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Which eigenvalue is λ1,λ2 etc Watch

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    When you find eigenvalues from a determinant and you have λ=x,y,z, how do you know which one you put as λ1, λ2? Every example I ever tried I seemed to get the opposite to what it was meant to be, I'd have my λ2 was actually meant to be λ1 so vectors were ordered the wrong way round etc

    I hope I've explained that well enough

    And yes I have googled it but lack of wording skills does not help :P
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    You can put in any order. Both answers will be right.
    Ehm edit:
    Not really sure what you mean but I had an issue with eigenvalues / vectors order when making a diagonal matrix and no matter which order you used it'd be right.
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    Thanks very much, that helps
 
 
 
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