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

Find the spectrum of the given linear operator T on V and find an eigenvector of T corresponding to each eigenvalue.

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V = R_{2x2}, T (\begin{bmatrix}a_{11}&a_{12}\\a_{21}&a_{22} \end{bmatrix}) = \begin{bmatrix}-2a_{11}-a_{12}&a_{11}\\a_{21}&2a_{22} \end{bmatrix}

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2. Relevant equations

3. The attempt at a solution

I'm confused about how to write the columns and rows of the transformation matrix.. do I do this:

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\begin{bmatrix}-2&-1&0&0\\1&0&0&0\\0&0&1&0\\0&0&0&2 \end{bmatrix}

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Or the transposed? Or something else?

When I tried to get the spectrum (eigenvalues?) of this matrix I get {1, 2, -2} but the answer is {1,-1,2}, which doesn't work with the characteristic polynomial..

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# Homework Help: Linear Algebra: How to represent this transformation as a matrix?

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