Hi guys I am reading the book for elementary linear algebra,
There is a question asking:
If $\lambda$ is a repeated eigen value then the corresponding eigen vectors are linearly depending.
But I am confused on the meaning here. If we have a repeated eigen value say multiplicity 2. Then we have an eigen vector and an generalized eigen vector that are independent. So in this sense this is false.
However the question said eigen vectors. But if we do not go to generalized eigen vectors we do get the same exact vector and multiples of it. Thus in this sense this is true.
Thus can people tell me how they are reading this, and comment. Thank you