Math 224-01: Differential Equations: Reading Homework 7.4

1. Eigenvalues and Eigenvectors of Matrices :
1. Eigenvalue Problems : what matrix equation are we solving to find eigenvalues and eigenvectors?
1. Point : what is an eigenvalue? an eigenvector?
2. Point : what is an eigenspace? how is it related to an eigenvector?
2. Solving Eigenvalue Problems : how do we solve an eigenvalue problem? (how do we find the eigenvalues? the eigenvectors?)
1. Point : why are we interested in the Eigenspace property? what does it tell us?
2. Point : what is an eigenbasis?
3. Point : what is a characteristic polynomial? what is the multiplicity of an eigenvalue? (how is this related to the polynomial?)
3. Deficient Eigenspaces : what is a deficient eigenspace? how is it related to an eigenvalue?
1. Point : what's a generalized eigenvector?
2. Point : if we put regular and generalized eigenvectors together, are the vectors linearly independent? how many are there, total?

Math 224-01: Differential Equations: Reading Homework 7.4
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