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Quick Matrix Clarification

  1. Oct 9, 2004 #1
    Hey guys,
    This is just a quick question.. I have a question on my linear algebra assignment that I dont understand..
    What does it mean when you're given a 2x2 matrix M and told to "find formulas for the entries of M to the power of n, where n is a positive integer"
    The assignment is about eigenvalues and eigenvectors, maybe that'll help..
    Please explain to me what the question wants..
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  3. Oct 9, 2004 #2


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    Diagonalize your matrix..
  4. Oct 9, 2004 #3
    That makes sense! thx
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