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Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors for matrix. Complex Eigenvalues

How can I find out the eigenvectors for this matrix: $$A= \begin{pmatrix} -3 &0&0\\ 0&3&-2\\ 0&1&1 \end{pmatrix}$$ I found the eigenvalues: $\lambda_{1}=-3$, ...
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Convergence rate of PageRank, the problem when the second eigenvalue is complex

As far as I know the Google matrix used to calculate the PageRank is not symetric, that means that some eigenvalues can be complex, furthermore, we know that the second eigenvalue is equal to the ...
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Eigenvalues of complex matrix

I'm taking linear algebra II this semester and the course assumes that students have already covered complex numbers. Unfortunately I take my first analysis course, in which complex numbers are ...
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Complex Eigenvalue Periodic

This is probably a simple question, but I'm having trouble finding a clear answer. Let's say we have a system, with the complex eigenvalue: $$\lambda = \alpha + i\beta$$ I know that $\alpha < 0$ ...
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Relationship between two sets of eigenvectors.

Given the eigenvalue problems \begin{align} \mathbf{A} \vec{x} &= \lambda \vec{x}, \\ \mathbf{A}\left[\mathbf{S}^{-1}\mathbf{P}\vec{x}^*\right] &= ...
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Can an idempotent matrix have complex eigenvalues?

Let $P\in\mathbb{R}^{n\times n}$ be a nontrivial idempotent matrix: $P^2=P$, $P\neq 0$, $P\neq I,$ where $I$ is the $n\times n$ identity matrix. What are the eigenvalues of $P$? Solution: Let $x$ be ...
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$A+A^T=I$, $\lambda$ is an eigenvalue of $A$, show that $\lambda=\frac{1}{2}+\alpha i$

I tried to solve it but I got $\lambda =\frac{1}{2}$ without the complex part, I'd like to know where my logic is flawed. Assume $v$ is the eigenvector associated with lambda, then: $(A+A^T)v=Iv$ ...
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Calculating the eigenvalues of a given matrix, please check my results

Given the matrix $$A = \left(\begin{array}{ccc} 1&-0.85&0\\ 1.7&-1&0\\ 0 & 0.85 & 4 \end{array}\right)\in\mathbb{C}^{3\times3}$$ I am now looking for the ...
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Non-integral powers of a matrix

Question Given a square complex matrix $A$, what ways are there to define and compute $A^p$ for non-integral scalar exponents $p\in\mathbb R$, and for what matrices do they work? My thoughts ...
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Complex Matrix Limit

If $A$ is an $n \times n$ complex matrix, show that if $\lim_{k\rightarrow\infty}||A^kv||=0$ for every vector $v \in \Bbb C^n$, then $|\lambda|\leq1$ for every eigenvalue $\lambda$ of $A$.
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What's the formula matrix with complex numbers?

Given$$\mathbf{M}= \begin{pmatrix} 7 & 5 \\ -5 & 7 \\ \end{pmatrix}$$, what's the formula matrix for $\mathbf{M}^n$? The eigenvalues and eigenvectors are ...
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Are complex eigenvalues special?

I've noticed that complex eigenthings are treated as a whole separate topic to real eigenthings (I say things to mean values and vectors). I see no reason for this distinction, yes it makes the ...
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complex eigenvalues of matrix sum

I have a set of (about 100) general real square matrices. Is it possible to determine whether none of their linear combinations has complex eigenvalues?
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Finding a matrix that has complex Eigenvalues

I have an assignment where I need to create 2x2 matrices for each of the following Eigenvalue pairs. ...
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Complex conjugates and complex eigenvalues

Suppose the matrix A with real entries has complex eigenvalues $\lambda = \alpha + i\beta\,$ and $\overline{\lambda} = \alpha - i\beta\,$. Suppose that $Y_0 = (x_1 + iy_1, x_2 + iy_2)$ is an ...
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Can a real symmetric matrix have complex eigenvectors?

A Hermitian matrix always has real eigenvalues and real or complex orthogonal eigenvectors. A real symmetric matrix is a special case of Hermitian matrices, so it too has orthogonal eigenvectors and ...
I am reading Applied linear algebra: the decoupling principle by Lorenzo Adlai Sadun (btw very recommendable!) On page 69 it gives an example where a real, square matrix $A=[(a,-b),(b,a)]$ is raised ...