Definitions for eigenvalueˈaɪ gənˌvæl yu

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ei•gen•val•ueˈaɪ gənˌvæl yu(n.)

  1. a scalar for which there exists a nonzero vector such that the scalar times the vector equals the value of the vector under a given linear transformation.

    Category: Math

Origin of eigenvalue:

1925–30; < G Eigenwert,=eigen- characteristic, particular +Wertvalue


  1. eigenvalue(Noun)

    The change in magnitude of a vector that does not change in direction under a given linear transformation; a scalar factor by which an eigenvector is multiplied under such a transformation.

    The eigenvalues uE000117279uE001 of a transformation matrix uE000117280uE001 may be found by solving uE000117281uE001 .


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