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Nexttime35

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## Homework Statement

Let T: C∞(R)→C∞(R) be given by T(f) = f'''' where T sends a function to the fourth derivative.

a) Find a basis for the 0-eigenspace.

b) Find a basis for the 1-eigenspace.

## The Attempt at a Solution

I just want to verify my thought process for this problem. For a), finding the basis for the 0-eigenspace, essentially I needed to find a basis for the vectors v in V such that T(v) = 0v .

So, would the basis for this 0-eigenspace be all polynomials in P3? If you solve the fourth derivative of any polynomial in P3, you will get 0.

As for b), when finding the basis for the 1-eigenspace, we need to find a basis for the vectors v in V such that T(v) = 1v, or that after solving the fourth derivative, you get a function that is equal to 1? Is this the correct logic? So would the basis for the 1-eigenspace be any polynomial in P4?

Thanks much for your help.