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

Hi, for the matrix A =

0 1 0

1 0 0

0 0 2

I have calculated the eigen values, and have successfully calculated the eigen vectors for lamda = -1 and 1. However for lamda = 2 the solutions says the answer is: Eigen vector: A( 0, 0, 1) where A is arbitrary and the vector is a column vector. The problem I am having is seeing where this answer came from.

2. Relevant equations

(A - lamda*I_{3})*(X, Y, Z) (column vector) = 0

3. The attempt at a solution

As I said above I already know the correct Eigen vector for this particular Eigen value, I just cannot see where the answer has come from. From using the equation above I got the three following equations:

-2X + Y = 0

-2Y = 0

0 = 0

From these equations I cannot see where you get an eigen vector including a value for Z. Any help would be very much appreciated, thanks in advance, Kamran.

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# Homework Help: Quick Eigen Vector Question

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