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Find a unitary transformation that diagonalizes the matrix:

1 1 1 -3

1 1 1 -3

1 1 1 -3

-3 -3 -3 -9

2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

So before I even start with finding the eigenvalues for this, I know there has to be a way to reduce this so I don't have to find the determinant of a 4x4 matrix. Clearly none of these rows are independent. We haven't gone over this very thoroughly in class, so I'm not too sure about the best way to go about this.

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# Homework Help: Finding unitary transformation

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