Symmetric matrices (Fall 2013)

Learning objectives

  • Work with the special properties of eigenvectors and eigenvalues of symmetric matrices (spectral theorem)

Before class

  • Read Lay section 7.1
  • Consult notes to the textbook (if you wish)
  • Ponder Lay problems 7.1: 1, 3, 7, 9, 17, 25 , 27.
  • Post to Piazza
  • Write solutions to problems  6.2:12, 14 and 6.3:12  to turn in at the beginning of class.

In class

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