# Questions tagged [eigensystem]

An eigenvector of an operator is a vector such that the action of the operator is the same as multiplication by a constant, called the eigenvalue. The eigensystem of an operator is the set of all such eigenvectors and their associated eigenvalues.

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### Eigenvalue with largest imaginary part

Iterative eigensolvers such as ARPACK, give the option to find a subset of the eigenvalues which have the largest imaginary part. My question is how do these algorithms work. As I understand it, ...
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### Implementation of Lanczos method that returns tridiagonal matrix

The Lanczos method can be used to obtain extremal eigenpairs of sparse symmetric or hermitian matrices. I know there are several implementations of the Lanczos method (as well as Arnoldi, Davidson, ...
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### Preconditioner for large size hermitian eigenvalue problems

Basically I try to compute several smallest eigenvalues of some sparse 50k*50k eigenvalue problems using matlab. $$Ax = \lambda Bx$$ With matlab eigs, it's not as fast as I expected. So I tried some ...
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### How can I maximise orthonormality between degenerate eigenvectors using ARPACK?

I am using ARPACK's zndrv1 to diagonalise a matrix (the context is quantum chemistry). While all vectors have a norm 1, as expected, vectors corresponding to degenerate eigenstates aren't always ...
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### The sign of Schrodinger equation

I have a question for the format of Schrodinger equation $$\psi(x,t) = \int_0^\infty c_n e^{-iE_nt/\hbar} \psi_n(x)$$ Why do we have $i$ instead of $-i$?
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### Methods to compute specific eigenvector components for a tridiagonal matrix

I have an application that is somewhat similar to the situation of computing Gaussian quadrature nodes and weights: simply put, I need to compute the eigenvalues and the last two (normalized) ...
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### Solving 2D Schrodinger Equation with ARPACK: Can I ensure all eigenvectors have the same phase?

I use arpack to solve the 2D Schrodinger, and eigenvalue problem of the form $$Hx = \epsilon x$$ on a uniform grid. All eigenvectors are real in my case. Arpack doesn't normalise the eigenvectors, ...
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