# Questions tagged [eigenvalues]

Eigenvalues are a special set of scalars associated with a linear system of equations (i.e., a matrix equation) that are sometimes also known as characteristic roots, characteristic values (Hoffman and Kunze 1971), proper values, or latent roots (Marcus and Minc 1988, p. 144).

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### What are some good medium matrices with known eigenvectors?

I am trying to test if an eigendecomposition I have is working properly. For this I would like some matrices that are 10x10 (ish) with trivial (or known) eigenvectors and eigenvalues so that I can ...
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### Fastest way to calculate the eigenvector with the largest eigenvalue for a 3*3 positive-definite matrix [duplicate]

As stated in the title: I have a 3 by 3 positive-definite matrix $M$. What I need is the eigenvector corresponding to the largest eigenvalue, since I am calculating the solution to maximize the value ...
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### Real-world applications of eigendecomposition?

Cross-posted on Math.SE Are there real-world applications that call specifically for eigenvalues rather than singular values? I often see eigendecomposition used as "poor-man's SVD" For ...
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### eigenvalues of inhomogeneous Helmholtz equation violate superposition using FEM

I am trying to solve the in-homogeneous Helmholtz equation with damping and forcing using finite element method (FEM) with FEniCSx. The equation is; \$c^2\nabla^2p - c^2\omega i d \nabla^2p + \omega^2 ...
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