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Number of Eigenvalues in a Matrix

How many eigenvalues are there in a matrix?

Equivalent to the roots of the matrix’â„¢s characteristic polynomial.

The number of eigenvalues of a matrix M can be computed using the formula M??I)v =?0 v, where l is the identity matrix, ? is equal to the number of eigenvalues of the matrix, and v is its corresponding eigenvector. One has to expand the equation into characteristic polynomials of ?, and then get the roots of the characteristic polynomial.

This fact is verified on : March 29, 2010.

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