finding eigenvalues

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg45459] finding eigenvalues*From*: "Jeremy Watts" <jeremy.watts70 at ntlworld.com>*Date*: Fri, 9 Jan 2004 05:20:27 -0500 (EST)*Sender*: owner-wri-mathgroup at wolfram.com

I have been wondering on whether there exist methods to find the eigenvalues of a matrix other than solving the characteristic polynomial equation. Do there exist elementary row operation methods that will find the real eigenvalues of a matrix? I have been using a site that will find the eigenvalues of a matrix and I'm wondering how it does it because I'm pretty sure its not doing it by solving the characteristic equation. Jeremy

**Follow-Ups**:**Re: finding eigenvalues***From:*"Sseziwa Mukasa,,(978) 536-2359" <mukasa@jeol.com>