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Eigenvalues

  • Thomas Banchoff
  • John Wermer
Part of the Undergraduate Texts in Mathematics book series (UTM)

Abstract

Example 1. Let L be a line through the origin and let S be the transformation which reflects each vector in L. If X is on the line L, then S(X) = X. If X is on the line L′ which goes through the origin and is perpendicular to L, then S(X) = − X.

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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc. 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Thomas Banchoff
    • 1
  • John Wermer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of MathematicsBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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