically eigenvectors of real symmetric matrix are orthogonal to each other. So for each pair, dot product will be zero. But when I am calculating eigenvectors from real symmetric ...
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Eigenvalue perturbation theory for $(A^TA)(B^TB)^{-1} + (B^TB)(A^TA)^{-1}$

Let $A, B$ be $n \times n$ matrices with full rank. I'm interested in getting a bound on how the smallest eigenvalue of $S = (A^TA)(B^TB)^{-1} + (B^TB)(A^TA)^{-1}$ changes when I perturb $A$ and $B$. ...
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LTI system: solving for the time at which a system state reaches a given value

Suppose I have the following Linear Time Invariant (LTI) system: \begin{equation} \dot{x}(t) = Ax(t) + Bu(t) \end{equation} where $x(t)=\begin{bmatrix}x_1(t) & x_2(t) &\ldots ...
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Repeated Eigenvector/Eigenvalue matrix method

So I am having trouble with finding the generalized solution and I am not sure why my answer is interpreted as incorrect and I wanted to double check. $$ \overrightarrow{y'} = \begin{pmatrix} -6 ...
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Eigenvalues and vectors of a Linear Transformation

I am kinda lost here. All I did until now was finding eigenvalues and vectors for a matrix but as far as I can understand the question it asks me to find the eigenvalues of a Linear Transformation? ...
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Understanding the method to find Eigenvectors

For a matrix: $ $[A]$ = \begin{bmatrix} 5 & 4 \\ 1 & 2 \\ \end{bmatrix} $ I have the eigenvalues: $\lambda = 6, 1$ Now for each value I need to find ...
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If A and B are diagonalizable then so is AB

When we have to n×n matrices that can be made diagonal (maybe not in the same basis), is it true that the same works for their product?
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Eigenvector with matrix amlost full with zeros

Hi i have weird problem with calculate eigenvector from simplest matrices. So have something like this: $A = \begin{bmatrix} \frac{1}{2} & 0 \\ 2 & \frac{1}{2} \end{bmatrix}$ Eigenvalues are ...
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Posch-Teller potential

I made a matlab code to find numerical solutions to the Schrödinger equation independent of time, and it works very good, the eigenfunctions always are what they should be, the problem is in the ...
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Calculate complex eigenvector

Hi i have problem i hope that someone can make this for me more clear: So i have matrix $A = \begin{bmatrix} -2 & 1 \\ -2 & 0 \\ \end{bmatrix}$ I have to calculate eigenvector as matrix $P$ ...
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condition number of matrix plus constant times identity

I saw this post on the eigenvalues of a matrix plus a constant times the identity matrix. Say $A$ is an $n\times n$ matrix (real and non-singular) with eigenvalues $\lambda_1,\ldots,\lambda_n$, then ...
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rayleigh quotient of eigenvalue problem (sturm liouville theory and partial differential equations)

I am reading "A First Course in Partial Differential Equations with Complex Variables and Transform Methods" (Weinberger, p. 168). if we have the eigenvalue problem $$ (pu')'- qu + \lambda \rho u = 0 ...
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An exercise from vector spaces

I do not even know how to start. Find a symmetric matrix $A \in \mathbb R^{3\times 3}$ with the following properties. Both $[1,2,2]^T$ and $[2,1,-2]^T$ are eigenvectors. It has three distinct ...
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Finding null space of symmetric matrix generated by outer product

Let $p, q \in \mathbb{R}^n$ such that $||p|| = ||q|| = 1$ and define $A = pq^T + qp^T$. I am trying to find the null space of $A$, but am not having very much luck. I have managed to show that $p + q$ ...