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Appendix 1: Vectors, Matrices and Eigenvalues

  1. Martin W. McCall

Published Online: 12 NOV 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470972502.app1

Classical Mechanics: From Newton to Einstein: A Modern Introduction, Second Edition

Classical Mechanics: From Newton to Einstein: A Modern Introduction, Second Edition

How to Cite

McCall, M. W. (2010) Appendix 1: Vectors, Matrices and Eigenvalues, in Classical Mechanics: From Newton to Einstein: A Modern Introduction, Second Edition, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470972502.app1

Author Information

  1. Imperial College London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 12 NOV 2010
  2. Published Print: 1 OCT 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470715741

Online ISBN: 9780470972502

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Summary

This appendix contains sections titled:

  • The Scalar (Dot) Product

  • The Vector (Cross) Product

  • The Vector Triple Product

  • Multiplying a Vector by a Matrix

  • Calculating the Determinant of a 3 × 3 Matrix

  • Eigenvectors and Eigenvalues

  • Diagonalising Symmetric Matrices