Just a small rant to start. My DE/LA class is absolute nonsense. I am really wishing that I taken each class separate because this class is making me and many others lose the big picture. For instance, this class doesn't teach linear transformations and diagonalization both of which I keep seeing anytime I look up stuff about eigens. I've managed to learn some of these on my own but I can't spend too much time on that stuff for now. Anyway, after I find the eigenvalues am I allowed to do any switch rows to find the eigenvectors? Or do I have to account for the switching of a row in the eigenvector? Most of the matrices that are produced from plugging in the eigenvalues have some strange configurations, usually they have a ton of zeros and not what I'm used to. Thanks for any help.