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Homogenous system - Nontrivial solutions

  1. Sep 24, 2009 #1
    For which values of 'a' does the homogeneous system

    ax1 + x2 - x3 = 0
    x1 - x2 + 2x3 = 0
    2x1 + 3x2 + x3 = 0

    have a nontrivial solution? Find all the nontrivial solutions.
     
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  3. Sep 24, 2009 #2

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