(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); 1. The problem statement, all variables and given/known data

The Hamiltonian of a system has the matrix representation

H=Vo*(1-e , 0 , 0

0 , 1 , e

0 , e , 2)

Write down the eigenvalues and eigenvectors of the unperturbed Hamiltonian (e=0)

2. Relevant equations

when unperturbed the Hamiltonian will reduce to Vo* the 3x3 matrix with 1,1,2 along the diagonal. the eigenvalues are therefore Vo,Vo,2Vo (right??)

I am a bit confused about how to calculate the eigenvectors. I have tried looking this up but still get confused. Would they not all be zero since if you sub the eigenvalue Vo back into matrix you would get for the first row

Vo(1-Vo,0,0) * (x,y,z) = (0,0,0) where (x,y,z) is a vertical matrix???

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# Homework Help: Eigenvectors of the hamiltonian

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