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I understand the concept of eigenvalues and eigenvectors, using usually a geometric intuition, that a eigenvectors of a matrix M are stretched by the corresponding eigenvalue, when transformed through M.

My professor said that eigenvalues represent a generalization of the concept of frequency.

I can not recall the context though.

Can someone provide an short explanation and/or some (not too technical) reading material?

Thanks.

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# I Eigenvalue as a generalization of frequency

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