# Eigenvalue meaning

The factor by which the magnitude of an eigenvector is changed by a given transformation.

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(math., physics) Any of the possible values of a quantity derived from a differential or integral equation having solutions that satisfy certain special conditions.

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(linear algebra) A scalar, such that there exists a vector (the corresponding eigenvector) for which the image of under a given linear operator is equal to the image of under multiplication by ; i.e.

The eigenvalues of a square transformation matrix may be found by solving .

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